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Parkland increases financial flexibility under its syndicated credit facilities

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, June 09, 2020: Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX:PKI) is pleased to announce a proactive update to its syndicated credit agreement terms. Highlights of the amended credit agreement include:

  • An additional C$300 million of commitments under our syndicated credit facilities, maturing January 8, 2023. Pro forma the amendment, cash and cash equivalents plus unused credit facilities as of March 31, 2020 would have been C$1.2 billion.
  • As at March 31, 2020 Total Funded Debt to Credit Facility EBITDA was 2.9 times, with a covenant limit of 5.0 times. Effective from Q4 2020 though Q3 2021, Parkland’s Total Funded Debt to Credit Facility EBITDA covenant limit will increase to 6.0 times, reverting to 5.0 times thereafter.
  • The effective interest rate on the updated syndicated credit facilities is materially unchanged and all other financial covenants remain the same.

“We continue to see improvement in fuel demand and robust convenience store sales in most markets,” said Darren Smart, Interim-Chief Financial Officer. “Recognizing that the COVID-19 recovery remains dynamic, we have taken proactive steps to secure additional financial flexibility and to position us to take advantage of potential future growth opportunities. We remain focused on maintaining our balance sheet strength and are committed to exercising strict capital discipline. We would like to thank our banking group for their ongoing support and partnership in our future success.”

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 “potential” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the ability to take advantage of potential future growth opportunities.

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 30, 2020 and in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in the Q1 2020 MD&A, 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.

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”). See Section 12 – “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” of the Q1 2020 MD&A for a description of “Credit Facility EBITDA” and “Total Funded Debt to Credit Facility EBITDA”.

About Parkland Fuel 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 completes acquisition of ConoMart Super Stores

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, May 13, 2020: Parkland Fuel Corporation (“Parkland”, “We”, “Our” or “Us”) (TSX:PKI) announced today that through its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiaries (collectively, “Parkland USA”), it has completed the previously announced asset agreement to acquire ConoMart Super Stores.

ConoMart Super Stores operates seven retail sites located in and around Billings, Montana. Please see Parkland’s press release dated March 9, 2020, for more information about this acquisition.

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 Fuel Corporation Announces Shareholder Approval of Corporate Name Change and Results of the 2020 Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, May 08, 2020: Parkland Fuel Corporation, (”Parkland”, “We”, the “Company”, or “Our”) (TSX:PKI) held its annual and special meeting of shareholders on May 7, 2020 (the “Meeting”).

The Company is pleased to announce that shareholders representing approximately 99.9% of votes cast approved a special resolution authorizing the Company to amend its articles to change its name to “Parkland Corporation” and the adoption of “Corporation Parkland” as its French name. The common shares of the Company will continue to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under its existing trading symbol, PKI. The effective date of the name change will be May 15, 2020 and the Company’s common shares will commence trading on the TSX under the new name within 2-3 business days. Each existing share certificate reflecting the current name of the Company will continue to represent a valid certificate until such certificate is transferred, re-registered or otherwise exchanged.

Furthermore, all matters presented at the meeting were approved included the election of all nine of the nominees listed in its management information circular dated March 31, 2020 (the “Information Circular”). The complete results of voting for 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 96,389,584 92.85 % 7,420,425 7.15 %
Lisa Colnett 100,789,666 97.09 % 3,020,343 2.91 %
Robert Espey 102,351,997 98.60 % 1,458,012 1.40 %
Timothy Hogarth 98,907,395 95.28 % 4,902,614 4.72 %
Jim Pantelidis 96,481,478 92.94 % 7,328,531 7.06 %
Domenic Pilla 101,206,634 97.49 % 2,603,375 2.51 %
Steven Richardson 101,635,187 97.90 % 2,174,822 2.10 %
David A. Spencer 97,735,762 94.15 % 6,074,247 5.85 %
Deborah Stein 100,431,854 96.75 % 3,378,155 3.25 %

Resolution 2

The reappointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Accountants, as auditor of Parkland for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.

Votes For 103,611,494 99.27 %
Votes Withheld 765,180 0.73 %

Resolution 3

The approval of Parkland’s restated shareholder rights plan, as set forth and described in the Information Circular.

Votes For 97,354,559 93.78 %
Votes Against 6,455,450 6.22 %

Resolution 4

The approval of unallocated options under Parkland’s stock option plan, as set forth and described in the Information Circular.

Votes For 97,171,975 93.61 %
Votes Against 6,638,034 6.39 %

Resolution 5

The approval of amendments to Parkland’s restricted share unit plan, as set forth and described in the Information Circular.

Votes For 100,203,588 96.53 %
Votes Against 3,606,421 3.47 %

Resolution 6

The approval of unallocated restricted share units under Parkland’s restricted share unit plan, as set forth and described in the Information Circular.

Votes For 100,442,293 96.76 %
Votes Against 3,367,716 3.24 %

Resolution 7

The approval of Parkland’s corporate name change from “Parkland Fuel Corporation” or “Corporation Pétroles Parkland” to “Parkland Corporation” or “Corporation Parkland”, respectively, as set forth and described in the Information Circular.

Votes For 104,272,205 99.90 %
Votes Against 104,469 0.10 %

Resolution 8

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 96,526,981 92.98 %
Votes Against 7,283,028 7.02 %

Voting results for all matters have been posted on SEDAR.

About Parkland Fuel 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 reports 2020 first quarter results and update on Covid-19 business impacts

CaribPR WIRE CALGARY, Alberta, May 06, 2020: Parkland Fuel Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX:PKI) announced today its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2020. First quarter highlights include:

  • Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”) of $191 million.
  • Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland of $(79) million or $(0.53) per share, basic.
  • Strong financial position with significant liquidity to manage through challenging market environments. Cash and cash equivalents plus unused credit facilities was $908 million as of March 31, 2020.
  • Total Funded Debt to Credit Facility EBITDA ratio was 2.9 times (relative to a covenant of 5.0 times) as of March 31, 2020.
  • Cash flow from operating activities of $258 million fully funded growth and maintenance capital expenditures, dividend payments and the Kellerstrass acquisition.
  • Trailing-twelve-month adjusted dividend payout ratio of 40 percent.
  • Fuel and petroleum product volume of 6.0 billion litres, up 12 percent from Q1 2019.
  • Acted decisively and prudently in response to the novel coronavirus (”Covid-19″) to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and communities, mitigate the impacts of the pandemic, maintain balance sheet strength and increase the resilience of our business.

