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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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Vantage partners Supercar Blondie to take its global ESG journey into overdrive

SINGAPORE, July 8, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Vantage, an international multi-asset broker, is pleased to announce that it has partnered Supercar Blondie, in the launch of its global ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) programme.

This marks Vantage and Supercar Blondie’s first collaboration into the ESG space. The partnership will focus on driving innovation for electric vehicle production, promoting gender equality, and putting a spotlight on climate change.

Supercar Blondie is a popular digital media publisher, best loved for their light-hearted videos on luxury supercars, with over 75 million social followers across their channels. Alexandra Mary ‘Alex’ Hirschi, from Supercar Blondie, will join Vantage in Sardinia, Italy, participating in Extreme E’s Blue Carbon sustainability initiative to restore vital seagrass ecosystems, during the week of Sardinia’s Extreme E race.

Vantage’s own corporate ESG journey was driven by the passion demonstrated by its employees to make the world a better place. Its employees in different regions have been implementing localised ESG projects for their local community for years, from volunteer work and donations, to fundraising and education. Vantage’s global ESG initiative will formalise these efforts, provide additional support and coordination, and allow teams to share resources and ideas to maximise impact.

This underpinned the company’s decision to sponsor McLaren MX Extreme E in February.

In addition, the company will undertake several other ESG programmes including a worldwide blood donation drive, fundraising for refugees, and supporting free financial education initiatives in emerging markets to improve financial literacy and boost financial independence.

To steer this programme, Vantage has developed five guiding principles, and has also appointed an ESG ambassador, who will be coordinating the programme and making sure all resources deliver the most impact possible in the areas that people care about most.

Sofiia Starchevska, ESG Ambassador at Vantage, said, “For us, ESG is more than just a framework or an opportunity that companies and investors can jump on. Everyone has a responsibility to contribute to the world we live in in a positive way. We aim to make ESG a part of our daily lives by giving our employees the opportunity to contribute to ESG projects, and ultimately give back to the communities they live in. “

Marc Despallieres, Chief Strategy & Trading Officer at Vantage, said, “We are pleased to have the support of Supercar Blondie, Sofiia, and our employees as we embark on our ESG journey. It was clear that contributing to the world around us is something we really care about and the launch of the ESG programme, together with our collaboration with Alex, is a way to consolidate all these efforts and to encourage participation. The will is definitely there. The battle is just organising and mobilisation. These initiatives are just the start, and we are excited to see what this collective action can achieve.”

For more information about our ESG programme, please visit: https://www.vantagemarkets.com/esg/

About Vantage

Vantage is a global, multi-asset broker offering clients access to a nimble and powerful service for trading CFDs on Forex, Commodities, Indices, and Shares.

With more than 10 years of market experience. Vantage now has over 1,000 employees/personnel across more than 30 global offices.

Vantage is more than a broker. It provides a trusted trading ecosystem, an award-winning mobile trading app, and a faster and simpler trading platform that enables clients to take advantage of trading opportunities. Download the Vantage App on App Store or Google Play.

Be empowered to better capitalise on winning market opportunities when you

trade smarter @vantage.

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Latin America’s crypto conquest is driven by consumers needs

51% of consumers in Latin America have already made a transaction with cryptoassets.

Latin Americans desire flexibility and convenience in digital currencies and payments and are seeking more support from their financial institutions.

MIAMI, June 22, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The digital payments revolution that began during the pandemic is consolidating and driving Latin American interest in cryptocurrencies. 51% of consumers in the region have already made a transaction with cryptoassets and more than a third say they have made a payment for an everyday purchase with stablecoin, reveals Mastercard’s New Payments Index 2022, a survey conducted between March and April of this year among more than 35,000 people around the world.

The New Payments Index annually evaluates consumer behavior concerning emerging payment methods. In its second edition, the study shows that financial innovation -cryptocurrencies, DeFI solutions, blockchain, NFTs- registers significant activity in the region, with consumers eager to learn more about this ecosystem.

In Latin America, 54% percent of Latino consumers are optimistic about the performance of digital assets as an investment. Meanwhile, two-thirds of Latinos want greater flexibility to use crypto and traditional payment methods interchangeably in their day-to-day operations.

“More and more Latin Americans are showing interest in cryptocurrencies and want solutions that facilitate access to the crypto world. At Mastercard, we are designing these solutions to expand digital inclusion and strengthening alliances that guarantee operability and support”, said Walter Pimenta, executive vice president, Products and Engineering, Mastercard Latin America and the Caribbean.

The survey shows that consumers in Latin America and the Caribbean would feel more confident investing (69%) and making/receiving payments (67%) in cryptocurrencies if they were issued or backed by a trusted organization. Another 82% acknowledge that they would like to have cryptocurrency-related functions available directly from their current financial institution.

Digital payments, convenience and flexibility
Mastercard’s New Payments Index 2022 reveals that 86% of Latino consumers have used at least one emerging payment method in the past year. While 77% of Americans and 74% of Europeans prefer traditional payment methods to newer ones, Latinos are willing to use emerging methods such as biometrics, digital currencies and QR code, in addition to contactless payments.

“The future of payments is already here. Increasingly Latin Americans are turning to technology to conduct their financial transactions and this trend is expected to continue to rise, with an overwhelming 95% planning to use a digital payment method in the coming year and 29% acknowledging having used less cash in the past year”, added Pimenta.

Consumers in the region are familiar with fintechs and open banking, which allows them to conveniently manage their personal finances. Nearly 50% of Latin American consumers already use digital channels for financial activities and 78% of them are interested in flexible payment solutions that allow them, for example, to change the payment date of their bills, especially those with irregular incomes and millennials.

Biometric payments: security and convenience
When deciding which payment method to use, Latinos prioritize security (54%), but also look for the speed that financial technology offers. Biometrics is emerging as an option to find that balance between convenience and security. Three out of four Latinos say that “using biometric technologies for identity and payments is more secure than a PIN, password or another form of identification,” but concerns persist about which entities have access to their data.

People under 40 and millennials are more likely to perceive emerging digital solutions as secure. While they still use them, people who grew up in traditional banking are more wary, which is – for all players in the payments chain – an opportunity to build trust.

To learn more about this year’s New Payments Index, click here to Mastercard’s Newsroom.

About Mastercard (NYSE: MA)
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.
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Dragonfly Fintech named finalist for the G20 TechSprint 2022 CBDC Challenge

SINGAPORE, June 20, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Dragonfly has won a place in the final round of the third G20 TechSprint global challenge. This year’s challenge focuses on central bank digital currency (CBDC) following Saudi’s 2020 RegTech and SupTech, and Italy’s 2021 Green Finance. This year’s competition is held as part of Indonesia’s G20 presidency which will culminate in the G20 Heads of State and Government Summit to be held in Bali in November 2022.

