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Parkland enters into agreement to sell its Canadian propane business







Parkland enters into agreement to sell its Canadian propane business


CALGARY, AB, June 5, 2024 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI), announced today it has entered into an agreement with Avenir Energy Ltd. to divest its Canadian commercial propane business for cash consideration of approximately $115 million, and to exclusively supply fuel for ten years (the “Divestment”).

“This transaction is a big step toward achieving our target of $500 million from the divestment of non-core assets by the end of 2025,” says Ian White, President of Parkland Canada. “By focusing on our core assets, we are simplifying our business to improve returns. Driven by our customer focus, we continue to see tremendous opportunity to deliver growth and value from our Canadian business.”

Subject to certain closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2024. Scotiabank is acting as the financial advisor for the Divestment.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an international fuel distributor, marketer, and convenience retailer with operations in 26 countries across the Americas. We serve over one million customers each day. Our retail network meets the fuel and convenience needs of everyday consumers. Our commercial operations provide businesses with industrial fuels so that they can better serve their customers. In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include renewable fuels sourcing, manufacturing, and blending, carbon and renewables trading, solar power, and ultra-fast EV charging. With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution, and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance.

Our strategy is focused on two pillars: our Customer Advantage and our Supply Advantage. Through our Customer Advantage, we aim to be the first choice of our customers, cultivating their loyalty through proprietary brands, differentiated offers, our extensive network, competitive pricing, reliable service, and our compelling loyalty program. Our Supply Advantage is based on achieving the lowest cost to serve among independent fuel marketers and distributors in the hard-to-serve markets in which we operate, through our well-positioned assets, significant scale, and deep supply and logistics capabilities. Our business is underpinned by our people and 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”, “achieving”, “see”, “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 Divestment and the timing thereof; expected benefits of the Divestment, including: the potential to complete $500 million in divestments by the end of 2025 and the continued growth of Parkland’s Canadian business.

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 Divestment; failure to satisfy the conditions to closing of the Divestment; failure to realize all or any of the anticipated benefits of the Divestment; 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 February 27, 2024, and “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in the Q4 2023 MD&A dated February 27, 2024 and the Q1 2024 MD&A dated May 1, 2024, each filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca.


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Parkland Reports 2024 First Quarter Results

First quarter Adjusted EBITDA1 of $327 million

Safely restarted the Burnaby Refinery and returned to normal operations

Progressing $500 million of non-core asset dispositions

CALGARY, AB, May 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI), today announced its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2024.

“The team continues to deliver on our strategy and optimize our portfolio,” said Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have identified more than $400 million of non-core assets for disposition, many of which have been sold or are in the advanced stages of negotiation. This represents more than 80 percent of our $500 million target by the end of 2025.”

“I have full confidence in our team’s ability to execute our operational plan that leverages our customer advantage and unique supply benefits, despite headwinds in some of the markets where we operate,” added Espey. “We expect to deliver our 2024 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance range of $1.95 to $2.05 billion and see a clear pathway to achieving a Leverage Ratio at the low end of our 2 to 3 times target range by the end of 2025.”

Q1 2024 Highlights

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $327 million, a decrease of 17 percent as compared to the first quarter of 2023, driven by an unplanned shutdown of the Burnaby Refinery, which began as a result of extreme cold weather and was extended by technical issues during the subsequent start-up. The Burnaby Refinery safely returned to normal operations on March 29, 2024.
  • Net loss of $5 million ($0.03 per share, basic), a decrease of $82 million as compared to the first quarter of 2023, and Adjusted earnings2 of $43 million ($0.25 per share, basic), a decrease of $71 million from the first quarter of 2023.
  • TTM Available cash flow2 of $770 million, an increase of 23 percent from 2023, and TTM Cash generated from (used in) operating activities3 of $1,683 million, consistent with 2023.
  • TTM Available cash flow per share2 of $4.38, an increase of 16 percent from 2023, and TTM Cash generated from (used in) operating activities per share3 of $9.56, a decrease of 7 percent from 2023.
  • Leverage Ratio4 of 3.1 times (2.8 times at Q4 2023), reflecting the impact of the unplanned shutdown of the Burnaby Refinery.
  • Purchased for cancellation approximately 1.8 million common shares for $82 million under our normal course issuer bid (”NCIB”) program in Q1 2024.
  • Parkland’s quarterly dividend increased from $0.34 to $0.35 per common share, or $1.40 per common share annualized, representing a 3 percent increase from the prior year. Dividends are expected to be declared and paid on a quarterly basis.