“We delivered strong financial and operating performance through the first 10 weeks of the year with base operations and growth initiatives on-track with our plan,” said Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Covid-19 paused this momentum in mid-March, however, despite this and other economic headwinds, including a declining Canadian dollar and lower, more volatile commodity prices, our diverse business is proving resilient.”

“We entered this challenging period with a strong balance sheet and acted decisively to protect it. We removed over $300 million of capital expenditures from our 2020 plans and reduced our fixed and variable expenses,” added Espey. “I want to thank the Parkland team who are intensely focused on safely providing essential products and services to our customers and supporting our communities. These characteristics underpin our resilience and growth capabilities. I would also like to thank the refinery team for their hard work and for safely completing the turnaround in April.”

Our commitment to safety, customers and community

Parkland’s top priority is the safety of its employees, customers and communities and to reliably provide an essential service in the 25 countries we operate.

In response to Covid-19 and in-line with recommendations from local health authorities, enhanced operating procedures and protocols were instituted to maintain our sites to even higher levels of cleanliness. From rigorous sanitization and disinfecting protocols, plexiglass guards in our company-owned convenience stores and navigating global supply shortages to provide personal protective equipment to our front-line teams, we have, and will continue to put safety first.

Parkland’s retail and commercial brands remain trusted, integral parts of their communities. Consistent with our values, we have extended over $3.5 million of fuel discounts to front-line health care workers and first responders across Canada, the US and our International business through April. We are providing free hot showers, as well as food and snack discounts, to Canada’s truck-driving community at select company cardlock and convenience store locations. We will continue to monitor the needs of our customers and communities and remain committed to providing safe and reliable services and giving back to those in need.

Q1 2020 Segment Highlights

Supply

Operations were focused on the safe and successful execution of the Burnaby refinery turnaround and continued performance from our integrated logistics operations. Our supply team reliably sourced and maintained uninterrupted fuel supply for our customers during the turnaround. We advanced our US supply business through the expansion of our Houston office operations and saw strong organic growth in wholesale volumes. First quarter highlights include:

  • Due to the Burnaby refinery turnaround which began on February 1, 2020, Adjusted EBITDA was $39 million; a decrease of $104 million relative to 2019.
  • As a result of the planned turnaround, refinery utilization was 30.9 percent.
  • Invested $55 million of capital and $27 million of operating costs on the turnaround. The additional operating expenses were mostly offset by lower fuel, catalyst and chemical costs while the plant was shut down.

Canada

We have combined Canada Retail and Canada Commercial into one “Canada” segment to align with our US and International segment reporting and to reflect the operational accountability of our Canadian leadership team.

Our Canadian business performed well through the quarter. We gained momentum on our growth initiatives through the first 10 weeks but experienced a pause in mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We delivered our 17th consecutive quarter of Company C-Store same-store-sales growth (”SSSG”), progressed the national roll out of our JOURNIE™ Rewards program and developed our network through On-the-Run (”OTR”) conversions and New to Industry (”NTI”) sites. In addition, we grew our industrial propane market share and benefited from the high-grading of our commercial customer base in 2019.  First quarter highlights include:

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $103 million, a decrease of $14 million relative to 2019. The decrease was driven by lower retail fuel margins in the first part of the quarter, a warmer winter heating season and lower volume demand in the second half of March due to Covid-19.
  • Fuel and petroleum product volume of 2.4 billion litres, a decrease of 6 percent relative to 2019. The business saw strong growth early in the year but was offset by weakness in March due to Covid-19.
  • Company C-Store SSSG of 0.4 percent, our 17th consecutive quarter of positive C-store SSSG despite weakening sales in the latter half of March due to Covid-19.
  • Company volume SSSG of negative 4.3 percent. Company volume was trending well through the first 10 weeks of the quarter relative to 2019 but decreased in March due to Covid-19.
  • Commenced the national launch of JOURNIE™ Rewards in January 2020 with CIBC as our strategic banking partner. Initial results remain encouraging with strong membership acquisition and engagement. Due to reduced site traffic and additional preventative safety measures as a result of Covid-19, we deferred our national roll-out strategy and marketing campaigns until the economy improves. For more information on JOURNIE™ and how to become a registered member please visit www.journie.ca.

International

Our International business had a strong start to the year, benefiting from organic growth initiatives, supply synergies and a robust tourist industry. We continued to benefit from strength in our wholesale channel and marine bunkering business which resulted from new customer wins and the collaboration with our Tropic Oil operations in Florida. This momentum paused in mid-March due to Covid-19 which led to a decline in fuel demand and lower supply margins. First quarter highlights include:

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $67 million, a decrease of $4 million relative to 2019. The decrease was driven by demand reductions in March due to Covid-19 and margin pressure due to commodity price volatility.
  • Fuel and petroleum product volume of 1.4 billion litres, an increase of 31 percent relative to 2019, consisting of 406 million litres sold through retail channels and 990 million litres sold through commercial and wholesale channels.

USA

Our USA business had a strong quarter with improved operational efficiency and significant growth excluding the impact of M&A. We closed our previously announced acquisition of Kellerstrass Oil in mid-February, bringing 84 new dealer locations and expanding our presence in Idaho, Wyoming and northern Utah. Our recent acquisitions have exceeded investment case to date, and in particular, Tropic Oil has driven strong organic growth and also benefited our International business. We saw a volume decline in mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic which was offset by strength in retail and marine fuel margins.  First quarter highlights include:

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $18 million, an increase of $7 million relative to 2019. The increase was primarily due to our 2019 acquisitions, organic growth and strong retail and marine fuel margins.
  • Fuel and petroleum product volume was 634 million litres, up 92 percent relative to 2019.