Dragonfly Fintech is an innovative fintech solution provider utilizing its proprietary blockchain platform to address clients’ unmet digital needs in the banking and capital markets, advancing the nascent neobanking industry globally. Tomorrow’s banking is here!

The G20 TechSprint global competition which is jointly organized by Bank Indonesia and Bank of International Settlement Innovation Hub focuses on the development and showcasing of retail and wholesale CBDC as a viable solution in three core areas: issuance, wholesale, retail, and distribution of CBDC; financial inclusion through the use of CBDC; and CBDC as an improved means of interoperability among participating sovereign payment systems.

“We are honored that we have been chosen as a finalist in the issuance, wholesale, retail, and distribution of the CBDC segment. We are about serving the future unmet needs of the industry with innovative blockchain powered solutions. This growth opportunity allows us to illustrate how Dragonfly simplifies digital banking covering the entire spectrum from monetary policy making to wholesale, settlement, and retail distribution in an interoperable system,” comments Lon Wong, Founder and CEO of Singapore-based Dragonfly Fintech.

Dragonfly is also excited about the increased visibility on the world stage as a cutting-edge Asian fintech leader first conceptualized in 2015, and is rapidly expanding its footprint worldwide to engage and support other central banks in making their CBDC vision a reality.

About Dragonfly Fintech

Dragonfly Fintech is an innovative fintech solution provider utilizing the ProximaX blockchain protocol to address clients’ unmet digital needs in the banking and capital markets, advancing the nascent neobanking and CBDC globally. Tomorrow’s banking, today!

For more information, please visit www.dfintech.com

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Vantage wins Best Trading Services Provider APAC at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2022

SINGAPORE, March 22, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Vantage, the international multi-asset broker, announces today that it has been selected as the “Best Trading Services Provider APAC (Asia-Pacific)” at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2022.

The panel-judged awards – now in their eighth year – recognises and celebrates the best of breed products and services from across both the traditional financial and Fintech industries.

“We are honoured to receive this award at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2022,” said Marc Despallieres, Chief Strategy Officer, Vantage. “This is truly a validation of our efforts as we continue to innovate and build our presence in the APAC region, providing a best-in-class trading ecosystem for our clients.”

“Vantage has been operating in the APAC region for some years now, but with the growing sophistication and higher expectations among our clients, we knew we could not be complacent.”

“Instead, we’ve continued our work in emerging markets, improving our clients’ user journeys, providing the tools necessary for an ultra-smooth execution, expanding our operating regions to reach underserved clients, and growing our product offerings while maintaining our low trading fees to suit clients’ trading needs.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to offer my heartfelt thanks to our team for their hard work, as well as our clients for their unwavering support for Vantage.”

This is the second major accolade Vantage has received in the APAC region, since its major rebranding exercise in 2021. Vantage was earlier recognized at the Transform Awards Asia 2021 – an APAC awards programme that recognises excellence and innovation in brand development.

At Transform Awards Asia, Vantage received the “Best brand development project to reflect changed mission, values or positioning” and “Best visual identity from the financial services sector” awards.

About Vantage

Vantage is a global, multi-asset broker offering clients access to a nimble and powerful service for trading CFDs on Forex, Commodities, Indices, and Shares.

With more than 10 years of market experience. Vantage now has over 1,000 employees/personnel across more than 30 global offices.

Vantage is more than a broker. It provides a trusted trading ecosystem and a faster and simpler trading platform that enables clients to take advantage of trading opportunities.

Be empowered to trade on market opportunities when you
trade smarter @vantage.

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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:

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 can call 1-587-880-2171 (toll) (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.

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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Parkland clarifies details regarding a webcast and conference call on Tuesday, January 18, at 4:00pm MDT (6:00pm EDT) to discuss its announced acquisition of M&M Food Market

CALGARY, AB, Jan. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI), will host a webcast and conference call on Tuesday, January 18, at 4:00pm MDT (6:00pm EDT) to discuss its announced acquisition of M&M Food Market.  To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link: https://produceredition.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1524874&tp_key=388fcb2af7

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: 68511332). International participants can call 1-800-389-0704 (toll) (Conference ID: 68511332).

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.

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 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 expands food offer and accelerates convenience growth with acquisition of M&M Food Market

CALGARY, AB, Jan. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI), a leading operator and consolidator of convenience retail and fuel marketing businesses, announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire M&M Food Market (”M&M”) (”the Acquisition”). M&M is a premium, restaurant-quality frozen food retailer who brings high-quality, convenient food choices to Canadians. This acquisition represents one of many steps we are taking in our retail diversification strategy to expand our proprietary food offer, customer reach and innovation pipeline.

“This acquisition provides a platform to grow our food offer, expand our proprietary brands, and advance our digital and loyalty strategy,” said Ian White, SVP Strategic Marketing & Innovation. “Consistent with our commitment to create convenience destinations, M&M’s national store network, and innovative approach to food preparation and menu development positions us to offer high-quality food that complements our growing quick-serve restaurant offerings. We will grow these capabilities in all our operating regions and bolster our digital connection to customers by combining M&M and JOURNIE™ rewards programs. We look forward to bringing ON the RUN and M&M together to help customers make the most of every stop.”

The acquisition includes over 300 well-located standalone franchise and corporate owned stores, over 2,000 M&M Express locations, and a well-established rewards program with approximately two million active members. Led by an experienced management team who have a proven track record of growth and a food-first culture, M&M will create quality food options that our customers can consume fresh-from-frozen, both on site and on the go, and prepared from frozen at home. We will leverage these capabilities throughout our existing network and soon to be launched standalone ON the RUN convenience locations.

“Parkland’s ON the RUN brand is a convenience retail leader and we are excited to combine our two offerings,” said Andy O’Brien, CEO of M&M. “M&M and its franchise partners share Parkland’s customer focus and passion for quality food. The combination of our innovative food capabilities and Parkland’s more than 3,000 retail locations in 25 countries creates an immediate runway of growth and expansion opportunities.”

This Acquisition enables key elements of our strategy:

  • Advances our enterprise food strategy: Adds a proprietary brand, experienced team, franchisee network, and a scalable fresh and fresh-from-frozen food growth platform across all our markets. We will leverage M&M’s expertise and track record of developing successful menus in its innovation kitchen to evaluate and develop additional fresh and quick-serve food choices across our network.
  • Advances our digital strategy and creates a premier Canadian loyalty program: By combining JOURNIE and M&M’s reward programs which has two million active members, we will create extensive cross-promotional opportunities and form one of Canada’s premier loyalty programs.
  • Enhances our ON the RUN customer value proposition: M&M will be integral to our growing On the Run network, bolstering our in-store, e-commerce and home delivery offers, and supporting our standalone convenience concept.
  • Capital -light: M&M leverages a well-established, highly efficient food preparation and distribution network, requiring limited capital investment to efficiently serve its retail locations.
  • R atable cash flow with significant growth potential: M&M’s royalty fee-based operating model creates a ratable stream of cash flow. We aim to grow M&M’s Canadian annual run rate Adjusted EBITDA to approximately $55 million in three years.

