Mr. Miller said: “As Chairman of SUPERVALU’s reconstituted Board, working closely with Sam Duncan and the SUPERVALU management team, we will focus on strengthening the Company’s market leading positions and delivering compelling value to our shareholders. Sam, whom I had the pleasure of working with at Fred Meyer, is an extremely talented retail executive, with more than 40 years of experience in retail, including turnarounds. He is well positioned to build upon the foundation Wayne Sales laid for improved performance. In addition, the acquisition by Symphony Investors of up to 30 percent of the Company is a strong vote of confidence in the future of SUPERVALU. I share their strong belief in the Company’s future potential.”
“We are pleased to be making this investment and look forward to helping build long-term value for all stakeholders,” said Lenard Tessler, Co-Head of Global Private Equity and Senior Managing Director at Cerberus. “We believe these transactions will create stronger, more competitive businesses.”
Bios of Sam Duncan and Robert Miller are attached to this press release.
Goldman Sachs & Co. and Greenhill & Co., LLC served as financial advisors to SUPERVALU in connection with the Company’s strategic review and the Transactions. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz served as SUPERVALU’s legal counsel. Cerberus was advised by Lazard along with Barclays. Barclays will also serve as dealer manager for the Tender Offer. Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP served as Cerberus’s legal counsel.
The Transactions will be discussed on the conference call to review SUPERVALU’s third quarter, which is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. central time today. The call will be webcast live at
(click on microphone icon). A replay of the call will be archived at
. To access the website replay go to the “Investors” link and click on "Presentations and Webcasts."
About SUPERVALU Inc.
SUPERVALU Inc. is one of the largest companies in the U.S. grocery channel with annual sales of approximately $35 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of approximately 4,350 stores composed of 1,068 traditional retail stores, including 778 in-store pharmacies; 1,329 Save-A-Lot stores, of which 946 are operated by licensee owners; and 1,950 independent stores serviced primarily by the Company’s food distribution business. SUPERVALU has approximately 125,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit
About Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.
Established in 1992, Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. is one of the world's leading private investment firms. Cerberus has more than US $20 billion under management invested in four primary strategies: distressed securities & assets; control and non-control private equity; commercial mid-market lending and real estate-related investments. From its headquarters in New York City and large network of affiliate and advisory offices in the US, Europe and Asia, Cerberus has the on-the-ground presence to invest in multiple sectors, through multiple investment strategies in countries around the world.