Fairway Group Holdings Corp. Announces Closing of Its Initial Public Offering and Full Exercise of the Underwriters' Over

Fairway Group Holdings Corp. Announces Closing of Its Initial Public Offering
and Full Exercise of the Underwriters' Over-Allotment Option

NEW YORK, April 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fairway Group Holdings Corp.,
(Nasdaq:FWM) the parent company of Fairway Market, today announced the closing
of its initial public offering of 13,650,000 shares of Class A common stock at
a price of $13.00 per share, consisting of 13,407,632 shares offered by the
company and 242,368 shares offered by selling stockholders. The underwriters
exercised their over-allotment option in full, purchasing an additional
2,047,500 shares of Class A common stock from a group of selling stockholders.
The shares of Class A common stock began trading on the NASDAQ Global Market
under the symbol "FWM" on April 17, 2013.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and BofA Merrill Lynch, along with
Jefferies LLC and William Blair & Company, L.L.C., were the joint book-runners
and the representatives of the underwriters for the offering.

A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective
by the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 16, 2013. The offering was
made solely by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from:

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
Attention: Prospectus Department
One Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Telephone: (800) 221-1037
E-mail: newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com

BofA Merrill Lynch
222 Broadway
New York, NY 10038
Attn: Prospectus Department

Jefferies LLC
520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY, 10022
Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department
Telephone: (877) 547-6340
E-mail: prospectus_department@jefferies.com

William Blair & Company, L.L.C.
222 West Adams Street
Attention: Prospectus Department
Chicago, IL 60606
Telephone (800) 621-0687

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of
an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state
or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful
prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such
state or jurisdiction.

About Fairway Market

Fairway Market is a high-growth food retailer offering customers a
differentiated one-stop shopping experience "Like No Other Market." Fairway
has established itself as a leading food retailing destination in the Greater
New York City metropolitan area, with stores that emphasize an extensive
selection of fresh, natural and organic products, prepared foods and
hard-to-find specialty and gourmet offerings, along with a full assortment of
conventional groceries. Fairway is headquartered in New York, New York.

CONTACT: Fairway Group Holdings Corp.
         Nicholas Gutierrez
         Manager of Finance & Investor Relations
         (646) 616-8103
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