The total consideration for this transaction is approximately $322 million, which will be funded out of existing credit facility capacity. This Acquisition represents a valuation metric of less than 8.5x estimated 2021 Adjusted EBITDA. Subject to approval under the Competition Act (Canada) and other customary closing conditions, the Acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022.

Acquisition Conference Call and Webcast Details
Parkland will host a webcast and conference call on Thursday, January 18, at 4:00pm MDT (6:00pm EDT) to discuss the acquisition. To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link: https://produceredition.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1524874&tp_key=388fcb2af7

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: 68511332). International participants can call 1-800-389-0704 (toll) (Conference ID: 68511332).

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.

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 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.

About M&M Food Market:
Founded in 1980, M&M Food Market is Canada’s leading retailer of frozen foods and has helped Canadians put delicious meals on the table by offering consumers products that were prepared with care using authentic recipes and high-quality ingredients along with personalized customer service, all within a uniquely convenient shopping environment. Following the beginning of a significant rebranding effort in 2016 – including the name change from M&M Meat Shops, a new store design, new products and packaging, a new website, and newly trained Meal Advisors – M&M Food Market has been focused on innovation across virtually every aspect of the business. It is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, with locations in all ten provinces, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. M&M has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 11 years in a row. M&M products include delicious and convenient options across virtually every food category including appetizers, prepared meals, seafood, meats and poultry, vegetables, sides, bakery, and desserts and come in formats ranging from individual portions to family-sized options.

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, the successful completion of the Acquisition and the timing thereof; expected benefits of the acquisition, including: potential organic growth, creating convenience destinations; expanding Parkland’s food offerings throughout its existing network; creating a loyalty coalition between the M&M and JOURNIE™ rewards programs; expected future increase to the run rate Adjusted EBITDA of the M&M business and the timing thereof; and the launch of standalone ON the RUN convenience locations.

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 Acquisition; failure to satisfy the conditions to closing of the Acquisition; failure to realize all or any of the anticipated benefits of the Acquisition; 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 Annual Information Form dated March 5, 2021, and “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in the Q3 2021 MD&A dated November 2, 2021 and the Q4 2020 MD&A dated March 4, 2021, each filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca.

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Nuvei Announces Partnership with FTX to Provide Instant Payment Solutions on One of the World’s Largest Digital Currency Exchanges

CaribPR Wire, MONTREAL and Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, Dec. 14, 2021: Nuvei Corporation (“Nuvei” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: NVEI) (TSX: NVEI), the global payment technology partner of thriving brands, announced today it has entered into a partnership with FTX Trading LTD (”FTX”), owner and operator of FTX.COM, a leading global cryptocurrency exchange. This partnership with Nuvei will enable FTX to provide its users instant payment solutions for an enhanced customer journey and experience.

Through this collaboration, FTX can now offer users access to Nuvei’s innovative payment solutions that significantly improves the user journey, enabling instant deposits that support high value transactions. This in return will help FTX’s users to buy cryptocurrencies faster and in a more secured way.

“Our partnership with FTX demonstrates Nuvei’s leadership in the growing cryptocurrency vertical and shows our ability to provide innovative solutions for customers of all types around the world,” said Philip Fayer, Nuvei’s Chair and CEO. “FTX is one of the world’s largest digital currency exchanges, and we are thrilled to partner with them to help simplify the transaction experience for their customers and speed processing times. Together, we will provide instant payment deposits, supporting the higher value transactions that are often required in cryptocurrency trading. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with FTX and to expand the partnership to provide more APMs and enable payouts, bringing the latest innovations to their payment capabilities.”

“We want our users to have a frictionless experience and be able to convert from fiat to crypto and back seamlessly. We are thrilled to partner with an innovative company like Nuvei to provide a reliable payment on and off-ramp for our users,” said Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and CEO of FTX.

About Nuvei

We are Nuvei (Nasdaq: NVEI) (TSX: NVEI) the global payment technology partner of thriving brands. We provide the intelligence and technology businesses need to succeed locally and globally, through one integration – propelling them further, faster. Uniting payment technology and consulting, we help businesses remove payment barriers, optimize operating costs and increase acceptance rates. Our proprietary platform provides seamless pay-in and payout capabilities, connecting merchants with their customers in over 200 markets worldwide, with local acquiring in 45 markets. With support for over 500 local and alternative payment methods, nearly 150 currencies and 40 cryptocurrencies, merchants can capture every payment opportunity that comes their way. Our purpose is to make our world a local marketplace.

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Parkland Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

CALGARY, AB, Nov. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, “our”, or “the Company”) (TSX: PKI) announced today that the Toronto Stock Exchange (”TSX”) has accepted the Company’s notice of intention to implement a normal course issuer bid (the “NCIB”) during the 12-month period commencing December 1, 2021 and ending November 30, 2022.

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On November 25, 2021, Parkland had 152,457,236 common shares issued and outstanding. Under the NCIB, a maximum of 15,091,885 common shares (representing 10% of the public float of common shares as of November 25, 2021) may be repurchased by Parkland in open market transactions on the TSX during the 12-month period commencing December 1, 2021 and ending November 30, 2022.

“In the right conditions, and in addition to our regular monthly dividend, the NCIB will provide optionality to return additional capital to shareholders,” said Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We will continue to exercise strict capital discipline, and the decision to repurchase Parkland shares will be evaluated against our other investment opportunities and leverage guidelines. We are focused on creating long-term shareholder value, and only our most accretive opportunities will secure capital.”

The NCIB is intended to augment Parkland’s ongoing return of capital to shareholders through dividends. Parkland believes that the market price of its common shares may not, from time to time, accurately reflect their underlying value. Accordingly, purchasing its own common shares for cancellation under the NCIB may represent an attractive investment opportunity to enhance shareholder value.

The common shares will be purchased through the facilities of the TSX and/or alternative trading systems in Canada at the prevailing market price at the time of purchase. All common shares purchased under the NCIB will be cancelled. In accordance with the rules of the TSX, any daily repurchases (other than pursuant to a block purchase exception) on the TSX under the NCIB are limited to a maximum of 94,920 common shares, which represents 25% of the average daily trading volume on the TSX of 379,683 for the six months ended October 31, 2021. The actual number of common shares that may be purchased under the NCIB and the timing of any such purchases will be determined by Parkland. There can be no assurance as to the precise number of common shares that will be purchased under the NCIB, if any. Parkland may discontinue purchases under the NCIB at any time, subject to compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.

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, the NCIB, potential purchases of common shares under the NCIB, returning additional capital to shareholders and future accretive investment opportunities.

