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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on June 21, 2012.



Meeting Information

Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
For holders as of:     April 23, 2012
Date:  June 21, 2012       Time:  11:00 AM EDT
Location:     Music Hall Ballroom
  Music Hall
  1241 Elm Street
  Cincinnati, OH 45202

You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the above named company.

This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).

We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.

See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.

Before You Vote
How to Access the Proxy Materials

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                    Voting Items                    

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following:
1.        Election of Directors
    1a.      Reuben V. Anderson
    1b.   Robert D. Beyer
    1c.   David B. Dillon
    1d.   Susan J. Kropf
    1e.   John T. LaMacchia
    1f.   David B. Lewis
    1g.   W. Rodney McMullen
    1h.   Jorge P. Montoya
    1i.   Clyde R. Moore
    1j.   Susan M. Phillips
    1k.   Steven R. Rogel
    1l.   James A. Runde
    1m.   Ronald L. Sargent
    1n.   Bobby S. Shackouls

The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR proposals 2 and 3.

2.        Advisory vote to approve executive compensation.
3.   Approval of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, as auditors.

The Board of Directors recommends that you vote AGAINST proposals 4 and 5.

4.        A shareholder proposal, if properly presented, to recommend revision of Kroger’s Code of Conduct.
5.   A shareholder proposal, if properly presented, to issue a report regarding extended producer responsibility for post-consumer package recycling.

NOTE: The Company will transact such other business as may properly be brought before the meeting. Holders of common shares of record at the close of business on April 23, 2012 will be entitled to vote at the meeting. To receive directions to the annual meeting please call 513-762-1220.

ADMISSION TICKET – if you plan to attend the annual meeting of shareholders, please bring this notice with you as it serves as your admission ticket. This ticket admits only the shareholder(s) listed on this notice and is not transferable.