Loblaw Companies Limited Enters into Automatic Share Purchase Plan

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The companie announced today that it has entered into an automatic share purchase plan (“ASPP”) with a broker in order to facilitate repurchases of Loblaw’s common shares (“Common Shares”) under its previously announced normal course issuer bid (“NCIB”).

Loblaw previously announced that it had received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) to, during the 12-month period commencing May 3, 2021 and terminating May 2, 2022, purchase up to 17,106,459 Common Shares, representing approximately 5% of the 342,129,182 Common Shares issued and outstanding as of April 19, 2021, by way of a NCIB on the TSX or through alternative trading systems or by such other means as may be permitted under applicable law.

During the effective period of Loblaw’s ASPP, Loblaw’s broker may purchase Common Shares at times when Loblaw would not be active in the market due to insider trading rules and its own internal trading blackout periods. Purchases will be made by Loblaw’s broker based upon parameters set by Loblaw when it is not in possession of any material non-public information about itself and its securities, and in accordance with the terms of the ASPP. Outside of the effective period of the ASPP, Common Shares may continue to be purchased in accordance with Loblaw’s discretion, subject to applicable law. The ASPP has been entered into in accordance with the requirements of applicable Canadian securities laws.

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