Q1 2024 Segment Highlights

  • Canada delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $191 million, up 14 percent from Q1 2023 ($167 million). This increase was primarily driven by stronger fuel unit margins, partially offset by lower commercial volumes due to unseasonably warm weather. Company same-store volume growth (”Company SSVG”5) was 5.9 percent, demonstrating the improved productivity of our company-owned network.
  • International delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $149 million, down 19 percent from Q1 2023 ($183 million). The decrease was primarily driven by lower fuel unit margins and wholesale volumes as compared to Q1 2023, partially offset by successful cost controls.
  • USA delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $33 million, up 57 percent from Q1 2023 ($21 million). Performance reflects ongoing integration efforts, including C-store improvements and On the Run rebrands. Lower fuel unit margins and volumes reflect broader industry trends.
  • Refining reported an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $32 million, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $38 million in Q1 2023. Composite utilization5 at the Burnaby Refinery was 20 percent, reflecting the unplanned shutdown, compared to 34 percent in Q1 2023, reflecting a scheduled turnaround. During the quarter, we accelerated maintenance and refining optimization work previously scheduled for the third quarter of 2024. As a result, we expect to enhance the Burnaby Refinery’s utilization and profitability for the remainder of the year.
  • Parkland’s total recordable injury frequency rate5 on a trailing-twelve-months basis was 1.07, compared to 0.97 at March 31, 2023.

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1

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

2

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

3

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

4

Capital management measure. See “Capital Management Measures” section of this news release.

5

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

Consolidated Financial Overview

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

Three months ended March 31,

Financial Summary

2024

2023

Sales and operating revenue

6,939

8,156

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

327

395

Canada(2)

191

167

International(2)

149

183

USA(2)

33

21

Refining(2)

(32)

38

Corporate(2)

(14)

(14)

Net earnings (loss)

(5)

77

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

(0.03)

0.44

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

(0.03)

0.43

Trailing-twelve-month (”TTM”) Cash generated from (used in) operating activities(3)

1,683

1,688

TTM Cash generated from (used in) operating activities per share(3)

9.56

10.23

TTM available cash flow(4)

770

625

TTM available cash flow per share(4)

4.38

3.79

1

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

2

Measure of segment profit (loss). See “Total of Segments Measures” section of this news release.

3

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

4

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

Q1 2024 Conference Call and Webcast Details

Parkland will host a webcast and conference call on Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 6:30 am MT (8:30 am ET) to discuss the results. To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link: https://app.webinar.net/xr4dJn89YLk

Analysts and investors interested in participating in the question and answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0546 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 10413873). International participants may call 1-800-389-0704 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 10413873).

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 at www.parkland.ca.

MD&A and Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

The Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2024 (the “Q1 2024 MD&A”) and Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for the three months ended March 31, 2024 (the “2024 Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements”) provide a detailed explanation of Parkland’s operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2024. An English version of these documents will be available online at www.parkland.ca and the System for Electronic Data Analysis and Retrieval + (”SEDAR+”) after the results are released by newswire under Parkland’s profile at www.sedarplus.ca. The French versions of the Q1 2024 MD&A and the Q1 2024 Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements will be posted to www.parkland.ca and SEDAR+ as soon as they become available.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an international fuel distributor, marketer, and convenience retailer with operations in 26 countries across the Americas. We serve over one million customers each day. Our retail network meets the fuel and convenience needs of everyday consumers. Our commercial operations provide businesses with industrial fuels so that they can better serve their customers. In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include renewable fuels sourcing, manufacturing and blending, carbon and renewables trading, solar power, and ultra-fast EV charging. With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance.

Our strategy is focused on two pillars: our Customer Advantage and our Supply Advantage. Through our Customer Advantage, we aim to be the first choice of our customers, cultivating their loyalty through proprietary brands, differentiated offers, our extensive network, competitive pricing, reliable service, and our compelling loyalty program. Our Supply Advantage is based on achieving the lowest cost to serve among independent fuel marketers and distributors in the hard-to-serve markets in which we operate, through our well-positioned assets, significant scale, and deep supply and logistics capabilities. Our business is underpinned by our people and our values of safety, integrity, community and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained herein 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 strategies, objectives and initiatives; Parkland’s 2024 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance range and goal of achieving a Leverage Ratio at the low end of our 2-3x target range by the end of 2025; Parkland’s expectation to enhance the Burnaby Refinery’s utilization and profitability for the remainder of 2024; Parkland’s expectations regarding future dividend amounts, and timing and frequency of payments; Parkland’s portfolio optimization strategy and target of completing $500 million of non-core asset dispositions, and the timing in respect thereof; and Parkland’s plans to implement ongoing operating and MG&A cost reductions.

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 obligation 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, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland, including, but not limited to: general economic, market and business conditions; Parkland’s ability to execute its business strategies, objectives, and initiatives, including the completion, financing and timing thereof, realizing the benefits therefrom, and meeting our targets and commitments relating thereto; Parkland’s ability to pay future dividends and complete share repurchases, if any, using its NCIB program; realization of the expected impact of the maintenance and refining optimization work completed on the Burnaby Refinery’s utilization and profitability; Parkland’s ability to execute on its asset disposition target, including with respect to identifying buyers, and completing such dispositions, if any, on terms reasonable to Parkland and in a timely manner; and the assumptions and risks described under “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in Parkland’s most recent Annual Information Form, and under “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in the Q1 2024 MD&A, which are incorporated by reference herein, each as filed on SEDAR+ and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca. In addition, the 2024 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance reflects continued integration of acquired businesses, synergy capture, and organic growth initiatives, and the key material assumptions include: an increase in Retail and Commercial Fuel and petroleum product adjusted gross margin of approximately 5 percent and Food, convenience and other adjusted gross margin of approximately 5 percent as compared to the year ended December 31, 2023; the realization of $100 million of run-rate MG&A cost efficiencies by the end of 2024; Refining adjusted gross margin of approximately $45 to $46 per barrel and average Burnaby Refinery composite utilization of 75 percent to 80 percent (factoring in the unplanned outage) based on the Burnaby Refinery’s crude processing capacity of 55,000 barrels per day; enhancements to operations, utilization and optimization of supply at the Burnaby Refinery during 2024; and implementation of ongoing operating and MG&A cost reductions across the business. 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 non-GAAP financial ratios, supplementary financial measures and capital management measures (collectively, “specified financial measures”). Parkland’s management uses certain specified financial measures to analyze the operating and financial performance, leverage, and liquidity of the business. These specified financial measures do not have any standardized meaning under International Financial Reporting Standards (”IFRS”) 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 16 of the Q1 2024 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding specified financial measures used by Parkland.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Ratios

