Invitation to the media - Shareholders' Annual Meeting
LAVAL, QC, Sept. 23, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX: ATD.A ATD.B) is pleased to invite representatives of the media to its Shareholders' Annual Meeting to be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Laval hotel (Room Chomedey/Duvernay) located at 2440, Autoroute des Laurentides, Laval.
Journalists who wish to attend are asked to go to the press table, before proceeding to the room for the meeting.
Please note that the use of photographic, recording or television equipment will not be allowed, except for a five-minute period before the meeting.
After the meeting, members of Couche-Tard's senior management will meet with the media.
Couche-Tard is the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In the United States, it is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of number of company-operated stores. In Europe, Couche-Tard is a leader in convenience store and road transportation fuel in Scandinavian countries and in the Baltic States while it has a growing presence in Poland.
As of July 21, 2013, Couche-Tard's network comprises 6,198 convenience stores throughout North America, including 4,678 stores with road transportation fuel dispensing. Its North-American network consists of 13 business units, including nine in the United States covering 39 states and the District of Columbia and four in Canada covering all ten provinces. More than 60,000 people are employed throughout its network and at the service offices in North America.
In Europe, Couche-Tard operates a broad retail network across Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Poland, the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and Russia with 2,287 stores as at July 21, 2013, the majority of which offer road transportation fuel and convenience products while the others are unmanned automated service-stations which offer road transportation fuel only. The Corporation also offers other products, including stationary energy, marine fuel, aviation fuel, lubricants and chemicals. Couche-Tard operates key fuel terminals and fuel depots in eight countries. Including employees at Statoil branded franchise stations, about 18,500 people work in its retail network, terminals and service offices across Europe.
In addition, under licensing agreements, about 4,200 stores are operated under the Circle K banner in ten other countries worldwide (China, Guam, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Mexico, Vietnam and United Arab Emirates) which brings to more than 12,650 the number of sites in Couche-Tard's network.
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