BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) (the "Company") today announced its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend for the third quarter of 2020 of $0.10 per share of Class A common stock and Class A-1 common stock. The cash dividend is consistent with the Company's dividend policy established in connection with its initial public offering. The cash dividend is payable on November 10, 2020 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on October 26, 2020.
The Company's comprehensive capital allocation strategy leverages the Company's strong and consistent levels of free cash flow to drive profitable growth, maintain a strong balance sheet and create value for shareholders, including through the payment of dividends.
About Albertsons Companies
Albertsons Companies is a leading food and drug retailer in the United States. As of June 20, 2020, the Company operated 2,252 retail food and drug stores with 1,726 pharmacies, 402 associated fuel centers, 22 dedicated distribution centers and 20 manufacturing facilities. The Company operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs. The Company is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2019 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the Company gave $225 million in food and financial support. In 2020, the Company made a $53 million commitment to community hunger relief efforts and a $5 million commitment to organizations supporting social justice. These efforts have helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, social justice and programs for people with disabilities and veterans' outreach.
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Melissa Plaisance Albertsons Companies 925-226-5115 Melissa.Plaisance@albertsons.com