Adjusted earnings (loss) is a non-GAAP financial measure and Adjusted earnings (loss) per share is a non-GAAP financial ratio, each representing the underlying core operating performance of business activities of Parkland at a consolidated level. The most directly comparable financial measure to Adjusted earnings (loss) and Adjusted earnings (loss) per share is Net earnings (loss).

Adjusted earnings (loss) and Adjusted earnings (loss) per share represent how well Parkland’s operational business is performing, while considering depreciation and amortization, interest on leases and long-term debt, accretion and other finance costs, and income taxes. The Company uses these measures because it believes that Adjusted earnings (loss) and Adjusted earnings (loss) per share are useful for management and investors in assessing the Company’s overall performance, as they exclude certain significant items that are not reflective of the Company’s underlying business operations.

See Section 16 of the Q1 2024 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for the detailed definition and composition of Adjusted earnings (loss).

Please see below for the reconciliation of Adjusted earnings (loss) to net earnings (loss) and calculation of Adjusted earnings (loss) per share.

Three months ended March 31,

($ millions, unless otherwise stated)

2024

2023

Net earnings (loss)

(5)

77

Add:

Acquisition, integration and other costs

30

27

(Gain) loss on foreign exchange – unrealized

3

7

(Gain) loss on risk management and other – unrealized

11

(32)

Other (gains) and losses

10

21

Other adjusting items(1)

10

21

Tax normalization(2)

(16)

(7)

Adjusted earnings (loss)

43

114

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

175

175

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

175

177

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

Basic

0.25

0.65

Diluted

0.25

0.64

1

Other adjusting items for the three months ended March 31, 2024 include: (i) the share of depreciation, income taxes and other adjustments for investments in joint ventures and associates of $4 million (2023 – $3 million); (ii) other income of $2 million (2023 – $3 million); (iii) realized risk management loss related to underlying physical sales activity in another period of $3 million (2023 – $1 million loss); (iv) adjustment to foreign exchange gains and losses related to cash pooling arrangements of $2 million (2023 – $1 million); (v) adjustment to realized risk management gains of $1 million related to interest rate swaps as these gains do not relate to commodity sale and purchase transactions (2023 – nil); and (vi) the effect of market-based performance conditions for equity-settled share-based award settlements of nil (2023 – $13 million).

2

The tax normalization adjustment was applied to net earnings (loss) adjusting items that were considered temporary differences, such as acquisition, integration and other costs, unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses, unrealized gains and losses on risk management and other, gains and losses on asset disposals, changes in fair value of redemption options, changes in estimates of environmental provisions, loss on inventory write-downs for which there are offsetting associated risk management derivatives with unrealized gains, impairments of non-current assets 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 is calculated in accordance with Parkland’s accounting policy contained in Note 2 of the Annual Consolidated Financial Statements.

Available cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure and Available cash flow per share is a non-GAAP financial ratio. The most directly comparable financial measure for Available cash flow and Available cash flow per share is cash generated from (used in) operating activities. Parkland uses these measures to monitor its ability to generate cash flow for capital allocation, including distributions to shareholders, investment in the growth of the business, and deleveraging. Available cash flow is calculated as cash generated from (used in) operating activities adjusted for items such as (i) net change in (a) non-cash working capital and (b) other assets and other liabilities, (ii) maintenance capital expenditures, (iii) dividends received from investments in associates and joint ventures, (iv) interest on leases and long-term debt, and (v) payments on principal amounts on leases. Available cash flow per share is calculated as Available cash flow divided by the weighted average number of outstanding common shares. See following table for a calculation of historical Available cash flow and Available cash flow per share and a reconciliation to cash generated from (used in) operating activities.

