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Media Advisory: RONA's Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Media Advisory: RONA's Annual Meeting of Shareholders

08:15 EDT Tuesday, April 23, 2013

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 23, 2013) - RONA inc. (TSX:RON)(TSX:RON.PR.A), the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, renovation and gardening products, is inviting media representatives and the financial community to its annual meeting of shareholders on Tuesday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at its head office in Boucherville.

Robert Chevrier, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors; Robert Sawyer, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Dominique Boies, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present the highlights from 2012 and the corporation's outlook for the future.

Where: RONA's head office located at 220 chemin du Tremblay in Boucherville, Quebec (Académie entrance)
When: Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Meeting starts at 11 a.m. (arrival at 10:30 a.m. is recommended)

Television and still cameras will be permitted five minutes before and after the meeting. Journalists will not be permitted to ask questions during the meeting.

Question period for members of the media

A question period with Robert Chevrier, Robert Sawyer and Dominique Boies has been arranged for members of the media following the meeting. Photos will be authorized at this moment. Please note that a light snack will be offered. You can confirm your attendance to this event in advance by sending an email to Valérie Lamarre.

Live broadcast and replay

The annual meeting of shareholders will be broadcast live (audio only) beginning at 11 a.m. at http://webcasts.pqm.net/client/rona/event/608/en/. An audio replay of the meeting will be available for future consultation beginning on May 14 in the afternoon.

About RONA

RONA is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products. The Corporation operates a network of over 800 corporate, franchise and affiliate retail stores of various sizes and formats under different banners, and a network of 14 hardware and construction materials distribution centres. RONA is also a leader in the specialized plumbing and HVAC market, primarily serving commercial and professional customers with a network of close to 60 sales outlets and four distribution centres across the country. With close to 28,000 employees, the RONA store network generates consolidated sales of $4.8 billion. For more information, visit rona.ca.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Contact Information:
Media
Valerie Lamarre
Senior Advisor, Communications and Public Affairs
RONA Inc.
514-599-5900, ext. 5271
valerie.lamarre@rona.ca


Financial Community
Stephane Milot
Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations
RONA Inc.
514-599-5951
stephane.milot@rona.ca

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