BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - RONA inc. (TSX:RON)(TSX:RON.PR.A), Canada's largest distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products is inviting representatives from the media and the financial community to its annual meeting of shareholders next Tuesday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at the Company's Boucherville head office. Jean Gaulin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Robert Dutton, President and CEO, and Marie-Claude Lalonde, Vice President and Corporate Controller and Chief Financial Officer by interim, will discuss highlights of the Company's activities in 2010 and the outlook for the future.

A guided tour of RONA's Boucherville distribution centre will be offered following the annual meeting of shareholders.

WHERE:RONA inc. head office, Academy room
220, chemin du Tremblay, Boucherville (Québec)
WHEN:Tuesday May 10, 2011
11 a.m. Annual meeting of shareholders
11:45 a.m. Guided tour of the Boucherville distribution centre

Television cameras and photographs will be permitted for five minutes before and after the meeting. Cameramen and photographers will have to leave the moment the meeting begins. Robert Dutton will be available to answer questions from media representatives after the meeting.

The annual meeting of shareholders will also be broadcast online (audio only) at It will not be possible to ask questions. Audio replay of the annual meeting will be available in the afternoon of May 10.

About RONA

RONA is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, renovation and gardening products. RONA operates a network of over 950 corporate, franchise and affiliate stores of various sizes and formats. With close to 30,000 employees working under its family of banners in every region of Canada and more than 17 million square feet of retail space, the RONA store network generates over $6 billion in annual retail sales. Visit

Contact Information:

Emilie Verret
Communications Coordinator
RONA inc.
514-599-5900, ext. 5271

Financial community
Stephane Milot
Senior Director, Investor Relations
RONA inc.