Loblaw Companies Limited Announces Election of Directors

TORONTO, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) (TSX: L) today announced that all of the nominee directors listed in the management proxy circular dated March 18, 2016, were elected as directors of Loblaw. The vote was conducted at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which took place on May 5, 2016 in Toronto. The results of the vote are set out below:

Name of Nominee

Votes For

Votes Withheld

Stephen E. Bachand

350,915,572

99.58%

1,481,508

0.42%

Paul M. Beeston

351,855,840

99.85%

541,240

0.15%

Paviter S. Binning

349,619,868

99.21%

2,777,212

0.79%

Warren Bryant

352,341,909

99.98%

55,171

0.02%

Christie J.B. Clark

352,159,848

99.93%

237,232

0.07%

M. Marianne Harris

352,348,341

99.99%

48,739

0.01%

Claudia Kotchka

352,341,005

99.98%

56,075

0.02%

John S. Lacey

351,931,727

99.87%

465,353

0.13%

Nancy H.O. Lockhart

350,736,000

99.53%

1,661,080

0.47%

Thomas C. O'Neill

348,074,262

98.77%

4,322,818

1.23%

Beth Pritchard

352,329,737

99.98%

67,343

0.02%

Sarah Raiss

350,976,867

99.60%

1,420,213

0.40%

Galen G. Weston

344,777,185

97.84%

7,619,895

2.16%

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


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