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Press release from CNW Group

Lowe's launches microsite dedicated to proposal to acquire RONA

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Lowe's launches microsite dedicated to proposal to acquire RONA07:43 EDT Thursday, August 02, 2012MOORESVILLE, NC, Aug. 2, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Lowe's Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) ("Lowe's") announced today that it has launched a microsite dedicated to providing shareholders and stakeholders with information about the non-binding proposal made to the Board of Directors of Canadian home improvement and hardware retailer RONA Inc. (TSX: RON) ("RONA"). The microsite, which outlines the strategic rationale of the proposal, contains related news, documents and contact information, and can be visited at INFORMATIONThis announcement is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer by Lowe's to purchase or a solicitation by Lowe's of an offer to sell RONA common shares. SOURCE: Lowe's Companies, Inc.For further information: Shareholder/Analyst Inquiries: Tiffany Mason, 704-758-2033 orMedia Inquiries: Chris Ahearn,   704-758-2304 Laurent Pepin,  514-843-2312