Corporate

The Corporate segment includes centralized administrative services and expenses incurred to support operations. First quarter highlights include:

  • Marketing, General and Administrative (”MG&A”) costs were flat relative to 2019, at $27 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of negative $36 million, which includes MG&A costs and a loss on US dollar debt repayments resulting from the significant decline in the USD/CAD exchange rate during the quarter.
  • As a percentage of total adjusted gross profit, marketing, general and administrative expenses increased to 4.6 percent (up from 3.9 percent in 2019).


Consolidated Financial Overview

($ millions, unless otherwise noted) Three months ended March 31,
2020(5) 2019(5) 2018(5)
Financial Summary
Sales and operating revenue 4,359 4,215 3,342
Fuel and petroleum product volume (million litres) 5,975 5,336 4,211
Adjusted gross profit(1) 593 697 430
Adjusted EBITDA including non-controlling interest (”NCI”) 214 339 153
Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”)(1) 191 315 153
Supply 39 143 71
Canada(2) 103 117 107
International 67 71
USA 18 11 4
Corporate (36 ) (27 ) (29 )
Net earnings (loss) (74 ) 91 20
Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland (79 ) 77 20
Net earnings (loss) per share ($ per share)
Per share – basic (0.53 ) 0.53 0.15
Per share – diluted (0.53 ) 0.52 0.15
Dividends 45 43 38
Per share outstanding 0.3002 0.2951 0.2902
Weighted average number of common shares (million shares) 148 145 131
TTM distributable cash flow(3)(6) 417 512 142
Per share(3)(4)(6) 2.82 3.76 1.13
TTM adjusted distributable cash flow(3)(6) 444 595 315
Per share(3)(4)(6) 3.00 4.38 2.50
TTM dividends(6) 179 164 148
TTM dividend payout ratio(3)(6) 43 % 32 % 104 %
TTM adjusted dividend payout ratio(3)(6) 40 % 28 % 47 %
TTM weighted average number of common shares (million shares) 148 136 126
Total assets 9,446 8,998 5,492
Total long-term liabilities 5,487 5,108 2,524
Shares outstanding (millions) 149 146 132
Total Funded Debt to Credit Facility EBITDA ratio(3)(7) 2.93 2.71 2.74
Interest coverage ratio(3) 5.78 7.18 6.00
Growth capital expenditures attributable to Parkland(3) 31 29 10
Maintenance capital expenditures attributable to Parkland(3) 118 50 76

(1) Measure of segment profit. See Section 12 of this MD&A.
(2) For comparative purposes, information for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was restated due to a change in segment presentation. Canada Retail and Canada Commercial, formerly presented separately as individual segments, are now combined as the Canada segment, reflecting a change in organizational structure in the first quarter of 2020.
(3) Non-GAAP financial measure. See Section 12 of this MD&A.
(4) Calculated using the weighted average number of common shares.
(5)  2020 and 2019 results reflect the adoption of IFRS 16 as of January 1, 2019. 2018 comparative figures reflect the accounting standards in effect for that year and are not restated to reflect the impact of IFRS 16, as is allowed under the modified retrospective approach for IFRS 16 adoption.
(6) Amounts presented on a trailing-twelve-month (”TTM”) basis
(7) Beginning in Q1 2020, Parkland includes Adjusted EBITDA attributable to NCI and excludes IFRS 16 impact attributable to NCI in Credit Facility EBITDA and includes long term debt attributable to NCI, letters of credit attributable to NCI and cash and cash equivalents attributable to NCI in Senior Funded Debt and Total Funded Debt. The 2019 and 2018 numbers have not been adjusted.

Update on Covid-19 business impacts

The duration and impact of Covid-19 is difficult to forecast, however, it has already led to significantly reduced global economic activity and fuel demand. Based on our own conservative demand and economic recovery model, we took immediate action to protect our business and financial strength, and enhance our resilience to position the Company to emerge stronger.

  • Canada segment volumes have declined approximately 35 percent in April relative to 2019, consisting of an approximate 40 percent decline in retail gasoline volumes and 25 percent in commercial and other volume. Rural markets have been less impacted than major urban centers and key supply chains have remained open for trucking traffic.
  • US segment volumes have declined approximately 20 percent in April relative to 2019, excluding the impact of acquisitions, consisting of an approximate 20 percent decline in wholesale and commercial volume and 35 percent in US retail gasoline volume. The US segment has fewer major urban centers in our areas of operations and a higher commercial weighting of the portfolio.
  • International segment on-shore volumes have declined approximately 40 percent in April relative to 2019, consisting of an approximate 25 percent decline in the commercial lines of business and 55 percent in the retail line of business. Many countries in the International segment have extensive curfew measures and higher exposure to tourist activity.
  • The impact of the volume declines has been partially offset by generally stronger fuel margins (per litre) in April. This benefit has been most pronounced in the US, followed by our Canada segment, and less so in our International segment.
  • Convenience store sales in Canada are marginally down in April relative to 2019. Tobacco, alcohol and household essentials have performed well, while confectionery items and car wash traffic have declined along with the temporary suspension of frozen and hot beverage offerings and fresh food service. We have altered our merchandising strategy where appropriate to prioritize higher demand categories and our teams have done a great job at keeping shelves merchandised.
  • Refinery utilization as of May 6, 2020 is approximately 75 percent, which accounts for lower fuel demand in locally served markets. Based on the current refinery throughput, we have been able to reduce jet fuel to less than 10 percent of output. We will continue to optimize utilization rates going forward based on demand projections.
  • Despite the current economic slowdown and reduction to our 2020 capital program, there are several high return initiatives we are focused on in the interim such as the integration of recent acquisitions and enhancing our digital capability and back-office systems. These initiatives will allow us to resume our growth programs when the economy improves.

2020 Capital Program Guidance

On March 30, 2020, Parkland reduced its guidance for 2020 Total Capital expenditures to $275 million +/- 5%, a reduction of $300 million. This reduction is consistent with our priority to maintain financial flexibility and balance sheet strength. The capital expenditures included in the reduction can be deferred until an improvement in the current economic environment. Further detail can be found in our press release dated March 30, 2020 and in the Q1 2020 MD&A.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

Parkland will host a webcast and conference call on Thursday, May 7 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=1302735&tp_key=014a45b92e

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: 14261230). International participants can call 1-587-880-2171 (toll) (Conference ID: 14261230).

