April 22, 2009 08:17 ET

Media Advisory/Reminder: RONA Annual Meeting of Shareholders on April 22, 2009

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 22, 2009) - 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, Wednesday, April 22 at 11 a.m. at the Company's Boucherville head office. Jean Gaulin, President of the Board; Robert Dutton, President and CEO; and Claude Guevin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss highlights of the Company's activities in 2008 and the outlook for the future.

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 (Quebec)

WHEN: Wednesday April 22, 2008

11 a.m. Annual meeting of shareholders
11:45 a.m. Guided tour of the Boucherville distribution

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 Guevin 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 or by telephone at: 416-340-2217 or 1-866-696-5910 - access code: 6246211. It will not be possible to ask questions. Audio replay of the annual meeting will be available in the afternoon of April 22nd.

About RONA

RONA is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products. RONA operates a network of close to 700 franchise, affiliate and corporate 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 15 million square feet of retail space, the RONA store network generates over $6.3 billion in annual retail sales. Visit

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