Mary Sammons

Rite Aid Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has elected John T. Standley, who is currently President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, to the additional position of Chairman of the Board, effective June 21, 2012 at the Company’s annual stockholder meeting. Standley will succeed Mary Sammons, who has served as Chairman since June, 2007, and whose term of service as Chairman, concludes as of the June annual meeting. Standley returned to Rite Aid in September 2008 as President and COO after leaving in August 2005 to become the Chief Executive

Camp Hill, Pa. -- The Rite Aid Foundation announced Wednesday that it was donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross -- Japan earthquake fund. “Our hearts go out to the victims, families and communities affected by this devastating tragedy,” Rite Aid Foundation president Mary Sammons said. “We are proud to partner with the American Red Cross and assist them in their mission of helping the people of Japan in their time of need.”

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