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 2020 MD&A and Q1 2020 FS provide a detailed explanation of Parkland’s operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2020. 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. French Financial Statements and MD&A 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, estimated 2020 capital expenditures, the ongoing launch of the JOURNIE™ Rewards loyalty program, expected Burnaby refinery utilization rates, and Parkland’s ability to quickly resume growth strategy when economic conditions improve. Additionally, this press release contains certain preliminary April results to illustrate the impact COVID-19 has had on our business. These numbers are preliminary, subject to finalization and quarter end accounting procedures and do not constitute guidance.

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 and uncertainties including, but not limited to, general economic, market and business conditions, including the duration and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic; 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 the Q1 2020 MD&A dated May 6, 2020, 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 and adjusted dividend payout ratio 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 12 of the Q1 2020 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 12 of the Q1 2020 MD&A and Note 20 of the Q1 2020 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 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 12 of the Q1 2020 MD&A for further details.

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.

Effective January 1, 2019, Parkland adopted the new accounting standard, IFRS 16 – Leases (”IFRS 16″). The adoption of IFRS 16 has a significant effect on Parkland’s reported results. Due to Parkland’s selected transition method, it has not restated its prior year comparatives. Certain financial statement measures are presented excluding the impact of IFRS 16 (”Pre-IFRS 16 measures”).

About Parkland Fuel 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 2020 first quarter results, virtual Annual General Meeting and confirms completion of the Burnaby Refinery turnaround

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, April 27, 2020: Parkland Fuel Corporation (“Parkland”) (TSX:PKI) expects to announce its 2020 first quarter results after markets close on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. A conference call and webcast will then be held at 6:30 a.m. MDT (8:30 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, May 7, 2020, 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=1302735&tp_key=014a45b92e

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: 14261230).

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
Due to the ongoing public health concerns regarding COVID-19, Parkland will hold its 2020 Annual and Special Meeting of shareholders in a virtual-only format. The virtual-only meeting will be conducted via live audio webcast online on Thursday, May 7, 2020, 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 dated March 31, 2020 available at www.parkland.ca and under Parkland’s profile at www.sedar.com.

Burnaby Refinery turnaround
Parkland is pleased to announce the Burnaby Refinery turnaround is complete and confirm the facility is now fully operational.

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 provides update on Burnaby refinery turnaround

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, April 06, 2020: Parkland Fuel Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX:PKI) announced today that we are nearing completion of the required work for the 2020 Burnaby refinery turnaround and have begun the startup sequence for the facility.

We expect an approximate two-week process to reach full operational capability when accounting for additional coronavirus (“COVID-19”) preventative safety measures. COVID-19 has required Parkland to change processes and procedures in response to guidance from Provincial health authorities. This has led to a decrease in the number of staff on site and lower productivity.

“I would like to thank the Parkland team and contractors for all their hard work during this maintenance event,” commented Ryan Krogmeier, Senior Vice President, Supply, Trading, Refining and HSE. “We are proud of the outstanding safety results to date and the effort exhibited by everyone involved.”

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”, “continue” 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 expected completion of the required work for the Burnaby refinery turnaround, the beginning of the startup sequence and the process to reach full operational capability.

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 and uncertainties including, but not limited to, general economic, market and business conditions and the extent and duration COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on such economic, market and business conditions; the effect on demand for Parkland’s products as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; the ability of suppliers and other counterparties 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 in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in the 2019 annual management’s discussion and analysis dated March 5, 2020 (the “Q4 2019 MD&A”), 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

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 provides business update related to COVID-19

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, March 30, 2020: Parkland Fuel Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX:PKI) announced today in response to the uncertain economic impact of novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”): a reduction in its 2020 Capital Expenditure program, the withdrawal of its 2020 Adjusted EBITDA guidance, reiteration of the Company’s financial strength and other corporate updates.

“We are responding quickly and prudently to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” commented Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer. “During this unprecedented period of uncertainty, our priority is to protect the health and safety of our employees as they continue to provide an essential service to the communities we serve. We are proud to remain operational through this period and I would like to thank our team for their ongoing commitment to safely meeting our customer’s energy and convenience needs.”

“The agility of our business model is evident by being able to quickly taper our 2020 capital expenditure program and reduce costs to reflect the current business environment. We will maintain the operational flexibility to resume our growth initiatives when conditions improve. Underpinned by our integrated and resilient business model, diverse geographic platform, and extensive product offering, we have a strong track record of growth and expect that to continue once conditions improve.”

2020 Capital Expenditure Program revision

On March 5, 2020, Parkland issued guidance for 2020 Total Capital expenditures of $575 million +/- 5%. Consistent with our priority to maintain financial flexibility and balance sheet strength, we are reducing our 2020 Capital Program by $300 million to $275 million +/- 5%. The capital expenditures included in the reduction can be deferred until an improvement in the current economic environment. Details of our updated 2020 plans are below:

Capital Expenditures ($ millions)
Growth 85
2020 Refinery Turnaround Maintenance 60
Other Maintenance 130
Total Capital Expenditures (1) 275 +/- 5%

(1) the “2020 Capital Program”

We expect to have invested approximately $130 million of total capital expenditures by the end of Q1 2020. Our revised 2020 growth capital still enables Parkland to maintain leadership in low-carbon fuel refining by increasing bio-feed capacity by 250 percent, enhance our supply capability through infrastructure investments and build additional digital capability such as the JOURNIE™ Rewards program.

2020 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance withdrawn

The current COVID-19 situation and associated impact on economic activity is expected to reduce demand for fuel globally. Parkland remains focused on providing essential fuel and convenience services to our customers, however, the extent and duration of the impact is uncertain. As a result, we are withdrawing our 2020 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Range.

