SpartanNash Announces Move to Virtual-Only 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

SpartanNash Company (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPTN) today announced that due to the public health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the health and well-being of its shareholders, directors and associates, the Company will hold its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders in a virtual meeting format only via the internet site set forth below. Shareholders will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting physically.

Virtual Annual Meeting Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Virtual Annual Meeting Time: 9:00 a.m. EDT

Virtual Annual Meeting Registration Site:

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 18, 2020 5:00 p.m. EDT

As described in the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting previously distributed, you are entitled to participate in the Annual Meeting if you were a shareholder of record as of the close of business on March 23, 2020, the record date, or otherwise hold a valid proxy entitling you to vote at the Annual Meeting. In order to attend the Annual Meeting virtually via the Internet, participants must register in advance at prior to the deadline of 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 18, 2020. Participants will be required to enter the control number found on their proxy card, voting instruction form or Notice of Electronic Availability. Upon completing registration, participants will receive further instructions via email, including unique links that will allow them to access the meeting. Participants may submit questions during the virtual meeting using the Q&A dialogue feature on the meeting website that day. You may vote during the Annual Meeting by following the instructions available on the meeting website during the meeting.

About SpartanNash

SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to a diverse group of independent and chain retailers, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges; as well as operating a premier fresh produce distribution network. SpartanNash serves customer locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Bahrain, Djibouti and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 155 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery and Dan’s Supermarket. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These include statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words “outlook,” “believe,” “anticipates,” “continue,” “expects,” “guidance,” “trend,” “on track,” “encouraged” or “plan” or similar expressions. The statements in the “Outlook” section of this press release are inherently forward looking. Forward-looking statements relating to expectations about future results or events are based upon information available to SpartanNash as of today’s date, and are not guarantees of the future performance of the Company, and actual results may vary materially from the results and expectations discussed. Additional risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to compete in the highly competitive grocery distribution, retail grocery, and military distribution industries. Additional information concerning these and other risks is contained in SpartanNash’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K and other SEC filings. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning SpartanNash, or other matters and attributable to SpartanNash or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above. SpartanNash does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date hereof.

Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, 616-878-2830