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Besanko to resign from Supervalu

Seeking outside position; Woseth named interim CFO

Bruce Besanko, CFO and EVP of Supervalu, will resign effective July 5 to seek other career opportunities, the wholesaler said Monday.

Besanko had served as CFO since 2013, joining the company from Office Max, where he served under Sam Duncan, who became Supervalu’s CEO in 2011. Duncan was succeeded by Mark Gross last year.

On Monday, Supervalu said Rob Woseth, the company’s EVP and chief strategy officer, will assume the additional position of interim CFO, and that David Johnson, VP and controller, assumed the additional position of interim chief accounting officer, while the company completes a search for a permanent successor to Besanko.

“On behalf of Supervalu, I want to thank Bruce for his service over the past four years. Bruce made numerous contributions to this organization, including improvements to the company’s capital structure that have laid the groundwork for our transformation,” Gross said in a statement. “Rob and David are important leaders at the company, and I am very pleased that they will assume these interim roles.”

Supervalu on Friday said it completed the acquisition of Unified Grocers.

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