Three months ended

Trailing twelve
months ended

March 31,2024

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

June 30,
2023(1)

September 30,
2023

December 31,
2023

March 31,
2024

Cash generated from (used in) operating activities

521

528

417

217

1,683

Reverse: Change in other assets and other liabilities

(11)

7

(4)

28

20

Reverse: Net change in non-cash working capital(1)

(145)

(14)

17

63

(79)

Include: Maintenance capital expenditures

(61)

(52)

(93)

(59)

(265)

Include: Dividends received from investments in associates and joint ventures

2

4

3

2

11

Include: Interest on leases and long-term debt

(89)

(83)

(88)

(85)

(345)

Include: Payments of principal amount on leases

(56)

(57)

(71)

(71)

(255)

Available cash flow

161

333

181

95

770

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

176

TTM Available cash flow per share

4.38

Three months ended

Trailing twelve months
ended

March 31, 2023

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

June 30,
2022

September 30,
2022

December 31,
2022

March  31,
2023

Cash generated from (used in) operating activities

341

404

629

314

1,688

Exclude: Adjusted EBITDA attributable to NCI, net of tax

(27)

(11)

(38)

314

393

629

314

1,650

Reverse: Change in other assets and other liabilities

(1)

23

(23)

11

10

Reverse: Net change in non-cash working capital

88

(132)

(232)

18

(258)

Include: Maintenance capital expenditures(2)

(44)

(62)

(118)

(79)

(303)

Include: Dividends received from investments in associates and joint ventures

12

5

16

33

Include: Interest on leases and long-term debt

(69)

(76)

(86)

(92)

(323)

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

1

1

Include: Payments on principal amount on leases

(38)

(50)

(52)

(51)

(191)

Exclude: Payments on principal amount on leases attributable to NCI

4

2

6

Available cash flow

267

103

118

137

625

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

165

TTM Available cash flow per share

3.79

1

For comparative purposes, certain amounts within net change in non-cash working capital for the three months ended June 30, 2023 were revised to conform to the current period presentation.

2

For the three months ended June 30, 2022, and September 30, 2022, and for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2023, represents the amounts attributable to Parkland.

3

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

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 16 of the Q1 2024 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding Parkland’s non-GAAP financial measures and ratios.

Capital Management Measures

Parkland’s primary capital management measure is the Leverage Ratio, which is used internally by key management personnel to monitor Parkland’s overall financial strength, capital structure flexibility, and ability to service debt and meet current and future commitments. In order to manage its financing requirements, Parkland may adjust capital spending or dividends paid to shareholders, or issue new shares or new debt. The Leverage Ratio is calculated as a ratio of Leverage Debt to Leverage EBITDA and does not have any standardized meaning prescribed under IFRS Accounting Standards. It is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The detailed calculation of Leverage Ratio is as follows:

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

March 31, 2024

December 31, 2023

Leverage Debt

5,208

4,976

Leverage EBITDA

1,657

1,780

Leverage Ratio

3.1

2.8

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

March 31, 2024

December 31, 2023

Long-term debt

6,630

6,358

Less:

Lease obligations

(1,084)

(1,048)

Cash and cash equivalents

(393)

(387)

Non-recourse debt(1)

(3)

Add:

Non-recourse cash(1)

5

Letters of credit

53

53

Leverage Debt

5,208

4,976

Three months ended

Trailing twelve months
ended

March 31, 2024

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

June 30,
2023

September 30,
2023

December 31,
2023

March 31,
2024

Adjusted EBITDA

470

585

463

327

1,845

Share incentive compensation

6

5

11

6

28

Reverse: IFRS 16 impact(2)

(68)

(71)

(82)

(83)

(304)

408

519

392

250

1,569

Other adjustments(3)

88

Leverage EBITDA

1,657

Three months ended

Trailing twelve months
ended

December 31, 2023

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

March 31,
2023

June 30,
2023

September 30,
2023

December 31,
2023

Adjusted EBITDA

395

470

585

463

1,913

Share incentive compensation

8

6

5

11

30

Reverse: IFRS 16 impact(2)

(61)

(68)

(71)

(82)

(282)

342

408

519

392

1,661

Other adjustments(3)

119

Leverage EBITDA

1,780

(1)

Represents Non-recourse debt and Non-recourse cash balances related to project financing.

(2)

Includes the impact of operating leases prior to the adoption of IFRS 16, previously recognized under operating costs, which aligns with management’s view of the impact to earnings.

(3)

Includes adjustments to normalize Adjusted EBITDA for non-recurring events including the completion of turnarounds, the unplanned shutdown resulting from an extreme cold weather event, a third-party power outage and the EBITDA attributable to EV charging operations financed through non-recourse project financing.

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. See Section 16 of the Q1 2024 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding total of segments measures used by Parkland. Refer to the table below for the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net earnings (loss) for the  three months ended March 31, 2024 and March 31, 2023.

Three months ended March 31,

($ millions)

2024

2023

Adjusted EBITDA

327

395

Less/(add):

Acquisition, integration and other costs

30

27

Depreciation and amortization

206

190

Finance costs

91

104

(Gain) loss on foreign exchange – unrealized

3

7

(Gain) loss on risk management and other – unrealized

11

(32)

Other (gains) and losses(1)

10

21

Other adjusting items(2)

10

21

Income tax expense (recovery)

(29)

(20)

Net earnings (loss)

(5)

77

(1)

Other (gains) and losses for the three months ended March 31, 2024 include the following: (i) $13 million non-cash valuation loss (2023 -$9 million gain) due to the change in fair value redemption options: (ii) $5 million loss (2023 – $23 million loss) in Others, (iii) $4 million non-cash valuation gain (2023 – $4 million loss) due to the change in estimates of environmental provision; (iv) $2 million gain (2023 – $6 million loss) on disposal of assets; and (v) $2 million (2023- $3 million) in Other income.  Refer to Note 12 of the Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

(2)

Other adjusting items for the three months ended March 31, 2024 include: (i) the share of depreciation, income taxes and other adjustments for investments in joint ventures and associates of $4 million (2023 – $3 million); (ii) other income of $2 million (2023 – $3 million); (iii) realized risk management loss related to underlying physical sales activity in another period of $3 million (2023 – $1 million loss); (iv) adjustment to foreign exchange gains and losses related to cash pooling arrangements of $2 million (2023 – $1 million); (v) adjustment to realized risk management gains of $1 million related to interest rate swaps as these gains do not relate to commodity sale and purchase transactions (2023 – nil); and (vi) the effect of market-based performance conditions for equity-settled share-based award settlements of nil (2023 – $13 million).