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, the failure to obtain approval of the NCIB from the TSX, failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the NCIB, a failure to execute purchases under the NCIB,  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; 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 “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 Q3 2021 MD&A dated November 2, 2021 and the Q4 2020 MD&A dated March 4, 2021, 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.

About Parkland Parkland is a leading independent convenience store operator and supplier, marketer and retailer of fuel and petroleum products. Parkland serves customers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and the Americas through three channels: Retail, Commercial and Wholesale. Parkland optimizes its fuel supply across these three channels by operating and leveraging a growing portfolio of supply relationships and storage infrastructure. Parkland provides trusted and locally relevant fuel brands and convenience store offerings in the communities it serves. Parkland creates value for shareholders by focusing on its proven strategy of growing organically, realizing a supply advantage and acquiring prudently and integrating successfully. At the core of our strategy are our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are embraced across our organization.

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Parkland’s strategy to drive sustainable growth through the energy transition

CALGARY, AB, Nov. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX:PKI), a leading convenience retailer, fuel marketer and consolidator, introduced today its refreshed strategy to drive sustainable growth and released its Sustainability Report which includes ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. Parkland will host its 2021 Investor Day later today, where its executive team will outline the company’s continued growth and energy transition plans.

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“Parkland’s proven business model and resilient base business is uniquely positioned to capture high growth opportunities through the energy transition,” said Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are focused on meeting the evolving needs of our retail customers who are seeking convenience destinations which include high-quality food offers at all times of the day. Furthermore, we are well positioned to partner with our commercial customers to help them decarbonize their operations. We expect our strategy to deliver significant near-term value, sustainable per share returns, and position our business for long-term success.”

During today’s Investor Day, Parkland’s executive team will discuss:

The tremendous opportunity we see through the energy transition. We believe the decarbonization of society is inevitable, but expect it will look different in each channel and region we operate. Our refreshed strategy leverages our existing business which has a long, profitable future, and will generate strong returns and cash flow to enable investment in energy transition opportunities. Underpinned by the strong fundamentals in convenience and food, renewable fuels, and emerging demand for electric vehicle charging, we will meaningfully shift our capital allocation toward these high-return opportunities. Highlights include:

  • Developing our existing business; our business model is underpinned by strong market fundamentals, and a track record of delivery through organic growth, acquiring and integrating quality businesses, and capturing supply chain cost advantages. We will continue to consolidate high-quality assets in markets where we expect long-lasting customer demand, seizing opportunities to create additional value and position the business to transition in the future.
  • Diversifying our retail business; our retail sites of the future will look different. We will build on our existing capabilities to create convenience destinations, with high-quality stores and significantly expanded all-day-dining food offerings. In addition, we will launch standalone ON the RUN conveniences stores, and enhance our digital capabilities in support of ON the RUN, food, and electric vehicle charging, where we see demand.
  • Helping our customers Decarbonize; we will leverage our existing capabilities in supply, trading and refining to provide our commercial customers with a portfolio of low carbon products and services. This includes almost tripling our co-processing volumes by 2025 to over 300 million liters. Our ambition is to deliver 1MT of annual greenhouse gas (”GHG”) emissions reductions, equivalent to making approximately 350,000 vehicles zero emission.

2022 Guidance

Parkland targets continued growth in 2022. Highlights include:

  • Adjusted EBITDA (attributable to Parkland) of $1.45 billion +/- 5 percent. This is up approximately 16 percent from 2021 guidance, and approximately 50 percent from 2020.
  • Capital expenditures (attributable to Parkland) of between $475 million and $575 million, comprised of:
    • Growth capital expenditures (attributable to Parkland) of between $250 million and $300 million.
    • Maintenance capital expenditures (attributable to Parkland) of between $225 million and $275 million.

Parkland Publishes Sustainability Report: ‘Drive to Zero’

This morning, we published our latest Sustainability Report. Titled ‘Drive to Zero’, it 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, our report formalizes our enterprise-wide sustainability strategy. Key commitments include:

  • Additional ESG performance measures incorporated into executive compensation by 2022
  • Conduct proactive sustainability assessments for all acquisitions starting in 2022
  • Reduce our customers’ GHG emissions by 1MT through low-carbon fuel production by 2026
  • Reduce GHG emissions from our marketing businesses by 40 percent per site by 2030
  • Reduce GHG emissions from our refining business by 15 percent per barrel processed by 2030

Parkland’s Sustainability Report can be viewed here: https://www.parkland.ca/en/sustainability/overview

Investor Day Webcast Details

The Investor Day presentation will be webcast, with video, beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. Mountain Time) on November 16, 2021. For analysts and investors who have already registered to attend in person, or remotely, we look forward to your participation.

Analysts and Investors who have not yet registered, but wish to attend remotely, are encouraged to email  [email protected]. Analysts and Investors who have not yet registered, but wish to attend in-person, are encouraged to email Melanie Evans at [email protected].

Parkland’s Investor Day presentation is available online at https://www.parkland.ca/en/investors/presentations-webcasts. The video webcast of the presentation will be available for replay from November 18, 2021 using the same link.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is a leading convenience store operator and independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products. Parkland services customers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region, and the Americas through three channels: Retail, Commercial and Wholesale. Parkland optimizes its fuel supply across these three channels by operating and leveraging a growing portfolio of supply relationships and storage infrastructure. Parkland provides trusted and locally relevant fuel brands and convenience store offerings in the communities it serves.

Parkland creates value for shareholders by focusing on its proven strategy of growing organically, realizing a supply advantage, and acquiring prudently and integrating successfully. At the core of our strategy are our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are embraced 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 achieve $2 billion run-rate Adjusted EBITDA by the end of 2025, 2022 Adjusted EBITDA and capital expenditure (growth and maintenance) guidance, strategies for developing our existing business and diversifying our retail business, launching standalone On the Run locations, tripling our co-processing volumes by 2025 to over 300 million liters, deliver 1MT of annual emissions reductions, reduce GHG emissions from our marketing businesses by 40 percent per site by 2030, Reduce GHG emissions from our refining business by 15 percent per barrel processed by 2030, 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 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 reduce GHG in its refining and marketing business, Parkland’s ability to grow its supply advantage by leveraging its scale and infrastructure; 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 “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 Q3 2021 MD&A dated November 2, 2021 and the Q4 2020 MD&A dated March 4, 2021, 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-GAAP Financial Measures

This news release refers to certain non-GAAP and other financial measures that are not determined in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (”IFRS”). Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and does not have a standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS and may not be comparable to similar financial measures used by other issuers. Management considers these to be important supplemental measures of Parkland’s performance and believes these measures are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. See Section 14 of the Q3 2021 MD&A for a discussion of non-GAAP measures, the reasons Parkland considers it appropriate for supplemental analysis and their reconciliations to the nearest applicable IFRS measure. Investors are cautioned that these measures should not be construed as an alternative to net earnings determined in accordance with IFRS as an indication of Parkland’s performance.

