September 24th, 2018

Empire Company reaches agreement to acquire Farm Boy – Ontario’s fastest growing food retailer

Empire Company Limited (Empire) (TSX: EMP.A) announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Farm Boy, one of the most exciting, fastest growing and successful food retailers in the country, with 26 locations in Ontario and many more on the way, for a total enterprise value of $800 million.

About Farm Boy 2012 Inc.
Selected as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, Eastern Ontario based Farm Boy provides a unique and friendly, fresh-market shopping experience. Featuring their signature farm-fresh produce and organic, natural and locally sourced foods, plus their popular store brands and wholesome fresh prepared meals, made from scratch in the Farm Boy Kitchen. With legions of loyal customers, Farm Boy has grown from a small produce stand starting in Cornwall in 1981 to 26 stores located across Ontario, with Oakville opening this fall. The company plans to continue its fresh market expansion across Ontario.

Media contact:
Carolyn Trudel, Director of PR and Market Development
613-747-2363 ctrudel@farmboy.ca
For more information on Empire Company Limited, visit: Empire Company Limited News Release


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