Giant Tiger Celebrates Employees' Choice Award

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Dec. 20, 2013) - Giant Tiger Stores Limited is pleased to announce it has been selected as one of National Capital Region's Top 10 employers. Giant Tiger has been awarded a 2013-14 Employees' Choice Award, an employee-driven awards program sponsored by the Ottawa Business Journal, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Talentmap.

What is important about this award is that it is the employees who determine which employers are selected, by completing surveys and providing valuable, personal feedback. The selection committee reviews the results of the surveys and, based on those responses, determines the top employers. The areas measured in the survey include engagement, senior leadership, management, professional growth and areas of improvement.

"This is an award to truly be proud of," said Greg Farrell, President and COO of Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "The unique aspect of this award is that it is our employees who are recognizing Giant Tiger as being an employer of choice. At Giant Tiger, we are continually exploring new ways to enrich our workplace. We have a workforce that is actively engaged not only at the office but beyond into the community at large. It makes good business sense to make sure that our workplace is the best, so that we can continue to attract and retain top talent. "

"It is also simply the right thing to do," Mr. Farrell added. "We truly are a family at Giant Tiger."

Giant Tiger offers an extensive suite of employee programs and initiatives and strives to promote Giant Tiger as a Friendly and Fun place to shop and to work. For more information about Giant Tiger as an employer of choice and to see current career opportunities, visit http://community.gianttiger.com/careers/opportunities.

About Giant Tiger

In 1961, Giant Tiger Stores Limited opened its first store in Ottawa. The business was started with a very simple idea - keep the cost of operation low and sell a large volume of merchandise at everyday low prices. It is the adherence to this idea that has allowed Giant Tiger to grow to over 200 stores.

In 1968, another simple idea was incorporated into the Giant Tiger formula - franchising! Today most of our stores are franchised so our valued customers will be better served by having the owner in the store. Giant Tiger franchise owners become members of the community, sharing community concerns and serving community needs. Giant Tiger also helps to bring communities together. In 2012, Giant Tiger donated more than $2 million to more than 700 local associations and charities across Canada.

Giant Tiger offers a large assortment of casual clothing and footwear for the entire family including many of the latest fashion items at the lowest possible price. The identical quality and fashion items offered by major chain stores are sold at Giant Tiger often at remarkably lower prices. In addition, Giant Tiger provides everyday needs for families in groceries, confectionery, pet food, cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, toys and health and beauty products.

Giant Tiger checks out as Canada's low price Giant with our low prices every day, Ad Match Guarantee, Clawbacks throughout the store and our no time limit return policy. For more information about the company, please visit www.gianttiger.com, 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

Media Contact:

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

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