RED DEER, AB--(Marketwired - June 23, 2016) - Parkland Fuel Corporation ("Parkland") (TSX: PKI), one of North America's fastest growing distributors and marketers of fuels and lubricants, today announced that it has donated a total of $175,057.50 to the Canadian Red Cross -- Alberta Fires. In response to the devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Parkland initiated a matching campaign for all personal donations made by employees to the Canadian Red Cross.
"Before we initiated the matching campaign, employees were already asking how they could help. The fires hit very close to home for Parkland and our employees, as we have a Bluewave Energy branch, a Fas Gas retail location and two Esso dealer sites in Fort McMurray," said Paul Lapensée, Vice President of Commercial Fuels and Health, Safety & Environment. "At Parkland, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we serve, especially during a time of need."
In just under a month, employees personally donated a total of $66,260. With Parkland's matching campaign which wrapped up at the end of May, that total doubled to $132,520. An additional $42,537.50 was donated by employees through Parkland's internal Parkland Pledge Program.
For more information on the Parkland Pledge Program, please visit our website at www.parkland.ca.
About Parkland Fuel Corporation
Parkland Fuel Corporation is one of North America's fastest growing independent marketers of fuel and petroleum products. We deliver 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.
For further information, please contact: Investor Inquiries Patricia van de Sande Vice President Investor & Compliance 403-567-2519 Email contact Media Inquiries Elizabeth Wilcox Manager Corporate Communications 403-567-2578 Email contact