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Parkland to consolidate its International Segment; agrees to a share exchange for the remaining 25 percent of Sol

  • Consolidates Parkland’s ownership of Sol to 100 percent, simplifying corporate structure
  • Increases the Simpson Group’s ownership of Parkland to 19.54 percent, demonstrating its long-term confidence in Parkland, its management team and growth strategy
  • On a trailing 12-month basis, adds approximately $110 million of annual Adjusted EBITDA to Parkland’s International Segment

CALGARY, AB, Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI) announced it has entered into a share exchange agreement with Simpson Oil Limited (”Simpson Oil”), to exchange Simpson Oil’s remaining 25 percent of Sol Investments SEZC (”Sol”) for 20 million common shares (”Parkland Shares”) in the capital of Parkland (the “Share Exchange”). Following the completion of the Share Exchange, Parkland will hold 100 percent of the securities of Sol, a proven international growth platform which spans 23 countries in the Caribbean region and South America.

“We are excited to have the Simpson family expand their ownership in Parkland,” said Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We value the Simpson’s confidence in our growth strategy and long-term vision and are grateful for their ongoing support for the Parkland team. We are consolidating our ownership of Sol in a way that is immediately accretive to shareholders.”

Simpson Oil has been a Parkland shareholder since 2017 and has grown its shareholding to beneficially own, directly or indirectly, or exercise control or direction over, approximately 14.4 million Parkland Shares, representing 9.24 percent of the issued and outstanding Parkland Shares on a non-diluted basis. Following completion of the Share Exchange, Simpson Oil and, if applicable, its affiliates (collectively, the “Simpson Group”) will own approximately 34.4 million Parkland Shares, representing 19.54 percent of the issued and outstanding Parkland Shares on a pro-forma, non-diluted basis.

“We are delighted to expand our ownership in Parkland,” said Sir Kyffin Simpson CBE, and founder of Simpson Oil. “We have tremendous confidence in the Company, its management team and its bright future. We look forward to participating in its continued success as a long-term supportive shareholder with an investment horizon through the next decade and beyond.”

Strategic Rationale
  • Immediately accretive to all Parkland shareholders on a leverage neutral basis
  • 20 million Parkland Shares to be issued at the prevailing share price
  • Share Exchange valuation consistent with the terms of the put and call options (defined below)
  • Supportive shareholder with a long-term investment horizon
  • Simplifies Parkland’s corporate structure and reporting

The Share Exchange is expected to close in 2022, subject to the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange (”TSX”) and receipt of any other required regulatory approvals. Concurrently with completing the Share Exchange, the put and call options available to Simpson Oil and Parkland, respectively, with respect to the remaining 25 percent of shares of Sol (”put and call options”) shall be terminated.

About Parkland

Parkland’s purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities. We serve essential needs in our communities, providing our customers with the fuels they depend on to get around, quality foods and convenience items, while helping them achieve their goals of lowering their environmental impact. Through our portfolio of trusted and locally relevant brands, we serve well over one million customers per day across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and Central and South America.

In addition to leveraging our supply and storage capabilities to provide the fuels our diverse customers depend on; we are leading our customers through the energy transition. From electric vehicle charging, renewable fuels, solar energy and compliance and carbon offset trading, we are leaders in helping our customers lower their environmental impact.

Parkland’s proven strategy is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. We are focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing, and diversifying our retail business into food, convenience, and renewable energy solutions and helping our commercial customers decarbonize their operations. Our strategy is underpinned by our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

Forward Looking Statement

Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information and statements (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). When used in this news release the words “expect”, “will”, “continue”, “strategy”, “focus” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to, among other things: the completion of the Share Exchange and the timing thereof; expected benefits of the Share Exchange; Simpson Oil’s future expectations for Parkland and its future shareholding position, including its investment horizon of more than a decade; Parkland’s business objectives, projects and plans and the execution and impact thereof; leading customers through the energy transition and helping them lower their environmental impact; Parkland’s strategy centered around organic growth, supply advantage, acquiring prudently and integrating successfully; and Parkland’s focus on developing its existing business, growing and diversifying its retail business and helping commercial customers decarbonize their operations.

These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release. Parkland does not undertake any obligations to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as may be required by securities law. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of numerous risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to: failure to complete the Share Exchange; failure to satisfy the conditions to closing of the Share Exchange, including receiving approval from the TSX and other required regulatory approvals; failure to realize all or any of the anticipated benefits of the Share Exchange; general economic, market and business conditions; competitive action by other companies; refining and marketing margins; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; actions by governmental authorities and other regulators including but not limited to increases in taxes or restricted access to markets; changes and developments in environmental and other regulations; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. See also the risks and uncertainties described in “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s Revised Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in the Q2 2022 MD&A dated August 4, 2022 and the Q4 2021 MD&A dated March 3, 2022, each filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca.

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Parkland delivers record quarterly results and increases 2022 guidance; announced share exchange for the remaining 25 percent of Sol

  • Q2 2022 Adjusted EBITDA1 of $450 million
  • Q2 2022 Net Earnings of $81 million, or $0.52 per share
  • Q2 2022 Adjusted Earnings1 of $166 million, or $1.07 per share
  • Increases 2022 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance1 to between $1.6 and $1.7 billion
  • Announced agreement to issue 20 million Parkland common shares to consolidate our 100 percent ownership of Sol, our International Segment

CALGARY, AB, Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI), today announced its financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022.

Q2 2022 Highlights

  • Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”)1 of $450 million, up approximately 40 percent from Q2 2021, underpinned by acquisitions, consistent operating performance and organic growth.
  • Net earnings attributable to Parkland of $81 million, ($0.52 per share, basic), up approximately $145 million ($0.94 per share, basic) from Q2 2021, and Adjusted earnings attributable to Parkland1 of $166 million, ($1.07 per share, basic), up $70 million ($0.43 per share) from Q2 2021.
  • Trailing twelve months (”TTM”) distributable cash flow1 of $748 million ($4.86 per share) and Q2 2022 cash generated from operating activities of $341 million, both broadly in line with Q2 2021.
  • Reduced leverage ratio1 by 0.3x from 3.5x in Q1 2022 to 3.2x.
  • Fuel volumes of approximately 6.4 billion litres, up over 12 percent from Q2 2021, reflecting the strength of our marketing business and the impact of acquisitions.
  • Completed the previously disclosed acquisition of four Eastern Canadian product terminals, extending our supply advantage and positioning us to accelerate our decarbonization strategy.
  • Continued to expand our JOURNIE™ Rewards loyalty program, attracting approximately 300,000 new members for a total of 3.5 million members.

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1 Specified Financial Measure. See “Specified Financial Measures” section of this news release.

“Our record results demonstrate the resilience of our integrated business model and our ability to grow throughout economic cycles,” said Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Parkland team continues to serve the needs of our customers, while simultaneously mitigating inflation, driving organic growth and strengthening our financial flexibility.”

“Consistent with our strategy, we continue to thoughtfully integrate acquisitions, capture synergies and reduce our leverage ratio,” added Espey. “Our operational performance year-to-date gives us confidence to increase our 2022 Adjusted EBITDA guidance. We are firmly on track with our ambition for $2 billion run-rate of Adjusted EBITDA by mid-decade.”

Q2 2022 Segment Highlights

  • Canada delivered Adjusted EBITDA1 of $174 million, up 38 percent, from Q2 2021 ($126 million). Performance was underpinned by robust margins and increased fuel volumes as a result of ongoing COVID recovery, the M&M and Crevier acquisitions, and organic growth. Our previously announced acquisition of select Husky branded retail locations is expected to close later this year.
  • International delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $87 million, up 32 percent, from Q2 2021 ($66 million). Performance was underpinned by increased fuel volumes driven by continued recovery in tourism, aviation, and wholesale, acquisitions and synergy capture. Subsequent to the quarter, we completed our previously disclosed acquisition of the Jamaican business of GB Group and announced a share exchange for the remaining 25 percent of Sol Investments SEZC (”Sol”), to consolidate our 100 percent ownership of our International Segment.
  • USA delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $51 million, up 70 percent, from Q2 2021 ($30 million). Performance was underpinned by the impact of prior year acquisitions, synergy capture, organic growth in our commercial and wholesale business and robust margins.
  • Refining delivered Adjusted EBITDA1 of $164 million, up 33 percent, from Q2 2021 ($123 million). Performance was underpinned by strong refining margins, partially offset by a power outage caused by a third party. Composite utilization2 was 88.4 percent (97.4 percent in Q2 2021).

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2 Non-Financial Measure. See “Non-Financial Measures” section of this news release.

Updated 2022 Guidance

  • Adjusted EBITDA (attributable to Parkland) increased to $1.6 – $1.7 billion (up from previous guidance of $1.5 billion +/- 5 percent).
  • Capital expenditures (attributable to Parkland) are on track for the low-end of our previously guided range of between $425 million and $525 million.

The factors and assumptions which contribute to Parkland’s assessment of the increased 2022 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance are consistent with existing Parkland disclosures and such guidance is subject to risks and uncertainties inherent in Parkland’s business. Readers are directed to the “Risk Factors” section in the Q2 2022 MD&A and Parkland’s Revised Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022 for a description of such factors, assumptions, risks and uncertainties. All other elements of Parkland’s previous guidance remain unchanged.

Sustainability Leadership

Sustainability is deeply embedded across our business. Notable accomplishments from the second quarter, and year-to-date, include:

  • Reflecting our focus on safety, we more than halved our TTM lost time injury frequency rate2 to 0.12 (Q2 2021: 0.26) and lowered our TTM total recordable injury frequency rate2 to 1.06 (Q2 2021: 1.19).
  • Co-processed over 30 million litres of bio-feedstocks during Q2 2022, and 50 million litres year-to-date. This has the equivalent environmental impact of taking over 24,000 and 40,000 cars off the road, respectively.
  • Announced we are advancing our renewable fuel project, to be over 40 percent funded by the Government of British Columbia (”BC”), to expand our co-processing activity and build BC’s largest renewable diesel complex at our Burnaby Refinery. A Final Investment Decision is expected in the second half of 2023. Should this project advance, the renewable fuels produced will equate to the permanent removal of 700,000, or 25 percent of the passenger vehicles on BC’s roads.
  • Generated $18 million of Total Renewable Adjusted EBITDA1 in Q2 2022.
  • Subsequent to the quarter (July 12, 2022), we published our 2021 Sustainability Report. In addition to highlighting our accomplishments, the timing of this report sets a new annual cadence for publishing future sustainability reports which more closely aligns with our annual reporting calendar. To read the 2021 Sustainability Report, please visit: https://www.parkland.ca/en/sustainability/overview

Consolidated Financial Overview

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

Three months ended June 30,

Financial Summary

2022

2021(7)

Fuel and petroleum product volume (million litres)

6,440

5,746

Sales and operating revenue(2)(7)

9,715

4,974

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”)(4)

450

322

Canada(2)(3)(4)

174

126

International

87

66

USA(1)(3)

51

30

Refining(1)(2)(3)(4)

164

123

Corporate(3)

(26)

(23)

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland(7)

81

(64)

Net earnings (loss) per share – basic ($ per share)(7)

0.52

(0.42)

Net earnings (loss) per share – diluted ($ per share)(7)

0.52

(0.42)

Adjusted earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted earnings”)(5)(7)

166

96

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share – basic ($ per share)(5)(7)

1.07

0.64

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share – diluted ($ per share)(5)(7)

1.06

0.64

TTM Distributable cash flow(5)

748

769

TTM Distributable cash flow per share(5)

4.86

5.13

Dividends

51

48

Dividends per share(6)

0.3249

0.3087

Weighted average number of common shares (million shares)

156

151

Total assets

14,047

9,972

Non-current financial liabilities

7,155

4,997

(1)

The supply and trading business in the United States, formerly presented in the Supply segment (now Refining), is now included in the USA segment, reflecting a change in organizational structure in the first six months of 2021.

(2)

Certain amounts within sales and operating revenue, cost of purchases, and marketing, general and administrative were restated and reclassified to conform to the presentation used in the current period. For comparative purposes, information for the second quarter of 2021 ended June 30, 2021 was restated due to a change in segment presentation. The supply, wholesale and logistics businesses, formerly presented in the Supply segment, are now included in the Canada segment, reflecting a change in organizational structure in the first six months of 2022. Following the change, the Supply segment has been renamed to “Refining” as it only includes the results of the Burnaby Refinery. This change better aligns Canada results with those of USA and International, which carry supply businesses within their respective divisions.

(3)

Certain amounts in the comparative period were also restated and reclassified to conform to the presentation used in the current period with respect to the allocation of Corporate costs.

(4)

Total of segments measure. See Section 14 of the Q2 2022 MD&A.

(5)

Non-GAAP financial measure or non-GAAP financial ratio. See Section 14 of the Q2 2022 MD&A.

(6)

Supplementary financial measure. See Section 14 of the Q2 2022 MD&A.

(7)

Certain information in the previous period was restated due to the effects of hyperinflation. Refer to Note 2 of the Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

Q2 2022 Conference Call and Webcast Details

Parkland will host a webcast and conference call on Friday, August 5, at 6:30 am MDT (8:30 am EDT) to discuss the results. To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link:

https://app.webinar.net/8OZXrAXJQa5

Analysts and investors interested in participating in the question and answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0546 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 77903406). International participants may call 1-800-389-0704 (toll free) (Conference ID: 77903406).

Please connect and log in approximately 10 minutes before the beginning of the call. The webcast will be available for replay two hours after the conference call ends at the link above. It will remain available for one year and will also be posted to www.parkland.ca.

MD&A and Consolidated Financial Statements

The management’s discussion and analysis for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 (the “Q2 2022 MD&A”) and consolidated financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 (the “Q2 2022 Consolidated Financial Statements”) provide a detailed explanation of Parkland’s operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022. An English version of these documents will be available online at www.parkland.ca and SEDAR after the results are released by newswire under Parkland’s profile at www.sedar.com. The French versions of the Q2 2022 MD&A and Consolidated Financial Statements will be posted to www.parkland.ca and SEDAR as soon as they become available.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland’s purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities. We serve essential needs in our communities, providing our customers with the essential fuels they depend on to get around, quality foods and convenience items, while helping them achieve their goals of lowering their environmental impact. Through our portfolio of trusted and locally relevant brands, we serve well over one million customers per day across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and Central and South America.

