The North West Company Inc.

The North West Company Inc.

March 11, 2005 15:35 ET

North West Company Fund Fourth Quarter 2004 Conference Call


NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY CCNMatthews

FOR: NORTH WEST COMPANY FUND

TSX SYMBOL: NWF.UN

MARCH 11, 2005 - 15:35 ET

North West Company Fund Fourth Quarter 2004 Conference
Call

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - March 11, 2005) - North West Company
Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:NWF.UN) will release its fourth quarter results
on Thursday, March 17, 2005. In conjunction with the release, The North
West Company will host a conference call.



Event: North West Company Fund 2004 Third Quarter Results
Conference Call

When: Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Central
(3:00 p.m. Eastern)

How: To access the call, please dial 1-888-334-7880 or
416-695-9714 a few minutes in advance.

The conference call will be archived and can be
accessed by dialing 1-888-509-0081 or 416-695-5275.
This archive will be available until March 24, 2005.
The conference call will also be archived at
www.northwest.ca.

Participants: Ian Sutherland, Chairman
Edward Kennedy, President & CEO
Leo Charriere, Executive Vice-President, CFO &
Secretary


The North West Company Inc. (NWC) is the leading retailer of food and
everyday products and services to northern communities across Canada and
Alaska. NWC operates 183 stores under a number of trading names,
including Northern, NorthMart, Giant Tiger and AC Value Center, and
provides catalogue shopping services through its Selections catalogue in
northern Canada.

The units of the North West Company Fund trade on the TSX Toronto Stock
Exchange under the symbol "NWF.UN".

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    The North West Company
    Edward Kennedy
    President & CEO
    (204) 934-1482
    (204) 934-1317 (FAX)
    ekennedy@northwest.ca
    or
    The North West Company
    Leo Charriere
    Executive Vice-President, CFO and Secretary
    (204) 934-1503
    (204) 934-1455 (FAX)
    lcharriere@northwest.ca
    www.northwest.ca