Canadian Tire declares quarterly dividend



    TORONTO, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (CTC, CTC.a)
has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.21 per share on each Common and Class
A Non-Voting share. The dividend is payable December 1, 2008 to Common and
Class A shareholders of record as of October 31, 2008. The dividend is
considered an "eligible dividend" for tax purposes.

    Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (TSX: CTC.a, CTC), operates more than
1,170 general merchandise and apparel retail stores and gas stations in an
inter-related network of businesses engaged in retail, financial services and
petroleum. Canadian Tire Retail, Canada's most shopped general merchandise
retailer, with 473 stores operated by dealers across Canada offers a unique
mix of products and services through three specialty categories in which the
organization is the market leader - Automotive, Sports and Leisure, and Home
Products. www.canadiantire.ca offers Canadians the opportunity to shop online.
PartSource is an automotive parts specialty chain with 75 stores designed to
meet the needs of purchasers of automotive parts - professional automotive
installers and serious do-it-yourselfers. Canadian Tire Petroleum is one of
the country's largest and most productive independent retailers of gasoline,
operating 267 gas bars, 259 convenience stores and kiosks, and 74 car washes.
Mark's Work Wearhouse is one of the country's leading apparel retailers
operating 364 stores in Canada. Under the Clothes that Work(TM) marketing
strategy, Mark's sells apparel and footwear in work, work-related, casual and
active-wear categories, as well as health-care and business-to-business
apparel. www.marks.com offers Canadians the opportunity to shop for Mark's
products online. Canadian Tire Financial Services has issued over 5 million
Canadian Tire MasterCards and also markets related financial products and
services for retail and petroleum customers. Canadians can also access
Financial Services online at www.ctfs.com. Over 57,000 Canadians work across
Canadian Tire's organization from coast-to-coast in the enterprise's retail,
financial services, and petroleum businesses.

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For further information:

For further information: Media: Lisa Gibson, (416) 544-7655,
lgibson@cantire.com; Investors: Karen Meagher, (416) 480-8058
karen.meagher@cantire.com

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