In addition to leveraging our supply and storage capabilities to provide the essential fuels our diverse customers depend on; we are leading our customers through the energy transition. From electric vehicle charging, renewable fuels, solar energy and compliance and carbon offset trading, we are leaders in helping our customers lower their environmental impact.

Parkland’s proven strategy is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. We are focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing, and diversifying our retail business into food, convenience, and renewable energy solutions and helping our commercial customers decarbonize their operations. Our strategy is underpinned by our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information and statements (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). When used in this news release the words “expect”, “will”, “could”, “would”, “believe”, “continue”, “pursue” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to, among other things: business objectives and strategies, the 2022 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance and the 2022 capital expenditure guidance and expectations relating thereto; consolidating 100 percent ownership of Sol and the completion thereof; being on track to achieve its ambition for $2 billion of Adjusted EBITDA by mid-decade; completing the acquisition of select Husky branded retail locations; integrating acquisitions, capturing synergies and reducing leverage ratio; continuing to meet customers’ needs; its ‘Drive to Zero’ strategy and goals with respect thereto; supporting the governments’ goals of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050; expanding its co-processing activity and building BC’s largest renewable diesel complex at the Burnaby Refinery, the completion, funding and timing thereof and the expected benefits relating thereto; future sustainability reports and the timing thereof; and its energy transition strategy and its goals and projects relating thereto.

These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release. Parkland does not undertake any obligations to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as required by securities law. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of numerous risks, assumptions and uncertainties including, but not limited to: general economic, market and business conditions, including the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict; Parkland’s ability to execute its business strategies, including without limitation; Parkland’s ability to successfully integrate acquisitions, capture synergies, reduce its leverage ratio, successfully implement organic growth initiatives and to finance such acquisitions and initiatives on reasonable terms; Parkland’s ability to achieve its goals and targets relating to its “Drive to Zero” strategy; Parkland’s ability to complete transactions and projects, including consolidating 100 percent ownership of Sol, the acquisition of select Husky brand retail locations and expanding its co-processing activity and building BC’s largest renewable diesel complex at the Burnaby Refinery; competitive action by other companies; refining and marketing margins; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; actions by governmental authorities and other regulators including but not limited to increases in taxes or restricted access to markets; changes and developments in environmental and other regulations; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. See also the risks and uncertainties described in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s Revised Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in the Q2 2022 MD&A dated August 4, 2022, each filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Non-Financial Measures

Parkland uses a number of non-financial measures, including composite utilization, TTM lost time injury frequency rate and TTM total recordable injury frequency rate, in measuring the success of our strategic objectives and to set variable compensation targets for employees. These non-financial measures are not accounting measures, do not have comparable International Financial Reporting Standards (”IFRS”) measures, and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, as other issuers may calculate these metrics differently. See Section 14 of the Q2 2022 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details on the non-financial measures used by Parkland.

Specified Financial Measures

This news release contains total of segments measures, non-GAAP financial measures and ratios and supplementary financial measures and capital management measures (collectively, “specified financial measures”). Parkland’s management uses certain specified financial measures to analyze the operating and financial performance, leverage and liquidity of the business. These specified financial measures do not have any standardized meaning and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The specified financial measures should not be considered in isolation or used in substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. See Section 14 of the Q2 2022 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding specified financial measures used by Parkland.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Ratios

Adjusted earnings is a non-GAAP financial measure and Adjusted earnings per share is a non-GAAP financial ratio included in this news release to assist management, investors and analysts with the analysis of the core operating performance of business activities of Parkland on a consolidated level. This non-GAAP financial measure and ratio do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The non-GAAP financial measures and ratios should not be considered in isolation or used in substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Except as otherwise indicated, these non-GAAP measures and ratios are calculated and disclosed on a consistent basis from period to period. See section 14 of the Q2 2022 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding Parkland’s non-GAAP financial measures and ratios. See below for the reconciliation of Adjusted earnings (loss) to net earnings (loss) and calculation of Adjusted earnings (loss) per share for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and June 30, 2021.

Three months ended June 30,

($ millions, unless otherwise stated)

2022

2021

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland

81

(64)

Add: Net earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

10

4

Net earnings (loss)

91

(60)

Add:

Acquisition, integration and other costs

18

11

Loss on modification of long-term debt

2

35

(Gain) loss on foreign exchange – unrealized

(6)

(1)

(Gain) loss on risk management and other – unrealized

20

18

Other (gains) and losses(1)

60

120

Other adjusting items(2)

4

5

Tax normalization(3)

(12)

(22)

Adjusted earnings (loss) including NCI

177

106

Less: Adjusted earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

11

10

Adjusted earnings (loss)

166

96

Weighted average number of common shares (million shares)(4)

156

151

Weighted average number of common shares adjusted for the effects of dilution (million shares)(3)

157

151

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share ($ per share)

Basic

1.07

0.64

Diluted

1.06

0.64

(1)

Other (gains) and losses for the three months ended June 30, 2022 include the following: (i) $44 million non-cash valuation loss (2021 – $80 million loss) due to the change in redemption value of Sol Put Option; (ii) $16 million non-cash valuation loss (2021 – $31 million loss) due to the change in fair value of redemption options; and (iii) nil gain (2021 – $9 million gain) in Other items. Refer to Note 12 of the Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

(2)

Other Adjusting Items for the three months ended June 30, 2022 mainly includes the share of depreciation and income taxes for the Isla joint venture of $3 million (2021 – nil).

(3)

The tax normalization adjustment was applied to net earnings (loss) adjusting items that were considered temporary differences, such as gains and losses on asset disposals, acquisition, integration and other costs, unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses, gains and losses on risk management and other, changes in fair value of redemption options, changes in estimates of environmental provisions, and debt modifications. The tax impact was estimated using the effective tax rates applicable to jurisdictions where the related items occur.

(4)

Weighted average number of common shares are calculated in accordance with Parkland’s accounting policy contained in Note 2 of the Annual Consolidated Financial Statements.

TTM distributable cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure and TTM distributable cash flow per share is a non-GAAP ratio. TTM distributable cash flow is a cash metric that adjusts for the impact of seasonality in Parkland’s business by removing non-cash working capital items and excludes the effect of items that are not considered representative of Parkland’s ability to generate cash flows. Such items include: (i) acquisition, integration, and other costs; (ii) turnaround maintenance capital expenditures, and; (iii) interest on leases and long-term debt, and principal payments on leases attributable to non-controlling interests. Distributable cash flow does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Parkland uses this non-GAAP financial measure to monitor normalized cash flows of the business by eliminating the impact of Parkland’s working capital fluctuations and expenditures used in acquisition, integration and other activities, which can vary significantly from quarter-to-quarter.

Three months ended

Trailing
twelve
months
ended
June 30,
2022

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

September
30, 2021

December
31, 2021

March 31,
2022

June 30,
2022

Cash generated from (used in) operating activities(1)

200

118

(48)

341

611

Exclude: Adjusted EBITDA attributable to NCI, net of tax

(26)

(22)

(26)

(27)

(101)

174

96

(74)

314

510

Reverse: Change in other liabilities and other assets(2)

4

8

(2)

(1)

9

Reverse: Net change in non-cash working capital(2)

119

148

436

36

739

Include: Maintenance capital expenditures attributable to Parkland

(40)

(112)

(29)

(44)

(225)

Exclude: Turnaround maintenance capital expenditures

3

8

11

Include: Proceeds on asset disposals

4

4

1

2

11

Reverse: Acquisition, integration and other costs

12

24

13

18

67

Include: Interest on leases and long-term debt

(56)

(59)

(64)

(69)

(248)

Exclude: Interest on leases and long-term debt attributable to NCI

1

1

1

1

4

Include: Payments on principal amount on leases

(36)

(38)

(37)

(38)

(149)

Exclude: Payments on principal amount on leases attributable to NCI

5

5

5

4

19

Distributable cash flow(3)

190

85

250

223

748

Weighted average number of common shares (million shares)

154

Distributable cash flow per share

4.86

Dividends(1)

48

47

49

51

195

Dividend payout ratio(3)

26 %

(1)

Supplementary financial measure. Refer to Section 14C of the Q2 2022 MD&A.

(2)

For comparative purposes, information for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was restated due to a change in presentation for certain emission credits and allowances held for trading, which were formerly included in “Risk management and other” and are now included in “Inventories”.

(3)

Prior to March 31, 2021, distributable cash flow and the dividend payout ratio were referred to as adjusted distributable cash flow and adjusted dividend payout ratio, respectively. The previous measures were consolidated to a single primary measure representing Parkland’s ability to generate cash flows.

Three months ended

Trailing
twelve
months
ended
June 30,
2021

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

September
30, 2020

December
31, 2020

March 31,
2021

June 30,
2021

Cash generated from (used in) operating activities(1)(2)

253

(40)

264

322

799

Exclude: Adjusted EBITDA attributable to NCI, net of tax

(24)

(20)

(23)

(21)

(88)

229

(60)

241

301

711

Reverse: Change in other liabilities, other assets and other instruments

27

12

(14)

(9)

16

Reverse: Net change in non-cash working capital

89

288

53

22

452

Include: Maintenance capital expenditures attributable to Parkland

(18)

(39)

(20)

(45)

(122)

Exclude: Turnaround maintenance capital expenditures

1

2

3

Include: Proceeds on asset disposals

2

6

5

1

14

Reverse: Acquisition, integration and other costs

9

14

5

11

39

Include: Interest on leases and long-term debt

(59)

(56)

(54)

(54)

(223)

Exclude: Interest on leases and long-term debt attributable to NCI

1

1

1

1

4

Include: Payments on principal amount on leases

(40)

(35)

(35)

(33)

(143)

Exclude: Payments on principal amount on leases attributable to NCI

6

4

4

4

18

Distributable cash flow(3)

247

137

186

199

769

Weighted average number of common shares (million shares)

150

Distributable cash flow per share

5.13

Dividends(2)

47

47

47

48

189

Dividend payout ratio(3)

25 %

(1)

For comparative purposes, information for previous periods was restated due to a change in presentation of cash flows from (used in) operating and financing activities. Interest paid on long-term debt and leases, formerly included in “Cash generated from (used in) operating activities”, is now included in “Cash generated from (used in) financing activities”, reflecting a more relevant presentation of finance costs payments.

(2)

Supplementary financial measure. Refer to Section 14C of the Q2 2022 MD&A.

(3)

Prior to March 31, 2021, distributable cash flow and the dividend payout ratio were referred to as adjusted distributable cash flow and adjusted dividend payout ratio, respectively. The previous measures were consolidated to a single primary measure representing Parkland’s ability to generate cash flows.

Supplementary Financial Measures

Parkland uses a number of supplementary financial measures, including dividends per share, TTM dividends and TTM cash generated from (used in) operating activities, to evaluate the success of our strategic objectives and to set variable compensation targets for employees. These measures may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, as other issuers may calculate these metrics differently. See Section 14 of the Q2 2022 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding supplementary financial measures used by Parkland.

Capital Management Measures

Parkland’s primary capital management measure is the Leverage Ratio, which is used internally by key management personnel to monitor Parkland’s overall financial strength, capital structure flexibility, and ability to service debt and meet current and future commitments. The Leverage Ratio is calculated as a ratio of Leverage Debt to Leverage EBITDA and does not have any standardized meaning prescribed under IFRS. It is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. See Section 14 of the Q2 2022 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding capital management measures used by Parkland.

Total of Segments Measures

Adjusted EBITDA is a total of segments measure used by the chief operating decision maker to make decisions about resource allocation to the segment and to assess its performance. Adjusted EBITDA for the Canada and Refining segments and Total Renewable Adjusted EBITDA (being a summation of Canada and Refining segment renewable subsegments) are also total of segments measures. In accordance with IFRS, adjustments and eliminations made in preparing an entity’s financial statements and allocations of revenue, expenses, and gains or losses shall be included in determining reported segment profit or loss only if they are included in the measure of the segment’s profit or loss that is used by the chief operating decision maker. As such, Parkland’s Adjusted EBITDA is unlikely to be comparable to similarly named measures presented by other issuers, who may calculate these measures differently. Parkland views Adjusted EBITDA as the key measure for the underlying core operating performance of business segment activities at an operational level. Adjusted EBITDA is used by management to set targets for Parkland (including annual guidance and variable compensation targets) and is used to determine Parkland’s ability to service debt, finance capital expenditures and provide for dividend payments to shareholders. See Section 14 of the Q2 2022 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding total of segments measures used by Parkland. Refer to the table below for the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net earnings (loss) for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and June 30, 2021.

Reporting segments

Canada

Refining

International

USA

Corporate

Intersegment Eliminations(3)

Consolidated

Sub-segments

Renewable

Conventional

Total

Renewable

Conventional

Total

Total Renewable

Sub-segment

Total
Conventional

Sub-segment(4)

For the three months ended June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

Fuel and petroleum product volume (million litres)(1)

161

154

2,983

2,868

3,144

3,022

913

879

913

879

161

154

3,896

3,747

1,578

1,202

1,547

1,337

(742)

(694)

6,440

5,746

Sales and operating revenue

262

166

4,664

2,646

4,926

2,812

120

56

1,212

674

1,332

730

382

222

5,876

3,320

2,312

1,036

2,527

1,184

(1,084)

(566)

10,013

5,196

Sub-segment eliminations(2)

(262)

(166)

(36)

(56)

(298)

(222)

Sales and operating revenue – after eliminations

4,664

2,646

1,296

674

2,312

1,036

2,527

1,184

(1,084)

(566)

9,715

4,974

Cost of purchases

253

157

4,288

2,372

4,541

2,529

105

56

936

488

1,041

544

358

213

5,224

2,860

2,044

881

2,317

1,080

(1,084)

(566)

8,859

4,468

Sub-segment eliminations(2)

(262)

(166)

(36)

(56)

(298)

(222)

Cost of purchases – after eliminations

4,279

2,363

1,005

488

2,044

881

2,317

1,080

(1,084)

(566)

8,561

4,246

Fuel and petroleum product adjusted gross margin, before the following:

9

9

297

221

306

230

15

274

184

289

184

24

9

571

405

245

138

150

62

990

614

Gain (loss) on risk management and other – realized

(2)

(6)

(8)

2

(49)

(7)

(47)

(7)

(55)

(7)

(103)

(18)

(39)

(8)

(197)

(33)

Gain (loss) on foreign exchange – realized

(9)

2

(9)

2

(9)

2

(2)

(1)

(10)

Other adjusting items to adjusted gross margin

4

2

2

4

Fuel and petroleum product adjusted gross margin

7

9

291

221

298

230

17

216

179

233

179

24

9

507

400

142

122

111

54

1

785

585

Food, convenience and other adjusted gross margin

79

53

79

53

2

2

2

2

81

55

23

17

60

42

164

114

Total adjusted gross margin

7

9

370

274

377

283

17

218

181

235

181

24

9

588

455

165

139

171

96

1

949

699

Operating costs

2

1

149

120

151

121

3

2

64

52

67

54

5

3

213

172

36

35

91

53

345

263

Marketing, general and administrative

1

51

36

52

36

4

4

4

4

1

55

40

22

19

29

13

27

23

134

95

Share in (earnings) loss of associates and joint ventures

(6)

(2)

(6)

(2)

Other adjusting items to Adjusted EBITDA

(2)

(1)

(2)

(1)

Adjusted EBITDA including NCI

4

8

170

118

174

126

14

(2)

150

125

164

123

18

6

320

243

115

88

51

30

(26)

(23)

478

344

Attributable to NCI

28

22

28

22

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”)

4

8

170

118

174

126

14

(2)

150

125

164

123

18

6

320

243

87

66

51

30

(26)

(23)

450

322

Add: Adjusted EBITDA attributable to NCI

28

22

Less:

Acquisition, integration and other costs

18

11

Depreciation and amortization

174

154

Finance costs

80

93

(Gain) loss on foreign exchange – unrealized

(6)

(1)

(Gain) loss on risk management and other – unrealized

20

18

Other (gains) and losses

60

120

Other adjusting items

4

5

Income tax expense (recovery)

37

4

Net earnings (loss)

91

(60)

Less: Net earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

10

4

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland

81

(64)

(1)

Fuel and petroleum product volume for renewable activities only includes fuel trading volumes and does not include volumes of low-carbon-intensity feedstocks used for co-processing and blending.

