Loblaw Companies Limited Announces First Quarter 2011 Earnings Release and Annual Meeting of Shareholders

BRAMPTON, ON, April 4 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) announced today that it will be releasing its first quarter results May 4, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. (ET). This release will be followed by a conference call at 11:00 a.m. (ET), as well as an audio webcast.  To access via tele-conference please dial (647) 427-7450. The playback will be made available two hours after the event at (416) 849-0833, access code: 54542931. To access via audio webcast please go to the "Investor Zone" section of www.loblaw.ca.  Pre-registration will be available.

The Annual Meeting of Shareholders will take place on May 5, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. (ET), at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Meeting Room 701, 222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  To access via tele-conference please dial (647) 427-7450.  Playback will be available two hours after the event at (416) 849-0833, access code: 55222979.  To access via audio webcast please go to the "Investor Zone" section of www.loblaw.ca. Pre-registration will be available.

About Loblaw Companies Limited
Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada's largest food distributor and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw is one of the largest private sector employers in Canada. With more than 1,000 corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its franchisees employ over 136,000 full-time and part-time employees. Through its portfolio of store formats, Loblaw is committed to providing Canadians with a wide, growing and successful range of products and services to meet the everyday household demands of Canadian consumers. Loblaw is known for the quality, innovation and value of its food offering. It offers Canada's strongest control (private) label program, including the unique President's Choice® no name® and Joe Fresh® brands. In addition, the Company makes available to consumers President's Choice financial services and offers the PC points loyalty program.

SOURCE Loblaw Companies Limited

For further information:

Kim Lee
Vice President, Investor Relations
905-459-2500
investor@loblaw.ca


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