The North West Company Inc.
TSX : NWF.UN

The North West Company Inc.

February 13, 2009 16:13 ET

North West Company Fund (NWF) Announces Amount of Special Distribution

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Feb. 13, 2009) - North West Company Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:NWF.UN) is pleased to announce that the amount of the special distribution referred to in the 2008 third quarter news release and report to unitholders will be $0.07 per unit payable to unitholders of record on December 31, 2008, distributable by February 20, 2009. Distributions from the Fund are primarily based on an allocation of the taxable income of the North West Company LP less Fund expenses for the taxation period of January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.

The North West Company is a leading retailer of food and everyday products and services to rural communities and urban neighborhoods in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean. North West operates 220 stores under the trading names Northern, NorthMart, Giant Tiger, AC Value Center, and Cost-U-Less

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

Contact Information

  • The North West Company
    Edward Kennedy
    President and CEO
    (204) 934-1482
    (204) 934-1317 (FAX)
    Email: ekennedy@northwest.ca
    or
    The North West Company
    Leo Charriere
    Executive Vice-President and CFO
    (204) 934-1503
    (204) 934-1455 (FAX)
    Email: lcharriere@northwest.ca
    or
    The North West Company
    John King
    Vice-President, Finance and Secretary
    (204) 934-1397
    (204) 934-1455 (FAX)
    Email: jking@northwest.ca
    Website: www.northwest.ca