(2)

Represents elimination of transactions between Renewable and Conventional sub-segments within Canada and Refining.

(3)

Includes inter-segment sales and cost of purchases. See Note 13 of the Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

(4)

Total of Conventional sub-segment is not a financial measure used by Parkland to evaluate performance and is not a Total of segment measure under NI 52-112. It is included in the table above for reconciliation purposes only.

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Parkland Announces Date of 2022 Second Quarter Results

CALGARY, AB, July 21, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI) expects to announce its 2022 second quarter results after markets close on Thursday, August 4, 2022. A conference call and webcast will then be held at 6:30 a.m. MDT (8:30 a.m. EDT) on Friday, August 5, 2022, to discuss the results.

To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link: https://app.webinar.net/8OZXrAXJQa5

Analysts and investors interested in participating in the question and answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0546 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 77903406). International participants may call 1-800-389-0704 (toll free) (Conference ID: 77903406).

Please connect and log in approximately 10 minutes before the beginning of the call. The webcast will be available for replay two hours after the conference call ends at the link above. It will remain available for one year and will also be posted to www.parkland.ca.

Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis will be posted to www.parkland.ca and www.sedar.com after the results are released.

About Parkland

Parkland’s purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities. We serve essential needs in our communities, providing our customers with the fuels they depend on to get around, quality foods and convenience items, while helping them achieve their goals of lowering their environmental impact. Through our portfolio of trusted and locally relevant brands, we serve well over one million customers per day across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region, and Central and South America.

In addition to leveraging our supply and storage capabilities to provide the fuels our diverse customers depend on; we are leading our customers through the energy transition. From electric vehicle charging, renewable fuels, solar energy and compliance and carbon offset trading, we are leaders in helping our customers lower their environmental impact.

Parkland’s proven strategy is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. We are focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing, and diversifying our retail business into food, convenience, and renewable energy solutions and helping our commercial customers decarbonize their operations. Our strategy is underpinned by our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

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Parkland releases 2021 Sustainability Report and continues its ‘Drive to Zero’

CALGARY, AB, July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI) released its 2021 Sustainability Report (the “2021 Report”). The 2021 Report highlights our progress on our Drive to Zero, including our goals of achieving zero safety incidents and spills, upholding zero tolerance for racism, discrimination, corruption, bribery, and unethical behaviour, and supporting our governments’ goals of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

2021 was a landmark year for Parkland in which we formalized our enterprise-wide sustainability strategy. This marked a step change in how our organization is approaching key strategic Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues and established baselines and set targets upon which we can continuously improve.

“When we launched our enterprise-wide sustainability strategy last year, we set ambitious and measurable targets to help ensure long-term success,” said Christy Elliott, Chief Sustainability Officer. “Our pillars of People, Environment, Partners, and Responsible Growth are the foundation that allows us to continuously improve and expand our sustainability practices. We are excited to share the work we’ve done over the past several months as we continue to Drive to Zero.”

Key highlights from the 2021 Report include:

  • Continued to strengthen our safety culture and delivered strong performance with 2021 Total Recordable Injury Frequency of 1.14. This represents an almost 55 percent improvement since 2017.
  • In 2021, we co-processed a record 86 million litres of bio-feedstocks at our Burnaby Refinery. This had the equivalent environmental effect of taking over 70,000 cars off the road.

With our 2021 Report, we have set a new annual cadence for publishing future sustainability reports which more closely aligns with our annual reporting calendar.

For an overview of Parkland’s sustainability efforts and to read the 2021 Report, visit: https://www.parkland.ca/en/sustainability/overview

About Parkland
Parkland’s purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities. We serve essential needs in our communities, providing our customers with the fuels they depend on to get around, quality foods and convenience items, while helping them achieve their goals of lowering their environmental impact. Through our portfolio of trusted and locally relevant brands, we serve well over one million customers per day across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region, and Central and South America.

In addition to leveraging our supply and storage capabilities to provide the fuels our diverse customers depend on; we are leading our customers through the energy transition. From electric vehicle charging, renewable fuels, solar energy and compliance and carbon offset trading, we are leaders in helping our customers lower their environmental impact.

Parkland’s proven strategy is centred around organic growth, our supply advantage, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. We are focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing, and diversifying our retail business into food, convenience, and renewable energy solutions and helping our commercial customers decarbonize their operations. Our strategy is underpinned by our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

Forward-Looking Statements & Note on Specified Financial Measures
Certain statements contained herein constitute forward-looking information and statements (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). When used the words “expect”, “will”, “could”, “would”, “believe”, “continue”, “pursue” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to among other things:  Parkland’s business, objectives and strategies, including Parkland’s enterprise-wide sustainability strategy and its goals, targets and plans relating thereto, including without limitation, Parkland’s ‘Drive to Zero’ and supporting our governments’ goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050; Parkland publishing sustainability reports in the future and the frequency, timing and release thereof; and Parkland’s energy transition strategy, including with respect to developing, diversifying and decarbonizing its business, and its goals and plans with respect thereto.

These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this presentation should not be unduly relied upon. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this presentation. Parkland does not undertake any obligations to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as required by securities law. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of numerous risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, general economic, market and business conditions, including the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict; Parkland’s ability to execute its business strategies, including with respect to sustainability and energy transition; Parkland’s ability to achieve its goals and targets relating to its sustainability and energy transition strategies; industry capacity; competitive action by other companies; refining and marketing margins; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; actions by governmental authorities and other regulators including but not limited to increases in taxes or restricted access to markets; changes and developments in environmental and other regulations; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. See also the risks and uncertainties described in “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s Revised Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022 and in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in the Q1 2022 Management’s Discussion and Analysis dated May 4, 2022, each as filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca.

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Parkland announces plans to expand co-processing activities and build British Columbia’s largest renewable diesel complex

The environmental effect of the renewable fuels produced will equate to the permanent removal of approximately 700,000 or 25 per cent of the passenger vehicles on British Columbia’s roads

CALGARY, AB, May 9, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI) announced plans to increase renewable fuel production at its Burnaby Refinery in British Columbia. This is one of many steps we are taking to advance our commercial decarbonization strategy and provide our customers with a portfolio of low carbon products and services to help them meet their low carbon goals. Today’s announced plans include:

  • building on our track record of innovation and leadership, by expanding our existing co-processing volumes to approximately 5,500 barrels per day, and
  • building a stand-alone renewable diesel complex, within the Burnaby Refinery capable of producing approximately 6,500 barrels per day of renewable diesel.

Renewable fuels produced through these plans will have one eighth of the carbon intensity of conventional fuels. They will reduce related greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 2 megatonnes per year. In addition, Parkland is designing the stand-alone renewable diesel complex to ensure it does not increase emissions from the Burnaby Refinery. Today’s announcement follows collaboration with the Government of British Columbia (”BC”) and supports the Government’s ambition to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

We currently estimate that these projects will require an investment of approximately $600 million, with the majority of capital investment expected to be deployed in 2024 and 2025. Parkland has received BC Government support for over 40 per cent of the project costs in the form of BC Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Compliance Credits.

“I applaud the Government of British Columbia for their vision and support of these innovative projects,” said Bob Espey, President & Chief Executive Officer. “This announcement advances our decarbonization strategy and our commitment to provide customers with low carbon choices which help them meet their environmental goals. Renewable fuels play a critical role in Canada’s climate ambitions by enabling customers to reduce their carbon footprint using their existing vehicle.”

“Parkland’s plans to increase our province’s renewable fuel capabilities support our Clean BC targets,” said The Hon. Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation. “This is a big step forward in our transition to a lower-carbon economy. Harnessing Parkland’s technical expertise and infrastructure to lower the environmental impact of our transportation is something we can be proud of. When combined with BC’s other sources of renewable power and efforts to electrify the passenger vehicle fleet, we continue to set the bar for Canada.”

These plans will have a positive impact on employment in British Columbia and are expected to directly create up to 1,000 high-quality, family sustaining jobs during the construction phase. Following stakeholder consultation, we aim to make a final investment decision in the second half of 2023, with production expected to commence in 2026. We are currently assessing the feasibility and availability of financial support to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (”SAF”) as part of these plans, in support of decarbonizing Canada’s aviation sector.

About Parkland

Parkland’s purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities. We serve essential needs in our communities, providing our customers with the fuels they depend on to get around, quality foods and convenience items, while helping them achieve their goals of lowering their environmental impact. Through our portfolio of trusted and locally relevant brands, we serve well over one million customers per day across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and Central and South America.

In addition to leveraging our supply and storage capabilities to provide the fuels our diverse customers depend on; we are leading our customers through the energy transition. From electric vehicle charging, renewable fuels, solar energy and compliance and carbon offset trading, we are leaders in helping our customers lower their environmental impact.

Parkland’s proven strategy is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. We are focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing, and diversifying our retail business into food, convenience, and renewable energy solutions and helping our commercial customers decarbonize their operations. Our strategy is underpinned by our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

Forward Looking Statement

Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information and statements (collectively, “forward-looking statements“). When used in this news release the words “expect”, “will”, “could”, “would”, “believe”, “continue”, “pursue” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to, among other things, business objectives and strategies; plans to expand our co-processing capability to approximately 5,500 barrels per day; plans to build British Columbia’s largest renewable diesel complex capable of producing approximately 6,500 barrels per day of renewable diesel; the environmental effects of the renewable fuels produced through these plans, including equating to removing approximately 700,000 or 25 per cent of the passenger vehicles on British Columbia’s roads, having one eighth of the carbon-intensity of conventional fuels, reducing related greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 2 megatonnes per year and ensuring Parkland does not increase emissions from the Burnaby Refinery; the estimated required investment for these projects and the timing of the deployment thereof; the impact of these plans on the Government’s ambition to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and Clean BC targets; the impact of these plans on employment and job opportunities in British Columbia; details with respect to stakeholder consultation and making a final investment decision, including the timing thereof, and expected timing of commencing production; and Parkland’s commercial decarbonization strategy and its commitment to provide customers with low carbon choices.

These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release. Parkland does not undertake any obligations to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as may be required by securities law. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of numerous risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to: ability to execute and realize all or any of the anticipated benefits of expanding its co-processing activities and building a stand-alone renewable diesel complex; ability to fund these projects; the receipt of necessary approvals and support by third parties; general economic, market and business conditions; competitive action by other companies; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; actions by governmental authorities and other regulators including but not limited to increases in taxes or restricted access to markets; changes and developments in environmental and other regulations; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. See also the risks and uncertainties described in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s Revised Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in the Q1 2022 MD&A dated May 4, 2022 and the Q4 MD&A dated March 3, 2022, each filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

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Parkland Corporation Announces the Results of the 2022 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

CALGARY, AB, May 6, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation, (”Parkland”, “We”, the “Company”, or “Our”) (TSX: PKI) held its annual general meeting of shareholders on May 5, 2022 (the “Meeting”).

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The Company is pleased to announce that all ten of the nominees listed in its management information circular dated March 25, 2022 (the “Information Circular”) were elected as directors of the Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Accountants, was reappointed as Parkland’s auditor at the Meeting.

The results of these votes, as well as the results for the other items of business considered at the Meeting, are set out below:

Resolution 1

Election of directors of Parkland for the ensuing year.

Nominee

Votes For

%For

Votes Withheld

%Withheld

John F. Bechtold

69,559,297

98.29%

1,213,403

1.71%

Lisa Colnett

68,708,391

97.08%

2,064,309

2.92%

Robert Espey

70,638,802

99.81%

133,898

0.19%

Tim W. Hogarth

68,645,703

96.99%

2,126,997

3.01%

Richard Hookway

69,628,364

98.38%

1,144,336

1.62%

Angela John

70,628,630

99.80%

144,070

0.20%

Jim Pantelidis

68,409,931

96.66%

2,362,769

3.34%

Steven Richardson

67,676,971

95.63%

3,095,729

4.37%

David A. Spencer

63,034,974

89.07%

7,737,726

10.93%

Deborah Stein

67,910,704

95.96%

2,861,996

4.04%

Resolution 2

The reappointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Accountants, as auditor of Parkland for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022.

Votes For

70,545,377

99.24%

Votes Withheld

537,255

0.76%

Resolution 3

The approval, on a non-binding and advisory basis, of Parkland’s approach to executive compensation as more particularly set forth and described in the Information Circular.

Votes For

62,564,610

88.40%

Votes Against

8,208,090

11.60%

Voting results for all matters have been posted on SEDAR.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland’s purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities. We serve essential needs in our communities, providing our customers with the essential fuels they depend on to get around, quality foods and convenience items, while helping them achieve their goals of lowering their environmental impact. Through our portfolio of trusted and locally relevant brands, we serve well over one million customers per day across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and Central and South America.

