News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 March 24, 2010
CONTACT: Katie McKenna
kmckenna@topsmarkets.com

   
TOPS MARKETS NAMES KEVIN DARRINGTON CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Tops Markets, LLC today announced that Kevin Darrington, has been named chief operating officer (COO).

Kevin joined Tops Markets in 2008 as chief financial officer (CFO) and he will retain that title and those corresponding duties in addition to serving as COO. In his new role, Darrington is responsible for all merchandising and marketing functions, as well as direction, control and coordination of finance and information technology activities for Tops Markets.

“Over the last two years, Kevin has been an invaluable member of Tops’ executive team,” said Frank Curci, president and CEO of Tops Markets. “He played a vital part in transitioning our company back to local management and, most recently, was instrumental in facilitating the purchase of a majority of Penn Traffic’s assets. As COO/CFO, Kevin will undoubtedly continue to help make Tops Markets a stronger company as we continue to grow within our current and new markets.”

Prior to joining Tops Markets, Darrington served as 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. Darrington also 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 degree in accounting from Indiana University. In 2009, Darrington was recognized as “CFO of the Year” by Business First of Buffalo.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 76 full-service supermarkets – 71 company-owned and five franchise locations. With over 10,000 associates, Tops is a leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania. In January 2010, Tops completed the acquisition of a majority of assets of Penn Traffic, including its 79 supermarkets. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's Web site at www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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