News Release
 April 2, 2008
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

Williamsville, NY - Tops Markets, LLC (Tops) today announced that Kevin Darrington has joined Tops as senior vice present and chief financial officer (CFO).

In his new role, Darrington is responsible for the direction, control and coordination of all finance and information technology activities for Tops Markets, supporting the company's continued growth and independence from its former owner, Ahold USA.

"Kevin brings 18 years of retail finance experience and a broad knowledge base to the table," said Frank Curci, president and CEO of Tops. "He will be an important member of the executive team, and were glad to have him aboard."

Darrington's most recent position was senior vice president and chief accounting officer for Pathmark Stores, Inc. There, he was responsible for overseeing all accounting functions including U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting, and income tax and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Previous to his tenure at Pathmark Stores, he served as chief financial officer for Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, Inc. in Boulder, Co. Prior to that, Darrington worked for Foot Locker, Inc. for seven years, including three years as vice president and corporate controller, managing Foot Locker's Worldwide Financial Service.

Darrington is a Certified Public Accountant. He earned a master's degree in finance from Temple University and a bachelor's in accounting from Indiana University.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 71 full-service supermarkets and five franchise supermarkets. With over 10,000 associates, Tops is the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's Web site at


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