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January 05, 2015 17:00 ET

Parkland Fuel Corporation Appoints Domenic Pilla to Its Board of Directors

RED DEER, AB--(Marketwired - January 05, 2015) - Parkland Fuel Corporation ("Parkland" or the "Corporation") (TSX: PKI), North America's fastest growing distributor and marketer of fuels and lubricants, today announced the appointment of Domenic Pilla to Parkland's Board of Directors (the "Board"); Mr. Pilla will join Parkland's Board effective immediately. Mr. Pilla most recently served as President and CEO of Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada's leading pharmacy and beauty retailer, with sales of over $11 billion, and more than 52,000 employees across 1,400 retail locations.

"Mr. Pilla's experience as a senior corporate executive, including his background in all aspects of petroleum downstream operations, refining, supply, retail and marketing will add considerable value and additional depth of perspective to Parkland's Board of Directors," said Jim Pantelidis, Chairman of the Board. "His experience in mergers and acquisitions, most recently evidenced by his leadership in the sale of Shoppers Drug Mart to Loblaw Companies is also a significant asset to Parkland and its Board. We are confident that Parkland and its shareholders will benefit greatly from his experience and are pleased to welcome him to the Board."

Mr. Pilla began his career at Petro Canada where he worked for almost 20 years in various roles from engineering to marketing, culminating in his appointment as Vice President Refining and Marketing for Canada. From Petro Canada, Mr. Pilla went on to RNG Canada and then to McKesson Canada where he was President of both organizations. In his role as President and CEO of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation, Mr. Pilla drove a significant improvement in financial performance via a number of initiatives ranging from customer strategy and employee engagement to stakeholder relations and organization effectiveness. Mr. Pilla also led the recent sale of Shoppers Drug Mart to Loblaw Companies Limited.

Mr. Pilla earned his Honours Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from McGill University. Mr. Pilla is actively involved in the community as: Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Cancer Research Society; a member of the Ivey Council for Health Innovation and Leadership; and Governor of the Marie-Clarac Hospital Foundation.

About Parkland Fuel Corporation
Parkland Fuel Corporation is North America's fastest growing independent marketer of fuel and petroleum products. We deliver gasoline, diesel, propane, lubricants, heating oil and other high quality petroleum products to motorists, businesses, households and wholesale customers in Canada and the United States. Our mission is to be the partner of choice for our customers and suppliers, and we do this by building lasting relationships through outstanding service, reliability, safety and professionalism.

We are unique in our ability to provide customers with dependable access to fuel and petroleum products, utilizing a portfolio of supply relationships, storage infrastructure and third-party rail and highway carriers to rapidly respond to supply disruptions in order to protect our customers.

For investor inquiries please contact Scott Stickland, Investor Relations, at 403-567-2590 or Scott.Stickland@parkland.ca. For media inquiries, please contact Elizabeth Wilcox at 403-567-2578 or Elizabeth.Wilcox@parkland.ca. To sign up for Parkland new alerts please go to http://bit.ly/PKI-Alert or visit www.parkland.ca.

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  • For investor inquiries please contact
    Scott Stickland
    Investor Relations
    403-567-2590
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