Alimentation Couche-Tard to host 3Q 2017 financial results conference call on March 14th, 2017

Laval, 2017-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (“Couche-Tard”) (TSX: ATD.A ATD.B), will be holding a conference call on March 14th, 2017 at 2:30pm (EST) to present its third quarter financial results for 2017. As such, Brian Hannasch, President and CEO, as well as Claude Tessier, Chief Financial Officer, will be the speakers and will answer the analysts’ questions. Therefore, Couche-Tard invites analysts known to the Corporation to submit their two questions to its management before 11:00 AM (EST) on March 14th, 2017. The results will be released on March 14th prior to the TSX opening.

Financial analysts, investors, medias and any individuals interested in listening to the webcast on Couche-Tard’s results which will take place online on March 14th, 2017, at 2:30 P.M. (EST) can do so by either accessing the Corporation’s website at http://corpo.couche-tard.com by clicking in the “Investor Relations/Corporate presentations” section or by dialing 1-866-865-3087 or the international number 1-647-427-7450, followed by the access code 76548088#.

Rebroadcast: For individuals who will not be able to listen to the live webcast, a recording of the webcast will be available on the Corporation’s website for a period of 90 days.

About Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Couche-Tard is the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In the United States, it is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of number of company-operated stores. In Europe, Couche-Tard is a leader in convenience store and road transportation fuel retail in the Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden and Denmark), in the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and in Ireland with an important presence in Poland.

In addition, under licensing agreements, more than 1,500 stores are operated under the Circle K banner in 13 other countries and territories worldwide (China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Guam, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam), which brings the total network to close to 12,300 stores.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements set forth in this press release, which describe Couche-Tard’s objectives, projections, estimates, expectations or forecasts, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities legislation. Positive or negative verbs such as “will”, “plan”, “evaluate”, “estimate”, “believe”, “expect” and other related expressions are used to identify such statements. Couche-Tard would like to point out that, by their very nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties such that its results, or the measures it adopts, could differ materially from those indicated or underlying these statements, or could have an impact on the degree of realization of a particular projection. Major factors that may lead to a material difference between Couche-Tard’s actual results and the projections or expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements include the effects of the integration of acquired businesses and the ability to achieve projected synergies, fluctuations in margins on motor fuel sales, competition in the convenience store and retail motor fuel industries, exchange rate variations, and such other risks as described in detail from time to time in documents filed by Couche-Tard with securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Couche-Tard disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking information in this press release is based on information available as of the date of the release.

For more information on Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., please visit: http://corpo.couche-tard.com.

Contact:

Investor Relations:
Claude Tessier
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: (450) 662-6632, ext. 4607
investor.relations@couche-tard.com

Media Relations:
Marie-Noëlle Cano
Senior Director of Global Communications
Tel: (450) 662-6632, ext. 4611
communication@couche-tard.com

Source: Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Topaz joins Alimentation Couche-Tard family; appoints Niall Anderton as Managing Director

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz Energy Group Ltd. (“Topaz”) confirms that it has today joined with Alimentation Couche-Tard (“Couche-Tard”). The transaction, which was announced on 2nd December 2015, has been approved by the EU Commission and all final closing requirements have now been completed.

Niall Anderton, formerly the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Topaz, has been appointed Managing Director in succession to Emmet O’Neil.  O’Neill stepped down on the completion of the transaction, as was previously announced.

Anderton joined Topaz as CFO a year ago. He has a strong retail background, having held senior executive positions in Primark, O2 and Brown Thomas.

Speaking today, Jørn Madsen, Couche-Tard’s EVP for Central & Eastern Europe and responsible for their business in Ireland said “We are very pleased to have closed the transaction in such a timely manner and are ready to shift our focus to fully integrating Topaz into the Couche-Tard family.  We are particularly pleased that Niall will take over as the leader of our business in Ireland.” He adds “We have been working closely with Niall over the last few months and we are certain that he is the right person to lead Topaz through the next phase of its development.”

Niall Anderton said he was looking forward to an exciting program in the months and years ahead. “It’s a tremendous honor to be given this responsibility. We have a really exciting and ambitious agenda ahead, completing the integration of the Esso business here in Ireland and our integration into the wider Couche-Tard family, while always maintaining our focus on our customers and partners. Couche-Tard is an exceptional company which is committed to becoming the world’s preferred convenience and fuel retailer. I believe its presence in Ireland will bring significant benefits to consumers.  I’m really looking forward to leading this business over the coming years and to meeting all our partners and dealers and, most importantly, our customers.”

About Topaz 
Topaz is the leading convenience and fuel retailer in Ireland, made up of 444 stations across the island of Ireland, including its recently acquired Esso station network. Of these stations, 158 are owned by Topaz and 286 by dealers. The agreement also encompasses a commercial fuels operation, with over 30 depots and two owned terminals.

About Couche-Tard
Couche-Tard is one of the world’s leading convenience and fuel retail businesses. The company has approximately 15,000 sites across its network in North America (U.S. and Canada), Europe (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, the Baltics and Russia), Asia and the Middle East. Approximately 100,000 people are employed in its network across the world.

