MONTREAL, Sept. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - METRO INC. is pleased to inform that on September 22, 2009, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.1375 per share on Class A Subordinate Shares and Class B Shares, payable on November 17, 2009 to shareholders of record as at October 27, 2009. This quarterly dividend represents an increase of 10% over the same quarter last year.
With annual sales of nearly $11 billion and over 65,000 employees, Metro Inc. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Québec and Ontario, where it operates a network of close to 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, A&P, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, Brunet Plus, Clini Plus, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.
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For further information: For further information: Richard Dufresne, Senior, Vice-President And Chief Financial Officer, (514) 643-1003; Marie-Claude Bacon, Director, Corporate Affairs, (514) 643-1086; Source: METRO INC