Spartan Stores Declares Quarterly Dividend

Spartan Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPTN), a leading regional grocery distributor and retailer, announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per common share. The dividend is payable on September 18, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 4, 2012. As of August 14, 2012 there were 21,179,887 common shares outstanding.

About Spartan Stores

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Spartan Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPTN) is the nation's tenth largest grocery distributor with 1.4 million square feet of warehouse, distribution, and office space located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Company distributes more than 40,000 private and national brand products to approximately 375 independent grocery locations in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, and to 97 corporate owned stores located in Michigan, including Family Fare Supermarkets, Glen's Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, VG's Food and Pharmacy, and Valu Land.

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