April 27, 2010 07:00 ET

Reminder: RONA Annual Meeting of Shareholders on April 27, 2010

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) - RONA inc. (TSX:RON), Canada's largest distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products is inviting representatives from the media and the financial community to its annual meeting of shareholders today, Tuesday, April 27 at 11 a.m. at the Company's Boucherville head office. Jean Gaulin, President of the Board; Robert Dutton, President and CEO; and Claude Guévin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss highlights of the Company's activities in 2009 and the outlook for the future.

Ten Olympic athletes supported by RONA as part of our "Growing with our Athletes" program will also be present during this event, including four medallists from the 2010 Winter Games: speedskater Kalyna Roberge, hockey player Caroline Ouellette, speedskater François-Louis Tremblay and Paralympic cross-country skier Brian McKeever. Joining them will be speedskater Marc-André Monette, water poloists Krystina Alogbo, Tara Campbell and Christine Robinson, wrestler Martine Dugrenier, and canoeist and Beijing bronze medallist Thomas Hall.

A guided tour of RONA's Boucherville distribution centre will be offered following the annual meeting of shareholders.

WHERE: RONA inc. head office, Academy room  
  220, chemin du Tremblay, Boucherville (Québec)  
WHEN: Tuesday April 27, 2010  
  11 a.m. Annual meeting of shareholders
  11:45 a.m. Guided tour of the Boucherville distribution centre

Television cameras and photographs will be permitted for five minutes before and after the meeting. Cameramen and photographers will have to leave the moment the meeting begins. Robert Dutton and Claude Guévin will be available to answer questions from media representatives after the meeting.

The annual meeting of shareholders will also be broadcast online (audio only) at 11 a.m. at It will not be possible to ask questions. Audio replay of the annual meeting will be available in the afternoon of April 27.

About RONA

RONA Inc. is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, renovation and gardening products. RONA operates a network of nearly 700 corporate, franchise and affiliate stores of various sizes and formats. With close to 30,000 employees working under its family of banners in every region of Canada and more than 16 million square feet of retail space, the RONA store network generates over $6 billion in annual retail sales. Visit

Contact Information

  • Media
    RONA Inc.
    Julie Seidel, Director, External Communications
    Financial community
    RONA Inc.
    Stephane Milot
    Senior Director, Investor relations
    514-599 5951