In addition to leveraging our supply and storage capabilities to provide the essential fuels our diverse customers depend on; we are leading our customers through the energy transition. From electric vehicle charging, renewable fuels, solar energy and compliance and carbon offset trading, we are leaders in helping our customers lower their environmental impact.

Parkland’s proven strategy is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. We are focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing, and diversifying our retail business into food, convenience, and renewable energy solutions and helping our commercial customers decarbonize their operations. Our strategy is underpinned by our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

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Parkland delivers record quarterly results

CALGARY, AB, May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI), a leading international food and convenience store operator, independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and leader in renewable energy, announced today its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2022. Highlights include:

Q1 2022 Highlights

  • Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”)1 of $387 million, up 23 percent year-over-year underpinned by the impact of acquisitions, consistent operating performance, continued organic growth in our marketing business, strong supply performance and robust margins.
  • Net earnings attributable to Parkland (”net earnings”) of $55 million, or $0.36 per share, basic, an increase of 90 percent from prior year and Adjusted earnings attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted earnings”)1 of $136 million, or $0.88 per share, basic, up approximately 48 percent year-over-year.
  • Trailing twelve months (”TTM”) distributable cash flow per share1 of $4.73, an increase of approximately 9 percent relative to Q1 2021.
  • Cash used in operating activities of $48 million, compared to cash generated from operating activities of $264 million, down $312 million year-over-year, driven by a working capital outlay of $436 million related to increasing commodity prices.
  • Continued to strengthen our customer proposition with the close of the previously announced acquisitions of Crevier and M&M Food Market.
  • Fuel volumes of approximately 7 billion liters, up over 26 percent from Q1 2021, reflecting the impact of acquisitions, growing customer demand for essential fuels and ongoing economic recovery from COVID.
  • Continued to expand our ON the RUN convenience brand with 37 additional locations and attracted 300,000 new members to our JOURNIE™ Rewards loyalty program.
  • Generated $25 million of Total Renewable Adjusted EBITDA1 and accomplished a world first by co-processing tall oil to create renewable fuels at the Burnaby refinery. In addition to demonstrating our leading position in co-processing, tall oil further diversifies our bio-feedstock supply chain.

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1

Specified Financial Measure. See “Specified Financial Measures” section of this news release.

“Our first quarter results demonstrate the strength of our strategy,” said Bob Espey President and Chief Executive Officer. “We grew our marketing business by integrating recent acquisitions and leveraging our supply advantage.”

“We continue to prioritize organic growth initiatives, integrate and capture synergies from recent acquisitions and are confident we can achieve the high end of our 2022 Adjusted EBITDA guidance,” added Espey. “I am proud of the Parkland team who are dedicated to powering our customers’ journeys and energizing the communities we serve.”

Q1 2022 Segment Highlights

To align with strategic initiatives and provide greater visibility into our operations, we have made several enhancements to our reporting disclosures. To align with USA and International segment reporting, the Canada segment now includes its respective supply, trading and wholesale activities. The Burnaby refinery results can be found in a new Refining segment. In addition, Total Renewable Adjusted EBITDA and the results of our Retail and Commercial lines of business are separately disclosed. For comparative purposes, prior period information has been restated and reclassified to conform to the presentation used in the current period.

  • Canada delivered Adjusted EBITDA2 of $191 million, up 28 percent, from Q1 2021 ($149 million). Performance was underpinned by strong margins, increasing fuel volumes, the close of our previously announced acquisitions (Crevier and M&M Food Market), and organic growth. Food and Company C-Store Same Store Sales Growth2 (”SSSG”) (excluding cigarettes) was 1.7 percent. We opened 37 new ON the RUN stores and welcomed an additional 300,000 customers to our JOURNIE™ Rewards loyalty program, bringing total members to 3.2 million.
  • International delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $82 million, up 22 percent, from Q1 2021 ($67 million). Performance was underpinned by fuel volume growth primarily driven by a recovery in tourism (aviation) and wholesale, contribution from our previously announced acquisition in St. Maarten, and supply synergies from our Isla joint venture in Dominican Republic.
  • USA delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $47 million, up 147 percent, from Q1 2021 ($19 million). Performance was underpinned by prior year acquisitions and related synergies, strong margins, higher marine fuel demand and new cruise ship contracts. Margin improvements helped mitigate the impact of inflation.
  • Refining delivered Adjusted EBITDA2 of $89 million, down 8 percent, from Q1 2021 ($97 million). Utilization3 of 92.2 percent (Q1 2021 – 91.0 percent) and a stronger margin was offset by higher operating costs.

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2 Specified Financial Measure. See “Specified Financial Measures” section of this news release.
3 Non-Financial Measure. See “Non-Financial Measures” section of this news release.

Sustainability Leadership

Sustainability is deeply embedded across our business. Our ‘Drive to Zero’ strategy includes our goals to achieve zero safety incidents, zero spills, zero tolerance for racism and discrimination, zero tolerance for corruption, bribery, and unethical behaviour and to help our governments achieve their goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. Notable accomplishments from the first quarter include:

  • Improving our TTM lost time injury frequency rate4 to 0.14 (Q1 2021 – 0.25) and TTM total recordable injury frequency rate4 to 1.19 (Q1 2021 – 1.22), reflecting our continued focus on safety.
  • Delivering a world first, by co-processing tall oil in a fluid catalytic cracker without pretreatment to produce renewable fuels with approximately one eighth of the carbon intensity of regular fuels (tall oil is a waste product from the pulp and paper industry).
  • Co-processing over 20 million litres of bio-feedstocks, which has the equivalent impact of taking over 16,000 cars off the road.
  • Generating $25 million of Total Renewable Adjusted EBITDA.
  • Advancing our plans to launch the largest (by site count) electric vehicle ultra-fast charger network in British Columbia, which is expected to open to customers in 2022.

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4Non-Financial Measure. See “Non-Financial Measures” section of this news release.

Consolidated Financial Overview

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

Three months ended March 31,

Financial Summary

2022

2021

Fuel and petroleum product volume (million litres)

6,972

5,523

Sales and operating revenue(2)

7,606

4,226

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”)(4)

387

314

Canada(2)(3)(4)

191

149

International

82

67

USA(1)(3)

47

19

Refining(1)(2)(3)(4)

89

97

Corporate(3)

(22)

(18)

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland

55

29

Net earnings (loss) per share – basic ($ per share)

0.36

0.19

Net earnings (loss) per share – diluted ($ per share)

0.35

0.19

Adjusted earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted earnings”)(5)

136

92

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share – basic ($ per share)(5)

0.88

0.61

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share – diluted ($ per share)(5)

0.87

0.61

TTM Distributable cash flow(5)

724

646

TTM Distributable cash flow per share(5)

4.73

4.34

Dividends

49

47

Dividends per share(6)

0.3141

0.3053

Weighted average number of common shares (million shares)

155

150

Total assets

12,844

9,592

Non-current financial liabilities

6,846

4,311

(1)

The supply and trading business in the United States, formerly presented in the Supply segment (now Refining), is now included in the USA segment, reflecting a change in organizational structure in the first three months of 2021.

(2)

Certain amounts within sales and operating revenue, cost of purchases, and marketing, general and administrative were restated and reclassified to conform to the presentation used in the current period. For comparative purposes, information for the three-months ended March 31, 2021 was restated due to a change in segment presentation. The supply, wholesale and logistics businesses, formerly presented in the Supply segment, are now included in the Canada segment, reflecting a change in organizational structure in the first three months of 2022. Following the change, the Supply segment has been renamed to “Refining” as it only includes the results of the Burnaby refinery. This change better aligns Canada results with those of USA and International which carry supply businesses within their respective divisions.

(3)

Certain amounts in the comparative period were also restated and reclassified to conform to the presentation used in the current period with respect to the allocation of Corporate costs.

(4)

Total of segments measure. See “Specified Financial Measures” section of this news release.

(5)

Non-GAAP financial measure or non-GAAP financial ratio. See “Specified Financial Measures” section of this news release.

(6)

Supplementary financial measure. See “Specified Financial Measures” section of this news release.

Q1 2022 Conference Call and Webcast Details

Parkland will host a webcast and conference call on Thursday, May 5, at 6:30 am MDT (8:30 am EDT) to discuss the results. To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link:

https://produceredition.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1544615&tp_key=5bc5cc6104

Analysts and institutional investors interested in participating in the question and answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0605 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 22960035). International participants can call 1-800-389-0704 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 22960035).

Please connect and log in approximately 10 minutes before the beginning of the call. The webcast will be available for replay two hours after the conference call ends at the link above. It will remain available for one year and will also be posted to www.parkland.ca.

MD&A and Consolidated Financial Statements

The management’s discussion and analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2022 (the “Q1 2022 MD&A”) and consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2022 (the “Q1 2022 Consolidated Financial Statements”) provide a detailed explanation of Parkland’s operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2022. An English version of these documents will be available online at www.parkland.ca and SEDAR after the results are released by newswire under Parkland’s profile at www.sedar.com. The French version of the Q1 2022 MD&A and Consolidated Financial Statements will be posted to www.parkland.ca and SEDAR as soon as they become available.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland’s purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities. We serve essential needs in our communities, providing our customers with the essential fuels they depend on to get around, quality foods and convenience items, while helping them achieve their goals of lowering their environmental impact. Through our portfolio of trusted and locally relevant brands, we serve well over one million customers per day across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and Central and South America.

In addition to leveraging our supply and storage capabilities to provide the essential fuels our diverse customers depend on; we are leading our customers through the energy transition. From electric vehicle charging, renewable fuels, solar energy and compliance and carbon offset trading, we are leaders in helping our customers lower their environmental impact.

Parkland’s proven strategy is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. We are focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing, and diversifying our retail business into food, convenience, and renewable energy solutions and helping our commercial customers decarbonize their operations. Our strategy is underpinned by our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information and statements (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). When used in this news release the words “expect”, “will”, “could”, “would”, “believe”, “continue”, “pursue” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to, among other things, business objectives and strategies, Parkland’s ability to meet the high end of its 2022 Adjusted EBITDA guidance; Parkland’s ESG goals and targets; expected benefits and synergies to be derived from acquisitions; and Parkland’s ability to advance its growth agenda.

These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release. Parkland does not undertake any obligations to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as required by securities law. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of numerous risks, assumptions and uncertainties including, but not limited to, general economic, market and business conditions, including the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; Parkland’s ability to execute its business strategies, including without limitation, Parkland’s ability to consistently identify accretive acquisition targets and successfully integrate them, successfully implement organic growth initiatives and to finance such acquisitions and initiatives on reasonable terms; Parkland’s ability to grow its supply advantage by leveraging its scale and infrastructure; Parkland’s ability to achieve its goals and targets relating to its “Drive to Zero” sustainability; competitive action by other companies; refining and marketing margins; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; actions by governmental authorities and other regulators including but not limited to increases in taxes or restricted access to markets; changes and developments in environmental and other regulations; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. See also the risks and uncertainties described in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s Revised Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in the Q1 2022 MD&A dated May 4, 2022, each filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Non-Financial Measures

Parkland uses a number of non-financial measures, including composite utilization, TTM lost time injury frequency rate and TTM total recordable injury frequency rate, in measuring the success of our strategic objectives and to set variable compensation targets for employees. These non-financial measures are not accounting measures, do not have comparable IFRS measures, and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, as other issuers may calculate these metrics differently. See Section 14 of the Q1 2022 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details on the non-financial measures used by Parkland.

Specified Financial Measures

This news release contains total of segments measures, non-GAAP financial measures and ratios and supplementary financial measures (collectively, “specified financial measures”). Parkland’s management uses certain specified financial measures to analyze the operating and financial performance, leverage and liquidity of the business. These specified financial measures do not have any standardized meaning and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The specified financial measures should not be considered in isolation or used in substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. See Section 14 of the Q1 2022 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding specified financial measures used by Parkland.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Ratios

Adjusted earnings is a non-GAAP financial measure and Adjusted earnings per share is a non-GAAP financial ratio included in this news release to assist management, investors and analysts with the analysis of the core operating performance of business activities of Parkland on a consolidated level. These non-GAAP financial measures and ratios do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The non-GAAP financial measures and ratios should not be considered in isolation or used in substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Except as otherwise indicated, these non-GAAP measures and ratios are calculated and disclosed on a consistent basis from period to period. See section 14 of the Q1 2022 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding Parkland’s non-GAAP financial measures and ratios. See below for the reconciliation of Adjusted earnings (loss) to net earnings (loss) and calculation of Adjusted earnings (loss) per share for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021.

Three months ended March 31,

($ millions, unless otherwise stated)

2022

2021

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland

55

29

Add: Net earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

13

7

Net earnings (loss)

68

36

Add:

Acquisition, integration and other costs

13

5

Loss on modification of long-term debt

24

(Gain) loss on foreign exchange – unrealized

6

4

(Gain) loss on risk management and other – unrealized

11

5

Other (gains) and losses(1)

72

45

Other adjusting items(2)

6

(1)

Tax normalization(3)

(26)

(18)

Adjusted earnings (loss) including NCI

150

100

Less: Adjusted earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

14

8

Adjusted earnings (loss)

136

92

Weighted average number of common shares (million shares)(4)

155

150

Weighted average number of common shares adjusted for the effects of dilution (million shares)(4)

156

152

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share ($ per share)

Basic

0.88

0.61

Diluted

0.87

0.61

(1)

Other (gains) and losses for the three months ended March 31, 2022, include the following: (i) $4 million non-cash valuation loss (2021 – $8 million non-cash valuation gain) due to the change in redemption value of Sol Put Option; (ii) $86 million non-cash valuation loss (2021 – $59 million non-cash valuation loss) due to the change in fair value of redemption options; (iii) $18 million gain (2021 – $6 million gain) in Other items. Refer to Note 12 of the Q1 2022 Consolidated Financial Statements.

(2)

Other Adjusting Items for the three months ended March 31, 2022 include the share of depreciation and income taxes for the Isla joint venture of $4 million (2021 – nil).

(3)

The tax normalization adjustment was applied to net earnings (loss) adjusting items that were considered temporary differences, such as gains and losses on asset disposals, acquisition, integration and other costs, unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses, gains and losses on risk management and other, changes in fair value of redemption options, changes in estimates of environmental provisions, and debt modifications. The tax impact was estimated using the effective tax rates applicable to jurisdictions where the related items occur.

(4)

Weighted average number of common shares are calculated in accordance with Parkland’s accounting policy contained in Note 2 of the Annual Consolidated Financial Statements.

