Sendas Distribuidora S.A. informed its shareholders and the market that, with the third store inaugurated on December 29th in São Gonçalo (RJ), has concluded the strong 2021 expansion plan, with 28 openings in a single year. There were 24 organic stores, which represents a record for the Company and for the cash and carry segment, and another 4 conversions from other formats. During the last quarter, 21 stores were inaugurated, of which 13 in December, reflecting the Company's high execution capacity. Thus, Assaí ends 2021 with 212 stores in operation and a total sales area of 964 thousand square meters, 19% higher when compared to 2020. In 2021, Assaí opened stores in all regions of the country, expanding and strengthening the Company's national presence. 14 different states received new stores, including Acre, with the first unit in Rio Branco. As a result, the Company is now present in 23 states and the Federal District. Furthermore, in addition to surpassing the mark of 200 stores and in line with the regional assortment strategy to suits the target audience, Assaí opened a concept store in Barra da Tijuca (RJ) that has a differentiated product mix, greater offer of services, as well as a modern and sustainable construction. Assaí's expansion will remain strong over the next two years, with more than 30 new organic openings and the conversion of up to 70 Extra Hiper stores. As disclosed in a joint material fact with GPA on 16/12/2021, the operation involving the conversion of Extra Hiper stores is in line with the original schedule. The expansion brings several opportunities to society. In 2021, around 8,500 direct jobs and 7,000 indirect jobs were created. In addition, reinforcing its commitment to being an agent of transformation, improving and innovating the way of doing business aiming to build a more responsible and inclusive society, Assaí, among other initiatives, donated 110 thousand basic food baskets during the year; expanded the Prêmio Academia Assaí Bons Negócios, a free support and training program aimed at micro and small entrepreneurs; and made a commitment to reduce its operation's carbon emissions by 30% by 2025.