In addition to non-GAAP financial measures, Parkland uses a number of operational KPIs, such as growth and maintenance capital expenditures, to measure the success of our strategic objectives and to set variable compensation targets for employees. These KPIs 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 Q3 2021 MD&A for further details.

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Parkland strengthens retail convenience network and supply advantage with acquisition in its growing Pacific Northwest region

CALGARY, AB, Nov. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, “our”, or “the Company”) (TSX:PKI) is pleased to announce that through its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiaries (collectively, “Parkland USA”), it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Lynch Oil and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Lynch”). This acquisition strengthens our growth platform across the Pacific Northwest and complements our existing retail, commercial and wholesale businesses in Idaho.

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“This acquisition advances our strategy by strengthening our retail convenience network and supply advantage in a growing market where we already have a significant presence,” said Doug Haugh, President of Parkland USA. “We are excited to welcome the Lynch team to Parkland and look forward to growing our customer base and providing them with the quality products and exceptional service they expect.”

Family owned and operated since 1923, Lynch’s operations are concentrated in southern and central Idaho.  This acquisition adds annual fuel sales of over 180 million litres and includes five large-format convenience stores and forecourts, two travel centers, two stand-alone car washes, and a rail storage terminal. Gross profit from the acquired assets is split roughly 60 percent retail, convenience, carwash and non-fuel, and 40 percent commercial and wholesale.

90 percent of the transaction consideration will be funded out of existing credit facility capacity, and the remaining 10 percent with Parkland common shares issued from treasury. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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, the successful completion of the acquisition of Lynch and the timing thereof; expected benefits of the acquisition, increasing retail and convenience presence in the market, potential supply advantage resulting from the transaction, consolidation opportunities for Parkland, the expected gross profit split amongst the segments of the business, and the anticipated funding of the acquisition.

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 this acquisition; failure to satisfy the conditions to closing of the acquisition, including approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice; failure to realize all or any of the anticipated benefits of the acquisition; 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 “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 Q3 2021 MD&A dated November 2, 2021 and the Q4 2020 MD&A dated March 4, 2021, 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.

About Parkland

Parkland is a leading convenience store operator and independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products. Parkland services customers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region, and the Americas through three channels: Retail, Commercial and Wholesale. Parkland optimizes its fuel supply across these three channels by operating and leveraging a growing portfolio of supply relationships and storage infrastructure. Parkland provides trusted and locally relevant fuel brands and convenience store offerings in the communities it serves.

Parkland creates value for shareholders by focusing on its proven strategy of growing organically, realizing a supply advantage, and acquiring prudently and integrating successfully. At the core of our strategy are our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are embraced across our organization.

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Wazzcards Launches Free Financial Literacy Program Targeting Black, Indigenous And Low-Income Communities

The Virtual Classroom will be offered in the Caribbean and North America

For Immediate Release

CaribPR Wire, Toronto, ON, Mon. August 16, 2021: Wazzio Inc. launches its new Financial Literacy WazzCards pilot program on Monday August 16th, 2021, for students in grades 5 to 8 for a two-week period. WazzCards is a real-time virtual classroom tool with teacher certified curriculum that drives engagement, participation and learning in children while empowering parents and teachers to support students right when there is an issue.

“We want to ensure students – especially those identified as at-risk in Black, Indigenous and low-income families or situations – don’t fall further behind.  With the disruptions due to Covid-19 and now summer, it is even more critical to keep kids actively engaged in learning in a way that will bolster their education and spark their interest,” explains Wazzio CEO Cher Grant.

The Financial Literacy WazzCards classroom can be accessed via Zoom and there will be a total of 8 classes capped at 30 students each.

WazzCards is a multiple-choice deck content created by certified teachers that allows a real-time view of your virtual classroom and can also be used for in-class learning. Both ways offer a fun, engaging way for the teacher or parent to see how each child responds to and works with the selected deck’s questions without any lag time. WazzCards covers core curriculum subjects such as Math, Science, History and Language, however Cher’s push to have financial literacy at the forefront is a purposeful one.

“By including financial literacy in the WazzCard tool we have been able to provide a way for young learners to develop a foundational understanding of money and finance and for parents to practically prepare their children for a successful future by laying the groundwork for strong financial habits that will last them a lifetime,” Grant added.

Wazzio Inc. is also looking for volunteer Ontario Certified teachers to be a part of the pilot program. Click here for students or parents to book a financial literacy class.

For more info: wazzcards.com | Instagram | LinkedIn

Wazzio Inc was founded in 2013 with a commitment to facilitate ease of access to the information and services people need and use in every facet of life, from business, social and leisure to education. Focusing on mobile technology solutions, consumer solutions and EdTech, Wazzio simplifies the process of consuming, sharing and learning anytime, anywhere.  Wazzio Inc. is certified by Women Business Enterprises Canada (WBE Canada) and conducts business in Canada and the United States.

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Mastercard And LATAM Airlines Group Sign Partnership Agreement To Enhance The Travel Experience

MIAMI and SANTIAGO, Chile, June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Mastercard and LATAM Airlines Group announced today they have signed a seven-year agreement that seeks to enhance the travel experience for passengers around the world. As part of the agreement, the companies will introduce new credit card solutions and benefits that meet the evolving needs of frequent travelers—digitizing the travel experience with personalized, contactless, and secure technologies—and consists of two implementation phases.  The first, which begins today, expands the benefits of LATAM Pass credit cards in Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador. The second phase will begin later this year and will include other relevant markets within Latin America.

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For several years, Mastercard and LATAM Pass, the most relevant frequent flyer program in Latin America, have collaborated with issuing banks to introduce co-branded credit cards and benefits to their loyal customers when flying to more than 115 destinations within the LATAM network.

“Many industries, including travel, are accelerating their digital transformation to deliver innovations across consumer touch points,” said Kiki del Valle, executive vice president of Market Development for Latin America and the Caribbean for Mastercard. “With our data analytics and ability to continuously adjust to consumer trends and market forces, we are excited to innovate in the travel space together with the LATAM Airlines Group team, which is equally passionate about evolving the travel experience for the digitally connected traveler.”

LATAM Pass VP Ralph Piket noted that, “we are sure that the partnership agreement with Mastercard will allow us to not only further accelerate our innovation, but also to improve the travel experience of our customers. As we know, the future of the airline industry is essentially being digital and seamless, and LATAM is working in that regard. In this context, the partnership with Mastercard is a very relevant step on that path and adds to the launch of our e-business unit last year.”

Both parties will begin work on the launch of new benefits and new Mastercard LATAM Pass programs, offering more mileage accrual and redemption alternatives in both travel and partner merchants, which will be communicated as soon as they are available.