TTM distributable cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure and TTM distributable cash flow per share is a non-GAAP ratio. TTM distributable cash flow is a cash metric that adjusts for the impact of seasonality in Parkland’s business by removing non-cash working capital items and excludes the effect of items that are not considered representative of Parkland’s ability to generate cash flows. Such items include: (i) acquisition, integration, and other costs; (ii) turnaround maintenance capital expenditures, and; (iii) interest on leases and long-term debt, and principal payments on leases attributable to non-controlling interests. Distributable cash flow does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Parkland uses this non-GAAP financial measure to monitor normalized cash flows of the business by eliminating the impact of Parkland’s working capital fluctuations and expenditures used in acquisition, integration and other activities, which can vary significantly from quarter-to-quarter.

Three months ended

Trailing twelve
months ended

March 31,
2022

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

June 30,
2021

September 30,
2021

December 31,
2021

March 31,
2022

Cash generated from (used in) operating activities(1)

322

200

118

(48)

592

Exclude: Adjusted EBITDA attributable to NCI, net of tax

(21)

(26)

(22)

(26)

(95)

301

174

96

(74)

497

Reverse: Change in other liabilities and other assets(2)

(9)

4

8

(2)

1

Reverse: Net change in non-cash working capital(2)

22

119

148

436

725

Include: Maintenance capital expenditures attributable to Parkland

(45)

(40)

(112)

(29)

(226)

Exclude: Turnaround maintenance capital expenditures

3

8

11

Include: Proceeds on asset disposals

1

4

4

1

10

Reverse: Acquisition, integration and other costs

11

12

24

13

60

Include: Interest on leases and long-term debt

(54)

(56)

(59)

(64)

(233)

Exclude: Interest on leases and long-term debt attributable to NCI

1

1

1

1

4

Include: Payments on principal amount on leases

(33)

(36)

(38)

(37)

(144)

Exclude: Payments on principal amount on
leases attributable to NCI

4

5

5

5

19

Distributable cash flow

199

190

85

250

724

Weighted average number of common shares (million shares)

153

Distributable cash flow per share

4.73

(1)

Supplementary financial measure. See “Specified Financial Measures” section of this news release.

(2)

For comparative purposes, information for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was restated due to a change in presentation for certain emission credits and allowances held for trading, which were formerly included in “Risk management and other” and are now included in “Inventories”.

Three months ended

Trailing twelve

months ended

March 31,
2021

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

June 30,
2020

September 30,
2020

December 31,
2020

March 31,
2021

Cash generated from (used in) operating activities(1)(2)

629

253

(40)

264

1,106

Exclude: Adjusted EBITDA attributable to NCI, net of tax

(15)

(24)

(20)

(23)

(82)

614

229

(60)

241

1,024

Reverse: Change in other liabilities, other assets and other instruments

(3)

27

12

(14)

22

Reverse: Net change in non-cash working capital

(425)

89

288

53

5

Include: Maintenance capital expenditures attributable to Parkland

(50)

(18)

(39)

(20)

(127)

Exclude: Turnaround maintenance capital expenditures

16

1

2

19

Include: Proceeds on asset disposals

5

2

6

5

18

Reverse: Acquisition, integration and other costs

8

9

14

5

36

Include: Interest on leases and long-term debt

(59)

(59)

(56)

(54)

(228)

Exclude: Interest on leases and long-term debt attributable to NCI(3)

1

1

1

3

Include: Payments on principal amount on leases

(35)

(40)

(35)

(35)

(145)

Exclude: Payments on principal amount on
leases attributable to NCI

5

6

4

4

19

Distributable cash flow(4)

76

247

137

186

646

Weighted average number of common shares (million shares)

149

Distributable cash flow per share

4.34

(1)

For comparative purposes, information for previous periods was restated due to a change in presentation of cash flows from (used in) operating and financing activities. Interest paid on long-term debt and leases, formerly included in “Cash generated from (used in) operating activities”, is now included in “Cash generated from (used in) financing activities”, reflecting a more relevant presentation of finance costs payments.

(2)

Supplementary financial measure. See “Specified Financial Measures” section of this news release.

(3)

Beginning September 30, 2020, interest on leases and long-term debt attributable to NCI is excluded from distributable cash flow.

(4)

Prior to March 31, 2021, distributable cash flow and the dividend payout ratio were referred to as adjusted distributable cash flow and adjusted dividend payout ratio, respectively. The previous measures were consolidated to a single primary measure representing Parkland’s ability to generate cash flows.

Food and Company C-Store SSSG refers to the period-over-period sales growth generated by retail convenience stores at the same company sites. The effects of opening and closing stores, temporary closures (including closures for ON the RUN / Marché Express conversions), expansions, renovations, and changes in food service models in the period are excluded to derive a comparable same-store metric. Same-store sales growth is a metric commonly used in the retail industry that provides meaningful information to investors in assessing the health and strength of Parkland’s brands and retail network, which ultimately impacts financial performance. Food and Company C-Store SSSG does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. See below for a reconciliation of convenience store revenue of the Canada segment with the Food and C-Store Same Store Sales (”SSS”) and calculation of the Food and Company C-Store SSSG.

Three months ended March 31,

($ millions)

2022

2021

%(1)

2021

2020

%(1)

Food and Company C-Store revenue

100

92

92

89

Add:

Point-of-sale (”POS”) value of goods and services sold at Food and Company
C-Store operated by retailers and franchisees(2)

130

129

130

121

Less:

Rental and royalty income from retailers, franchisees and others(3)

(25)

(24)

(24)

(24)

Same Store revenue adjustments(4)(5) (excluding cigarettes)

(25)

(7)

(5)

(3)

Same Store Food and Company C-Store Sales

180

190

(5.5)%

193

183

5.5%

Less:

Same Store revenue adjustments(4)(5) (cigarettes)

(91)

(103)

(104)

(102)

Same Store Food and Company C-Store Sales (excluding cigarettes)

89

87

1.7%

89

81

10.2%

(1)

Percentages are calculated based on actual amounts and are impacted by rounding.

(2)

POS values used to calculate Food and Company C-Store SSSG are not a Parkland financial measure and do not form part of Parkland’s consolidated financial statements.

(3)

Includes rental income from retailers in the form of a percentage rent on Food and Company C-Store sales, royalty, franchisee fees and excludes revenues from automated teller machine, POS system licensing fees, and others.

(4)

This adjustment excludes the effects of acquisitions, opening and closing stores, temporary closures (including closures for On the Run / Marché Express conversions), expansions of stores, renovations of stores, and stores with changes in food service models, to derive a comparable same-store metric.

(5)

Excludes sales from the businesses acquired in 2022 as these will not impact the metric until after the completion of one year of the acquisitions in 2023 as the sales or volume generated in 2022 establish the baseline for these metrics.

Supplementary Financial Measures

Parkland uses a number of supplementary financial measures, including dividends per share, TTM dividends and TTM cash generated from (used in) operating activities, to evaluate the success of our strategic objectives and to set variable compensation targets for employees. These measures may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, as other issuers may calculate these metrics differently. See Section 14 of the Q1 2022 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding supplementary financial measures used by Parkland.

Total of Segments Measures

Adjusted EBITDA is a total of segments measure used by the chief operating decision maker to make decisions about resource allocation to the segment and to assess its performance.  Adjusted EBITDA for the Canada and Refining segments and Total Renewable Adjusted EBITDA (being a summation of Canada and Refining segment renewable subsegments) are also total of segments measures. In accordance with IFRS, adjustments and eliminations made in preparing an entity’s financial statements and allocations of revenue, expenses, and gains or losses shall be included in determining reported segment profit or loss only if they are included in the measure of the segment’s profit or loss that is used by the chief operating decision maker. As such, Parkland’s Adjusted EBITDA is unlikely to be comparable to similarly named measures presented by other issuers, who may calculate these measures differently. Parkland views Adjusted EBITDA as the key measure for the underlying core operating performance of business segment activities at an operational level. Adjusted EBITDA is used by management to set targets for Parkland (including annual guidance and variable compensation targets) and is used to determine Parkland’s ability to service debt, finance capital expenditures and provide for dividend payments to shareholders. See Section 14 of the Q1 2022 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding total of segments measures used by Parkland. Refer to the table below for the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net earnings (loss) for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021.

Reporting segments

Canada

Refining

International

USA

Corporate

IntersegmentEliminations(3)

Consolidated

Sub-segments

Renewable

Conventional

Total

Renewable

Conventional

Total

Total Renewable

Sub-segment

Total Conventional

Sub-segment(4)

For the three months ended March 31,

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

Fuel and petroleum product volume (million litres)(1)

120

80

3,300

3,044

3,420

3,124

979

804

979

804

120

80

4,279

3,848

1,524

1,229

1,860

1,086

(811)

(720)

6,972

5,523

Sales and operating revenue

121

66

3,731

2,332

3,852

2,398

73

56

1,003

554

1,076

610

194

122

4,734

2,886

1,722

1,004

2,018

892

(878)

(557)

7,790

4,347

Sub-segment eliminations(2)

(121)

(66)

(63)

(55)

(184)

(121)

Sales and operating revenue – after eliminations

3,731

2,332

1,013

555

1,722

1,004

2,018

892

(878)

(557)

7,606

4,226

Cost of purchases

109

62

3,354

2,031

3,463

2,093

54

24

798

436

852

460

163

86

4,152

2,467

1,470

835

1,840

813

(878)

(557)

6,747

3,644

Sub-segment eliminations(2)

(121)

(66)

(63)

(55)

(184)

(121)

Cost of purchases – after eliminations

3,342

2,027

789

405

1,470

835

1,840

813

(878)

(557)

6,563

3,523

Fuel and petroleum product adjusted gross margin, before the following:

12

4

317

253

329

257

19

32

203

117

222

149

31

36

520

370

229

147

129

48

909

601

Gain (loss) on risk management and other – realized

(3)

1

(4)

(3)

(3)

(70)

(5)

(70)

(5)

(3)

1

(70)

(9)

(92)

(32)

(18)

(5)

(183)

(45)

Gain (loss) on foreign exchange – realized

1

(1)

1

(1)

2

3

2

3

1

2

2

2

3

3

4

8

9

Other adjusting items to adjusted gross margin

(2)

(2)

Fuel and petroleum product adjusted gross margin

10

5

317

248

327

253

19

32

135

115

154

147

29

37

452

363

139

118

111

43

3

2

734

563

Food, convenience and other adjusted gross margin

60

48

60

48

2

1

2

1

62

49

23

22

49

31

134

102

Total adjusted gross margin

10

5

377

296

387

301

19

32

137

116

156

148

29

37

514

412

162

140

160

74

3

2

868

665

Operating costs

1

1

149

119

150

120

2

2

61

46

63

48

3

3

210

165

40

34

84

42

337

244

Marketing, general and administrative

1

1

46

31

47

32

4

3

4

3

1

1

50

34

23

19

29

13

25

20

128

87

Share in (earnings) loss of associates and joint ventures

(5)

(2)

(5)

(2)

Other adjusting items to Adjusted EBITDA

(1)

(1)

(1)

(5)

(1)

(6)

(1)

Adjusted EBITDA including NCI

8

3

183

146

191

149

17

30

72

67

89

97

25

33

255

213

109

90

47

19

(22)

(18)

414

337

Attributable to NCI

27

23

27

23

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”AdjustedEBITDA”)

8

3

183

146

191

149

17

30

72

67

89

97

25

33

255

213

82

67

47

19

(22)

(18)

387

314

Add: Adjusted EBITDA attributable to NCI

27

23

Less:

Acquisition, integration and other costs

13

5

Depreciation and amortization

155

154

Finance costs

70

83

(Gain) loss on foreign exchange – unrealized

6

4

(Gain) loss on risk management and other – unrealized

11

5

Other (gains) and losses

72

45

Other adjusting items(2)

6

(1)

Income tax expense (recovery)

13

6

Net earnings (loss)

68

36

Less: Net earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

13

7

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland

55

29

(1) Fuel and petroleum product volume for renewable activities only includes fuel trading volumes and does not include volumes of low-carbon intensity feedstocks used for co-processing and blending.

(2) Represents elimination of transactions between Renewable and Conventional sub-segments within Canada and Refining.

(3) Includes inter-segment sales and cost of purchases. See Note 13 of the Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

(4) Total of Conventional sub-segment is not a financial measure used by Parkland to evaluate performance and is not a Total of segment measure under NI 52-112. It is included in the table above for the reconciliation purposes only.

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Wärtsilä power plant coupled to LNG terminal in Antigua could become model for other Caribbean utilities

CARIBPR WIRE, HELSINKI, Finland, April 26, 2022:  The technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply and install a 46 MW dual-fuel power plant to the Caribbean Island of Antigua. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order was placed by Antigua Power Company Limited (APCL), an independent power producer. The order was entered into Wärtsilä’s order book in January 2022. The plant will operate primarily on regasified liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The project combines a power plant and an LNG gas terminal, storage and regasification facility. APCL won the bid for this project on an international tender held by the tender board of Antigua and Barbuda on behalf of the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA). The LNG gas terminal project is being developed by U.S.-based Eagle LNG in equal partnership with APCL, with APUA as the gas purchaser. The project involves installation of a small-scale LNG storage and regasification terminal which will supply the fuel for the new power plant.

The island of Antigua and Barbuda has taken the lead in utilising environmentally sustainable fuel for power generation, and this will be the first project of its kind in the Eastern Caribbean region where an LNG terminal will be coupled to a Wärtsilä power plant. This integrative plant concept is expected to become a model for other island utilities in the Caribbean as the acceptance of LNG fuel increases in line with efforts to reduce emission levels. Wärtsilä has an installed base of power plants in the region with a combined capacity of more than 3300 MW.

“There is a need to provide additional generating capacity along with the island’s growth in demand for electricity. At the same time, some of the existing power production facilities would soon need to be replaced due to age and the increased focus on more environmentally sustainable systems. Having had good experience with Wärtsilä in the past, we see their dual-fuel power plant solution as the best answer to the island’s green energy plan and its current and future energy requirements,” explained Mr Aziz Hadeed, head of the Hadeed Group of Companies, the parent company of APCL.

Jon Rodriguez, Director, Power Plants, North America, Wärtsilä Energy, responded by saying: “The integration of this new power plant with an LNG terminal is a clear demonstration of Wärtsilä bringing its technological know-how and experience to assist its customers in making use of more environmentally sustainable fuels. We have earlier carried out four successful projects with APCL and we are delighted to have again been selected for this important project. I believe it comes as an endorsement of both the Wärtsilä technology and the sales support capabilities we have throughout the Caribbean.”

