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PCC Natural Markets Announces Search for Chief Executive Officer

Company Press Release

Seattle, Wash., June 13, 2014 — Today the Board of Trustees of PCC Natural Markets (PCC) announced the resignation of chief executive officer (CEO) Tracy Wolpert, who has left the Seattle-based natural foods retailer to pursue other interests.

Mr. Wolpert joined PCC in 2000 as chief operations officer and has served as CEO since 2001. During his tenure as CEO the co-op opened four stores and, as of year-end 2013, topped $200 million in sales supported by more than 1,100 employees. He is leaving the cooperative on solid financial ground, with PCC having just opened its tenth store earlier this month.

PCC’s board will initiate a search for Mr. Wolpert’s replacement. In the interim, Randy Lee, PCC’s chief financial officer, is serving as acting CEO, supported by PCC’s senior management team.

About PCC Natural Markets: Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., PCC Natural Markets is a certified organic retailer with annual sales of more than $200 million and an active membership of more than 52,000 households. PCC operates ten neighborhood locations; nine in King County including Fremont, Greenlake Aurora, Greenlake Village, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, Seward Park, View Ridge and West Seattle, and its Edmonds store in South Snohomish County.