Nash Finch Company (Nasdaq: NAFC), a Minneapolis-based food retailer and distributor, announced today that its board of directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 9 cents per share of common stock. The dividend is payable September 7, 2001 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 24, 2001. It is the company’s 300th consecutive quarterly cash dividend. There are 11,672,804 shares of common stock outstanding.

Nash Finch Company is a Fortune 500 company and one of the leading food retail and distribution companies in the United States with over $4 billion in annual revenues. The company owns and operates a base of 97 retail stores, principally supermarkets under the Econofoods, Sun Mart and Family Thrift Center trade names. Independent retailers and military commissaries in approximately 30 states and Europe are key customers of Nash Finch’s food distribution business. Further information is available on the company’s website at