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Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFMI)

1/30/2006 Proxy Information

John P. Mackey and Glenda Chamberlain, executive officers of the Company, own approximately 51% and 2%, respectively, of the capital stock of BookPeople, Inc., a retailer of books and periodicals that is unaffiliated with the Company, which leases retail space at one location in Austin, Texas from the Company. The lease provides for an aggregate annual minimum rent of approximately $0.4 million which the Company received in rental income in fiscal years 2005, 2004 and 2003.

During fiscal year 2004, the Company acquired all of the outstanding stock of Fresh & Wild, which owned and operated seven natural and organic food stores in London and Bristol, England for a total of approximately $20 million in cash and approximately $16 million in Company common stock. John P. Mackey and Walter Robb, executive officers of the Company, each owned approximately 0.2% of the outstanding stock of Fresh & Wild and received proceeds totaling approximately $54,000 and $78,000, respectively, as consideration for their ownership interest.

6/8/2005 8K Information

Mr. Hassan served as President and Executive Chairman of Fresh & Wild until 2004 when the company was acquired by Whole Foods Market.

3/14/2005 Proxy Information

John P. Mackey and Glenda Flanagan, executive officers of the Company, own approximately 51% and 2%, respectively, of the capital stock BookPeople, Inc., a retailer of books and periodicals that is unaffiliated with the Company, which leases retail space at one location in Austin, Texas from the Company. The lease provides for an aggregate annual minimum rent of approximately $0.4 million which the Company received in rental income in fiscal years 2004, 2003 and 2002.

During fiscal year 2004, the Company acquired all of the outstanding stock of Fresh & Wild, which owned and operated seven natural and organic food stores in London and Bristol, England for a total of approximately $20 million in cash and approximately $16 million in Company common stock. John P. Mackey and Walter Robb, executive officers of the Company, each owned approximately 0.2% of the outstanding stock of Fresh & Wild and received proceeds totaling approximately $54,000 and $78,000, respectively, as consideration for their ownership interest.

1/26/2004 Proxy Information

John P. Mackey and Glenda Flanagan, executive officers of the Company, own approximately 13% in the aggregate of BookPeople, Inc., a retailer of books and periodicals that is unaffiliated with the Company, which leases retail space in Austin, Texas from the Company. The lease provides for an aggregate annual minimum rent of approximately $0.4 million which the Company received in rental income in fiscal year 2003. During fiscal year 2004, the Company expects to assign the rights associated with this lease in connection with the relocation of its corporate headquarters.

During fiscal year 2003, James P. Sud, an executive officer of the Company, was indebted to the Company pursuant to a loan in the principal amount of $292,000. Mr. Sud repaid the loan in full, together with interest thereon at an annual rate of approximately 6%, in December 2002.