Loblaw Companies Limited Announces Third Quarter 2009 Earnings Release

BRAMPTON, ON, Oct. 19 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) announced today that it will be releasing its third quarter results November 17, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. (EST).

The release will be followed by a conference call at 11:00 a.m. (EST), as well as an audio Webcast. To access via tele-conference please dial (416) 644-3424. The playback will be made available one hour after the event at (416) 640-1917, access code: 4173498 followed by the number sign. 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 139,000 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(R) no name(R) and Joe Fresh Style(R) 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: For further information: Inge van den Berg, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, (905) 459-2500, investor@loblaw.ca


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