BOUCHERVILLE, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 20, 2013) - Uni-Select Inc. (TSX:UNS), a major automotive aftermarket product distributor with activities across North America, announced that it will be included in the S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index effective after the close of trading today, December 20, 2013. The announcement has been made by the S&P Dow Jones Canadian Index Services.
"Uni-Select has always attached great importance to distribute dividends to its shareholders and has been diligent in allocating some for more than 25 continuous years," said Richard G. Roy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Select. "Our inclusion in the index recognizes our efforts in this respect and allows us to reach a broader range of investors," added Mr. Roy.
Founded in 1968, Uni-Select is a major distributor of replacement parts, equipment, tools, accessories, paint and related products for motor vehicles in North America. Leader in the Canadian industry, Uni-Select is the 6th largest distributor in the United States and the leading independent distributor of automotive paint and related products in the country. With its 5,700 employees, Uni-Select efficiently services a wide network of independent installers and wholesalers, including over 6,200 that operate under one of its banner programs in North America. Uni-Select is headquartered in Boucherville and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol UNS.
The information provided in this press release may include some forward-looking information, which could include certain risks and uncertainties, which may cause the final results to be significantly different from those listed or implied within this news release. For additional information with respect to risks and uncertainties, refer to the Annual Report filed by Uni-Select with the Canadian securities commissions. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this press release, and Uni-Select does not undertake to publicly update such forward-looking information to reflect new information, subsequent or otherwise, unless required by applicable securities laws.