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Release of RONA's 2012 Second Quarter Financial Results

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Release of RONA's 2012 Second Quarter Financial Results14:56 EDT Tuesday, August 07, 2012BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 7, 2012) - On Wednesday August 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT), RONA (TSX:RON)(TSX:RON.PR.A) will announce its 2012 second quarter financial results during a conference call for the financial community. The conference call will be broadcast live (audio) at the address http://webcasts.pqm.net/client/rona/event/422/en/ and will be archived for playback. The financial results will be made public in a press release that will be issued on the newswire prior to the conference call. The Press Release and the Management Discussion & Analysis will be posted on the RONA website at the address http://www.rona.ca/corporate/investors.Please note that due to the prominent role of the Board of Directors with respect to the unsolicited, non-binding acquisition proposal that RONA has received from U.S.-based Lowe's Companies Inc. ("Lowe's"), RONA executives will not discuss this proposal during the conference call. They will deal only with the analysis of the quarterly results being released. Call participants are therefore kindly requested to refrain from asking questions concerning the Lowe's proposal.For this reason and on an exceptional basis, the RONA executive team will not be granting interviews to the media as part of the disclosure of the company's quarterly results. CONFERENCE CALLDate:Wednesday, August 8, 2012Time:11:00 a.m. (EDT)Dial-in-numbers:416-340-2216 or 1 866 226-1792Live audio webcast: http://webcasts.pqm.net/client/rona/event/422/en/ CONFERENCE RECORDING PLAYBACKAvailability dates:At 7:00 p.m. (EDT) from August 8 to August 15, 2012Access telephone numbers:514-861-2272 or 1 800 408-3053Access code:3614304The following is the quarterly conference call calendar for 2012:Third quarter: Wednesday, November 7, 2012Fourth quarter: Thursday, February 21, 2013 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Senior Director, Investor RelationsStephane MilotRONA inc.514-599-5951stephane.milot@rona.ca