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Rite Aid Reopens More Gulf Coast Stores After Hurricane Gustav

September 4, 2008

Rite Aid said today it has reopened 21 more Gulf Coast stores impacted by Hurricane Gustav evacuations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Some stores that were partially reopened yesterday are now fully operational, including the pharmacy. The company said it will reopen other stores, many still under mandatory evacuation, as soon as possible. Currently a total of 170 Rite Aid stores are open in the three states.

 Twenty-one more Rite Aid stores have reopened today. They are as follows:  Rite Aid, 2250 Veterans Memorial Dr., Abbeville, LA (Store and pharmacy open) Rite Aid, 2308 South Range Ave., Denham Springs, LA (Store and pharmacy open) Rite Aid, 1701 N. Airline Highway, Gonzales, LA (Store and pharmacy open) Rite Aid, 1918 Hammond Square Dr., Hammond, LA (Store and pharmacy open) Rite Aid, 320 Cumberland St., Bogalusa, LA (Store open, pharmacy closed; 6 p.m. curfew) Rite Aid, 2252 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Lafayette, LA (Store and pharmacy open; 7 p.m. curfew) Rite Aid, 5840 Plank Rd., Baton Rouge, LA (Store and pharmacy open) Rite Aid, 3433 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA (Store and pharmacy open) Rite Aid, 2159 Staring Lane, Baton Rouge, LA (Store and pharmacy open) Rite Aid, 9031 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA (Store and pharmacy open) Rite Aid, 12308 Plank Rd., Baton Rouge, LA (Store and pharmacy open) Rite Aid, 11080 Greenwell Springs Rd., Baton Rouge, LA (Store and pharmacy open) Rite Aid, 2152 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA (Store and pharmacy open) Rite Aid, 1029 Millerville Rd., Baton Rouge, LA (Store and pharmacy open) Rite Aid, 4848 O'Neal Lane, Baton Rouge, LA (Store open, pharmacy closed) Rite Aid, 2825 Ryan St., Lake Charles, LA (Store and pharmacy open, 7 p.m. curfew) Rite Aid, 115 W. McNeese St., Lake Charles, LA (Store and pharmacy open, 7 p.m. curfew) Rite Aid, 1601 E. Napoleon St., Sulphur, LA, (Store and pharmacy open, 7 p.m. curfew) Rite Aid, 114 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell, LA (Store open, pharmacy closed) Rite Aid, 2090 Gause Blvd. East, Slidell, LA (Store and pharmacy open) Rite Aid, 285 Sergeant Prentiss Dr., Natchez, MS (Store and pharmacy open)  These stores opened partially yesterday and are fully open today (curfew extended in some areas):  Rite Aid, 200 W. Railroad St., Suite B, Long Beach, MS (Pharmacy now open) Rite Aid, 3082 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs, MS (Pharmacy now open) Rite Aid, 416 Memorial Blvd., Picayune, MS (Pharmacy now open) Rite Aid, 403 Highway 90, Waveland, MS (Pharmacy now open) Rite Aid, 1703 Delaware Ave., McComb, MS (Store and pharmacy open normal business hours) Rite Aid, 4510 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Lafayette, LA (Store and pharmacy open, 7 p.m. curfew) Rite Aid, 4710 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA (Store and pharmacy open, 7 p.m. curfew) 

The Rite Aid stores at 219 McArthur Rd., Alexandria, LA, and the store at 800 Metairie Rd., Suite D, Metairie, LA opened yesterday but have closed again.

Customers and patients should check on a store’s status as some pharmacies have not opened, or regular operating hours are affected by curfews. Store location information is available by calling 1-800-RITEAID (1-800-748-3243) and pressing “0″ or by visiting www.riteaid.com. The website features a daily updated listing of opened and closed Rite Aid stores in the hurricane-affected areas.

Many Rite Aid stores are open today in areas still without power, thanks to generators and diesel fuel to run them that the company had stored outside the affected region. Additional supplies also are on hold for distribution where needed. Mobile units will be installed if necessary.

Tomorrow a relief team of Rite Aid associates, including store cashiers and pharmacists, will travel from unaffected areas of Louisiana and Alabama to work Friday, Saturday and Sunday in stores in areas that have been impacted and to help reopen additional stores. The company already is making preparations for Tropical Storm Hanna similar to the preparations made for Hurricane Gustav.

Residents displaced by the Hurricane can visit any open Rite Aid in any city in any state for their prescriptions because the company’s satellite-linked computer network assures a complete customer prescription history at any Rite Aid store. Because of the state of emergency, Rite Aid pharmacies also can access prescription information for patients who do not normally get their prescriptions at Rite Aid.

Rite Aid Foundation Makes $75,000 Donation to The American Red Cross

The Rite Aid Foundation has made a $75,000 donation to The American Red Cross to help the victims, families and communities affected by Hurricane Gustav and is working with The American Red Cross to assess specific needs for other donations of supplies.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with approximately 5,000 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia with fiscal 2008 annual sales of more than $24.3 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at http://www.riteaid.com.