Parkland uses Adjusted gross margin as a measure of segment profit (loss) to analyze the performance of sale and purchase transactions and performance on margin. The most directly comparable financial measure is sales and operating revenue. See Section 16 of the Q1 2024 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for the detailed definition of Adjusted gross margin.

Refer to the table below for a detailed calculation of Adjusted gross margin for the three months and three months ended March 31, 2024 and March 31, 2023.

Three months ended March 31,

($ millions)

2024

2023

Sales and operating revenue

6,939

8,156

Cost of purchases

(6,022)

(7,267)

Gain (loss) on risk management and other – realized

(64)

39

Gain (loss) on foreign exchange – realized

(8)

(3)

Other adjusting items to Adjusted gross margin(1)

4

2

Adjusted gross margin

849

927

Fuel and petroleum product adjusted gross margin

666

755

Food, convenience and other adjusted gross margin

183

172

Adjusted gross margin

849

927

1

Includes realized risk management loss related to underlying physical sales activity in another period of $3 million (2023 – $1 million), adjustment to foreign exchange gains and losses related to cash pooling arrangements of $2 million (2023 -$1 million), and adjustment to realized risk management gains of $1 million (2023 – nil) related to interest rate swaps as these gains do not relate to the commodity sale and purchase transactions.

Supplementary Financial Measures

Parkland uses a number of supplementary financial measures, including Adjusted EBITDA Guidance, Leverage Ratio Guidance, TTM Cash generated from (used in) operating activities, and TTM Cash generated from (used in) operating activities per share, and these measures may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, as other issuers may calculate these measures differently. See Section 16 of the Q1 2024 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding supplementary financial measures used by Parkland, including the composition of such measures.

Non-Financial Measures

Parkland uses a number of non-financial measures, including Company SSVG, composite utilization and total recordable injury frequency rate, in measuring the success of our strategic objectives and to set variable compensation targets for employees. These non-financial measures are not accounting measures, do not have comparable IFRS measures, and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, as other issuers may calculate these metrics differently. See Section 16 of the Q1 2024 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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Parkland Announces Date of 2024 First Quarter Results

CALGARY, AB, April 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI) expects to announce its 2024 first quarter results after markets close on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. A conference call and webcast will then be held at 6:30 a.m. MT (8:30 a.m. ET) on Thursday, May 2, 2024, to discuss the results.

To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link: https://app.webinar.net/xr4dJn89YLk

Analysts and investors interested in participating in the question-and-answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0546 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 10413873). International participants may call 1-800-389-0704 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 10413873).

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

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

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an international fuel distributor, marketer, and convenience retailer with operations in 26 countries across the Americas. We serve over one million customers each day. Our retail network meets the fuel and convenience needs of everyday consumers. Our commercial operations provide businesses with industrial fuels so that they can better serve their customers. In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include renewable fuels sourcing, manufacturing, and blending, carbon and renewables trading, solar power, and ultra-fast EV charging. With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution, and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance.

Our strategy is focused on two pillars: our Customer Advantage and our Supply Advantage. Through our Customer Advantage, we aim to be the first choice of our customers, cultivating their loyalty through proprietary brands, differentiated offers, our extensive network, competitive pricing, reliable service, and our compelling loyalty program. Our Supply Advantage is based on achieving the lowest cost to serve among independent fuel marketers and distributors in the hard-to-serve markets in which we operate, through our well-positioned assets, significant scale, and deep supply and logistics capabilities. Our business is underpinned by our people and our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

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Parkland Issues Statement in Response to Simpson Oil Limited

CALGARY, AB, April 15, 2024 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI), announced its determination that a strategic review is unnecessary and does not consider the best interests of the majority of our shareholders. Parkland’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) continuously evaluates opportunities to enhance and maximize shareholder value. The current call for a strategic review represents another attempt by Simpson Oil Limited (”Simpson”) to circumvent established corporate governance without considering the interests of all shareholders.

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In 2023, while having nominees on our Board, Simpson solicited a potential sale of Parkland at a valuation significantly below the Company’s intrinsic value. The Company engaged legal and financial advisors and conducted a thorough evaluation of the proposed transaction. In addition, the Board established a special committee and engaged their own independent advisors.

“After careful consideration, the Board determined that pursuing this alternative would not serve the best interests of the Company and its shareholders,” said Steven Richardson, Chair of the Board. “Parkland’s Board fulfils its responsibilities for the benefit of all shareholders, not at the direction of one.”

