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

BRAMPTON, ON, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) will be participating in the CIBC World Markets Retail and Consumer Conference on Tuesday, February 23, 2009, at Le Méridien 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/retail2010/. 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.

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(R) services and offers the PC(R) points loyalty program.

SOURCE Loblaw Companies Limited

For further information: For further information: Loblaw Companies Limited, Inge van den Berg, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, (905) 459-2500, investor@loblaw.ca or pr@loblaw.ca

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