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Hudson’s Bay Company Contributes $25,000 to Lac-Megantic Relief Efforts; Expands Donate Your Hudson’s Bay Rewards Points Campaign

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HBC continues its tradition of supporting communities in need

TORONTO, July 10, 2013 – Hudson’s Bay Company announced today that it will contribute funds raised through its “Donate your Hudson’s Bay Rewards Points” campaign to relief efforts for those in the Lac-Mégantic community affected by the tragic train derailment, explosions and devastating fire. Canadians can lend their support by donating their Hudson’s Bay Rewards points in Hudson’s Bay and Home Outfitters stores across Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia from now until August 5, 2013. Customers and Associates can also donate online through www.hbcrewards.com by clicking on the “Donate to Charity/Community” link. HBC will convert all points collected to cash and in addition will contribute directly to the Canadian Red Cross fund Explosion Lac-Mégantic for a total donation of $25,000.

“We are proud to continue HBC’s long-standing history of supporting Canadians in need,” says Serge Coursol, Senior Vice President, Stores, Hudson’s Bay. “The HBC Foundation’s ‘Donate Your Hudson’s Bay Rewards Points’ program provides an avenue for customers and Associates to quickly and easily donate to such a worthy cause.”

“Red Cross volunteers and staff are working around the clock to help families who have been evacuated from their homes in Lac-Mégantic,” says Tim Hoswitschka, Director, National Corporate Relations at the Canadian Red Cross. “We are thankful to Hudson’s Bay Company for its contribution to our humanitarian mission.”

The HBC Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians, focusing its donations on three key areas: healthy families, strong communities and inspiring Canadians.  In 2012, the HBC Foundation donated more than $4 million to charitable partner organizations across Canada.

About Hudson’s Bay Company

Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), founded in 1670, is North America’s longest continually operated company. In Canada, HBC operates Hudson’s Bay, Canada’s largest department store with 90 locations, unsurpassed in its fashion, beauty, home and accessory designers and brands, as well as thebay.com. HBC also operates Home Outfitters, Canada’s largest home specialty superstore with 69 locations across the country. In the United States, HBC operates Lord & Taylor, a department store with 48 full-line store locations throughout the northeastern United States and in two major cities in the Midwest, and lordandtaylor.com.

With approximately 29,000 Associates in Canada and the U.S., Hudson’s Bay Company banners provide stylish, quality merchandise at great value, with a dedicated focus on service excellence. Hudson’s Bay Company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “HBC”.

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Media Contact:

Stephanie Thornbury
Divisional Vice President, Communications
Hudson’s Bay Company
416-436-8086
stephanie.thornbury@hbc.com