Sobeys completes purchase of 236 Shell retail gas locations in Québec and Atlantic Canada

March 2012

On March 15, 2012, Sobeys announced that it had completed the purchase of 236 Shell retail gas locations and related convenience store operations in Québec and Atlantic Canada.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX: EMP.A), Sobeys owns or franchises more than 1,300 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, and Thrifty Foods, as well as Lawton's Drug Stores.

Gowlings assisted Sobeys with a team composed of Joëlle Boisvert (business law and franchise), Laurent Roy and Christian Drapeau (real estate), Daniel Lacelle (tax), Paul Granda (environmental) and Olivier Therrien and Nicolas Dubé (environmental and litigation).

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