Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When did Empire become incorporated?

A. Empire became incorporated on February 12th, 1963.

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Q. What is the Company's business?
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Q. When was Empire first publicly traded?

A. Empire first publicly traded in July 1982.

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Q. When is Empire's fiscal year-end?

A. Empire's fiscal year-end is the first Saturday in May. For fiscal 2019 it was May 4, 2019.  For fiscal 2020 it is May 2, 2020.

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Q. Where is the Company's headquarters located?

A. Empire's head office is located at:

115 King Street Stellarton, Nova Scotia B0K 1S0 Phone: (902) 752-8371 Fax: (902) 755-6477

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Q. When is the Company's Annual General Meeting?

A. The 2019 Annual General Meeting is scheduled for September 12th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Atlantic time at the Cineplex Cinemas, located in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

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Q. How do I obtain financial reports on Empire?

A. Financial reports may be obtained from our website at www.empireco.ca under the Investor Relations section, or by contacting the Company:

Investor Relations Empire Company Limited 115 King Street Stellarton, Nova Scotia B0K 1S0

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Q. What is Empire's credit rating?

A. Empire does not have a credit rating credit rating with any rating agency. Wholly-owned Sobeys has a rating of BB+ (positive outlook) from S&P and a rating of BBB low (stable trend) from DBRS.

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Q. How many employees does the Company have?

A. Empire and its subsidiaries,franchisees and affiliates employ approximately 123,000 people.

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Q. Where are the Company's operations?

A. Through its 100% ownership in Sobeys Inc, Empire's food retailing segment has national presence with more than 1500 retail stores in operation as well as more than 350 retail fuel locations, which span across all 10 provinces. Empire's real estate operations are focused on the development of properties across Canada. Empire has gained presence in Western Canada through an ownership ownership in Genstar, a residential land development business.

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Q. When does Empire release its earnings?

A. Fiscal 2020 earnings earnings release dates are as follows:

  • Quarter 1: September 12, 2019
  • Quarter 2: December 12, 2019
  • Quarter 3: March 12, 2020
  • Quarter 4 (Year End): June 18, 2020

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Q. What is the CUSIP number for Empire common stock?

A. The CUSIP number for Empire's Non-voting Class A shares is 291843407

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Q. Who is Empire's transfer agent?

A. AST Trust Company (Canada) P.O. Box 700 Station B Montréal, Québec H3B 3K3 Telephone: 1 800 387 082 Email: inquiries@astfinancial.com Web addresswww.astfinancial.com/ca

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Q. Whom do I contact in the case of a lost or missing stock certificate?

A. In the case of a lost or missing stock certificate please contact the transfer agent, AST Trust Company (Canada).

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Q. How do I change my address and other account information?

A. To change your address and other account information, please contact the transfer agent, AST Trust Company (Canada) P.O. Box 700 Station B Montréal, Québec H3B 3K3 Telephone: 1 800 387 0825 Email: inquiries@astfinancial.com Web address: www.astfinancial.com/ca

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Q. What is Empire's ticker symbol?

A. The Company's ticker symbol that trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange is 'EMP.A', which is for Non-Voting Class A shares

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Q. How many of Empire shares are outstanding?

A. Empire had the following shares outstanding:

As of August 3, 2019
Non-Voting Class A shares 173,271,822
Class B common shares, voting 98,138,079

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Q. How do I contact Empire Investor Relations?

A. For additional information concerning Empire Investor Relations please write the Company:
Investor Relations
Empire Company Limited
115 King Street
Stellarton, Nova Scotia
B0K 1S0
(902) 752-8371

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Q. What stock exchange does Empire trade on?

A. Empire's Non-Voting Class A Shares trade on The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).

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Q. What are Empire's dividend record and payment dates?

A. Empire's dividend record and payment dates for fiscal 2020 are: *Subject to approval by the Board of Directors

Record Date Payment Date
July 15, 2019 July 31, 2019
October 15, 2019* October 31, 2019*
January 15, 2020* January 31, 2020*
April 15, 2020* April 30, 2020*

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