RONA Has Not Received Any Proposal From Lowe's

RONA Has Not Received Any Proposal From Lowe's 
BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 -- RONA inc.
(TSX:RON)(TSX:RON.PR.A), the largest distributor and retailer of
hardware, home renovation and gardening products in Canada,
categorically denies reports published in the daily newspaper La
Presse on November 10, suggesting that it has received an offer from
U.S.-based Lowe's Companies, Inc. RONA has not received any proposal
of any kind from Lowe's and there have been no discussions between
the two companies on this subject. 
RONA adds that its policy is not to comment on rumours. 
About RONA  
RONA is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware,
home renovation and gardening products. The Corporation operates a
network of over 800 corporate, franchise and affiliate retail stores
of various sizes and formats under several banners, and a network of
14 hardware and construction materials distribution centres which are
flexible and perfectly adapted to the diverse needs of its clientele.
RONA is also a leader in the specialized plumbing and HVAC market,
primarily serving commercial and professional customers with a
network of close to 60 sales outlets and four distribution centres
across the country. 
In total, RONA supplies nearly 1,500 sales outlets, of which over 800
are under one of its banners, as well as close to 600 clients,
independent dealers, in its distribution network. With close to
30,000 employees working under its family of banners in every region
of Canada, the RONA store network generates consolidated sales of
$4.8 billion and over $6 billion taking into account the total impact
of the retail sales of franchise dealers, affiliates and other
independent dealers who buy their supplies at RONA. For more
information, please visit
Valerie Lamarre, Senior Advisor
Communications and Public Affairs
RONA inc.
514-599-5900, ext. 5271 
Financial Community
Stephane Milot, Senior Director
Investor Relations
RONA inc.
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