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Robert L. Edwards
Director

Robert L. Edwards has served on the Board since July 2008, and previously served on our Board from January 2006 to August 2007. Mr. Edwards has been Chief Executive Officer of Safeway since May 2013, President of Safeway since April 2012 and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Safeway from March 2004 to April 2012. Prior to joining Safeway, from September 2003 to March 2004, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Maxtor Corporation, a hard disk drive manufacturer. From 1998 to August 2003, Mr. Edwards held various executive positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer at Imation Corporation, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of magnetic and optical data storage media. Mr. Edwards is also a director of KKR Financial Holdings LLC, a specialty finance company, where he serves on the audit committee.

Mr. Edwards brings to the Board both a strong understanding of our business and extensive knowledge of financial reporting.