Sprouts Farmers Market Announces Pricing of Public Offering by Selling Stockholders

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PHOENIX, Aug. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:SFM) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 15,000,000 shares of its common stock by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC ("Apollo"), and certain other stockholders of the Company (collectively, the "Selling Stockholders") at a public offering price of $30.00 per share. Apollo is selling approximately 11 million of the total shares (13 million if the underwriters' option is exercised in full). The offering is scheduled to close on August 18, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. The underwriters of the offering will have the option to purchase up to an additional 2,250,000 shares of common stock from the Selling Stockholders. The Selling Stockholders will receive all of the proceeds from the offering.

The offering is being made through an underwriting group led by Goldman, Sachs & Co., Credit Suisse, Apollo Global Securities, Deutsche Bank Securities, Guggenheim Securities, UBS Investment Bank and Wolfe Research Securities. Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Credit Suisse are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering and the representatives of the underwriters.

This offering will be made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement forming a part of the automatically effective registration statement filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the final prospectus and related prospectus supplement relating to the offering, when available, may be obtained from: Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Telephone: 866-471-2526, Facsimile: 212-902-9316 or by emailing prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com or Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, Telephone: 800-221-1037, or by emailing newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com.

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

About Sprouts Farmers Market

Sprouts Farmers Market is a healthy grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. The Company offers a complete shopping experience that includes fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care and household items catering to consumers' growing interest in health and wellness. Recently named one of the top five supermarket chains by Consumer Reports and headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Sprouts Farmers Market employs more than 17,000 team members and operates more than 180 stores in ten states.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact (including, but not limited to, statements to the effect that Sprouts Farmers Market or its management "anticipates," "plans," "estimates," "expects," "believes," or the negative of these terms and other similar expressions) should be considered forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the expected size and timing of the offering. These statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations as of the date of this release. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the consummation of the offering by the selling stockholders and other factors as set forth from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The Company intends these forward-looking statements to speak only as of the time of this release and does not undertake to update or revise them as more information becomes available, except as required by law.

Investor Contact:
Susannah Livingston
(602) 682-1584


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