"Over the years Kelly has assumed increasing responsibility at both Division and Corporate levels," Mr. Edwards said. "He is a well-rounded executive with a deep background in marketing and retail, and he is ready to lead our Retail Operations to further success. I am extremely pleased to have an executive with Kelly's experience ready to step up to fill this important role."ABOUT SAFEWAY www.SAFEWAY.com Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, based on sales. The company operates 1,641 stores in the United States and western Canada and had annual sales of $44.2 billion in 2012. The company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY. CONTACTS Media: Brian Dowling, 925-467-3787, Brian.Dowling@Safeway.com Investors: Christiane Pelz, 925-467-3832, Christiane.Pelz@Safeway.com SOURCE Safeway Inc.