Media advisory - Empire Company Limited Advisory of Fiscal 2009 Annual General Meeting and Q1 Fiscal 2010 Results Conference Call

    STELLARTON, NS, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - Empire Company Limited (TSX:EMP.A) will
hold its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on Friday, September 11, 2009,
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).


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

    Audiocast of AGM

    The event will be available live on the internet via audiocast. To access
the audiocast, please visit out website at The audiocast will
be archived and available on the Empire website following the event.

    Q1 Fiscal 2010 Results Conference Call

    Empire Company Limited will hold a conference call on Friday, September
11, 2009, beginning at 3:00 p.m. (Atlantic Daylight Time) during which senior
management will discuss the Company's financial results for the first quarter
of fiscal 2010 ended August 1, 2009.

    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

    Replay will be available until midnight, September 18, 2009, or on the
Company's website for 90 days following the conference call. To access the
archived conference call, please dial (402) 220-7740 or (888) 562-2825 and
enter passcode 27004861.

    Empire Company Limited (TSX symbol: EMP.A) is a Canadian company
headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Empire's core businesses include
food retailing and related real estate. With over $15 billion in annual
revenue and approximately $5.9 billion in assets, Empire and its related
companies, including its franchisees and affiliates, employ over 90,000

For further information:

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

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