About Mastercard (NYSE: MA)
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments, and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.
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About LATAM
LATAM is the principal group of airlines in Latin America present in five domestic markets in the region: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, in addition to international operations inside Latin America and between it and Europe, the United States, and the Caribbean.
The group has a fleet of Boeing 767, 777, 787, Airbus A321, A320, A320neo and A319 aircraft.
LATAM Cargo Chile, LATAM Cargo Colombia, and LATAM Cargo Brazil are the LATAM Airlines freight subsidiaries. In addition to having access to the passenger cargo holds of LATAM Airlines Group, they have a fleet of 11 freighters, which will gradually increase to a total of up to 21 freighters by 2023.
They operate on the LATAM Group network as well as International routes that are solely used for shipping. They offer modern Infrastructure, a wide variety of services and protection options to meet all customer needs.
For press inquiries write to [email protected] latam.com . More financial information is available at www.latamairlinesgroup.net
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Parkland Corporation Announces the Results of the 2021 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, May 04, 2021: Parkland Corporation, (”Parkland”, “We”, the “Company”, or “Our”) (TSX:PKI) held its annual General meeting of shareholders on May 4, 2021 (the “Meeting”).

The Company is pleased to announce that all nine of the nominees listed in its management information circular dated March 2, 2021 (the “Information Circular”) were elected as directors of the Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP was reappointed as Parkland’s auditor at its annual general meeting of shareholders held today (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 79,789,479 91.67% 7,254,202 8.33%
Lisa Colnett 83,878,189 96.36% 3,165,492 3.64%
Robert Espey 86,099,921 98.92% 943,760 1.08%
Timothy Hogarth 86,682,577 99.59% 361,104 0.41%
Jim Pantelidis 82,676,070 94.98% 4,367,611 5.02%
Domenic Pilla 83,550,992 95.99% 3,492,689 4.01%
Steven Richardson 83,715,080 96.18% 3,328,601 3.82%
David A. Spencer 84,397,735 96.96% 2,645,946 3.04%
Deborah Stein 83,692,650 96.15% 3,351,031 3.85%

Resolution 2

The reappointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Accountants, as auditor of Parkland for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.

Votes For 87,006,198 99.58%
Votes Withheld 369,171 0.42%

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 83,129,244 95.50%
Votes Against 3,914,437 4.50%

Voting results for all matters have been posted on SEDAR.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator. Parkland services customers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and the Americas through three channels: Retail, Commercial and Wholesale. Parkland optimizes its fuel supply across these three channels by operating and leveraging a growing portfolio of supply relationships and storage infrastructure. Parkland provides trusted and locally relevant fuel brands and convenience store offerings in the communities it serves.

Parkland creates value for shareholders by focusing on its proven strategy of growing organically, realizing a supply advantage and acquiring prudently and integrating successfully. At the core of our strategy are our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community and respect, which are embraced across our organization.

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Parkland announces strong 2021 first quarter results and outlines 2025 growth ambition

CaribPRWire, CALGARY, Alberta, May 03, 2021: Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX:PKI) announced today its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2021 (”Q1 2021″). Highlights include:

  • Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”) of $314 million, up 64 percent year-over-year. Despite continued COVID-19 impacts, we benefited from lower costs, continued strong per unit fuel margins and Company C-store same-store sales growth (”SSSG”) in Canada, U.S. acquisition growth, solid performance in International and higher utilization at the Burnaby refinery.
  • Net earnings attributable to Parkland of $31 million, or $0.21 per share, basic, an increase of $110 million relative to prior year.
  • Cash flow from operations fully funded capital expenditures, acquisitions and net dividend payments in the quarter.
  • Combined Operating and Marketing, General and Administrative (”MG&A”) costs of $331 million, $52 million lower than prior year, reflecting disciplined cost management and the variability in our cost structure.
  • Total Funded Debt to Credit Facility EBITDA ratio of 3.0 times as of March 31, 2021.
  • Further enhanced financial flexibility through an amended credit facility agreement (maturing 2026) and refinanced senior notes maturing in 2024, 2025 and 2026 with new senior notes maturing in 2029. These actions reduce average annual interest costs by approximately $20 million and extend our nearest senior note maturity to 2027.

“We delivered a strong start to the year and have high confidence in our 2021 outlook,” said Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to strong underlying business performance, we progressed our enterprise-wide organic growth initiatives, announced or closed five transactions, significantly enhanced our financial flexibility and lowered annual interest costs. We are well-positioned to advance our ambitious growth strategy and sustainability journey.”

Q1 2021 Segment Highlights

  • In Canada, fuel margins, convenience store sales and lower costs in our retail and commercial business lines drove Adjusted EBITDA of $116 million, up $14 million relative to Q1 2020. Company C-Store SSSG was 5.5 percent, our 21st consecutive quarter of growth. We maintained retail market share, benefited from enhanced digital pricing capabilities and surpassed 1.8 million JOURNIE™ Rewards members.
  • In International, enhanced logistics, shipping optimization and the continued benefit of cost control initiatives supported Adjusted EBITDA of $67 million, in-line with Q1 2020. This strong operational execution offset lower tourist activity and an approximate $4 million negative impact from a weakened U.S. dollar.
  • In USA, Adjusted EBITDA of $20 million was up $4 million relative to Q1 2020, benefiting from acquisitions announced during the fourth quarter of 2020, our growing supply advantage and national accounts growth. This was partially offset by reduced oil and gas activity in our Northern ROC, lower marine activity in the Southeast ROC and a weaker U.S. dollar.
  • In Supply, Adjusted EBITDA of $136 million was up $94 million relative to Q1 2020, primarily driven by Burnaby composite refinery utilization of 91 percent, (31 percent in Q1 2020 due to the scheduled turnaround). Supply benefited from co-processing initiatives and blending optimization at the Burnaby refinery coupled with solid performance from our integrated logistics business.
  • Corporate Adjusted EBITDA expense of $25 million, down $11 million relative to Q1 2020, driven by lower realized foreign exchange impacts and disciplined cost management.

$2 billion ambition

Our growth platform is stronger than ever and we have a proven track record of value creation. Underpinned by our disciplined approach to capital allocation, the key pillars of our strategy remain fundamental to our ambition for $2 billion of run-rate Adjusted EBITDA by the end of 2025:

Grow Organically
Robust pipeline of organic growth opportunities in retail, commercial and supply, across all our geographies. Organic growth is supported by strong brands, customer value proposition, loyalty programs and digital insights.

Acquire Prudently & Integrate
Depth of high-quality consolidation opportunities across all of our geographies. Together with our disciplined approach, established integration capabilities and synergy capture, we are well-positioned to add incremental value to acquisitions.

Strong Supply Advantage
Leverage our growing scale, product diversity and capital light infrastructure to enhance margins. Continue to invest in safe and reliable operations and renewable fuel manufacturing at our Burnaby refinery.

One Parkland
Powering journeys and energizing communities through our common values and behaviours. Safe, reliable and local customer service underpinned by organizational capability and a performance driven culture.

