May 03, 2007 16:22 ET

Media Advisory: RONA Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and Media Briefing May 8, 2007

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - May 3, 2007) - In the run-up to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of RONA Inc. (TSX:RON), Robert Dutton, President and CEO, and Claude Guevin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, will meet with journalists on May 8 at 12:30 p.m. This media briefing will be held in the Matapedia Room of the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, 900 Rene-Levesque Boulevard West, Montreal. Lunch will be served.

Dutton and Guevin will comment on highlights of the Company's activities in 2006 and give an update of RONA's development strategy. They will also cover results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2007.

Please note that RONA will unveil its first-quarter financial results and host a conference call for the financial community at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) on May 8. The conference call will be broadcast simultaneously (audio only) on the Internet and will be archived for subsequent listening (please see details below). Announcement of the financial results will be made through a news release distributed via newswire prior to the conference call. The quarterly MD&A will also be posted on the Company's website at


Journalists are also welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting of RONA, which follows at 4:00 p.m. in Le Grand Salon of the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel. 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.

The Annual General Meeting will also be broadcast online at It will not be possible to ask questions. The archived version of the AGM will be available on this webpage afterward.


Conference call for the financial community
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Time: 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Dial-in-numbers: 514-861-0443 or 1 866 542-4146
Live audio webcast:

Audio archive
Available: After 1:30 p.m. (EDT), from May 8 to May 18,
Telephone: 514-861-2272 or 1 800 408-3053
Access code: 3206860#


RONA Inc. is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products. RONA operates a network of 662 corporate, franchise and affiliate stores of various sizes and formats. With over 26,000 employees working under its family of banners in every region of Canada and more than 14 million square feet of retail space, the RONA store network generates close to $6 billion in annual retail sales.

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