Snapshot of Parkland’s financial strength

Coupled with our actions outlined above, we have a strong financial position with significant liquidity to manage through challenging market environments. As of December 31, 2019, we had liquidity of nearly $1 billion, made up of approximately $750 million of committed credit facility capacity and $250 million of cash. Our existing credit facility has a maturity date of January 8, 2023. Furthermore, our Total Funded Debt to Credit Facility EBITDA ratio was 2.8 times as of December 31, 2019, which has a covenant limit of 5.0 times.

Other corporate updates

  • There is no change to our 2020 Refinery Turnaround Maintenance projections. We are on track to begin startup of the Burnaby refinery in early April and will provide notification when we achieve full operational capability. After startup, optimal utilization rates will be determined based on the demand outlook at the time.
  • Demonstrating the flexibility of our operational platform, we will reduce variable and fixed costs while retaining our core capabilities to ensure we can continue our growth programs when current market conditions change. These measures are designed to preserve cash flow during this period of reduced demand and are also consistent with our long-term goals of building a scalable platform for growth.
  • In support of our cost initiatives, effective April 1, 2020 and for the remainder of 2020, Parkland’s President and CEO will take a 35 percent salary reduction while other members of the leadership team will take a 25 percent reduction. Similarly, Parkland’s Board of Directors will take a 25 percent reduction in cash retainer fees.
  • Parkland’s balance sheet should also benefit from reduced working capital requirements as a result of lower global energy prices.

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 revised 2020 Capital Program, including expected maintenance and growth capital expenditure estimates and projects; expected Q1 2020 capital expenditures; the expected timing of startup of the Burnaby refinery and the expected utilization rates at the Burnaby refinery upon startup; expected working capital benefits to Parkland due to lower energy prices; and our ability to accelerate growth activity when current market conditions change.

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 and uncertainties including, but not limited to, general economic, market and business conditions and the extent and duration COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on such economic, market and business conditions; the effect on demand for Parkland’s products as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; the ability of suppliers and other counterparties 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 in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in the 2019 annual management’s discussion and analysis dated March 5, 2020 (the “Q4 2019 MD&A”), 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.

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”). Adjusted EBITDA is a measures of segment profit. See Section 13 of the Q4 2019 MD&A and Note 27 of the 2019 annual consolidated financial statements for a reconciliation of this measure of segment profit to the nearest IFRS measure. Management considers this to be an important supplemental measure of Parkland’s performance and believes this measure is used frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. However, Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, as other issuers may calculate these metrics differently. 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. Investors are encouraged to evaluate the measure and the reasons Parkland considers it appropriate for supplemental analysis.

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 acquisition of ConoMart Super Stores

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, March 09, 2020: Parkland Fuel Corporation (“Parkland”) (TSX:PKI) announced today that through its wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries (collectively, “Parkland USA”), it has entered into an asset agreement to acquire seven retail sites located in and around Billings, Montana. All seven retail sites feature a strong convenience store offering and a Conoco-branded forecourt.

“This acquisition expands our Montana business and scales our existing Northern Tier Regional Operating Center,” said Doug Haugh, President of Parkland USA. “ConoMart Super Stores is a well-run, customer-focused business and we look forward to welcoming the team to Parkland.”

Pro forma the acquisition, Parkland expects a modest increase in annual run-rate adjusted EBITDA for its USA operating segment. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

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.

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”, “pro forma” 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 this acquisition and the timing thereof; expected benefits of the acquisition, including potential synergies, organic growth and acquisition opportunities and the expected annual run-rate adjusted EBITDA of Parkland’s USA operating segment following 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; failure to achieve the anticipated benefits of the acquisition; general economic, market and business conditions; industry capacity; competitive action by other companies; refining and marketing margins; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; actions by governmental authorities 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 management discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2019 dated March 5, 2020 (the “Annual MD&A”), as filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca.

Annual run-rate adjusted EBITDA is an internally-prepared estimate of annualized adjusted EBITDA which assumes full year contributions from the acquisitions to date. Annual run-rate adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and may not be comparable to similar measures used by other issuers. See Parkland’s Annual MD&A for further information on how Parkland calculates adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation to the nearest IFRS measure.

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Parkland delivers record 2019 Adjusted EBITDA and increases dividend

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, March 05, 2020: Parkland Fuel Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX:PKI) announced today its fourth quarter and full-year 2019 financial and operating results and provided its 2020 Guidance. Fourth quarter and full-year highlights include:

  • Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”) of $302 million and net earnings (attributable to Parkland) of $176 million ($1.19 per share, basic), up 6 percent and 129 percent respectively from the fourth quarter of 2018
  • Full-year 2019 Adjusted EBITDA of $1,265 million, up 43 percent from 2018
  • Full-year 2019 net earnings (attributable to Parkland) of $382 million ($2.60 per share, basic), up 85 percent from 2018
  • Full-year 2019 fuel and petroleum product volume of 22.4 billion litres, up 32 percent from 2018
  • Full-year 2019 Adjusted distributable cash flow of $561 million ($3.82 per share) and adjusted dividend payout ratio of 32 percent
  • Delivered $180 million run-rate synergies from the 2017 Ultramar and Chevron acquisitions; one year ahead of schedule
  • Demonstrated continued balance sheet strength and financial flexibility with a Total Funded Debt to Credit Facility EBITDA ratio of 2.8 times as of December 31, 2019
  • 2020 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance of $1,130 million +/- 5 percent and 2020 Total Capital Expenditures of $575 million +/- 5 percent

“I am proud of the team’s accomplishments in 2019,” said Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to celebrating our 50th year as a publicly traded company, we continued to deliver across all our strategic pillars. We advanced our organic growth initiatives, acquired and integrated four businesses, captured synergies and accelerated our low carbon fuel capability. We achieved an outstanding first year of International operations, our 16th straight quarter of positive C-store SSSG in Canada, and saw our US organic growth strategy bear fruit.”

“Underpinned by our integrated business model, diverse geographic platform, extensive product offering and balance sheet strength, we funded our 2019 growth capital and US M&A program within cash flow,” added Espey. “Parkland has a proven history of growth and value creation and the opportunities in front of us have never been greater. Thank you to the Parkland team for another great year and for continuing our focus on safe and reliable operations.”

Dividend Increase

Parkland’s annualized common share dividend will increase two cents per share, from $1.194 to $1.214, effective with the monthly dividend payable on April 15, 2020 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 20, 2020.

Segment Highlights

Supply
The Supply segment delivered strong performance through full-year 2019, driven by safe and reliable operations at the Burnaby refinery, strong refining margins and consistent execution from our integrated logistics operations. We continued to successfully co-process biofeeds at the Burnaby refinery, reinforcing our leadership in low-carbon fuel refining while supporting British Columbia’s low carbon fuel aspirations. Fourth quarter and full-year highlights include:

  • Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $152 million (Pre-IFRS 16: $142 million), a decrease of $57 million relative to 2018 (excluding the impact of IFRS 16). The fourth quarter of 2018 experienced exceptionally wide Western Canadian crude differentials which drove higher than normal refining margins in that period
  • Fourth quarter Burnaby refinery utilization of 91.6 percent was slightly lower than expected due to a third party electrical outage which interrupted throughput for 6 days
  • Produced approximately 1,200 bbl per day of biofuels throughout 2019; enough to supply around 10,000 vehicles with renewable gasoline for a year

Canada
We continued to advance our retail initiatives, including the national roll out of JOURNIE™ Rewards with CIBC as our strategic banking partner. We are highly focused on network development, growing our On the Run / Marché Express brand and developing innovative store concepts to enhance our customer value proposition and drive traffic. In 2019 we held our market share position in a competitive fuel margin environment and continued to grow the snacks, beverages and carwash categories. Fourth quarter and full-year highlights for Canada Retail include:

  • Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $56 million (Pre-IFRS 16: $48 million), a decrease of $30 million relative to 2018 (excluding the impact of IFRS 16) driven by lower retail fuel margins and $3 million of additional Marketing, General and Administrative costs attributed to the development of JOURNIETM
  • Fourth quarter Company C-Store same-store-sales growth (”SSSG”) of 0.9 percent, our 16th straight quarter of positive C-store SSSG. Excluding the impact of cigarette sales, C-Store SSSG would have been 7.1 percent. For the full year 2019, Company C-Store SSSG was 2.5 percent, or 5.5 percent excluding the impact of cigarettes
  • Fourth quarter Company volume SSSG was (3.1) percent. For full-year 2019, we maintained our market share and Company volume SSSG was essentially flat
  • Added 27 New to Industry (”NTI”) sites and converted 65 sites to On the Run / Marché Express in 2019
  • After a year of piloting the JOURNIE™ Rewards program, soft launch in Q4 2019 and full launch beginning in January 2020, we are seeing strong program metrics across Canada. Mobile membership engagement and members opting for mobile communication are both over 50 percent. We are seeing higher average fill rates and C-store basket size for program members, which indicates the program design is resonating for customers. We are halfway through our national launch and target approximately 1,000 participating sites by March 31, 2020. We encourage readers to sign up for the program using the mobile app available for anyone to download on iOS and Android platforms. For more information on JOURNIE™ and how to become a registered member please visit www.journie.ca
  • On February 24, 2020, we announced a multi-year agreement with Triple O’s restaurants to strengthen our range of freshly prepared, high quality meal options across Canada

The Canada Commercial segment continues to position for growth, advancing our Regional Operating Center (”ROC”) model transition and National Fueling Network (”NFN”) platform. We continue to improve our operating efficiency through the ROC transition, cost management initiatives and strategic focus on higher margin business. NFN is a unifying national commercial brand which we expect to launch in the second half of 2020. We continue to feel the impact of weaker forestry and upstream energy sectors but have benefited from our diverse product and geographic offering within Canada. Fourth quarter highlights for Canada Commercial include:

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $33 million (Pre-IFRS 16: $31 million), up $4 million relative to 2018 (excluding the impact of IFRS 16)
  • Fuel and petroleum product volume of 804 million litres, relatively flat to 2018

International
The International segment delivered strong performance in 2019, exceeding our investment case in the first year. Supported by operational execution, we delivered on our organic growth initiatives with strong volume growth in wholesale, LPG, aviation, and bunkering, managed costs and improved shipping optimization. We are on track to meet our synergy targets by the end of 2021. Fourth quarter highlights include:

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $73 million (Pre-IFRS 16: $58 million)
  • Fuel and petroleum product volume of 1,581 million litres, consisting of 460 million litres sold through retail channels and 1,121 million litres sold through commercial and wholesale channels

USA
We continued to progress our organic growth and acquisition strategy in the US, adding three businesses in 2019 and another subsequent to year-end. The Tropic Oil acquisition, based in Florida, added a third ROC which will be the operating platform that drives organic growth and enables further acquisitions across the region, while also leveraging our International operations. We are starting to realize the benefits of local scale, delivering strong organic fuel volume growth, improved lubricant supply economics and C-store merchandising savings. Fourth quarter highlights include:

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $15 million (Pre-IFRS 16: $15 million), up $4 million relative to 2018
  • Fuel and petroleum product volume was 621 million litres, up 93 percent relative to 2018

Corporate
The Corporate segment includes centralized administrative services and expenses incurred to support operations. Fourth quarter highlights include:

  • Total costs of $27 million (Pre-IFRS 16: $28 million)
  • As a percentage of total adjusted gross profit, marketing, general and administrative expenses favorably decreased to 3.8 percent (down from 5.5 percent in 2018)

Consolidated Financial Overview

On January 1, 2019, Parkland adopted IFRS 16 – Leases (”IFRS 16″). The adoption of IFRS 16 increases Adjusted EBITDA by reducing operating costs and increasing depreciation, amortization, and finance costs. IFRS 16 also increases Parkland’s assets and liabilities and has no overall impact to cash flow. For further information, refer to the Q4 2019 Annual Consolidated Financial Statements (”Q4 2019 FS”) and Q4 2019 Management’s Discussion and Analysis (”Q4 2019 MD&A”) for the year ended December 31, 2019.

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

Three months ended December 31,

Year ended December 31,

2019(4)

2018(4)

2017(4)

2019(4)

2018(4)

2017(4)

Financial Summary
Fuel and petroleum product volume (million litres)

5,925

4,354

4,432

22,408

16,978

13,333

Adjusted gross profit(1)

728

587

469

2,832

1,995

1,094

Adjusted EBITDA including non-controlling interest (”NCI”)

327

285

198

1,358

887

418

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”)(1)

302

285

198

1,265

887

418

Supply

152

199

94

658

561

160

Canada Retail

56

78

94

283

316

231

International

73

281

Canada Commercial

33

27

28

99

93

70

USA

15

11

4

56

28

16

Corporate

(27

)

(30

)

(22

)

(112

)

(111

)

(59

)
Net earnings

186

77

49

414

206

82

Net earnings attributable to Parkland

176

77

49

382

206

82

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

1.19

0.58

0.37

2.60

1.56

0.70

Per share – diluted

1.17

0.57

0.37

2.55

1.53

0.69

Distributable cash flow(2)

149

151

45

564

416

151

Per share(2)(3)

1.01

1.14

0.33

3.84

3.15

1.29

Adjusted distributable cash flow(2)

142

175

102

561

568

251

Per share(2)(3)

0.96

1.32

0.78

3.82

4.30

2.15

Dividends

44

41

39

177

159

138

Dividends declared per share outstanding

0.2985

0.2934

0.2886

1.1906

1.1704

1.1510

Dividend payout ratio(2)

30

%

27

%

89

%

31

%

38

%

91

%

Adjusted dividend payout ratio(2)

31

%

23

%

38

%

32

%

28

%

55

%

Shares outstanding (millions)

148

134

131

148

134

131

Weighted average number of common shares (million shares)

148

133

131

147

132

117

Total Funded Debt to Credit Facility EBITDA ratio(2)

2.79

2.47

2.62

2.79

2.47

2.62

Interest coverage ratio(2)

5.32

6.52

7.65

5.32

6.52

7.65

Growth capital expenditures attributable to Parkland

69

57

15

221

109

35

Maintenance capital expenditures attributable to Parkland

91

52

50

232

187

75

(1) Measure of segment profit. See Section 13 of the MD&A.
(2) Non-GAAP financial measure. See Section 13 of the MD&A.
(3) Calculated using the weighted average number of common shares.
(4) 2019 results reflect the adoption of IFRS 16 as of January 1, 2019. 2018 and 2017 comparative figures reflect the accounting standards in effect for those years. Specifically, they are not restated to reflect the impact of IFRS 16, which is allowed under the modified retrospective approach for the adoption of IFRS 16.

The following table outlines the impact of IFRS 16 on Adjusted EBITDA as reported for the year ended December 31, 2019:

Three months ended December 31,

Year ended December 31,

($ millions)

2019

2018

2019

2018

Adjusted EBITDA as reported

IFRS 16 Impact

Pre-IFRS 16 Amount(1)

Adjusted EBITDA as reported

Adjusted EBITDA as reported

IFRS 16 Impact

Pre-IFRS 16 Amount(1)

Adjusted EBITDA as reported

Supply

152

(10

)

142

199

658

(32

)

626

561

Canada Retail

56

(8

)

48

78

283

(26

)

257

316

Canada Commercial

33

(2

)

31

27

99

(7

)

92

93

International

73

(15

)

58

281

(57

)

224

USA

15

15

11

56

(2

)

54

28

Corporate

(27

)

(1

)

(28

)

(30

)

(112

)

(4

)

(116

)

(111

)
Consolidated

302

(36

)

266

285

1,265

(128

)

1,137

887

(1) Pre-IFRS 16 amounts are comparable to the reported information for the respective prior periods, which were calculated under IAS 17.

Formalization of Environmental, Social & Governance (”ESG”) Committee

In 2019, Parkland’s Board appointed an Environmental, Social & Governance (”ESG”) committee to carry out its governance and oversight responsibilities in relation to these matters. We also initiated a Sustainability Task Force which is comprised of cross-functional leaders that represent each of our business streams. The Sustainability Task Force is responsible for helping develop our sustainability strategy, policy and disclosure. As part of this process, we will look for innovative sustainable business opportunities to continue providing value to our customers, shareholders and communities.

2020 Adjusted EBITDA and Capital Program Guidance

Our 2020 plan targets cash flow in excess of capital expenditures. Details of our 2020 plans are below:

Guidance Metric ($ millions)
Adjusted EBITDA (1)

1,130

+/- 5%
Capital Expenditures
Growth

300

2020 Refinery Turnaround Maintenance

60

Other Maintenance

215

Total Capital Expenditures (2)

575

+/- 5%
Approximate Capital Breakdown

Total Capital Expenditures (2)

Supply

40%

Canada

35%

International

15%

USA

5%

Corporate

5%

Consolidated

100%

(1) the “2020 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Range” (2) the “2020 Capital Program”

Our 2020 Capital Program supports our 3-5 percent organic growth target on marketing related volumes and is focused on network development, expanding digital capabilities, improving customer value proposition, enhancing our supply & logistics capability and investing in our low carbon advantage. 2020 Refinery Turnaround Maintenance capital expenditures exclude an additional $25 million of operating expenses related to the turnaround.

The 2020 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Range and 2020 Capital Program include some other key assumptions highlighted below:

  • An 8-week turnaround at the Burnaby refinery, currently underway and expected to last until the beginning of April 2020
  • Refining, fuel and non-fuel margin forecasts based on our view of future market conditions which are consistent with rolling three year averages
  • Includes the portion of International operations that is attributable to Parkland (75 percent)
  • The low end of our 2020 Guidance Range accounts for potential adverse market conditions or interruptions to our operations, as well as the potential for lower margins than currently observable, while the high end of our 2020 Guidance Range accounts for greater than expected contributions from acquisition synergies, organic growth and higher margins than currently observable

In addition, the factors and assumptions which contribute to Parkland’s assessment of the 2020 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Range and 2020 Capital Program are consistent with existing Parkland disclosure and such guidance is subject to risks and uncertainties inherent in Parkland’s business. Readers are directed to the “Risk Factors” section in the Q4 2019 MD&A and the Annual Information Form for a description of such factors, assumptions, risks and uncertainties.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

Parkland will host a webcast and conference call on Friday, March 6 at 6:30am MST (8:30am EST) to discuss the results.

