EX-SENIOR VP SUES SAFEWAY, ALLEGING AGE DISCRIMINATION

DENVER -- The former manager of Safeway's division here has filed a lawsuit charging the Oakland, Calif.-based chain with age discrimination.Robert D. Greene, 53, a 36-year Safeway veteran, was relieved of his position last June, according to the lawsuit, so Safeway could avoid paying him $180,000 or more a year under an executive retirement plan. The retirement plan becomes effective when an executive

DENVER -- The former manager of Safeway's division here has filed a lawsuit charging the Oakland, Calif.-based chain with age discrimination.

Robert D. Greene, 53, a 36-year Safeway veteran, was relieved of his position last June, according to the lawsuit, so Safeway could avoid paying him $180,000 or more a year under an executive retirement plan. The retirement plan becomes effective when an executive retires after turning 55 years old.

Greene, who was a senior vice presiden

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