Loblaw Companies Limited closes offering of $1.6 billion of senior unsecured notes

Loblaw Companies Limited closes offering of $1.6 billion of senior unsecured 
notes 
/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE 
UNITED STATES/ 
BRAMPTON, ON, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) (the 
"Company") announced today that it has successfully closed its issuance of 
$1.6 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes, consisting 
of $800 million of Senior Unsecured Notes, Series 2019 due March 12, 2019 (the 
"Series 2019 Notes") and $800 million of Senior Unsecured Notes, Series 2023, 
due September 12, 2023 (the "Series 2023 Notes", and collectively with the 
Series 2019 Notes, the "Notes"). The Series 2019 Notes carry a coupon of 
3.748% per annum and were issued at par and the Series 2023 Notes carry a 
coupon of 4.860% per annum and were issued at par. The net proceeds from the 
offering have been placed in escrow and will be released from escrow upon 
satisfaction of the applicable release conditions in connection with the 
Company's proposed acquisition of the outstanding common shares of Shoppers 
Drug Mart Corporation. 
The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the United States 
Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered, sold or delivered in the United 
States or to U.S. Persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from 
the registration requirement of such Act. This news release does not 
constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy the Notes in the United 
States. 
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 approximately 
134,000 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, the Company makes available to consumers 
President's Choice Financial(®) services and offers the PC(®) points and PC 
Plus™ loyalty program. For more information, visit Loblaw's website at 
www.loblaw.ca and Loblaw's issuer profile at www.sedar.com.
 

SOURCE  Loblaw Companies Limited 
Investor Enquiries, contact: Jonathan Ross Investor Relations (905) 861-2153 
jonathan.ross@loblaw.ca 
Media Enquiries, contact: Julija Hunter Vice President, Public Relations (905) 
861-2437 julija.hunter@loblaw.ca 
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ST: Ontario
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