Topaz Energy Group Limited,
Topaz House,
Beech Hill,
Clonskeagh,
Dublin 4.

Topaz Head Office Tel: +353 (0)1 202 8888
Topaz Home Heat: Tel: 1850 250 650
Topaz Fax: +353 (0) 1 282 8320

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Topaz joins Alimentation Couche-Tard family; appoints Niall Anderton as Managing Director

Topaz joins Alimentation Couche-Tard family; appoints Niall Anderton as Managing Director

Ireland’s largest convenience and fuel retailer Topaz Energy Group Ltd to be acquired by Canadian company Alimentation Couche-Tard

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2015-12-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz Energy Group Ltd, Ireland’s largest convenience and fuel retailer, is to be acquired by the publicly quoted Canadian company Alimentation Couche-Tard (known as Couche-Tard).

The two companies signed an agreement today that will lead to the acquisition by the Canadian company of Topaz Energy Group Ltd together with linked companies Resource Property Investment Fund plc and the recently-acquired Esso Ireland Ltd (collectively referred to as Topaz).  The transaction is expected to close in Spring 2016, subject to the usual regulatory approvals and closing conditions.

Couche-Tard
Couche-Tard is one of the world’s leading convenience and fuel retail businesses.  The company has approximately 15,000 sites across its network in North America (U.S. and Canada), Europe (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, the Baltics and Russia), Asia and the Middle East.  Approximately 100,000 people are employed in its network across the world.

Topaz
Topaz is Ireland’s largest convenience store and fuel retail business.  Its network includes 464 service stations, 162 of which are company owned and a commercial fuels operation with over 30 depots.  The business employs over 2,000 people across the island of Ireland.

Quote from Topaz Chairman
Welcoming the announcement, Topaz Chairman, John Callaghan, said; “The last two years have been a period of phenomenal development and improvement for the company.  With the steadfast support of the Board, our management and staff, we have established a well capitalised group of growing businesses which, with the recent amalgamation of Esso in Ireland, is the undoubted industry leader.”

“We are delighted to have agreed this transaction with Couche-Tard who are recognised as world leaders in the fuel and convenience store industry.  We know they will build on the foundations we have put in place and bring a new dimension to the industry in Ireland to the benefit of the economy, our customers and our staff.  We wish Couche-Tard well and look forward with confidence to an exciting future. ”

Quote from Topaz CEO
Emmet O’Neill, Chief Executive of Topaz, described the transaction as a “game changer’ for the retail sector in Ireland.  He said, “Couche-Tard is one of the strongest names in retail in the world and their presence in Ireland will transform the retail sector here. I am thrilled that they have chosen Topaz as the foundation for their entry to the Irish market.  They will bring enormous skill, energy and resources to this business and this market.”

O’Neill said that the deal followed a transformation of the company over the past two years; “In the last two years Topaz has moved from being a challenged business to one which has been transformed at every level and which now leads the market here. We have refinanced the company, upgraded the infrastructure, acquired and built new sites and convenience stores and ultimately acquired the business of Esso in Ireland.  Today’s transaction is a reflection of the immense effort made by everyone on the team and across the company over that time.”

SOURCE: Topaz Energy Group Limited

Alimentation Couche-Tard VP and CFO Raymond Paré to resign effective October 16

Laval, Québec, Canada,  2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (“Couche-Tard”) (TSX: ATD.A / ATD.B) today announced that its Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Raymond Paré, has resigned effective October 16, 2015.

Mr. Paré has indicated his intention to pursue other interests and to spend more time with his family. Couche-Tard’s Board of Directors has accepted his resignation and wishes him success in his future endeavors. Couche-Tard has begun the process of identifying a successor and Mr. Paré will remain available to facilitate a smooth transition. In the meantime, financial and investor queries will be handled by Couche-Tard’s President & CEO, Brian Hannasch.

“We thank Raymond for his contributions to the company over the past 13 years,” says Brian Hannasch. “He has been instrumental in the completion of milestone acquisitions including Statoil Fuel & Retail and The Pantry, reaching thousands more customers in dozens of new markets and multiplying our market value several times over, as well as laying the foundations for further growth with our new, global Circle K retail brand. We wish him well in his pursuit of new ventures.”

Contacts:
Media Relations:

Karen Romer, Director, Global Communications
Tel: +47 950 74 950
karen.romer@couche-tard.com

Investor Relations:
Sylvain Aubry, Senior Director, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary
Tel: 450-662-6632, ext. 4619
sylvain.aubry@couche-tard.com

About Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
Couche-Tard is the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In the United States, it is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of number of company-operated stores. In Europe, Couche-Tard is a leader in convenience store and road transportation fuel retail in Scandinavia and the Baltic countries with a significant presence in Poland.

