Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation to release first quarter results on April 28 and hold analyst conference call

    TORONTO, April 1 /CNW/ - Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation (TSX: SC) today
announced that on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, it will release financial results
for its first quarter ended March 28, 2009.
    The Company will hold an analyst call on April 28, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.
(Eastern Daylight Time) to discuss the results. The call may be accessed by
dialing 416-641-6114 from within the Toronto area, or 1-866-696-5895 outside
of Toronto. The call will also be simulcast on the Company's website for all
interested parties. The webcast can be accessed via the Investor Relations
section of the Shoppers Drug Mart website at
    The conference call will be archived in the Investor Relations section of
the Shoppers Drug Mart website until the Company's next analyst call. A
playback of the call will also be available by telephone until 11:59 p.m.
(Eastern Daylight Time) on May 12, 2009. The call playback can be accessed
after 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on April 28, 2009 by dialing
416-695-5800 from within the Toronto area, or 1-800-408-3053 outside of
Toronto. The seven-digit passcode number is 5473877.

    Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is one of the most recognized and trusted
names in Canadian retailing. The Company is the licensor of full-service
retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix in
Québec). With more than 1,119 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores
operating in prime locations in each province and two territories, the Company
is one of the most convenient retailers in Canada. The Company also licenses
or owns more than 30 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name
Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and two
luxury beauty destinations operating as Murale. As well, the Company also owns
and operates 66 Shoppers Home Health Care stores, making it the largest
Canadian retailer of home health care products and services. In addition to
its retail store network, the Company owns Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health
Network Inc., a provider of specialty drug distribution, pharmacy and
comprehensive patient support services, and MediSystem Technologies Inc., a
provider of pharmaceutical products and services to long-term care facilities
in Ontario and Alberta. For more information, visit

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Tammy Smitham, Director,
Communications & Corporate Affairs, (416) 490-2892, or, (416) 493-1220, ext. 5500; Investor
Relations: (416) 493-1220, ext. 5678,

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