Loblaw Companies Limited Announces Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Release

    BRAMPTON, ON, June 24 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) announced
today that it will release its second quarter results on Friday, July 24,
2009, at 8 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)
644-3414. The playback will be made available one hour after the event at
(416) 640-1917, passcode 21308060 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

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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