Rite Aid Announces Two Winners of Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest

Rhode Island Pharmacy Technician and Virginia Customer Each Win
$2,500 Rite Aid Gift Card
in Customer Service Sweeps

CAMP HILL, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rite Aid is proud to announce the two winners of this year’s Vote for
Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest
. Amanda Bourque, a Rite
Aid pharmacy technician from Coventry, Rhode Island and JoAnn Lankford,
a loyal Rite Aid customer from Providence Forge, Virginia were selected
at random from more than 13,000 unique entries. Established in 2003, the
contest was designed to honor Rite Aid pharmacy associates for their
commitment to providing outstanding customer care and service.

During American Pharmacist Month in October, Rite Aid customers had the
opportunity to submit mail-in and online ballots nominating their
favorite pharmacy team member. The names of one customer and one
pharmacy team member were each randomly drawn to receive $2,500 in Rite
Aid gift cards. Every nominated Rite Aid pharmacy team member was
acknowledged with an official pin and a letter of commendation from CEO
of Rite Aid Stores and President of Rite Aid Corporation Ken Martindale
and Executive Vice President of Pharmacy Jocelyn Konrad.

“As one of the most highly valued and trusted professionals in the
industry, I am proud of the year-round commitment and effort our entire
pharmacy teams display in order to help our customers lead healthier
lives,” said Konrad. “I’d like to congratulate our two winners and each
nominated pharmacy team member for continuing to deliver excellent
customer care and service to those in the communities we serve.”

Amanda Bourque, Rite Aid’s winning Pharmacy Team Member, has been a
pharmacy technician for more than five years at the store in Coventry,
Rhode Island. Bourque is known for her friendliness and eagerness to
consistently help customers while making them feel welcome.

“Starting her career with Rite Aid as a cashier, Amanda has continued to
grow as an associate and pharmacy professional,” said Diane Kuriscak,
Rite Aid pharmacy district manager. “Amanda is a valuable member of our
pharmacy team, who is dedicated to providing caring moments of service
to our customers and I’m so happy her hard work and strong work ethic
has not gone unrecognized.”

Rite Aid’s winning customer is JoAnn Lankford of Providence Forge,
Virginia. She participated in the program by nominating a pharmacy
technician at her local store.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading
drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District
of Columbia and fiscal 2016 annual revenues of $30.7 billion.
Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press
releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.


Rite Aid Corporation
Kristin Kellum, 717-975-5713