Loblaw Companies Limited Announces Election of Directors

TORONTO, May 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) (TSX: L) today announced that all of the nominee directors listed in the management proxy circular dated March 18, 2013, were elected as directors of Loblaw. The vote was conducted at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which took place on May 2, 2013 in Toronto. The results of the vote are set out below:

Name of Nominee Votes For Percent Votes Withheld Percent      
Stephen E. Bachand     247,988,194      97.99% 5,098,763 2.01%
Paul M. Beeston 252,828,084 99.90% 259,022 0.10%
Warren Bryant 252,939,908 99.94% 147,200 0.06%
Christie J.B. Clark 252,955,449 99.95% 131,659 0.05%
Gordon A.M. Currie 252,035,631 99.58% 1,051,477 0.42%
Anthony S. Fell 247,414,238 97.76% 5,672,870 2.24%
Christiane Germain 252,693,063 99.84% 394,045 0.16%
Anthony R. Graham 236,751,408 93.55% 16,335,700 6.45%
John S. Lacey 252,629,757 99.82% 457,351 0.18%
Nancy H.O. Lockhart     247,923,667 97.96% 5,163,441 2.04%
Thomas C. O'Neill 248,002,587 97.99% 5,084,521 2.01%
Vicente Trius 252,631,253 99.82% 455,855 0.18%
Galen G. Weston 241,950,612 95.60% 11,136,012 4.40%
John D. Wetmore 252,951,006 99.95% 136,102 0.05%

Final results on all matters voted at the Annual Meeting held on May 2, 2013 will be filed shortly with the Canadian securities regulators.

About Loblaw Companies Limited

Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada's largest food retailer 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 more than 134,000 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®, no name® and Joe Fresh® brands. In addition, the Company makes available to consumers President's Choice Financial® services and offers the PC® points and PC Plus™ loyalty program.


SOURCE: Loblaw Companies Limited

For further information:

Jonathan Ross
Director, Investor Relations
905-459-2500 X617649

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