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Shareholders of The North West Company Reject Montrusco Bolton Proposals

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/14 -- (TSX:NWC): The North West Company Inc. ("North West") is pleased to announce the voting results from the Annual General Meeting of shareholders held on June 11, 2014. Shareholders have voted strongly in support of the Board of Directors' recommendation on all resolutions, including rejecting all five proposals submitted by Montrusco Bolton Investments.

"We hold ourselves to the highest standards of corporate governance, and I am pleased that the voting results are consistent with our position that the Montrusco Bolton proposals were not aligned with these standards," said Sanford Riley, Chairperson, The North West Company Inc. "I look forward to continuing to work with the Board and management on advancing our business and building shareholder value."

The voting results are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Company 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 226 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. The common shares of North West trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NWC.

Contacts:
The North West Company Inc.
Edward Kennedy
President and CEO
204-934-1482
204-934-1317 (FAX)
[email protected]

The North West Company Inc.
John King
Chief Financial Officer
204-934-1397
204-934-1317 (FAX)
[email protected]

The North West Company Inc.
Paulina Hiebert
Vice President Legal and Corporate Secretary
204-934-1756
204-934-1317 (FAX)
[email protected]
www.northwest.ca

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