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Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix Launches Online Donation in Support of Relief Efforts in Japan

Posted On March 24, 2011

Company to match Shoppers Optimum Points donation up to a combined total of $150,000

Toronto, Ontario:Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix announced today that it will be joining the Canadian Red Cross in supporting relief efforts in Japan.  Between March 24th and April 21st, 2011, customers and employees will be able to donate their Shoppers Optimum Points online at shoppersdrugmart.ca/pharmaprix.ca.  The Company and its Associate-owners will match the savings reward value of the points donated, with its own cash donation, up to a combined amount of $150,000. 

“On behalf of our Associate-owners and employees, we extend our deepest sympathy to those affected by this terrible tragedy,” said Mary-Alice Vuicic, Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President, Shoppers Drug Mart. “It is important for everyone to come together to do what they can to assist the victims of this disaster.  We hope that the support we are offering will help the Canadian Red Cross bring relief and humanitarian aid to the people of Japan. ”

To donate Shoppers/Pharmaprix Optimum Points, card members should visit www.shoppersdrugmart.ca or www.pharmaprix.ca.

About Shoppers Drug Mart
Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing. The Company is the licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix in Québec). With more than 1,182 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores operating in prime locations in each province and two territories, the Company is one of the most convenient retailers in Canada. The Company also licenses or owns more than 59 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and eight luxury beauty destinations operating as Murale. As well, the Company owns and operates 63 Shoppers Home Health Care stores, making it the largest Canadian retailer of home health care products and services. In addition to its retail store network, the Company owns Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health Network Inc., a provider of specialty drug distribution, pharmacy and comprehensive patient support services, and MediSystem Technologies Inc., a provider of pharmaceutical products and services to long-term care facilities in Ontario and Alberta. For more information, visit us at www.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Gibson
lgibson@shoppersdrugmart.ca
416-490-2927