Parkland provides additional context for its determination that a strategic review is unnecessary.

Simpson Reverses Its Position on Successful Parkland Strategy

Before Simpson withdrew its nominees from the Board, they participated in the development of Parkland’s strategy and plans, which following a period of significant acquisitions, are currently aimed at capturing synergies, driving organic growth, and enhancing shareholder returns. This strategy, and the clear and disciplined capital allocation framework it is built on, was presented at the Company’s 2023 Investor Day and received strong support from the majority of shareholders. The significant increase in share price through 2023 demonstrates the effectiveness of our current strategic focus.

Simpson is in Violation of Shareholder Governance Agreement

While the Board values and welcomes the perspectives of shareholders, it must act in the best interests of the Company and all of its shareholders. In accordance with this duty, the Company entered into a Governance Agreement with Simpson dated January 8, 2019 (the “Governance Agreement”) where Simpson agreed to a range of provisions to ensure that Simpson would not be able to exercise undue influence and control over Parkland in pursuing its own interests.

It has become clear that Simpson is disregarding its obligations under the Governance Agreement in a manner that negatively impacts shareholder and other stakeholder interests. Parkland will enforce the terms of the Governance Agreement while remaining willing to engage with Simpson. A copy of the Governance Agreement is available on Parkland’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca.

Parkland is Committed to Maximizing Shareholder Value

Parkland’s Board always remains open to exploring opportunities that would deliver maximum value for all shareholders. The Board has endeavoured to engage in constructive dialogue with Simpson through personal meetings, calls, and correspondence, all grounded in the principles of fiduciary responsibility, proper governance, and acting in the best interests of all shareholders.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an international fuel distributor, marketer, and convenience retailer with operations in 26 countries across the Americas. We serve over one million customers each day. Our retail network meets the fuel and convenience needs of everyday consumers. Our commercial operations provide businesses with industrial fuels so that they can better serve their customers. In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include renewable fuels sourcing, manufacturing, and blending, carbon and renewables trading, solar power, and ultra-fast EV charging. With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution, and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance.

Our strategy is focused on two pillars: our Customer Advantage and our Supply Advantage. Through our Customer Advantage, we aim to be the first choice of our customers, cultivating their loyalty through proprietary brands, differentiated offers, our extensive network, competitive pricing, reliable service, and our compelling loyalty program. Our Supply Advantage is based on achieving the lowest cost to serve among independent fuel marketers and distributors in the hard-to-serve markets in which we operate, through our well-positioned assets, significant scale, and deep supply and logistics capabilities. Our business is underpinned by our people and 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 “aim”, “continue”, “will”, “would” 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 evaluation of opportunities to enhance and maximize shareholder value, Parkland’s corporate strategy and plans, Parkland’s contractual rights and the enforcement thereof, including the terms of the Governance Agreement, and Parkland’s Customer Advantage.

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 laws. 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; Parkland’s ability to execute its business strategy; action by other companies; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. See also the risks and uncertainties described under the headings “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in Parkland’s current Annual Information Form, and under the headings “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in Parkland’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the most recently completed financial period, each as filed on SEDAR+ and available on Parkland’s website at www.parkland.ca. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

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Parkland Reports Strong 2023 Fourth Quarter and Record Year-End Results; Increases Dividend for the Twelfth Consecutive Year

Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA1 of $463 million and full year Adjusted EBITDA of $1,913 million

Fourth quarter and full year Net earnings per share of $0.49 and $2.68, respectively

Annualized dividend increasing $0.04 per share (3 percent) to $1.40 per share

CALGARY, AB, Feb. 27, 2024 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI), today announced its financial and operating results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2023.

“I want to congratulate the Parkland team on an excellent year,” said Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We delivered approximately $300 million of incremental Adjusted EBITDA in 2023 compared to 2022, and have accelerated our $2 billion of Adjusted EBITDA Guidance2 to 2024, with significantly less invested capital than expected. We are firmly on track with our ambitious plan to deliver long-term value to our shareholders, which we outlined at our Investor Day.”

“Parkland continues to progress its Board renewal process,” added Espey. “I would like to welcome Michael Jennings and James Neate to the Parkland Board of Directors and am pleased with the recent nomination of Mariame McIntosh Robinson. Each brings substantial expertise across many areas to Parkland, and their knowledge and insights will be invaluable.”

Q4 2023 Highlights

  • Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”) of $463 million, consistent with the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • Net earnings attributable to Parkland of $86 million ($0.49 per share, basic), an increase of 25 percent from the fourth quarter of 2022, and Adjusted earnings attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted earnings”2) of $151 million ($0.86 per share, basic) up 29 percent from the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • Available cash flow2 of $181 million, up 53 percent from the fourth quarter of 2022, and Cash generated from operating activities of $417 million, down 34 percent from the fourth quarter of 2022, due to favourable non-cash working capital movements in the prior period.
  • Repaid $106 million of our credit facility with liquidity available3 of $1.3 billion at December 31, 2023.
  • Grew JOURNIETM Rewards to 5.8 million members, reflecting expansion into select International markets and the launch of our partnership with Aeroplan.

