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Press release from CNW Group

Brick and Simmons Canada support the Slave Lake Relief Fund

Friday, May 20, 2011

Brick and Simmons Canada support the Slave Lake Relief Fund11:32 EDT Friday, May 20, 2011/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION THROUGH U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE U.S./A minimum $50,000 donation to be providedEDMONTON, May 20, 2011 /CNW/ - The Brick Ltd. (TSX: BRK) (the "Brick Group"), together with Simmons Canada, will raise funds to support the people affected by fires in Slave Lake. The Brick Group and Simmons Canada will donate a total of 6% of all Simmons mattress sales from Alberta Brick and Brick Mattress stores, between the period May 20, 2011 and May 22, 2011, directly to the Slave Lake Relief Fund."Communities like Slave Lake are the heart and spirit of Alberta and we all share their grief. When tragedy strikes, Albertans pull together, and the Brick Group and Simmons Canada are there to join the relief efforts", commented Bill Gregson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Brick Group. "We hope that a $50,000 contribution, and potentially more, will assist those impacted at this time", added Mr. Gregson."Our thoughts and prayers go out to the community of Slave Lake. We trust our efforts partnering with The Brick in this contribution will make a difference to those affected", added Paul Bognar, President of Simmons Canada.About the Brick GroupThe Brick Group, together with its subsidiaries, is one of Canada's largest volume retailers of household furniture, mattresses, appliances and home electronics, operating under five banners: The Brick, United Furniture Warehouse, The Brick Superstore, The Brick Mattress Store, and Urban Brick. In addition, through its corporate sales division, the Brick Group services the subdivision, condominium, hospitality and high-rise builder market. The Brick Group's retail operations are located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories and Yukon. For further information: Bill Gregson    Greg Nakonechny President and CEO    Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary       The Brick Group        The Brick Group (780) 930-6300         (780) 930-6300