RONA INC.
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RONA INC.

January 22, 2010 12:00 ET

RONA To Continue Collecting Funds for Canadian Red Cross "Haiti Earthquake Fund" and Thanks Customers and Employees for Their Generosity to Date

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 22, 2010) - RONA Inc. (TSX:RON), Canada's largest retailer and distributor of hardware, renovation and gardening products, announced today that it will continue its fundraising campaign for the Canadian Red Cross. The campaign, which began on January 16, 2010, was originally scheduled to end on January 24.

Given the success of the campaign, which has been running in all RONA, Reno-Depot and TOTEM stores and has raised over $130,000 in just a few days, RONA will continue to keep its entire network of 700 stores working for the Canadian Red Cross until February 14, 2010.

RONA would like to extend its warmest thanks to customers and employees for their generosity in helping Haiti, where the need for support is greater than ever.

About RONA

RONA is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, renovation and gardening products. RONA operates a network of close to 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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