WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2013) - The North West Company Inc. ("North West") (TSX:NWC) will hold its annual meeting of shareholders on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. (Central Time) (the "Meeting") at the Muriel Richardson Auditorium at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Shareholders of North West are invited to attend the Meeting, where there will be an opportunity to ask questions and meet management and North West's Directors.

North West will also host a webcast of the Meeting. To access the Meeting, log onto Shareholders viewing the webcast will not be permitted to vote through the webcast, but will be permitted to ask questions of management. The webcast will be archived and available at

North West is also hosting a conference call for its first quarter results on June 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. (Central Time). To access the call, please dial 416-340-2217 or 866-696-5910 with a pass code of 7457548. The conference call will be archived and can be accessed by dialing 905- 694-9451 or 800-408-3053 with a pass code of 6596846 on or before June 12, 2013.

Corporate Profile

The North West Company Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading retailer of food and everyday products and services to rural communities and urban neighbourhoods in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. North West operates 225 stores under the trading names Northern, NorthMart, Giant Tiger, AC Value Center and Cost-U-Less and has annualized sales of approximately CDN$1.5 billion.

Contact Information:

The North West Company Inc.
Paulina Hiebert
Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary
(204) 934-1756