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(Sunbury, PA) – Weis Markets today announced an upgrade to its senior leadership team, naming four new Senior Vice Presidents. Rusty Graber, Jim Marcil, Jay Ropietksi and Kurt Schertle are the Company’s new senior vice presidents. They report to Weis Markets’ President and CEO David J. Hepfinger. “Each of our Senior Vice Presidents contributed to our company’s recent success, including our eleven store acquisition in the Binghamton, New York area.” said David J. Hepfinger, Weis Markets’ President and CEO. “As we continue to grow our company and develop our long-range growth strategy, our new senior leadership team will play a greater role in helping us develop and execute our initiatives and programs.” Rusty Graber has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Development. In his new role, he oversees the company’s real estate, store design/construction and legal departments. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Graber was the company’s Vice President for Real Estate. He joined the company in 1989 as Director of Real Estate. He is a graduate of Penn State University. Jim Marcil has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Mr. Marcil oversees all aspects of the company’s human resources including recruitment, compensation and benefits, talent management, training and development. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Marcil was the company’s Vice President, Human Resources. In 2002, Mr. Marcil joined the company from CVS where he worked as Director of Human Resources in their Mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Marcil is a graduate of Marietta College and holds a Masters Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a SPHR certification. Jay Ropietski has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations. Prior to his promotion, he was the company’s Vice President, Operations. Mr. Ropietski has 25 years experience in food retailing. As Senior Vice President, Mr. Ropietski oversees the day-to-day operations of the company’s 164 stores. He also oversees the company’s distribution center, operational administration group and its quality control lab. Mr. Ropietski joined the company in 2008. He previously worked for Price Chopper where he was Regional Vice President, overseeing stores in Pennsylvania, Vermont and New York (Albany-Schenectady). He is a graduate of Empire State University. Kurt Schertle has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Sales and Merchandising. Prior to his promotion, he was Vice President, Sales and Merchandising. Mr. Schertle oversees all aspects of the company’s marketing, merchandising, procurement and advertising for its center store, perishable and pharmacy departments. Mr. Schertle joined the company in 2009. He has more than 20 years of food retailing experience, mostly with SUPERVALU where he last worked as a Senior Vice President for Marketing and Merchandising. He is a graduate of Towson University. About Weis Markets Founded in 1912, Weis Markets operates 164 stores in its home state of Pennsylvania and in Maryland, New York, New Jersey and West Virginia.

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