Media Advisory - Empire Company Limited Advisory of Conference Call

STELLARTON, NS, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Empire Company Limited will hold a conference call on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, beginning at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) during which senior management will discuss Sobeys' announcement that is has reached a definitive agreement with Safeway Inc. to acquire substantially all of the assets of Canada Safeway.

The dial-in numbers for the conference call are:
(647) 427-7450
(888) 231-8191

A live audiocast of the conference call will be accessible on the Company's website at

Presentation slides for the conference call will be made available on the Company's website located at and also available on the Sobeys website located at

Replay will be available until midnight, June 19, 2013, or on the Company's website for 90 days following the conference call. To access the archived conference call, please dial (855) 859-2056 and enter passcode 95009965.

About Empire
Empire Company Limited (TSX: EMP.A) is a Canadian company headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Empire's key businesses include food retailing and corporate investment activities. With over $17 billion in annual sales and approximately $7.0 billion in assets, Empire and its subsidiaries directly employ approximately 47,000 people. More information about the Company can be found at

About Sobeys
Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys has been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians for 106 years. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX:EMP.A), Sobeys owns or franchises more than 1,300 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, and Thrifty Foods, as well as Lawton's Drug Stores, in addition to over 260 retail fuel locations. Sobeys and its franchise affiliates employ more than 95,000 people. The company's goal is to be widely recognized as the best food retailer and workplace environment in Canada. More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at


For further information:

Paul V. Beesley
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
(902) 755-4440

Paul Jewer
Chief Financial Officer
Sobey Inc.
(902) 752-8371

Media Inquiries:
Andrew Walker
Vice President, Communications & Corporate Affairs
Sobeys Inc.
(905) 214-6711

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