2023 Highlights

  • Record Adjusted EBITDA of $1,913 million, up 18 percent from 2022.
  • Net earnings attributable to Parkland of $471 million ($2.68 per share, basic), an increase of 52 percent from 2022, and Adjusted earnings of $626 million ($3.56 per share, basic) up 34 percent from 2022.
  • Available cash flow of $812 million ($4.61 per share, basic), up 15 percent from 2022, and Cash generated from (used in) operating activities of $1,780 million, up 34 percent from 2022.
  • Repaid $747 million of our credit facility and lowered our Leverage Ratio4 to 2.8 times (3.4 times at Q4 2022), demonstrating Parkland’s ongoing commitment to deleveraging.

Q4 2023 Segment Highlights

  • Canada delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $190 million, consistent with Q4 2022 ($197 million). Company Volume Same Store Sales Growth (”Company Volume SSSG”5) was 6.9 percent and Food and Company C-Store SSSG (excluding cigarettes)2 was 1.2 percent. Canada delivered Food and Company C-store revenue of $92 million, consistent with Q4 2022 ($88 million).
  • International delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $157 million, up 43 percent, from Q4 2022 ($110 million). Performance was primarily driven by additional volumes in our commercial business and strong fuel unit margins, due to organic growth and synergy capture.
  • USA delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $39 million, down 15 percent from Q4 2022 ($46 million). The decrease was primarily driven by lower fuel unit margins in our commercial business, partially offset by strong C-Store margins and reduced Operating costs.
  • Refining delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $106 million, down 17 percent, from Q4 2022 ($128 million). Composite utilization5 was 90 percent in Q4 2023, compared to 98 percent in Q4 2022. The decrease was primarily driven by a third-party power outage.
  • Parkland’s total recordable injury frequency rate5 on a trailing-twelve-months basis was 1.07, compared to 1.05 at December 31, 2022.

Enhancing Shareholder Distributions

  • Parkland’s quarterly dividend will increase from $0.34 to $0.35 per common share, effective with the quarterly dividend payable on April 15, 2024 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 22, 2024. Dividends are expected to be declared and paid on a quarterly basis.
  • Parkland purchased and cancelled approximately 583,000 Parkland common shares for $26 million under its normal course issuer bid (”NCIB”) program in Q4 2023. Additionally, Parkland repurchased approximately 700,000 common shares for $31 million in January 2024 under its automatic share purchase plan. Parkland’s disciplined capital allocation framework balances deleveraging, organic growth, and enhancing shareholder returns and the Company expects to continue to opportunistically utilize its NCIB program.

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1

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

2

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

3

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

4

Capital management measure. See “Capital Management Measures” section of this news release.

5

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

Refinery Update

Following an initial shut down due to extreme cold weather in mid-January, a technical issue with a processing unit led to an unplanned outage beginning January 21, 2024. We have completed inspection and repair work, including maintenance activities previously scheduled for February 2024. We expect to resume normal operations in early March 2024, with the total refinery outage to be approximately eight weeks during the first quarter of 2024.

We have developed a robust recovery plan and expect to meet our 2024 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance range of $1.95 to $2.05 billion. Plans include enhanced refinery operations and optimized refinery supply, as well as ongoing operating and MG&A cost reductions across the business.

Consolidated Financial Overview

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

Three months ended December 31,

Year ended December 31,

Financial Summary

2023

2022

2023

2022

Sales and operating revenue

7,746

8,719

32,452

35,462

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

463

455

1,913

1,620

Canada

190

197

713

702

International

157

110

678

383

USA

39

46

186

126

Refining

106

128

441

516

Corporate

(29)

(26)

(105)

(107)

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland

86

69

471

310

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

0.49

0.39

2.68

1.94

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

0.48

0.39

2.63

1.92

Trailing-twelve-month (”TTM”) Cash generated from (used in) operating activities(2)

1,780

1,326

1,780

1,326

TTM Cash generated from (used in) operating activities per share(2)

10.13

8.29

10.13

8.29

TTM available cash flow(3)

812

708

812

708

TTM available cash flow per share(3)

4.61

4.43

4.61

4.43

TTM Return on invested capital(3)

9.8 %

8.4 %

9.8 %

8.4 %

(1) Total of segments measure. See “Total of Segments Measures” section of this news release.

(2) Supplementary financial measure. See “Supplementary Financial Measures” section of this news release.

(3)  Non-GAAP financial measure or non-GAAP financial ratio. See Section 17 of the Q4 2023 MD&A.

Q4 2023 Conference Call and Webcast Details

Parkland will host a webcast and conference call on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 6:30 am MT (8:30 am ET) to discuss the results. To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link: https://app.webinar.net/VAjLrA2Y10R

Analysts and investors interested in participating in the question and answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0546 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 97733547). International participants may call 1-800-389-0704 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 97733547).

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 at http://www.parkland.ca.

Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

Parkland will host its 2024 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 9:00 am MT (11:00 am ET). The meeting will be held at The Westin Calgary hotel in Calgary, Alberta.

Parkland’s Management Information Circular is available at www.parkland.ca and under Parkland’s profile at www.sedarplus.ca.

