Hudson's Bay Company

Hudson's Bay Company

January 15, 2010 13:58 ET

Hudson's Bay Company Rallies Associates and Customers to Support Haitian Earthquake Relief Efforts

Canadian retailer donates $200,000 and launches national 'Donate Your Points' campaign

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 15, 2010) -

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Following this week's devastating earthquake in Haiti, Hudson's Bay Company announced today the launch of a national 'Donate Your Points' campaign to help raise funds in support of relief efforts currently underway. In addition to the in-store campaign, Hudson's Bay Company through its Foundation, is also making a donation of $200,000 to the Canadian Red Cross.

Beginning today through to January 31, 2010, all 440 Bay, Zellers and Home Outfitters locations across Canada will offer Canadians the opportunity to contribute to relief efforts by donating their HBC Rewards points to the Canadian Red Cross Haiti Earthquake fund. In addition to making donations in-store, customers and associates can donate online through www.hbc.com. Online donations are currently being accepted and will continue after January 31, 2010.

"We recognize the importance and impact these types of support initiatives can have, not only on the affected communities, but also here at home as we are reminded of Canada's reputation for rallying together to support those in need," said Jeff Sherman, President and CEO of Hudson's Bay Company. "Hudson's Bay Company created this program to give our associates and customers the opportunity to help the Canadian Red Cross and contribute much needed funds and support to the Haiti communities affected by this tragedy."

Customers who wish to continue supporting the Haiti earthquake relief efforts beyond January 31, 2010 may do so by visiting www.hbcrewards.ca and registering their on-going commitment to the Canadian Red Cross through the HBC Rewards Community Program. Donations can also be made directly to the Canadian Red Cross at www.redcross.ca/helpnow, by calling toll free 1-800-418-1111 or at any Red Cross office.

"Three million people are impacted by the earthquake in Haiti and the Red Cross response was immediate. Our disaster relief is made possible by donors and we appreciate the donation of $200,000 and points by Hudson's Bay Company," said Conrad Sauvé, CEO and Secretary General of the Canadian Red Cross. "The Red Cross response includes evacuation support, search and rescue efforts and providing shelter and first aid."

About Hudson's Bay Company

Hudson's Bay Company, the Canadian retail entity of Hudson's Bay Trading Company (HBTC), is Canada's largest diversified general merchandise retailer. Founded in 1670, The Hudson's Bay Company operates the Bay, a major department store, Zellers, a mass merchandise format, Home Outfitters, a kitchen, bed and bath specialty store, and value-priced Fields stores. With more than 600 retail outlets and over 60,000 associates in Canada, Hudson's Bay Company banners provide Canadians with stylish, quality merchandise at great value and with a dedicated focus on exceeding customer expectations.

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