Sargent joins Kroger board


11 December 2006 — Cincinnati (CI): Staples CEO Ron Sargent has become the fifteenth member of Kroger’s board of directors.


He will serve on the food retailer’s board until the company’s annual shareholders meeting, which is scheduled for June 2007.


He will at that point stand for election by Kroger’s shareholders.


Prior to joining Staples in 1989, Sargent worked at Kroger for ten years.