The North West Company Inc.

The North West Company Inc.

June 01, 2006 11:44 ET

North West Company Fund First Quarter Results Conference Call

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - June 1, 2006) - North West Company Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:NWF.UN)will release its first quarter results on Thursday, June 8, 2006. In conjunction with the release, The North West Company will host a conference call.

Event: North West Company Fund 2006 First Quarter Results
Conference Call

When: Thursday, June 8, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Central
(3:00 p.m. Eastern)

How: To access the call, please dial 1-888-280-8277 or
416-695-7848 a few minutes in advance.

The conference call will be archived and can be
accessed by dialing 1-888-509-0081 or 416-695-5275.
This archive will be available until June 15, 2006.
The conference call will also be archived at

Participants: Ian Sutherland, Chairman
Edward Kennedy, President & CEO
Leo Charriere, Executive Vice-President,
CFO & Secretary

The North West Company Inc. (NWC) is a leading retailer of food and everyday products and services to rural communities and urban neighborhoods across Canada and Alaska. NWC operates 193 stores under a number of trading names, including Northern, NorthMart, Giant Tiger and AC Value Center, and provides catalogue shopping services through its Selections catalogue in northern Canada.

The units of the North West Company Fund trade on the TSX Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "NWF.UN".

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