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Press release from CNW Group

Loblaw Companies Limited Declares Dividends

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Loblaw Companies Limited Declares Dividends06:30 EST Thursday, February 21, 2013BRAMPTON, ON, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited's (TSX: L) Board of Directors announced that it has declared a quarterly dividend on Loblaw Companies Limited Common Shares at $0.22 payable April 1, 2013 to shareholders of record March 15, 2013 and Second Preferred Shares, Series A at $0.371875 per share payable April 30, 2013 to shareholders of record April 15, 2013.About Loblaw Companies LimitedLoblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada's largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw is one of the largest private sector employers in Canada. With more than 1,000 corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its franchisees employ more than 134,000 full-time and part-time employees. Through its portfolio of store formats, Loblaw is committed to providing Canadians with a wide, growing and successful range of products and services to meet the everyday household demands of Canadian consumers. Loblaw is known for the quality, innovation and value of its food offering. It offers Canada's strongest control (private) label program, including the unique President's Choice® no name® and Joe Fresh® brands. In addition, the Company makes available to consumers President's Choice® financial services and offers the PC® points loyalty program.SOURCE: Loblaw Companies LimitedFor further information: Kim Lee Vice President, Investor Relations 905-459-2500