Giant Tiger Donates $40,000 to Lac-Megantic Support Fund

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Aug. 28, 2013) - Giant Tiger is thrilled to announce a donation of $40,000 to the Canadian Red Cross Lac-Megantic Support fund.

This donation is possible thanks to the generous contributions made during our Round Up Campaign at participating Quebec stores, combined with the wonderful support and contributions from our store Owners, Managers and Home Office team. The Round Up Campaign ran from July 16 to August 11, 2013.

"Giant Tiger is very much committed to the communities we serve" offers Greg Farrell, President and COO of Giant Tiger Stores Limited. We are thankful to be a member of communities who care so deeply for one another. We believe that these funds will go a long way in not only helping the town of Lac-Megantic rebuild but will also be beneficial in helping the citizens heal".

To date businesses and private citizens have contributed $9,7 million to assist the Lac-Megantic community. The Red Cross has developed an assistance program for those affected by the disaster. This assistance will help vulnerable individuals to get back on their feet and try to put their lives back together.

Giant Tiger Stores Limited is committed to corporate stewardship and supporting its surrounding communities. Through various programs and outreach initiatives Giant Tiger donates more than $2 million dollars annually to more than 700 associations and charities across Canada.

About Giant Tiger Stores Limited

We are the leading Canadian owned family discount store, committed to providing on trend family fashions, groceries, and everyday needs. Established in 1961 in Ottawa's Byward Market, the privately held company has over 200 locations across Canada and employs over 7,000 team members. All Giant Tiger locations are locally owned or operated by a team member who knows the community. In 2001 the North West Company entered into a franchise agreement with Giant Tiger Stores Limited to open and operate Giant Tiger stores in Western Canada. The friendly local stores with the iconic yellow Tiger logo are not only where Canadians shop more and spend less, but they help bring communities together. In 2012, Giant Tiger donated more than $2 million to more than 700 local associations and charities across Canada.

Giant Tiger checks out as Canada's low price Giant with our low prices every day, price matching, Claw Backs throughout the store and the no time limit return policy. For more information about the company, please visit www.gianttiger.com or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gianttiger or follow us on Twitter @GTboutique and on Four Square Giant Tiger Stores.
Giant Tiger, a proud Canadian company since… FOREVER! #CanadaPROUD

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Contact:

Alison Scarlett
Manager
Public Relations and Community Activation
ascarlett@gianttiger.com

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