Photo Release -- NASDAQ Welcomes Fairway Group Holdings Corporation (FWM) to The NASDAQ Stock Market

Photo Release -- NASDAQ Welcomes Fairway Group Holdings Corporation (FWM) to
The NASDAQ Stock Market

Fairway Market, a Leading Food Retailer, Opens Shares for Trading on NASDAQ

NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that trading of Fairway Group Holdings
Corporation's [Fairway Market] common stock (Nasdaq:FWM) commenced on The
NASDAQ Stock Market on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Fairway Market, listed under
the ticker symbol FWM, is a high-growth food retailer offering customers a
differentiated one-stop shopping experience "Like No Other Market."

Fairway Group Holdings Corporation
 NASDAQ Welcomes Fairway Group Holdings
 Corporation (FWM) to The NASDAQ Stock
 Market

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http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=18191

Located in the tri-state area, specifically New York, New Jersey and
Connecticut as well as New York City, Fairway Market is an innovative food
retailer that offers customers an extensive selection of fresh, natural and
organic products, prepared foods and specialty and gourmet items, as well as
conventional grocery products. Fairway market creates a premier food shopping
experience that appeals to a broad demographic by offering large product
selection, in-store experience and value pricing. Fairway has been listed on
Inc.'s top 5,000 fastest growing private companies for 2008, 2009, 2010 and
2011.

"Fairway Market has created a truly unique grocery destination by offering
customers a broad product selection of hard-to-find specialty and gourmet
offerings at value prices," said Nelson Griggs, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ
OMX. "We are excited to welcome Fairway Market to the list of innovative
companies that call NASDAQ home and we look forward to their continued growth
and success in the future."

NASDAQ has consistently been the exchange of choice for innovative,
industry-leading companies such as Fairway Market. Fairway market joins the
ranks of leading NASDAQ-listed food retailers and grocery destinations
including, Whole Foods Market Inc, Costco, Fresh Market Inc, Village Super
Market Inc., and Chef's Warehouse.

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