Parkland Announces Competition Bureau Clearance of its Acquisition of the Majority of CST’s Canadian Assets

June 27, 2017

CALGARY, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Parkland Fuel Corporation (“Parkland”) (TSX:PKI):

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Parkland Fuel Corporation (“Parkland”) (TSX:PKI), Canada’s largest and one of North America’s fastest growing independent marketers of fuel and petroleum products, announced that it has received all customary third party consents and regulatory approvals, including approval from the Competition Bureau of Canada (the “Bureau”), for its acquisition (the "Acquisition") of the majority of the Canadian business and assets of CST Brands, Inc. from Couche-Tard Inc..

Following the Bureau's review, Parkland has agreed to sell nine dealer and commissioned agent retail fuel contracts in Ontario. In addition, Parkland divested two company owned and operated retail sites and four dealer and commissioned agent retail fuel contracts in two other markets prior to entering into the consent agreement with the Bureau.

Parkland expects the closing of the Acquisition to occur on June 28, 2017.

SUMMARY OF ASSETS TO BE ACQUIRED

Parkland is expected to acquire the following assets for an adjusted purchase price of approximately $985M:

  • 495 dealer and commissioned agent retail fuel sites;
  • 73 commercial cardlock sites;
  • 30 commercial and home heating sites;
  • 159 company-operated retail fuel sites representing approximately 45% of the expected company-operated retail fuel EBITDA; and
  • a French speaking corporate presence in Montréal.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Certain information included herein is forward-looking. Many of these forward looking statements can be identified by words such as “expects”, “expected”, “will”, “anticipate”, or similar words and include, but are not limited to, the expected completion of the Acquisition. Parkland believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties some of which are described in Parkland's annual information form and other continuous disclosure documents. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors, which may cause Parkland's actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: failure to complete the Acquisition in a timely manner or at all, the failure to achieve the anticipated benefits (including, but not limited to, the expected EBITDA); general economic, market and business conditions; industry capacity; competitive action by other companies; refining and marketing margins; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; actions by governmental authorities including increases in taxes; changes in environmental and other regulations; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland.

Any forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and Parkland does not undertake any obligation, except as required under applicable law, to publicly update or revise such statements to reflect new information, subsequent or otherwise. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

ABOUT PARKLAND FUEL CORPORATION

Parkland Fuel Corporation delivers gasoline, diesel, propane, lubricants, heating oil and other high-quality petroleum products to motorists, businesses, households and wholesale customers in Canada and the United States. Our mission is to be the partner of choice for our customers and suppliers, and we do this by building lasting relationships through outstanding service, reliability, safety and professionalism.

We are unique in our ability to provide customers with dependable access to fuel and petroleum products, utilizing a portfolio of supply relationships, storage infrastructure, and third-party rail and highway carriers to rapidly respond to supply disruptions in order to protect our customers.

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