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This excerpt taken from the SPTN DEF 14A filed Jun 27, 2008.

Nominees for Director With Terms Expiring in 2011

          Elizabeth A. Nickels (age 46) has been a director of Spartan Stores since 2000. Since February 2000, Ms. Nickels has served as an executive at Herman Miller, Inc., an office furniture manufacturing company whose stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. She is currently President of Herman Miller for Healthcare, a position she has held since August 2007, and Executive Vice President of Herman Miller, Inc., a title she has held since February 2000. Ms. Nickels also served as Chief Financial Officer of Herman Miller from February 2000 to August 2007. From 1993 to


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February 2000, she was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Universal Forest Products, Inc., a wood products manufacturer whose stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Ms. Nickels is a certified public accountant.

          Kenneth T. Stevens (age 56) has been a director of Spartan Stores since 2002. Mr. Stevens served as the President, Chief Operating Officer, and a member of the board of directors of TweenBrands, Inc., a clothing retailer whose stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, from January 2007 to June 2008. Since October 2007, Mr. Stevens has served as a director of Virgin Mobile USA, Inc., a telecommunications provider whose stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. From June to September 2006, Mr. Stevens was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Limited Brands, Inc. a clothing retailer whose stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to his employment with Limited Brands, Inc., Mr. Stevens had been the Chief Executive Officer of Express, a retail clothing division of Limited Brands, Inc. from March 2004 to June 2006. From February 2003 to March 2004, he served as President of Bath & Body Works, also a division of Limited Brands, Inc. From February 2002 to January 2003, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Bath & Body Works. From December 2000 to November 2001, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of inChord Communications Inc., a group of communication companies that provide customized marketing solutions. From April 1996 to November 2000, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bank One Retail Group. From 1992 to 1993, Mr. Stevens was the treasurer of PepsiCo, a diversified food and beverage company whose stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. From 1995 to 1998, he was a director of and served on the audit committee of the board of directors of La Quinta Corp., a lodging company whose stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

          James F. Wright (age 58) has been a director of Spartan Stores since 2002. Since November 2007, he has served as Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Tractor Supply Company, a farm equipment and supply retailer whose stock is listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market. Mr. Wright was President and Chief Executive Officer of Tractor Supply from October 2004 to November 2007, and was President and Chief Operating Officer of Tractor Supply from 2000 until October 2004. From 1997 to 2000, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tire Kingdom, a chain of retail tire stores headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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