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Loblaw Companies Limited Files Preliminary Base Shelf Prospectus

BRAMPTON, ON, Dec. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) 
announced today that it has filed a preliminary base shelf prospectus with the 
securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada. This 
filing enables Loblaw Companies Limited to offer up to $1 billion of 
debentures and preferred shares from time to time over a 25-month period after 
the shelf prospectus becomes final. Any issue of securities under the shelf 
prospectus will require the filing of a prospectus supplement that will 
include the specific terms of the securities being offered. The shelf 
prospectus was filed to provide Loblaw Companies Limited with financial 
flexibility and efficient access to Canadian capital markets. 
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of 
any offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction. 
About Loblaw Companies Limited
Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada's 
largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise 
and financial products and services. Loblaw is one of the largest private 
sector employers in Canada. With more than 1,000 corporate and franchised 
stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its franchisees employ more than 
135,000 full-time and part-time employees. Through its portfolio of store 
formats, Loblaw is committed to providing Canadians with a wide, growing and 
successful range of products and services to meet the everyday household 
demands of Canadian consumers. Loblaw is known for the quality, innovation and 
value of its food offering. It offers Canada's strongest control (private) 
label program, including the unique President's Choice(®) no name(®), and 
Joe Fresh(®) brands. In addition, Loblaw makes available to consumers 
President's Choice(®) financial services and offers the PC(®) points loyalty 
program. 
Kim Lee Vice President, Investor Relations 905-459-2500 investor@loblaw.ca 
SOURCE: Loblaw Companies Limited 
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CO: Loblaw Companies Limited
ST: Ontario
NI: RET  
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