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MLA Has Been Exclusively Retained by Rite Aid Corporation to Find Its Next Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Hanover, MD (April 27, 2020) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world's leading legal search firm, today announced that it has been retained by Rite Aid Corporation to recruit its next executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. Elizabeth Long and Deborah Thompson, both managing directors with MLA’s In-House Counsel Recruiting team in Philadelphia, are leading the search.

Rite Aid’s general counsel will serve as a member of company’s senior management team and will share responsibility with other team members for execution of Rite Aid’s enterprise strategy as an overarching priority. The general counsel will manage the company’s legal and compliance functions while operating within its business-focused culture and structure, oversee all legal matters, and serve as the primary legal advisor to the CEO, the company’s senior management team and the Board of Directors.

“We are delighted and honored to partner with Rite Aid to secure its top legal and compliance executive and corporate secretary. This is an incredibly exciting time to join Rite Aid under the guidance of its impressive new CEO, Heyward Donigan, who is assembling a new best-in-class leadership team,” said Elizabeth Long. Added Deborah Thompson, “A healthcare industry background and public company experience as a general counsel or deputy general counsel with a distinguished professional and leadership record will be vital to supporting Rite Aid’s new strategy focusing on expanding the clinical role of the pharmacist, becoming the dominant mid-market PBM, renewing its retail and digital experience, and optimizing the company’s asset base.”

Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD, headquartered in Camp Hill, PA) is one of the nation’s leading retail pharmacies with over 2,400 drugstores across 18 states and pharmacy services through its pharmacy benefits manager (PBM). The company generates approximately $22B in total revenues and is ranked 107 on the 2019 Fortune 500.

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