Media advisory - Empire Company Limited Q3 Fiscal 2009 Results Conference Call

    STELLARTON, NS, Feb. 26 /CNW/ - Empire Company Limited will hold a
conference call on Thursday, March 12, 2009, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern
Standard Time during which senior management will discuss the Company's
financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 ended January 31, 2009
which will be released on Wednesday evening, March 11, 2009.

    The dial-in numbers for the conference call are:
    (416) 644-3417
    (800) 731-6941

    A live audiocast of the conference call will be accessible on the
Company's website at

    Replay will be available until midnight, March 19, 2009, or on the
Company's website for 90 days following the conference call. To access the
archived conference call, please dial (416) 640-1917 or (877) 289-8525 and
enter passcode 21299425, followed by the number sign.

    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 $14 billion in annual
revenue and approximately $5.8 billion in assets, Empire employs approximately
42,000 people directly and through its subsidiaries.

For further information:

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

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