RONA INC.
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RONA INC.

August 18, 2011 13:01 ET

Dominique Boies Appointed RONA Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2011) - RONA inc. (TSX:RON)(TSX:RON.PR.A), the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, renovation and gardening products, today announced the appointment of Dominique Boies to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. M. Boies will be a member of RONA's management committee, reporting directly to Robert Dutton, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation.

Dominique Boies holds a Master degree in Science (specializing in finance) from the Université du Québec à Montréal and has more than 15 years' experience in the business industry. He will be responsible for RONA's financial orientation and will be in charge of investor relations, accounting, financing, treasury and legal affairs. M. Boies will join RONA by the end of September. "Dominique has significant experience in financing and recognized leadership in the investment community. His in-depth knowledge of financial management will be a major asset on our executive team," Dutton said.

Over the past five years, M. Boies held various positions at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, including Senior Vice President of Investments, Corporate Debt and Investment Funds groups. He also worked for 11 years at Royal Bank of Canada, where he held several high-ranking positions, including Vice President for Strategic Planning and General Manager of the Capital Markets group. His ability to assess key risks, combined with his strategic management experience and in-depth knowledge of business issues, will effectively round out the expertise of the RONA management committee.

"I'm extremely happy and proud to be joining a company that enjoys such a fine reputation everywhere in Canada. RONA is the undisputed leader in its industry and I'm delighted to be able to put my expertise to work for the benefit of this organization," M. Boies said.

About RONA

RONA is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products. RONA operates a network of more than 950 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 17 million square feet of retail space, the RONA store network generates over $6 billion in annual retail sales. For more information, please visit rona.ca.

Contact Information

  • Medias
    Nadia Goyer
    Senior Advisor - Communications and Public Affairs
    RONA inc.
    514-599-5900, ext. 5271
    nadia.goyer@rona.ca

    Financial Community
    Stephane Milot
    Senior Director - Investor Relations
    RONA inc.
    514-599-5951
    stephane.milot@rona.ca