“As we continue to meet our customers’ mobility needs, we see growth opportunities across multiple business lines and geographies,” added Espey. “In addition to what has made us successful over the past decade, we see opportunity to grow our renewable fuel business while harnessing our existing network to provide electric vehicle charging options.”

2021 Investor Day

Parkland will host an investor day the morning of November 16, 2021. The event will be held in Toronto, Ontario (level of in-person attendance to be determined) and simultaneously webcast with video, for those unable to attend in-person. Members of Parkland’s leadership team will provide updates on our long-term growth initiatives, renewable fuel and electric vehicle charging opportunities, capital allocation and financial outlook. Registration and other details will be provided closer to the date.

Our Sustainability Journey

As we advance our sustainability journey, we will provide regular updates on our environmental, social and governance efforts as part of our normal disclosure process. Recent highlights include:

  • Plan to publish our next Sustainability report in Q4 2021. This disclosure will build upon our inaugural report and will contain an overview of our enterprise-wide sustainability strategy, including GHG emissions reduction targets.
  • Continued to increase our renewable fuel manufacturing capability at the Burnaby refinery, co-processing a record 25 million litres of bio-feedstocks during the quarter. We are on track with our 2021 co-processing target of 100 million litres (equivalent effect of taking over 80,000 passenger vehicles off the road).
  • On March 1, 2021, we launched a ‘carbon offset’ reward option as part of our JOURNIE™ Rewards program to help our customers offset their own emissions. In the first 30 days, over 23,000 Carbon offsets were selected by JOURNIE™ members with the value directed toward a landfill gas capture and utilization project in Niagara, Ontario, removing the equivalent of more than 3,000 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. This project helps create healthier communities and promotes sustainable management of greenhouse gases.
  • Parkland is committed to diversity at all levels of the organization. The Board of Directors has adopted a written diversity policy which sets a target for women to occupy at least 30 percent of Board seats and executive officer positions by 2023, and 2025, respectively. Women currently occupy 22 percent of Board seats and 20 percent of executive officer positions.

Year-to-date acquisitions

  • In January 2021, we completed the acquisition of two Midwest U.S. LPG terminals to expand our integrated logistics business and enhance our overall LPG supply optionality.
  • In February 2021, we completed the acquisition of the assets of Story Distributing Company and its affiliates (collectively “Story”). Story is a retail and commercial fuel business based in Bozeman, Montana, which expands our presence in the Montana and Idaho-based markets.
  • In March 2021, we completed the acquisition of a residential and commercial LPG distributor in St. Maarten which further supports our LPG growth strategy in the International segment.
  • In April 2021, we completed the acquisition of Conrad & Bischoff Inc. and its related companies (collectively, “C&B”). This acquisition establishes our fourth U.S. ROC, strengthens our supply advantage and adds a high-quality retail network to our portfolio. Please see our press release dated February 26, 2021 for more information regarding the acquisition.
  • In April 2021, we signed an agreement for the purchase of an aviation business and associated infrastructure with operations in Puerto Rico. The acquisition includes operations at two International airports in Puerto Rico, including the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, which is the busiest in the Caribbean region. This acquisition expands our presence in the well-diversified Puerto Rico market and unlocks positive network effects for our regional aviation portfolio. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of 2021.

Consolidated Financial Overview

($ millions, unless otherwise noted) Three months ended March 31,
Financial Summary 2021 2020 2019
Sales and operating revenue(1) 4,233 4,316 4,215
Fuel and petroleum product volume (million litres)(1) 5,536 5,908 5,336
Adjusted gross profit(2) 665 593 697
Adjusted EBITDA including non-controlling interest (”NCI”) 337 214 339
Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”)(2) 314 191 315
Canada(3) 116 102 117
International 67 67 71
USA(4) 20 16 11
Supply(4) 136 42 143
Corporate (25 ) (36 ) (27 )
Net earnings (loss) 38 (74 ) 91
Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland 31 (79 ) 77
Net earnings (loss) per share – basic ($ per share) 0.21 (0.53 ) 0.53
Net earnings (loss) per share – diluted ($ per share) 0.20 (0.53 ) 0.52
Dividends 47 45 43
Per share 0.3053 0.3002 0.2951
Weighted average number of common shares (million shares) 150 148 145
Total assets 9,592 9,446 8,998
Non-current financial liabilities 4,311 4,376 4,269

(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 and Non-GAAP financial measures. See Section 14 of the MD&A.
(3) For comparative purposes, information for the year ended December 31, 2019 was restated due to a change in segment presentation. 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.
(4) 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 the first three months of 2021.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

Parkland will host a webcast and conference call on Tuesday, May 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:

https://produceredition.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1450915&tp_key=c49f8f1250

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: 83343797). International participants can call 1-587-880-2171 (toll) (Conference ID: 83343797).

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 Q1 2021 MD&A and Q1 2021 Financial Statements provide a detailed explanation of Parkland’s operating results for the three months ended March 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 Q1 2021 French MD&A and Q1 2021 French Financial Statements will be posted to www.parkland.ca and SEDAR as soon as they become available.

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 2021 Adjusted EBITDA and maintenance and capital expenditures guidance, expected benefits to be derived from acquisitions, potential future acquisition opportunities, potential growth in Parkland’s renewable fuels business, Parkland’s ability to harness its existing retail network to meet our customer’s mobility needs, including with respect to electric vehicle charging options, Parkland’s robust pipeline of organic growth opportunities, potential projects to extend Parkland’s supply advantage, expected Burnaby refinery utilization rates, 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; 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 “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s Annual Information Form dated March 30, 2020, and “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in the Q1 2021 MD&A dated May 3, 2021 and the Q4 2020 MD&A dated March 4, 2021, 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-GAAP Financial Measures

This news release refers to certain non-GAAP financial measures that are not determined in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (”IFRS”). Distributable cash flow, distributable cash flow per share, adjusted distributable cash flow, adjusted distributable cash flow per share, total funded debt to credit facility EBITDA ratio, dividend payout ratio, adjusted dividend payout ratio and growth and maintenance capital expenditures attributable to Parkland are not measures recognized under IFRS and do not have standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS. Management considers these to be important supplemental measures of Parkland’s performance and believes these measures are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. See Section 14 of the Q1 2021 MD&A for a discussion of non-GAAP measures and their reconciliations to the nearest applicable IFRS measure.

Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted gross profit are measures of segment profit. See Section 9 and Section 14 of the Q1 2021 MD&A and Note 13 of the Q1 2021 FS for a reconciliation of these measures of segment profit. Investors are encouraged to evaluate each measure and the reasons Parkland considers it appropriate for supplemental analysis.

In addition to non-GAAP financial measures, Parkland uses a number of operational KPIs, such as SSSG and refinery utilization, to measure the success of our strategic objectives and to set variable compensation targets for employees. These KPIs 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 2021 MD&A for further details.

