Jacksonville, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – PR NEWSWIRE – FIRSTCALL)–January 10, 2008—- Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: WINN) (the “Company”) today announced, pursuant to its Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation, that the number of the outstanding shares of its common stock (that shareholders should take into account in determining their percentage stock ownership of the Company) is 54 million shares. The Company’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation provide that, in certain circumstances, transfers of the Company’s common stock by certain stockholders will be subject to advance notice requirements and possible restriction or prohibition. A description of these restrictions and a complete copy of the Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation are included in the Company’s Form 8-A/A, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on November 21, 2006 and may be obtained at http://www.sec.gov. The 54 million share count that shareholders should use in determining their percentage stock ownership of the Company for purposes of the transfer restrictions excludes restricted stock units and options to purchase stock which have been granted to key employees and members of the board of directors under the Company’s Equity Incentive Plan.
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Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest food retailers. Founded in 1925, the Company is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. The Company currently operates 521 retail grocery locations including more than 400 in-store pharmacies in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, and Mississippi. For more information, please visit http://www.winn-dixie.com.
SOURCE: Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.