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RONA Announces Appointment of Alain Brisebois as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Friday, May 03, 2013

RONA Announces Appointment of Alain Brisebois as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

08:00 EDT Friday, May 03, 2013

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 3, 2013) - Robert Sawyer, President and Chief Executive Officer of RONA Inc. (TSX:RON)(TSX:RON.PR.A), announces the appointment of Alain Brisebois to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

Mr. Brisebois will seek to improve operational efficiency and synergy among the company's purchasing, merchandising, procurement and marketing activities.

"I'm happy to rely on Alain's extensive experience in retail to help us review our business processes, improve our efficiency and offer our customers a better shopping experience," said Mr. Sawyer.

Alain Brisebois is a retail veteran and has held numerous strategic positions at major retailers over the past 30 years.

Before joining RONA, he worked for Couche-Tard since 2008, where he served as Vice President of Purchasing and Supply Chain, then as Senior Vice President of Operations in 2010. He also occupied key positions at Metro Inc., including Senior Vice President of the Ontario division.

Mr. Brisebois holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from HEC Montréal.

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 www.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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