As of July 19, 2015, Couche-Tard’s network comprised 7,987 convenience stores throughout North America, including 6,556 stores offering road transportation fuel. Its North American network consists of 15 business units, including 11 in the United States covering 41 States and four in Canada covering all ten provinces. About 80,000 people are employed throughout its network and at its service offices in North America.

In Europe, Couche-Tard operates a broad retail network across Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden and Denmark), Poland, the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and Russia. As at July 19, 2015, it comprised 2,229 stores, the majority of which offer road transportation fuel and convenience products while the others are unmanned automated service-stations which offer road transportation fuel only. The Corporation also offers other products, including stationary energy, marine fuel, lubricants and chemicals. Couche-Tard operates key fuel terminals and fuel depots in six countries. Including employees at Statoil branded franchise stations, about 19,000 people work in its retail network, terminals and service offices across Europe.

In addition, about 4,700 stores are operated by independent operators under the Circle K banner in 12 other countries or regions worldwide (China, Guam, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam) which brings to more than 14,900 the number of sites in Couche-Tard’s network.

Forward-looking statements The statements set forth in this press release, which describe Couche-Tard’s objectives, projections, estimates, expectations or forecasts, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities legislation. Positive or negative verbs such as “will”, “plan”, “evaluate”, “estimate”, “believe”, “expect” and other related expressions are used to identify such statements. CoucheTard would like to point out that, by their very nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties such that its results, or the measures it adopts, could differ materially from those indicated or underlying these statements, or could have an impact on the degree of realization of a particular projection. Major factors that may lead to a material difference between Couche-Tard’s actual results and the projections or expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements include the effects of the integration of acquired businesses and the ability to achieve projected synergies, fluctuations in margins on motor fuel sales, competition in the convenience store and retail motor fuel industries, exchange rate variations, and such other risks as described in detail from time to time in documents filed by Couche-Tard with securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Couche-Tard disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking information in this press release is based on information available as of the date of the release.

Alimentation Couche-Tard and FUCHS PETROLUB SE deal received clearance from the competition authorities

Laval (Québec), Canada, 2015-10-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX: ATD.A / ATD.B) announces today the closing of the deal to sell its lubricants business to FUCHS PETROLUB SE (“FUCHS”). The deal, announced on August 1 st , 2015, was subject to standard regulatory approvals and closing conditions and has now received clearance from the competition authorities

The sale is through a share purchase agreement, pursuant to which FUCHS has acquired 100% of all issued and outstanding shares in Statoil Fuel & Retail Lubricants AB (“SFR Lubricants”).

SFR Lubricants is one of the leading suppliers of lubricants in Scandinavia and the Baltics. FUCHS PETROLUB is a global Group based in Germany which develops, produces and distributes around 10,000 lubricants and related specialties across the world.

About Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
Couche-Tard is the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In the United States, it is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of number of company operated stores. In Europe, Couche-Tard is a leader in convenience store and road transportation fuel retail in Scandinavia and the Baltic countries with a significant presence in Poland.

As of July 19, 2015, Couche-Tard’s network comprised 7,987 convenience stores throughout North America, including 6,556 stores offering road transportation fuel. Its North American network consists of 15 business units, including 11 in the United States covering 41 States and four in Canada covering all ten provinces. About 80,000 people are employed throughout its network and at its service offices in North America.

In Europe, Couche-Tard operates a broad retail network across Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden and Denmark), Poland, the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and Russia. As at July 19, 2015, it comprised 2,229 stores, the majority of which offer road transportation fuel and convenience products while the others are unmanned automated service-stations which offer road transportation fuel only. The Corporation also offers other products, including stationary energy, marine fuel, lubricants and chemicals. Couche-Tard operates key fuel terminals and fuel depots in six countries. Including employees at Statoil branded franchise stations, about 19,000 people work in its retail network, terminals and service offices across Europe.

In addition, about 4,700 stores are operated by independent operators under the Circle K banner in 12 other countries or regions worldwide (China, Guam, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam) which brings to more than 14,900 the number of sites in Couche-Tard’s network.

For more information on Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., please visit: http://corpo.couchetard.com.

Contact:
Raymond Paré, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Tel: (450) 662-6632 ext. 4607 investor.relations@couche-tard.com

Forward Looking Statements:
The statements set forth in this press release, which describe Couche-Tard’s objectives, projections, estimates, expectations or forecasts, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities legislation. Positive or negative verbs such as “will”, “plan”, “evaluate”, “estimate”, “believe”, “expect” and other related expressions are used to identify such statements. Couche-Tard would like to point out that, by their very nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties such that its results, or the measures it adopts, could differ materially from those indicated or underlying these statements, or could have an impact on the degree of realization of a particular projection. Major factors that may lead to a material difference between Couche-Tard’s actual results and the projections or expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements include the effects of the integration of acquired businesses and the ability to achieve projected synergies, fluctuations in margins on motor fuel sales, competition in the convenience store and retail motor fuel industries, exchange rate variations, and such other risks as described in detail from time to time in documents filed by Couche-Tard with securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Couche-Tard disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking information in this press release is based on information available as of the date of the release.