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A&P Appoints Elizabeth R. Culligan President

MONTVALE, N.J. - The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Inc. today announced several senior management appointments, effective immediately.

Elizabeth R. Culligan has been named president & chief operating officer. She was previously executive vice president & chief operating officer. In her new role, Culligan adds development and strategic planning to her previous responsibility for operations, marketing, category management and supply & logistics. Culligan joined A&P in January 2001 from Nabisco Holdings Corp., where she was president of Nabisco International.

Mitchell P. Goldstein has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer. He succeeds Fred Corrado, vice chairman & chief financial officer, who will retire in May. Goldstein joined A&P in January 2000 as senior vice president, finance.

Commenting on the appointments, chairman and CEO Christian Haub said, "Beth Culligan has been instrumental in our company's improvement over the past year. With her outstanding leadership and management expertise, I am confident that she will continue to drive improved results as she assumes her new role.

"I am also pleased that Mitch Goldstein is assuming the position of chief financial officer. Working closely with his predecessor Fred Corrado, Mitch has played a vital role in major initiatives that have significantly strengthened our company's financial position, and I look forward to his leadership of this pivotal function going forward," Haub said.

"I would like to thank Fred Corrado for his personal and professional support, and his significant contribution to our company. His efforts have been instrumental in positioning A&P for ongoing success," he added.
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