The plant will operate with five Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engines capable of operating with both gas and light fuel oil. This flexibility is combined with high efficiency across the entire load range. The fast-starting capability means that the engines can reach full power within five minutes, enabling them to provide efficient grid balancing capacity as the adoption of renewable energy from wind and solar increases. Notably, these engines could be an ideal platform for future decarbonisation strategies by making use of carbon free fuels, such as hydrogen and ammonia.

The plant is expected to become operational in Q3, 2023. It will supply electricity to APUA for distribution to the national grid. The decision to use regasified LNG, the cleanest of all fossil fuels, will result in about 40% less carbon production and is in step with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and APUA’s plan to reduce its environmental footprint.

Learn more about Wärtsilä engine power plants.

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Wärtsilä Energy in brief
Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers in decarbonisation by developing market-leading technologies. These cover future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS energy management platform. Wärtsilä Energy’s lifecycle services are designed to increase efficiency, promote reliability and guarantee operational performance. Our track record comprises 76 GW of power plant capacity and 110 energy storage systems delivered to 180 countries around the world.
https://www.wartsila.com/energy

Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
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Central de energía de Wärtsilä acoplada a terminal de GNL en Antigua podría convertirse en modelo para otras empresas de servicios públicos del Caribe

Firma de APCL
Sr. Francis Hadeed, director de APCL (derecha) y Rodney George, vicepresidente para la región del Caribe, Wärtsilä Energy, firmaron un acuerdo de EPC para la entrega de una central de energía de 46 MW para Antigua en noviembre de 2021.
Motores Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä suministrará e instalará una central de energía de combustible dual de 46 MW en la isla caribeña de Antigua. La central operará con cinco motores Wärtsilä 34DF.

CARIBPR WIRE, HELSINKI, Finlandia, April 27, 2022:  — El grupo tecnológico Wärtsilä fue adjudicado el contrato de suministro e instalación de una central de energía de combustible dual de 46 MW en la isla caribeña de Antigua. El pedido de ingeniería, adquisición y construcción (EPC) fue realizado por Antigua Power Company Limited (APCL), un productor de energía independiente. El pedido fue ingresado en el libro de pedidos de Wärtsilä en enero de 2022. La central operará principalmente con gas natural licuado regasificado (GNL).

El proyecto combina una central de energía y una terminal de GNL, almacenamiento y regasificación. APCL ganó la licitación para este proyecto en una licitación internacional realizada por la junta de licitación de Antigua y Barbuda en representación de la Autoridad de Servicios Públicos de Antigua (APUA). El proyecto de la terminal de gas GNL está siendo desarrollado por Eagle LNG con sede en Estados Unidos en igual asociación con APCL, con APUA como comprador de gas. El proyecto incluye la instalación de una terminal de almacenamiento y regasificación de GNL a pequeña escala que suministrará el combustible para la nueva central de energía.

La isla de Antigua y Barbuda tomó la iniciativa en la utilización de combustible ambientalmente sostenible para la generación de energía, y este será el primer proyecto de este tipo en la región del Caribe Oriental, donde una terminal de GNL se acoplará a una central de energía de Wärtsilä. Se espera que este concepto de central integradora se convierta en un modelo para otras empresas de servicios públicos de la isla en el Caribe, puesto que la aceptación del GNL aumenta de acuerdo con los esfuerzos para reducir los niveles de emisión. Wärtsilä tiene una base instalada de centrales de energía en la región con una capacidad combinada de más de 3300 MW.

“Hay una necesidad de proporcionar capacidad de generación adicional junto con el crecimiento de la demanda de electricidad en la isla. Al mismo tiempo, algunas de las instalaciones de producción de energía existentes tendrían que ser reemplazadas pronto debido a la antigüedad y al creciente enfoque en sistemas ambientalmente más sostenibles. Habiendo tenido una buena experiencia con Wärtsilä en el pasado, vemos su solución de central de energía de doble combustible como la mejor respuesta al plan de energía verde de la isla y sus requisitos energéticos actuales y futuros”, explicó el Sr. Aziz Hadeed, jefe del Grupo de Empresas Hadeed, la compañía matriz de APCL.

Jon Rodríguez, director de centrales de energía, América del Norte, Wärtsilä Energy, respondió: “La integración de esta nueva central de energía con una terminal de GNL es una clara demostración de que Wärtsilä aporta su conocimiento tecnológico y experiencia para ayudar a sus clientes a hacer uso de combustibles ambientalmente más sostenibles. Anteriormente hemos llevado a cabo cuatro proyectos exitosos con la APCL y estamos muy contentos de haber sido seleccionados nuevamente para este importante proyecto. Creo que viene como un respaldo de la tecnología de Wärtsilä, así como de las capacidades de soporte de ventas que tenemos en todo el Caribe”.

La central operará con cinco motores de combustible dual Wärtsilä 34DF capaces de operar tanto con gas como con fuelóleo liviano. Esta flexibilidad se combina con alta eficacia en todo el rango de carga. La capacidad de arranque rápido significa que los motores pueden alcanzar máxima potencia en cinco minutos, lo que les permite proporcionar una capacidad de equilibrio de red eficaz a medida que aumenta la adopción de energía renovable eólica y solar. En especial, estos motores podrían ser una plataforma ideal para futuras estrategias de descarbonización utilizando combustibles libres de carbono, como el hidrógeno y el amoníaco.

Se espera que la central entre en funcionamiento en el tercer trimestre de 2023. La central suministrará electricidad a APUA para su distribución a la red nacional. La decisión de utilizar GNL regasificado, el más limpio de todos los combustibles fósiles, resultará en alrededor de un 40% menos de producción de carbono y está alineada con el plan del gobierno de Antigua y Barbuda y APUA para reducir su huella ambiental.

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Wärtsilä Energy en resumen
Wärtsilä Energy lidera la transición hacia un futuro con energía 100% renovable. Ayudamos a nuestros clientes en la descarbonización con el desarrollo de tecnologías líderes en el mercado. Estas cubren centrales de energía de balance habilitadas para operar con los combustibles del futuro, soluciones híbridas, tecnología de almacenamiento y optimización de energía, incluida la plataforma de gestión de energía GEMS. Los servicios de ciclo de vida de Wärtsilä Energy están diseñados para incrementar la eficacia, promover la fiabilidad y garantizar el rendimiento operativo. Nuestra trayectoria incluye 76 GW de capacidad de central de energía y 110 sistemas de almacenamiento de energía distribuidos a 180 países de todo el mundo.
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Wärtsilä en resumen
Wärtsilä es un líder mundial en tecnologías innovadoras y soluciones de ciclo de vida para los mercados marino y energético. Enfatizamos la innovación en tecnología y servicios sostenibles para ayudar a nuestros clientes a mejorar continuamente su rendimiento ambiental y económico. Nuestro equipo dedicado y apasionado de 17.000 profesionales en más de 200 ubicaciones en 68 países da forma a la transformación de la descarbonización de nuestras industrias en todo el mundo. En 2021, las ventas netas de Wärtsilä alcanzaron un total de 4.8 mil millones de euros. Wärtsilä cotiza en el Nasdaq Helsinki.
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Parkland announces date of 2022 first quarter results and virtual Annual General Meeting

CALGARY, AB, April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI) expects to announce its 2022 first quarter results after markets close on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. A conference call and webcast will then be held at 6:30 a.m. MDT (8:30 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, May 5, 2022, to discuss the results.

To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link:
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Analysts and institutional investors interested in participating in the question and answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0605 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 22960035). International participants can call 1-800-389-0704 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 22960035).

Please connect and log in approximately 10 minutes before the beginning of the call. The webcast will be available for replay two hours after the conference call ends at the link above. It will remain available for one year and will also be posted to www.parkland.ca.

Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis will be posted to www.parkland.caand www.sedar.com after the results are released.

Virtual Annual General Meeting

Parkland will hold its 2022 Annual General Meeting of shareholders in a virtual-only format. The virtual-only meeting will be conducted via live audio webcast online on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. MDT (11:00 a.m. EDT).

All shareholders will be able to attend the live virtual meeting. Information for shareholders is posted in Parkland’s Management Information Circular available at www.parkland.ca and under Parkland’s profile at www.sedar.com.

About Parkland

Parkland’s purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities. Through our portfolio of trusted and locally relevant food, convenience, retail, commercial and wholesale brands, we serve over one million customers per day across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and Central and South America. In addition to leveraging our supply and storage capabilities to provide the essential fuels that our diverse customers rely on, we are a leader in renewable energy and are building an Electric Vehicle (”EV”) charging network to serve growing demand for convenient charging from EV drivers in select markets and decarbonizing through renewable fuels manufacturing, compliance and carbon offsets marketing and trading.

Parkland’s proven strategy is centered around growing organically, realizing a supply advantage, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. We are positioned to lead through the energy transition and are focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, further diversifying our retail business into food, convenience, and renewable energy solutions (including EV charging), and helping our commercial customers decarbonize their operations. Our strategy is enabled and underpinned by our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

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Parkland delivers strong 2021 results led by record marketing performance; increases dividend and 2022 Guidance

CALGARY, AB, March 3, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX:PKI), a leading food and convenience store operator, independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and leader in renewable energy, announced today its financial and operating results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2021, increased its 2022 Guidance and announced it is raising its annual dividend for the tenth consecutive year. Highlights include:

Q4 2021 Highlights

  • Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”)1 of $260 million reflects record performance in all our marketing segments. We estimate an approximately $35 million negative impact on Adjusted EBITDA from the British Columbia floods, which required the shutdown of the Transmountain Pipeline and led to a pause in refinery processing operations.2
  • Net earnings attributable to Parkland (”net earnings”) of $23 million, or $0.15 per share, basic, a decrease of 57 percent from prior year, and Adjusted earnings attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted earnings”)3 of $55 million, or $0.36 per share, basic, up approximately 28 percent year-over-year.4

2021 Highlights

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $1.260 billion, up over 30 percent from prior year.
  • Net earnings of $97 million, or $0.64 per share, basic, up approximately 20 percent from 2020 and Adjusted earnings of $372 million, up 200 percent from 2020.
  • Trailing twelve months distributable cash flow per share3 of $4.34, up 35 percent from 2020.
  • Cash flow from operating activities of $904 million fully funded capital expenditures, dividend payments, and interest on leases and long-term debt.
  • Undertook a record number of acquisitions for attractive values with significant synergy potential; accelerating delivery of our strategy and building on our track record of prudent acquisitions.
  • Maintained strong liquidity position, with cash and cash equivalents of $284 million and unused credit facilities of $1,270 billion as at December 31, 2021. Continued to enhance financial strength by taking advantage of favourable conditions to refinance senior notes. Parkland has no debt maturities until 2026.
  • Delivered 12 percent year-over-year growth in our Canada, USA and International marketing segments.
  • Fuel and petroleum volume of 24 billion litres, up over 10 percent from 2020, reflecting the impact of acquisitions, resilient customer demand and ongoing recovery from COVID.
  • Continued to expand our ON the RUN convenience brand with 107 additional locations and grow the reach of our JOURNIE™ rewards program to 1,200 locations. Over the past year, we have almost doubled JOURNIE™ membership, from 1.5 million active members to over 2.9 million.

2022 Outlook

  • Increased 2022 Adjusted EBITDA guidance to $1.5 billion +/- 5 percent, reflecting our execution confidence and the expected close of previously announced acquisitions.
  • Increased the annual dividend by 5.3 percent to $1.300 per share and starting in the second quarter will switch to a quarterly payment schedule.

“I want to thank the Parkland team for an incredible year,” said Bob Espey President and Chief Executive Officer. “While the BC floods prevented us delivering record Adjusted EBITDA, I am proud of the way we supported impacted communities. We accelerated all aspects of our strategy in 2021 and announced a record number of acquisitions. We expanded our retail, food and loyalty business, and made significant progress on our decarbonization strategy by doubling our renewable fuel production, growing our voluntary carbon offset business and advancing our electric vehicle charging network.”

“Parkland is poised for continued growth,” added Espey. “We enter 2022 ahead of our plan to deliver $2 billion of run-rate Adjusted EBITDA by the end of 2025. We are focused on integrating and capturing synergies from the businesses we acquired, driving returns and deleveraging. Our base business and recent acquisitions are on track to deliver strong cash flow, giving us confidence to increase our dividend. Our opportunities for growth and value creation have never been greater.”

Q4 2021 Segment Highlights

  • Canada delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $117 million, up almost 5 percent, from $112 million in Q4 2020. Performance was underpinned by robust fuel and convenience margins, company C-store same-store sales growth5 (”SSSG”) of 4.7 percent (excluding cigarettes) and ongoing economic recovery. We continued to expand our ON the RUN convenience brand and successfully extended JOURNIETM Rewards across our FasGas network, and now have 2.9 million active members.
  • International delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $78 million, up over 8 percent, from $72 million in Q4 2020. Performance was underpinned by a strong base and resource business, with growing wholesale volumes. We continue to see signs of recovery in some of the larger tourism markets with others expected to reopen in 2022.
  • USA delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $41 million, up over 400 percent, from $8 million in Q4 2020. Performance was underpinned by the impact of acquisitions, synergy capture and continued organic growth initiatives. We are seeing a gradual return in cruise ship sailings in Florida and our teams continued to offset the impact of inflation.
  • Supply delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $58 million, down 28 percent, from $81 million in Q4 2020. Performance was impacted by the BC floods, which required the shutdown of the Transmountain Pipeline and led to a pause in refinery processing operations. We estimate an approximately $35 million negative impact on Adjusted EBITDA from this event. During the quarter, we also completed a minor planned maintenance turnaround. In 2021, we co-processed a record 86 million litres of bio-feedstocks which has the equivalent environmental effect of taking over 70,000 cars off the road. Full-year composite utilization6 was 84 percent driven by safe and consistent operational performance.

