RONA INC.
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RONA INC.

January 15, 2010 16:32 ET

RONA Joins Forces With Red Cross to Bring Relief to Haitian Earthquake Victims

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 15, 2010) - RONA Inc. (TSX:RON), the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, renovation and gardening products has joined forces with the Canadian Red Cross to bring relief to earthquake victims in Haiti. As a partner, RONA is appealing to the generosity of Canadians and its own employees for help. Donations can be made at the cash in all RONA, Reno-Depot and TOTEM stores across the country. All money raised will be handed over to the Canadian Red Cross.

"The tragic events in Haiti have touched us all," said RONA president and CEO Robert Dutton. "I urge all RONA customers to join us in a nationwide show of support for the people of Haiti by giving generously."

Aside from fundraising, RONA is also working with the Red Cross to determine the best course of action to help the Haitian population. This will allow RONA to figure out the most effective way to put its know-how and contributions to use in producing the most good towards helping rebuild a country that has already suffered through so much.

About RONA

RONA is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, renovation and gardening products. RONA operates a network of close 700 corporate, franchise and affiliate stores of various sizes and formats. With nearly 30,000 employees working under its family of banners in every region of Canada and more than 15 million square feet of retail space, the RONA store network generates over $6 billion in annual retail sales. For more information, please visit www.rona.ca.

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