BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - RONA inc. (TSX:RON)(TSX:RON.PR.A), the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, renovation and gardening products, is inviting media representatives and the financial community to its annual meeting of shareholders on Tuesday, May 13, at 11 a.m. (EDT) to be held at the company's head office in Boucherville.

Robert Chevrier, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors; Robert Sawyer, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Dominique Boies, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of RONA, will present the highlights from fiscal-year 2013 and first quarter 2014, as well as the corporation's strategic priorities.

Where: RONA's head office located at 220 chemin du Tremblay in Boucherville, Quebec (Académie entrance)
When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
11 a.m. Annual meeting starts
12:10 p.m. Press conference starts

Television and still cameras will be permitted five minutes before and after the meeting. Journalists will not be permitted to ask questions during the meeting.

Press conference for members of the media

A press conference with Robert Chevrier, Robert Sawyer and Dominique Boies has been arranged for members of the media following the meeting. Photographs and television cameras will be authorized during the press conference. You can confirm your attendance to this event in advance by sending an email to Valérie Gonzalo.

Live broadcast and replay

The annual meeting of shareholders will be broadcast live (audio only) beginning at 11 a.m. at An audio replay of the meeting will be available for future consultation beginning on May 13 at the end of the day.

About RONA

RONA inc. is a major Canadian retailer and distributor of hardware, building materials and home renovation products. The Corporation operates a network of over 500 corporate, franchise and affiliate stores under several banners and in a number of complementary formats. With its eight distribution centers and its specialized TruServ Canada wholesaler, RONA serves its network as well as many independent dealers operating under different banners. With some 24,000 employees, the Corporation generates annual consolidated sales of $4.2 billion. For more information, visit

Contact Information:

Valerie Gonzalo
Communications and Public Affairs,

Financial Community
Stephane Milot
Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations,