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March 20, 2000

Schnuck Markets Names Michael O’Brien Director of Produce

ST. LOUIS – Schnuck Markets Inc. has named former Division Manager Michael O’Brien director of produce. O’Brien will oversee produce and floral operations for Schnucks’ 93 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

O’Brien most recently served as division manager for 10 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. Prior to being named division manager, he had eight years experience as Schnucks’ store manager in Creve Coeur and Dellwood, Mo., and Evansville, Ind. He joined Schnucks in 1972 as a bagger and was promoted to managerial positions in several departments prior to being named store co-manager at Hampton Village in 1979.

“We are pleased to name Mike to this very important position,” said Scott C. Schnuck, president and chief operating officer of Schnuck Markets, Inc. “He brings extensive experience and expertise in meeting customers’ needs that will help maintain our national reputation for excellence in produce products.”

In addition to his experience with Schnucks, O’Brien has been an enthusiastic volunteer in the communities where he served as store manager. In Evansville, Ind., he served as chapter

president of Toastmasters International. He served on the board of directors of the American Red Cross, United Way of Southwestern Indiana, Leadership Evansville, Operation City Beautiful and Raintree Girl Scouts, among others. He was named Evansville’s Community Leadership Volunteer of the Year in 1989.

Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 93 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The family-owned company was founded in St. Louis in 1939.

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Editor’s note: Mike, his wife, Pat, and two daughters, reside in Ellisville, Mo. (63011)

He has a master’s in business administration from Saint Louis University and a bachelor’s in business administration from Lindenwood College.