Loblaw Companies Limited Announces Appointment of Pavi Binning to Board of Directors

 Loblaw Companies Limited Announces Appointment of Pavi Binning to Board of  Directors  BRAMPTON, ON, Aug. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Galen G. Weston, Executive Chairman and  President, Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L), is pleased to announce the  appointment of Pavi Binning as a director to the Loblaw Companies Limited  Board.  Mr. Binning currently serves as the President of George Weston Limited, and  has been a director of George Weston Limited since 2012. He joined George  Weston Limited in 2010 as the Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") after spending a  year as a director of Loblaw Companies Limited. Prior to joining Weston, Mr.  Binning was at Nortel Networks Corporation, where he held the role of CFO and  subsequently Chief Restructuring Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Binning held CFO  positions at both Hanson plc and Marconi Corporation plc, as well as executive  positions at Diageo plc.  "I am pleased to welcome Pavi back to the Loblaw board," said Mr. Weston.  "Pavi's experience and expertise developed over a career of executive  management positions in large international companies, as well as his  knowledge base in Canadian grocery retail, will complement and strengthen an  extremely capable and robust board."  About Loblaw Companies Limited  Loblaw Companies Limited is Canada's food and pharmacy leader, the nation's  largest retailer, and the majority unitholder of Choice Properties Real Estate  Investment Trust. Loblaw provides Canadians with grocery, pharmacy, health and  beauty, apparel, general merchandise, banking, and wireless mobile products  and services. With more than 2,300 corporate, franchised and Associate-owned  locations, Loblaw, its franchisees, and Associate-owners employ approximately  192,000 full- and part-time employees, making it one of Canada's largest  private sector employers.  Loblaw's purpose - Live Life Well - puts first the needs and well-being of  Canadians who make one billion transactions annually in the Company's stores.   Loblaw is positioned to meet and exceed those needs in many ways: convenient  locations; more than 1,050 grocery stores that span the value spectrum from  discount to specialty; full-service pharmacies at more than 1,250 Shoppers  Drug Mart and Pharmaprix locations and more than 500 Loblaw locations; no-fee  banking with PC Financial; affordable Joe Fresh fashion and family apparel;  and three of Canada's top consumer brands in Life Brand®, no name® and  President's Choice®. Through the PC Plus™ and Shoppers Optimum® loyalty  programs, more than one in every three Canadians are rewarded for shopping  with the companies.  For more information, visit Loblaw's website at www.loblaw.ca and Loblaw's  issuer profile at www.sedar.com.    SOURCE  Loblaw Companies Limited  Media Enquiries, contact:  Kevin Groh Loblaw Companies Limited, Vice President Corporate Affairs and   Communication 905-861-2437 kevin.groh@loblaw.ca  Investors Enquiries, contact:  Dennis Fong Investor Relations 905-861-2489 dennis.fong@loblaw.ca  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2014/14/c7163.html  CO: Loblaw Companies Limited ST: Ontario NI: RET FDR 2575 WNEWS  
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