Parkland is a Sustainability Leader: Awarded AA ESG Rating from MSCI

Sustainability is deeply embedded across our business and through 2021, we continued to strengthen our focus on this important area. In recognition of our commitment to sustainability, we received an AA ESG Rating from Morgan Stanley Capital International (”MSCI”). This places us in the top 17 percent of index constituents. Key highlights and environmental accomplishments include:

  • Published our Sustainability Report which reflects our goal to achieve zero safety incidents, zero spills, zero tolerance for racism and discrimination, zero tolerance for corruption, bribery, and unethical behaviour and to help our governments achieve their goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. Grounded in meaningful and measurable targets, including ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, our report formalizes our enterprise-wide sustainability strategy and can be viewed by clicking this link: Parkland – Drive to Zero.
  • Extended our track record of renewable fuel leadership at the Burnaby Refinery, co-processing a record 86 million litres of bio-feedstocks. These fuels play a crucial role helping our commercial customers decarbonize their energy use. In 2021 this had the equivalent effect of taking over 70,000 cars off the road. We have more than doubled our renewable fuel production every year since 2019.
  • Committed to build British Columbia’s largest network (by site count) of Electric Vehicle (”EV”) ultra-fast chargers. Strategically located on key arterial routes between Vancouver Island and Calgary, this network will offer customers unrivalled amenity in the form of high-speed charging, premium ON the RUN convenience stores and food choices. This network is expected to open during the summer of 2022.
  • Continued to grow our carbon offset and renewable business, which plays an integral role in our sustainability strategy and in helping our customers meet their environmental commitments. With global demand for voluntary offsets increasing, we delivered significant growth and transacted carbon offset credits across various North American registries.
  • Became a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative to support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Updated 2022 Guidance: Adjusted EBITDA of $1.5 billion

Reflecting confidence in our execution capability and continued growth trajectory, as well as the expected close of previously announced acquisitions, we are increasing our Adjusted EBITDA guidance previously disclosed in Parkland’s November 16, 2021 news release. Highlights include:

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $1.5 billion +/- 5 percent. This is up approximately 20 percent from 2021 results.
  • Capital expenditures (attributable to Parkland) are expected to be at the lower end of between $475 million and $575 million, comprising:
    • Growth capital expenditures7 (attributable to Parkland) of between $250 million and $300 million.
    • Maintenance capital expenditures7 (attributable to Parkland) of between $225 million and $275 million.

Consolidated Financial Overview

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

Three months ended December 31,

Year ended December 31,

Financial Summary

2021

2020

2021

2020

Fuel and petroleum product volume (million litres)(1)

6,398

5,485

23,900

21,424

Sales and operating revenue(1)

6,286

3,506

21,468

14,011

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”)(2)

260

247

1,260

967

Canada(4)

117

112

439

435

International

78

72

294

270

USA(5)

41

8

136

72

Supply(4)(5)

58

81

509

282

Corporate

(34)

(26)

(118)

(92)

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland

23

53

97

82

Net earnings (loss) per share – basic ($ per share)

0.15

0.36

0.64

0.55

Net earnings (loss) per share – diluted ($ per share)

0.15

0.35

0.64

0.54

Adjusted earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted earnings”)(3)

55

43

372

124

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share – basic ($ per share)(3)

0.36

0.29

2.46

0.83

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share – diluted ($ per share)(3)

0.36

0.28

2.45

0.82

TTM Distributable cash flow(3)(6)

660

480

660

480

TTM Distributable cash flow per share(3)(6)(7)

4.34

3.22

4.34

3.22

Dividends

47

47

190

184

Dividends per share(7)

0.3087

0.3036

1.2314

1.2110

Weighted average number of common shares (million shares)

153

149

151

149

Total assets

11,550

9,094

11,550

9,094

Non-current financial liabilities

6,033

4,377

6,033

4,377

(1)

Certain amounts within sales and operating revenue and fuel and petroleum product volumes were restated and reclassified to conform to the presentation used in the current period.

(2)

Measure of segment profit. See “Specified Financial Measures” section of this news release.

(3)

Non-GAAP financial measure. See “Specified Financial Measures” section of this news release.

(4)

Canada Retail and Canada Commercial, formerly presented separately as individual segments, and the Canadian distribution business, formerly presented in Supply, are now included in Canada, reflecting a change in organizational structure in 2020.

(5)

For comparative purposes, information for previous periods was restated due to a change in segment presentation. The supply and trading business in the United States, formerly presented in the Supply segment, is now included in the USA segment, reflecting a change in organizational structure in 2021.

(6)

Amounts presented on a trailing-twelve-month basis (”TTM”).

(7)

Calculated based on weighted average number of shares.

Announcing a 5.3 percent annual dividend increase and adoption of quarterly payment schedule

Parkland’s annualized common share dividend will increase 5.3 percent from $1.235 to $1.300, effective with the monthly dividend payable on April 15, 2022 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 22, 2022. Starting in the second quarter, any declared dividends will be paid on a quarterly basis, at the expected rate of $0.325 per share.

Q4 2021 Conference Call and Webcast Details

Parkland will host a webcast and conference call on Friday, March 4, at 6:30am MDT (8:30am EDT) to discuss the results. To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link:

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Analysts and institutional investors interested in participating in the question-and-answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0546 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 33819081). International participants can call 1-587-880-2171 (toll) (Conference ID: 33819081).

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MD&A and Consolidated Financial Statements

The management’s discussion and analysis for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2021 (the “Q4 2021 MD&A”) and audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021 (the “Annual Consolidated Financial Statements”) provide a detailed explanation of Parkland’s operating results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2021. An English version of these documents will be available online at www.parkland.ca and SEDAR after the results are released by newswire under Parkland’s profile at www.sedar.com. The Q4 2021 French MD&A and Annual Consolidated French Financial Statements will be posted to www.parkland.ca and SEDAR as soon as they become available.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland’s purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities. Through our portfolio of trusted and locally relevant food, convenience, retail, commercial and wholesale brands, we serve over one million customers per day across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and Central and South America. In addition to leveraging our supply and storage capabilities to provide the essential fuels that our diverse customers rely on, we are a leader in renewable energy and are building an EV charging network to serve growing demand for convenient charging from EV drivers in select markets and decarbonizing through renewable fuels manufacturing, compliance and carbon offsets marketing and trading.

Parkland’s proven strategy is centered around growing organically, realizing a supply advantage, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. We are positioned to lead through the energy transition and are focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, further diversifying our retail business into food, convenience, and renewable energy solutions (including EV charging), and helping our commercial customers decarbonize their operations. Our strategy is enabled and underpinned by our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information and statements (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). When used in this news release the words “expect”, “will”, “could”, “would”, “believe”, “continue”, “pursue” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to, among other things, business objectives and strategies, Parkland’s ambition to generate run-rate Adjusted EBITDA of $2 billion by 2025 and the key strategic pillars underpinning such ambition; Parkland’s 2022 guidance, including Adjusted EBITDA, growth and maintenance capital expenditure guidance; expected future dividend amounts, timing and frequency; Parkland’s ESG goals and targets, including the expected expansion of our renewables and carbon offset business; expected benefits and synergies to be derived from acquisitions, potential future acquisition opportunities, expected timing of the opening of Parkland’s electric vehicle ultra-fast charging network in British Columbia; and Parkland’s ability to advance its growth agenda.

These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release. Parkland does not undertake any obligations to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as required by securities law. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of numerous risks, assumptions and uncertainties including, but not limited to, general economic, market and business conditions, including the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; Parkland’s ability to execute its business strategies, including without limitation, Parkland’s ability to consistently identify accretive acquisition targets and successfully integrate them, successfully implement organic growth initiatives and to finance such acquisitions and initiatives on reasonable terms; Parkland’s ability to grow its supply advantage by leveraging its scale and infrastructure; Parkland’s ability to achieve its ESG targets; competitive action by other companies; refining and marketing margins; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; actions by governmental authorities and other regulators including but not limited to increases in taxes or restricted access to markets; changes and developments in environmental and other regulations; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. See also the risks and uncertainties described in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s Annual Information Form dated March 5, 2021, and “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in the Q4 2021 MD&A dated March 3, 2022, each filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Specified Financial Measures

This news release contains total of segments measures, non-GAAP financial measures and ratios and supplementary financial measures (collectively, “specified financial measures”). Parkland’s management uses certain specified financial measures to analyze the operating and financial performance, leverage and liquidity of the business. These specified financial measures do not have any standardized meaning and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The specified financial measures should not be considered in isolation or used in substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. See Section 15 of the Q4 2021 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding specified financial measures used by Parkland.

Total of Segments Measures

Adjusted EBITDA is a total of segments measure used by the chief operating decision maker to make decisions about resource allocation to the segment and to assess its performance. In accordance with IFRS, adjustments and eliminations made in preparing an entity’s financial statements and allocations of revenue, expenses, and gains or losses shall be included in determining reported segment profit or loss only if they are included in the measure of the segment’s profit or loss that is used by the chief operating decision maker. As such, Parkland’s Adjusted EBITDA is unlikely to be comparable to similarly named measures presented by other issuers, who may calculate these measures differently. Parkland views Adjusted EBITDA as the key measure for the underlying core operating performance of business segment activities at an operational level. Adjusted EBITDA is used by management to set targets for Parkland (including annual guidance and variable compensation targets) and is used to determine Parkland’s ability to service debt, finance capital expenditures and provide for dividend payments to shareholders. Please refer to the table below for the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net earnings (loss) for the three month and twelve month periods ending December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2021.

Three months ended December 31,

Year ended December 31,

($ millions)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net earnings (loss)

27

64

126

112

Add:

Acquisition, integration and other costs

24

14

52

52

Depreciation and amortization

156

144

616

609

Finance costs

86

58

323

250

(Gain) loss on foreign exchange – unrealized

6

(7)

(2)

(Gain) loss on asset disposals

(5)

1

(13)

2

(Gain) loss on risk management and other – unrealized

(11)

(11)

10

(10)

Other (gains) and losses(1)

20

(29)

203

(4)

Other adjusting items(2)

4

12

6

Income tax expense (recovery)

(22)

30

36

42

Adjusted EBITDA including NCI

285

271

1,358

1,057

Deduct: Attributable to NCI

25

24

98

90

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”)

260

247

1,260

967

(1)

Other (gains) and losses for the three months ended December 31, 2021 include the following: (i) $25 million gain (2020 – $34 million loss) due to the change in redemption value of Sol Put Option; (ii) $34 million loss (2020 – $72 million gain) due to the change in fair value of redemption options; and (iii) $11 million loss (2020 – $9 million loss) in Other items. Other (gains) and losses for the year ended December 31, 2021 include the following: (i) $87 million loss (2020 – $23 million loss) due to change in redemption value of Sol Put Option; (ii) $86 million loss (2020 – $34 million gain) due to change in fair value of redemption options; and (iii) $30 million loss (2020 – $7 million loss) in Other items. Refer to Note 22 of the Annual Consolidated Financial Statements.

(2)

Other Adjusting Items for the three months ended December 31, 2021 include the share of depreciation and income taxes for the Isla joint venture of $4 million (2020 – nil). Other Adjusting Items for the year ended December 31, 2021 include the following: (i) $1 million loss (2020 – $5 million loss) on foreign exchange on cash pooling arrangements within gain (loss) on foreign exchange – realized; (ii) an unrealized gain of nil (2020 – $9 million loss) on Intermediation Facility Derivatives within fuel and petroleum product cost of purchases; (iii) share of depreciation and income taxes from the Isla joint venture of $7 million (2020 – nil).

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Ratios

Adjusted earnings is a non-GAAP financial measure and Adjusted earnings per share is a non-GAAP financial ratio included in this news release to assist management, investors and analysts with the analysis of the operating and financial performance and liquidity of Parkland. These non-GAAP financial measures and ratios do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The non-GAAP financial measures and ratios should not be considered in isolation or used in substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Except as otherwise indicated, these non-GAAP measures and ratios are calculated and disclosed on a consistent basis from period to period. See section 15 of the Q4 2021 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding Parkland’s non-GAAP financial measures and ratios. Please see below for the reconciliation of Adjusted earnings (loss) to net earnings (loss) and calculation of Adjusted earnings (loss) per share for the three and twelve month periods ending December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2021.

Three months ended December 31,

Year ended December 31,

($ millions, unless otherwise stated)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net earnings (loss)

27

64

126

112

Add:

Acquisition, integration and other costs

24

14

52

52

Loss on modification of long-term debt

18

77

3

(Gain) loss on foreign exchange – unrealized

6

(7)

(2)

(Gain) loss on asset disposals

(5)

1

(13)

2

(Gain) loss on risk management and other – unrealized

(11)

(11)

10

(10)

Other (gains) and losses(4)

20

(29)

203

(4)

Other adjusting items(1)

4

12

6

Tax normalization(2)

(13)

15

(42)

(3)

Adjusted earnings (loss) including NCI

70

54

418

156

Less: Adjusted earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

15

11

46

32

Adjusted earnings (loss)

55

43

372

124

Weighted average number of common shares (million shares)(3)

153

149

151

149

Weighted average number of common shares adjusted for the effects of
dilution (million shares)(3)

153

151

152

151

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share ($ per share)

Basic

0.36

0.29

2.46

0.83

Diluted

0.36

0.28

2.45

0.82

(1)

Other Adjusting Items for the three months ended December 31, 2021 include the share of depreciation and income taxes for the Isla joint venture of $4 million (2020 – nil). Other Adjusting Items for the year ended December 31, 2021 include the following: (i) $1 million loss (2020 – $5 million loss) on foreign exchange on cash pooling arrangements within gain (loss) on foreign exchange – realized; (ii) an unrealized gain of nil (2020 – $9 million loss) on Intermediation Facility Derivatives within fuel and petroleum product cost of purchases; (iii) share of depreciation and income taxes from the Isla joint venture of $7 million (2020 – nil).

(2)

The tax normalization adjustment was applied to net earnings (loss) adjusting items that were considered temporary differences, such as gains and losses on asset disposals, acquisition, integration and other costs, unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses, gains and losses on risk management and other, changes in fair value of redemption options, changes in estimates of environmental provisions, and debt modifications. The tax impact was estimated using the effective tax rates applicable to jurisdictions where the related items occur.

(3)

Weighted average number of common shares are calculated in accordance with Parkland’s accounting policy contained in Note 2 of the Annual Consolidated Financial Statements.

(4)

Other (gains) and losses for the three months ended December 31, 2021, include the following: (i) $25 million gain (2020 – $34 million loss) due to the change in redemption value of Sol Put Option; (ii) $34 million loss (2020 – $72 million gain) due to the change in fair value of redemption options; (iii) $11 million loss (2020 – $9 million loss) in Other items. Other (gains) and losses for the year ended December 31, 2021, include the following: (i) $87 million loss (2020 – $23 million loss) due to change in redemption value of Sol Put Option; (ii) $86 million loss (2020 – $34 million gain) due to change in fair value of redemption options; (iii) $30 million loss (2020 – $7 million loss) in Other items. Refer to Note 22 of the Annual Consolidated Financial Statements.

