April 23, 2008 08:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: RONA Annual Meeting of Shareholders on April 23, 2008

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - RONA (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, April 23 at 11 a.m. Robert Dutton, President and CEO, and Claude Guevin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss highlights of the Company's activities in 2007 and the outlook for the future. They will also present recent results for dealer recruitment, one of the Company's key growth vectors.

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 23, 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 for media representatives who wish to take pictures. 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 at It will not be possible to ask questions. Audio replay of the annual meeting will be available on the same webpage in the afternoon of April 23rd.

About RONA

RONA is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products. RONA operates a network of over 680 corporate, franchise and affiliate stores of various sizes and formats. With over 27,000 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 $6.2 billion in annual retail sales. Visit to learn more.

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