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Press release from CNW Group

Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation Receives Sanis Decision from the Court of Appeal of Ontario

Friday, December 23, 2011

Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation Receives Sanis Decision from the Court of Appeal of Ontario16:11 EST Friday, December 23, 2011TORONTO, Dec. 23, 2011 /CNW/ - Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation (TSX: SC) today announced that the Court of Appeal of Ontario has allowed the appeal from the Order of the Divisional Court dated February 3, 2011 and restored the prohibition of private label generic drug products in the Province of Ontario.The Company is disappointed that the decision of the Ontario Divisional Court has been overturned by the appeal and is in the process of reviewing the judgment and considering its options.For a copy of judgment, please access the following link:http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/decisions/2011/2011ONCA0830.htmAbout Shoppers Drug Mart CorporationShoppers 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 1,200 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 60 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and eight luxury beauty destinations operating as Murale.  As well, the Company owns and operates 63 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 www.shoppersdrugmart.ca.For further information: Media Contact:     Investor Relations: Tammy Smitham     (416) 493-1220, ext. 5678 Director, Communications & Corporate Affairs investorrelations@shoppersdrugmart.ca (416) 490-2892, or corporateaffairs@shoppersdrugmart.ca (416) 493-1220, ext. 5500