Loblaw President & Deputy Chairman Allan Leighton to present at CIBC World Markets Retail and Consumer Conference



    BRAMPTON, ON, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) will be
participating in the CIBC World Markets Retail and Consumer Conference on
Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Le Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel in Toronto.
Allan Leighton, President & Deputy Chairman, will be making a presentation
starting at 8:15 a.m.
    The audiocast can be accessed on the day of the conference on the CIBC
website at: http://events.startcast.com/events6/118/retail2009/. This link
will be available for six months following the conference.
    The presentation slides and link to the webcast will be also available on
www.loblaw.ca in the Investor Zone section.
    For full details please visit our website at www.loblaw.ca

    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
140,000 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.





For further information:

For further information: Inge van den Berg, Vice President, Public
Affairs & Investor Relations, (905) 459-2500, investor@loblaw.ca


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