To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link:

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Analysts and institutional investors interested in participating in the question and answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0546 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 95848696). International participants can call 1-587-880-2171 (toll) (Conference ID: 95848696).

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 Q4 2019 MD&A and Q4 2019 FS provide a detailed explanation of Parkland’s operating results for the year ended December 31, 2019. 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. French Financial Statements and MD&A 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, cash flow growth, run-rate synergies, fuel volume growth, business objectives, the 2020 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Range and the 2020 Capital Program, the expected launch of the National Fueling Network, contribution of the Sol business and other previous acquisitions, strategic marketing and operational efforts to increase fuel volume, the ongoing launch of the JOURNIE™ Rewards loyalty program, U.S. growth opportunities, and supply improvement and optimization and plans and objectives of or involving Parkland.

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 and uncertainties including, but not limited to, general economic, market and business conditions; industry capacity; competitive action by other companies; refining and marketing margins; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; actions by governmental authorities 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 the Q4 2019 MD&A dated March 5, 2020, 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 and adjusted dividend payout ratio 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 13 of the Q4 2019 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 13 of the Q4 2019 MD&A and Note 27 of the Q4 2019 FS for a reconciliation of these measures of segment profit. Annual synergies is a forecasted annualized measure and is considered to be forward-looking information. See Section 13 of the Q4 2019 MD&A. 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 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 Sections 3 and 13 of the Q4 2019 MD&A for further details.

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.

Effective January 1, 2019, Parkland adopted the new accounting standard, IFRS 16 – Leases (”IFRS 16″). The adoption of IFRS 16 has a significant effect on Parkland’s reported results. Due to Parkland’s selected transition method, it has not restated its prior year comparatives. Certain financial statement measures are presented excluding the impact of IFRS 16 (”Pre-IFRS 16 measures”). Refer to the Q4 2019 FS and Q4 2019 MD&A for reconciliations of Pre-IFRS 16 measures.

About Parkland Fuel 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 extends relationship with Triple O’s restaurants to bring fresh, high quality food options to On the Run locations in new Canadian markets

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 24, 2020: Parkland Fuel Corporation (“Parkland”) (TSX: PKI) announced today a multi-year agreement to strengthen its already extensive range of freshly prepared, high quality meal options by expanding its existing, long-standing relationship with Triple O’s restaurants.

This new and exclusive agreement builds on the success of Parkland’s existing network of convenience stores which feature Triple O’s in British Columbia. Importantly, it paves the way for more restaurants in British Columbia, as well as Triple O’s entry into new and densely populated markets in Alberta and Ontario.

“We look forward to working with Triple O’s to expand their presence in BC and launch their high-quality food brand and award-winning menu into Alberta and Ontario,” said Ian White, Parkland’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Innovation. “As part of our organic growth strategy, our goal is to include a high-quality food offering in every new and retrofitted On the Run convenience store.”

The combination of Parkland’s powerful network of fuel brands, accompanied by Triple O’s freshly prepared, high-quality, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options strongly complement Parkland’s already extensive food offering and is a natural, differentiated extension to its On the Run convenience store brand.

“This is an exciting day for the Triple O’s family,” said Warren Erhart, President of White Spot Hospitality. “We have a longstanding and successful partnership with Parkland in British Columbia and look forward to expanding on this success in new markets. With consumers’ evolving needs for convenience and premium quality food, it is with great pride and passion that we are now able to share our delicious and craveable taste of Triple O’s with our signature burgers, fresh-cut Kennebec fries and hand-scooped milkshakes, to so many more Canadians. Simply put, Triple O’s offers a taste like no other!”

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information and statements (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to, among other things, strengthening the range of freshly prepared meal options, expanding Parkland’s relationship with Triple O’s; expansion of Triple O’s presence in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario; including a good offering in every new and retrofitted On the Run convenience store; statements related to operational efficiency; business objectives and growth strategies.

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 and uncertainties including, but not limited to, general economic, market and business conditions; industry capacity; competitive action by other companies; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; actions by governmental authorities and other regulators; changes and developments in 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 and in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in Parkland’s quarterly MD&A, each as filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca.

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.

About Triple O’s
Triple O’s Restaurants is a division of White Spot Hospitality, Canada’s longest-running restaurant chain since 1928. With over 60 premium quick service restaurants throughout British Columbia, Alberta and Asia, our guests can enjoy our signature burgers made with 100% fresh Canadian beef and Secret Triple “O” Sauce, fresh-cut Kennebec fries and hand-scooped milkshakes. Our restaurants offer a casual and authentic West Coast dining experience at Chevron gas stations, free-standing restaurants, sports arenas and on university and college campuses. White Spot Hospitality is proud to be recognized with the platinum status designation as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, one of Canada’s top 150 iconic brands as awarded by Interbrand Canada, awarded a gold medal for excellence in franchising by the Canadian Franchise Association and as one of BC’s Most Loved Brands as recognized by Ipsos. www.tripleos.com.

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Parkland Announces Date of 2019 Fourth Quarter & Year-End Results

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 21, 2020: Parkland Fuel Corporation (“Parkland”) (TSX:PKI) expects to announce its 2019 fourth quarter and year-end results after markets close on Thursday, March 5, 2020. A conference call and webcast will then be held at 6:30 a.m. MST (8:30 a.m. EST) on Friday, March 6, 2020 to discuss the results.

To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link:

https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2202396/DE9374B8003A48A6DC3F09374333E802

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: 95848696). 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
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 completes acquisition of Kellerstrass Oil

CaribPR Wire, CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 14, 2020: Parkland Fuel Corporation (“Parkland”, “We”, “Our” or “Us”) (TSX:PKI) announced today that through its wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries (collectively, “Parkland USA”), it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the entities and assets comprising Kellerstrass Oil Company (collectively, “Kellerstrass”).

Based in Salt Lake City, Kellerstrass is a regional retail dealer and commercial fuel business with branches in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. Please see Parkland’s press release dated January 16, 2020 for more information about this acquisition.

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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