Media Advisory - Empire Company Limited Advisory of Fiscal 2007 Annual General Meeting, Release of First Quarter Fiscal 2008 Financial Results and Analyst Conference Call



    STELLARTON, NS, Aug. 29 /CNW/ - Empire Company Limited (TSX:EMP.A) will
hold its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on Wednesday, September 12,
2007, at Empire Theatres (Studio 7), Aberdeen Mall, 610 East River Road, New
Glasgow, Nova Scotia. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m.
(Atlantic Daylight Time).

    Media
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    Please note that cameras will only be allowed in the main meeting room
for the first five minutes to allow for photographs.
    Paul Sobey, President & Chief Executive Officer, Empire Company Limited
will be available to the media immediately following the meeting
(approximately 12:00 p.m.).

    Webcast of AGM
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    The event will be broadcast live on the internet via video webcast. To
access the webcast please visit our website at www.empireco.ca. This same
webcast will be archived and available on the Empire website following the
event.

    Q1 Fiscal 2008 Conference Call
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    Empire Company Limited will hold a conference call on Wednesday,
September 12, 2007, beginning at 3:00 p.m. (Atlantic Daylight Time) during
which senior management will discuss the Company's financial results for its
first quarter ended August 4, 2007.

    The dial in numbers for the conference call are:

    (416) 644-3415
    (800) 732-9303

    A live audio webcast of the conference call will be accessible on the
Company's website at www.empireco.ca.
    Replay will be available by dialing (416) 640-1917 or (877) 289-8525 and
entering passcode 21245011, followed by the number sign, until midnight,
September 19, 2007, or on the Company's website for 90 days after the meeting.

    Empire Company Limited (TSX: EMP.A) is a Canadian company headquartered
in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Empire's key businesses include food retailing and
related real estate. With $5.2 billion in assets, Empire employs approximately
40,000 people directly and through its subsidiaries. More information about
Empire Company can be found at www.empireco.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Paul V. Beesley, Executive Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer, (902) 755-4440, www.empireco.ca


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