News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 July 8, 2008
CONTACT: Katie McKenna
kmckenna@topsmarkets.com

   
TOPS MARKETS NAMES MICHAEL BIEHLER CORPORATE COUNSEL/DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Williamsville, NY – Tops Friendly Markets today announced the appointment of Michael Biehler as its corporate counsel and director of government affairs.

In his new role, Biehler is responsible for providing legal services to senior management and to all operating and administrative arms of Tops Markets, including analyzing business problems and evaluating the legal risks and benefits involved. Biehler will also manage and oversee all legal and regulatory compliance issues and will also work proavtively with elected and appointed officials to maintain positive government relations.

Most recently, Biehler was an in-house legal counsel at National Grid. Prior to that, he worked in the law department at Tops and he practiced law at the firm of Jaeckle, Fleischman and Mugel in their Buffalo office.

“With over 20 years of experience in the legal field, Michael is a true business asset to the organization and its leadership,” said Frank Curci, president and CEO of Tops Markets. “He adds value, builds influence and has the ability to navigate the constant change inherent in today’s competitive marketplace.”

Biehler earned his law degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University. He is a native of Hamburg, N.Y.

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 www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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