Distributable cash flow is a cash metric that adjusts for the impact of seasonality in Parkland’s business by removing non-cash working capital items and excludes the effect of items that are not considered representative of Parkland’s ability to generate cash flows. Such items include: (i) acquisition, integration, and other costs; (ii) turnaround maintenance capital expenditures; (iii) the change in certain risk management and other instruments, and (iv) interest on leases and long-term debt, and principal payments on leases attributable to non-controlling interests. Parkland uses this non-GAAP financial measure to monitor normalized cash flows of the business by eliminating the impact of Parkland’s working capital fluctuations and expenditures used in acquisition, integration and other activities, which can vary significantly from quarter-to-quarter. Please refer to the table below for the reconciliation of distributable cash flow to cash generated from (used in) operating activities and a calculation of distributable cash flow per share for the trailing twelve month periods ending December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2021.

Three months ended

Trailing twelve
months ended

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

March 31,
2021

June 30,
2021

September 30,
2021

December
31, 2021

December 31,
2021

Cash generated from (used in) operating activities(2)

264

322

200

118

904

Exclude: Adjusted EBITDA attributable to NCI, net of tax

(23)

(21)

(26)

(22)

(92)

241

301

174

96

812

Reverse: Change in other liabilities and other assets(3)

(14)

(9)

4

8

(11)

Reverse: Net change in non-cash working capital(3)

53

22

119

148

342

Include: Maintenance capital expenditures attributable to Parkland

(20)

(45)

(40)

(112)

(217)

Exclude: Turnaround maintenance capital expenditures

3

8

11

Include: Proceeds on asset disposals

5

1

4

4

14

Reverse: Acquisition, integration and other costs

5

11

12

24

52

Include: Interest on leases and long-term debt

(54)

(54)

(56)

(59)

(223)

Exclude: Interest on leases and long-term debt attributable to NCI

1

1

1

1

4

Include: Payments on principal amount on leases

(35)

(33)

(36)

(38)

(142)

Exclude: Payments on principal amount on leases attributable to NCI

4

4

5

5

18

Distributable cash flow(1)

186

199

190

85

660

Weighted average number of common shares (million shares)

152

Distributable cash flow per share

4.34

(1)

Prior to March 31, 2021, distributable cash flow was referred to as adjusted distributable cash flow.

(2)

For comparative purposes, information for previous periods was restated due to a change in presentation of cash flows from (used in) operating and financing activities. Interest paid on long-term debt and leases, formerly included in “Cash generated from (used in) operating activities”, is now included in “Cash generated from (used in) financing activities”, reflecting a more relevant presentation of finance costs payments.

(3)

For comparative purposes, information for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was restated due to a change in presentation for certain emission credits and allowances held for trading which were formerly included in “Risk management and other” and are now included in “Inventories”.

Three months ended

Trailing twelve
months ended

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

March 31,
2020

June 30,
2020

September 30,
2020

December 31,
2020

December 31,
2020

Cash generated from (used in) operating activities(2)

328

629

253

(40)

1,170

Exclude: Adjusted EBITDA attributable to NCI, net of tax

(20)

(15)

(24)

(20)

(79)

308

614

229

(60)

1,091

Reverse: Change in other liabilities, other assets and other instruments

(21)

(3)

27

12

15

Reverse: Net change in non-cash working capital

(135)

(425)

89

288

(183)

Include: Maintenance capital expenditures attributable to Parkland

(118)

(50)

(18)

(39)

(225)

Exclude: Turnaround maintenance capital expenditures

55

16

1

2

74

Include: Proceeds on asset disposals

3

5

2

6

16

Reverse: Acquisition, integration and other costs

21

8

9

14

52

Include: Interest on leases and long-term debt

(59)

(59)

(59)

(56)

(233)

Exclude: Interest on leases and long-term debt attributable to NCI(3)

1

1

2

Include: Payments on principal amount on leases

(39)

(35)

(40)

(35)

(149)

Exclude: Payments on principal amount on leases attributable to NCI

5

5

6

4

20

Distributable cash flow(1)

20

76

247

137

480

Weighted average number of common shares (million shares)

149

Distributable cash flow per share

3.22

(1)

Prior to March 31, 2021, distributable cash flow was referred to as adjusted distributable cash flow.

(2)

For comparative purposes, information for previous periods was restated due to a change in presentation of cash flows from (used in) operating and financing activities. Interest paid on long-term debt and leases, formerly included in “Cash generated from (used in) operating activities”, is now included in “Cash generated from (used in) financing activities”, reflecting a more relevant presentation of finance costs payments.

(3)

Beginning September 30, 2020, interest on leases and long-term debt attributable to NCI is excluded from distributable cash flow.

Company C-Store SSSG refers to the period-over-period sales growth generated by retail convenience stores at the same company sites. The effects of opening and closing stores, temporary closures (including closures for ON the RUN / Marché Express conversions), expansions of stores, renovations of stores, and stores with changes in food service models in the period are excluded to derive a comparable same-store metric. Same-store sales growth is a metric commonly used in the retail industry that provides meaningful information to investors in assessing the health and strength of Parkland’s brands and retail network, which ultimately impacts financial performance. Company C-Store SSSG does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Please see below for a reconciliation of convenience store revenue of the Canada segment with the C-Store same store sales (”SSS”) and calculation of the Company C-Store SSSG.

Three months ended
December 31,

Three months ended
December 31,

($ millions)

2021

2020

%

2020

2019

%

Convenience Store (”C-store”) revenue

93

95

95

91

Add:

Point-of-sale (”POS”) value of goods and services sold at C-stores
operated by retailers(3)

141

143

143

131

Less:

Rental income from retailers and others(1)(2)

(26)

(23)

(23)

(25)

Same Store revenue adjustments(4) (excluding cigarettes)

(9)

(9)

(6)

(4)

Same Store C-store Sales(5)

199

206

(3.2)%

209

193

7.8      %

Less:

Same Store revenue adjustments(4) (cigarettes)

(102)

(114)

(115)

(107)

Same Store C-Store sales (excluding cigarettes)(5)

97

92

4.7%

94

86

8.7      %

(1)

Includes rental income from retailers in the form of a percentage rent on convenience store sales.

(2)

Other excluded revenues include automated teller machine and POS system licensing fees.

(3)

POS values used to calculate Company C-Store SSSG are not a Parkland financial measure and do not form part of Parkland’s consolidated financial statements.

(4)

This adjustment excludes the effects of opening and closing stores, temporary closures (including closures for ON the RUN / Marché Express conversions), expansions of stores, renovations of stores, and stores with changes in food service models, to derive a comparable same-store metric.

(5)

Percentages are calculated based on unrounded numbers.

Supplementary Financial Measures

Parkland uses a number of supplementary financial measures, including maintenance capital expenditures and growth capital expenditures, to evaluate the success of our strategic objectives and to set variable compensation targets for employees and which are included in this news release. These measures may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, as other issuers may calculate these metrics differently. See section 15 of the Q4 2021 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details on the supplementary financial measures used by Parkland.

Non-Financial Measures

In addition to specified financial measures, Parkland uses a number of non-financial measures, including composite utilization, in measuring the success of our strategic objectives and to set variable compensation targets for employees. These non-financial measures are not accounting measures, do not have comparable IFRS measures, and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, as other issuers may calculate these metrics differently. See Section 15 of the Q4 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details on the non-financial measures used by Parkland.

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1

Total of segment measure. See “Specified Financial Measures” section of this news release.

2

Estimated based on lost crude throughput and refining margins during the temporary pause in refining operations from November 22 to December 11, 2021.

3

Non-GAAP financial measure. See ” Specified Financial Measures” section of this news release.

4

See “Specified Financial Measures” section of this news release for a reconciliation of net earnings to Adjusted earnings.

5

Non-GAAP financial measure. See ” Specified Financial Measures” section of this news release.

6

Non-financial measure. See “Non-Financial Measures” section of this news release.

7

Supplementary financial measure. See “Specified Financial Measures” section of this news release.

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Parkland Announces Date of 2021 Fourth Quarter & Year-End Results

CALGARY, AB, Feb. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI) expects to announce its 2021 fourth quarter and year-end results after markets close on Thursday, March 3, 2022. A conference call and webcast will then be held at 6:30 a.m. MST (8:30 a.m. EST) on Friday, March 4, 2022, to discuss the results. To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link:

https://produceredition.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1527086&tp_key=bb26fea062

Analysts and institutional investors interested in participating in the question and answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0546 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 33819081). International participants may call 1-800-389-0704 (toll free) (Conference ID: 33819081).

Please connect and log in approximately 10 minutes before the beginning of the call. The webcast will be available for replay two hours after the conference call ends at the link above. It will remain available for one year and will also be posted to www.parkland.ca.

Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis will be posted to www.parkland.ca and SEDAR after the results are released.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland’s purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities. We are a leading operator and consolidator of convenience retail and fuel marketing businesses. Through our portfolio of trusted and locally relevant convenience, retail, commercial and wholesale brands, we serve over one million customers per day across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and Central and South America. In addition to leveraging our supply and storage capabilities to provide the essential fuels that our diverse customers rely on, we are a leader in manufacturing low carbon fuels and are rapidly building a charging network to serve growing demand for convenient charging from electric vehicle drivers in select markets.

Parkland’s proven strategy is centered around growing organically, realizing a supply advantage, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. We are positioned to win through the energy transition and are focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, further diversifying our retail business into convenience, food, and electric vehicle charging, and helping our commercial customers decarbonize their operations. Our strategy is enabled and underpinned by our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

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The Bank of Namibia Selects SQL Power’s Supervisory Platform to Strengthen Their Commitments to Growth

TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – SQL Power, the global leader in financial regulatory and advanced analytics technology is proud to announce that their supervisory platform, the SQL Power Suite, was selected by the Bank of Namibia (BON) as the technology framework to digitally transform the Bank.

SQL Power Group

The SQL Power Suite is the most robust and compelling Financial Supervisory solution in the World. Delivering the ultimate in regulator flexibility, self-sufficiency, efficiency, and transparency; increasing the likelihood of timely successful intervention while providing all interested parties with the ultimate confidence in the regulated market.

The BON is the country’s central bank with financial supervisory authority, whose role is to promote stability and reliability of the financial system as well as to ensure sustainability, growth, and effective consumer protection.

“The Bank is automating various business processes in three supervisory departments, namely Banking Supervision Department, Payment and Settlement Systems Department and Exchange Control Division. This will assist our teams to work faster and more efficiently and effectively, saving our staff time and improving the reputation of the Bank, as we strive to improve on our service delivery and stakeholder satisfaction goals internally and externally.

The Interdepartmental Project will improve the work environment and place high-tech resources and expert digital skills at our disposal to carry-out our day-to-day activities. This change improves our work environment, improves efficiency, and improves tracking and delegating of responsibilities in our processes.” Leonie Dunn – Deputy Governor of the Bank of Namibia

As regulators struggle to keep up with the accelerating pace of regulatory change, SQL Power’s highly configurable supervisory platform automates every aspect of financial regulation from registration to data collection to on-site examination and investigations; Ultimately future-proofing the Central Bank with a unified and flexible supervisory platform that will satisfy their regulatory requirements for decades to come.

“I am confident that the Bank of Namibia’s digital transformation initiative will be a huge success and will serve as a showcase implementation for all Central Banks in Africa and around the World,” said Sam Selim, President of SQL Power.

About SQL Power

Founded in 1989, SQL Power Group Inc. is a global application software firm specializing in data collection, data integration, business intelligence, and regulatory implementations.

Since implementing the first supervisory solution in Canada in 2009, SQL Power has been at the forefront of financial regulatory software innovation – rolling out the world’s first fully-integrated XBRL-based data collection, risk management, case management, and advanced analytics solution that evolves seamlessly with evolving Global Financial Standards and customer needs.

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Parkland To Build The ‘Electric Charging Destination of the Future’

CALGARY, AB, Feb. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI), a leading customer focused convenience retail and fuel marketing business, announced today that it plans to build the ‘Electric Charging Destination of the Future’ and set a new standard for electric vehicle (”EV”) charging and customer experience. Parkland has developed its initial architectural concept by sponsoring an international design competition operated by Electric Autonomy Canada, a leading news platform focused on electric and autonomous vehicle technologies.

“Consistent with our energy transition and convenience destination strategy, our goal in sponsoring this competition was to engage talented architects and designers from around the world, invite them to put the needs of EV customers first, and entirely reimagine their experience,” said Darren Smart, SVP Energy Transition and Corporate Development. “We are committed to bringing the winning concept to life as part of our ambitious EV charging strategy in British Columbia and believe the concept could be extended to our other geographies when we see opportunity to meet emerging customer demand.”

A sustainably built electric charging destination of the future
The winning design was created by James Silvester, an award-winning Scotland-based architect with extensive global experience designing sustainable architecture. Named, ‘More with Less’, the design creates a relaxing environment, where electric vehicle drivers can take a breath, and recharge not just their vehicles, but themselves.

“The environmentally friendly materials and modular nature of the ‘More with Less’ concept, provides tremendous versatility,” added Smart. “It can be scaled large or small, accommodate the amenities we know EV customers value while they charge, such as our ON the RUN convenience stores and high-quality dining. It also creates a series of outdoor spaces. The result is a destination that customers can enjoy and an environment where nature is integral to the structure. We look forward to working with James to further hone the design and identify a suitable location where we can bring it to life and create a world-class experience for EV drivers.”

Parkland’s continued commitment to energy transition and renewables leadership
Bringing the winning design to life is a natural extension of our energy transition and renewables activities. This includes previously announced plans to open British Columbia’s largest network (by site count) of ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers. These are co-located with ON the RUN branded convenience stores and Triple O’s restaurants on high-traffic routes through British Columbia and into Calgary. We expect this network will be complete in the second half of 2022. In addition, underpinned by our commitment to a lower carbon future, we continue to extend our leading co-processing and renewable fuel manufacturing capabilities at our Burnaby Refinery.

About Parkland Corporation
Parkland’s purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities. Through our portfolio of trusted and locally relevant convenience, retail, commercial and wholesale brands, we serve over one million customers per day across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and Central and South America. In addition to leveraging our supply and storage capabilities to provide the essential fuels that our diverse customers rely on, we are a leader in renewable energy and are rapidly building a