Tons of CO2 equivalent removed from the atmosphere resulting from the JOURNIE™ Rewards ‘carbon offset’ reward option is based on 23,000 carbon offset selections at a price of $3.50 per ton of CO2.

Investors are cautioned that these measures should not be construed as an alternative to net earnings determined in accordance with IFRS as an indication of Parkland’s performance.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator. Parkland services customers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and the Americas through three channels: Retail, Commercial and Wholesale. Parkland optimizes its fuel supply across these three channels by operating and leveraging a growing portfolio of supply relationships and storage infrastructure. Parkland provides trusted and locally relevant fuel brands and convenience store offerings in the communities it serves.

Parkland creates value for shareholders by focusing on its proven strategy of growing organically, realizing a supply advantage and acquiring prudently and integrating successfully. At the core of our strategy are our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community and respect, which are embraced across our organization.

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Parkland announces date of 2021 first quarter results and virtual Annual General Meeting

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, April 15, 2021: Parkland Corporation (“Parkland”) (TSX:PKI) expects to announce its 2021 first quarter results after markets close on Monday, May 3, 2021. A conference call and webcast will then be held at 6:30 a.m. MDT (8:30 a.m. EDT) on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 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=1450915&tp_key=c49f8f1250

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: 83343797).

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.

Virtual Annual General Meeting
Parkland will hold its 2021 Annual General Meeting of shareholders in a virtual-only format. The virtual-only meeting will be conducted via live audio webcast online on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 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 is an independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator. Parkland services customers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and the Americas through three channels: Retail, Commercial and Wholesale. Parkland optimizes its fuel supply across these three channels by operating and leveraging a growing portfolio of supply relationships and storage infrastructure. Parkland provides trusted and locally relevant fuel brands and convenience store offerings in the communities it serves.

Parkland creates value for shareholders by focusing on its proven strategy of growing organically, realizing a supply advantage and acquiring prudently and integrating successfully. At the core of our strategy are our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community and respect, which are embraced across our organization.

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Parkland Announces Closing of Senior Unsecured Notes Offering

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, April 13, 2021: Parkland Corporation (“Parkland”) (TSX:PKI) announced today the closing of its previously announced private offering (the “offering”) of US$800 million aggregate principal amount of 4.500% senior unsecured notes due 2029 (the “notes”).

Parkland will use the net proceeds of the offering to redeem all of its 6.000% senior notes due 2026 in the aggregate principal amount of US$500 million, to redeem the remaining C$200 million of its 5.625% senior notes due 2025 in the aggregate principal amount of C$500 million not already called for redemption and repay certain amounts outstanding under its revolving bank credit facility.

The notes were offered and sold only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and offered and sold outside the United States to a non-U.S. person pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws, and unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of these notes, except as required by law, nor shall there be any offer or sale of the notes in any state, or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful. This news release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any of the 6.000% senior notes due 2026 or the 5.625% senior notes due 2025 and this press release shall not constitute a notice of redemption in respect therefor.

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 “may”, “will”, “would” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the use of proceeds from the offering, the redemption of the 6.000% senior notes and the 5.625% senior notes and the repayment of certain amounts outstanding under Parkland’s revolving bank credit facility.

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 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. See the risks and uncertainties described in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s Annual Information Form dated March 5, 2021 and in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in the management’s discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2020, dated March 4, 2021, which are 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.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator. Parkland services customers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and the Americas through three channels: Retail, Commercial and Wholesale. Parkland optimizes its fuel supply across these three channels by operating and leveraging a growing portfolio of supply relationships and storage infrastructure. Parkland provides trusted and locally relevant fuel brands and convenience store offerings in the communities it serves.

Parkland creates value for shareholders by focusing on its proven strategy of growing organically, realizing a supply advantage and acquiring prudently and integrating successfully. At the core of our strategy are our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community and respect, which are embraced across our organization.

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Parkland Announces US$800 Million Offering of Senior Unsecured Notes

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, March 29, 2021: Designated News Release – Parkland Corporation (“Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX:PKI) announced today a private offering of US$800 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes (the “Offering”). The notes will bear interest at 4.500% per annum and are due October 1, 2029.

Parkland intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to (i) redeem on April 14, 2021 all of the outstanding US$500 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.000% senior notes with a final maturity date of April 1, 2026, (ii) redeem on May 10, 2021 the remaining C$200 million of its C$500 million aggregate principal amount of 5.625% senior notes with a final maturity date of May 9, 2025 not already called for redemption (with conditional redemption notices for such redemptions issued today), and (iii) repay certain amounts outstanding under its revolving bank credit facility.

The notes will be offered and sold only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and may be offered and sold outside the United States to a non-U.S. person pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws, and unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of these notes, nor shall there be any offer or sale of the notes in any state, or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful. This news release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any of the 6.000% senior notes or the 5.625% senior notes and this press release shall not constitute a notice of redemption in respect thereof.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information included herein is forward-looking. Many of these forward looking statements can be identified by words such as “believe”, “expects”, “expected”, “will”, “intends”, “projects”, “projected”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “continues”, “objective” or similar words and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the completion of the Offering, the use of proceeds of the Offering and statements regarding the redemptions for the 6.000% senior notes and the 5.625% senior notes. Parkland believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon.

The forward-looking statements contained herein are based upon certain assumptions and factors including, without limitation: historical trends, current and future economic and financial conditions, and expected future developments. Parkland believes such assumptions and factors are reasonably accurate at the time of preparing this press release. However, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties some of which are described in Parkland’s annual information form dated March 5, 2021 (the “AIF”) and other continuous disclosure documents. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors, which may cause Parkland’s actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, risks associated with: closing of the Offering and effecting the Redemptions since they are conditional on closing of the Offering; failure to obtain any necessary consents and approvals required to complete the Offering; failure to complete the Offering and Redemptions; and general economic, market and business conditions; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. There is a specific risk that Parkland may be unable to complete the Offering and the Redemptions in the manner described in this press release or at all. If Parkland is unable to complete the Offering and/or Redemptions, there could be a material adverse impact on Parkland and on the value of its securities. Readers are directed to, and are encouraged to read, Parkland’s management discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2020 (the “MD&A”) and the AIF, including the disclosure contained under the heading “Risk Factors” therein (including COVID-19 related risk factors). The MD&A and AIF are available by accessing Parkland’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and such information is incorporated by reference herein.

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

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator. Parkland services customers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and the Americas through three channels: Retail, Commercial and Wholesale. Parkland optimizes its fuel supply across these three channels by operating and leveraging a growing portfolio of supply relationships and storage infrastructure. Parkland provides trusted and locally relevant fuel brands and convenience store offerings in the communities it serves.

Parkland creates value for shareholders by focusing on its proven strategy of growing organically, realizing a supply advantage and acquiring prudently and integrating successfully. At the core of our strategy are our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community and respect, which are embraced across our organization.

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