/NOT TO BE DISTRIBUTED OVER U.S. WIRE SERVICE/
TORONTO, June 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) announced the completion today of the sale of 9 million cumulative Second Preferred Shares, Series B (the "Preferred Shares Series B"), to yield 5.30% per annum, to a syndicate of underwriters co-led by RBC Capital Markets, Scotiabank and TD Securities Inc. The aggregate gross proceeds of the sale were $225 million. The Preferred Shares Series B have been listed and posted to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "L.PR.B".
The Preferred Shares Series B have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under any state securities laws, and may not be offered, sold, directly or indirectly, or delivered within the United States of America and its territories and possessions or to, or for the account or benefit of, United States persons except in certain transactions exempt from the registration requirements of such Act and applicable state securities laws. This release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy such securities in the United States.
About Loblaw Companies Limited
Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada's food and pharmacy leader, the nation's largest retailer, and the majority unitholder of Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust.
Loblaw provides Canadians with grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, banking, and wireless mobile products and services.
With more than 2,300 corporate, franchised and Associate-owned locations, Loblaw, its franchisees, and Associate-owners employ approximately 192,000 full- and part-time employees, making it one of Canada's largest private sector employers.
Loblaw's purpose - Live Life Well - puts first the needs and well-being of Canadians who make one billion transactions annually in the companies' stores. Loblaw is positioned to meet and exceed those needs in many ways: convenient locations; more than 1,050 grocery stores that span the value spectrum from discount to specialty; full-service pharmacies at more than 1,250 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix locations and more than 500 Loblaw locations; no-fee banking with PC Financial; affordable Joe Fresh fashion and family apparel; and three of Canada's top consumer brands in Life Brand®, noname® and President's Choice®. Through the PC Plus™ and Shoppers Optimum® loyalty programs, more than one in every three Canadians are rewarded for shopping with the companies.
For more information, visit Loblaw's website at www.loblaw.ca and Loblaw's issuer profile at www.sedar.com.
SOURCE Loblaw Companies Limited
For further information: Sophia Bisoukis, Investor Relations, (905) 861-2436, Sophia.Bisoukis@loblaw.ca