MD&A and Annual Consolidated Financial Statements

The Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2023 (the “Q4 2023 MD&A”) and Annual Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2023 (the “2023 Annual Consolidated Financial Statements”) provide a detailed explanation of Parkland’s operating results for the year ended December 31, 2023. An English version of these documents will be available online at www.parkland.ca and the System for Electronic Data Analysis and Retrieval + (”SEDAR+”) after the results are released by newswire under Parkland’s profile at www.sedarplus.ca. The French versions of the Q4 2023 MD&A and the 2023 Annual Consolidated Financial Statements will be posted to www.parkland.ca and SEDAR+ as soon as they become available.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an international fuel distributor, marketer, and convenience retailer with operations in 26 countries across the Americas. We serve over one million customers each day. Our retail network meets the fuel and convenience needs of everyday consumers. Our commercial operations provide businesses with industrial fuels so that they can better serve their customers. In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include renewable fuels sourcing, manufacturing and blending, carbon and renewables trading, solar power, and ultra-fast EV charging. With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance.

Our strategy is focused on two pillars: our Customer Advantage and our Supply Advantage. Through our Customer Advantage, we aim to be the first choice of our customers, cultivating their loyalty through proprietary brands, differentiated offers, our extensive network, competitive pricing, reliable service, and our compelling loyalty program. Our Supply Advantage is based on achieving the lowest cost to serve among independent fuel marketers and distributors in the hard-to-serve markets in which we operate, through our well-positioned assets, significant scale, and deep supply and logistics capabilities. Our business is underpinned by our people and our values of safety, integrity, community and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained herein 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 strategies, objectives and initiatives; Parkland’s 2024 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance; Parkland’s expectations regarding the Burnaby Refinery outage and resuming operations at the Burnaby Refinery, including the timing in respect thereof; Parkland’s plans to enhance operations and optimize supply at the Burnaby Refinery; Parkland’s expectations regarding future dividend amounts, and timing and frequency of payments, and with respect to completing additional share repurchases, if any, using its NCIB program; and Parkland’s plans to implement ongoing operating and MG&A cost reductions.

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 obligation 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, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland, including, but not limited to: general economic, market and business conditions; Parkland’s ability to execute its business strategies, objectives, and initiatives, including the completion, financing and timing thereof, realizing the benefits therefrom, and meeting our targets and commitments relating thereto; Parkland’s ability to commence restart procedures and resume normal operations at the Burnaby Refinery successfully and within the expected timeframe; Parkland’s ability to pay future dividends and complete share repurchases; and the assumptions and risks described under “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in Parkland’s Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2023, and under “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in the Q4 2023 MD&A, which are incorporated by reference herein, each as filed on SEDAR+ and available on the Parkland website at http://www.parkland.ca. In addition, the 2024 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance reflects continued integration of acquired businesses, synergy capture, and organic growth initiatives, and the key material assumptions include: an increase in Retail and Commercial Fuel and petroleum product adjusted gross margin of approximately 5 percent and Food, convenience and other adjusted gross margin of approximately 5 percent as compared to the year ended December 31, 2023; the realization of $100 million of run-rate MG&A cost efficiencies by the end of 2024; Refining adjusted gross margin of approximately $41 to $43 per barrel and average Burnaby Refinery composite utilization of 80 percent to 85 percent based on the Burnaby Refinery’s crude processing capacity of 55,000 barrels per day; the impact of the unplanned outage at the Burnaby Refinery and resumption of normal operations during the first quarter of 2024; enhancements to operations and optimization of supply at the Burnaby Refinery during 2024; and implementation of ongoing operating and MG&A cost reductions across the business. 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 non-GAAP financial ratios, supplementary financial measures and capital management measures (collectively, “specified financial measures”). Parkland’s management uses certain specified financial measures to analyze the operating and financial performance, leverage, and liquidity of the business. These specified financial measures do not have any standardized meaning under International Financial Reporting Standards (”IFRS”) 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 17 of the Q4 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding specified financial measures used by Parkland.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Ratios

Adjusted earnings (loss) is a non-GAAP financial measure and Adjusted earnings (loss) per share is a non-GAAP financial ratio, each representing the underlying core operating performance of business activities of Parkland at a consolidated level. The most directly comparable financial measure to Adjusted earnings (loss) and Adjusted earnings (loss) per share is Net earnings (loss).

Adjusted earnings (loss) and Adjusted earnings (loss) per share represent how well Parkland’s operational business is performing, while considering depreciation and amortization, interest on leases and long-term debt, accretion and other finance costs, and income taxes. The Company uses these measures because it believes that Adjusted earnings (loss) and Adjusted earnings (loss) per share are useful for management and investors in assessing the Company’s overall performance, as they exclude certain significant items that are not reflective of the Company’s underlying business operations.

See Section 17 of the Q4 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for the detailed definition and composition of Adjusted earnings (loss).

Please see below for the reconciliation of Adjusted earnings (loss) to net earnings (loss) and calculation of Adjusted earnings (loss) per share.

Three months ended
December 31,

Year ended
December 31,

($ millions, unless otherwise stated)

2023

2022

2023

2022

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland

86

69

471

310

Add: Net earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

36

Net earnings (loss)

86

69

471

346

Add:

Acquisition, integration and other costs

42

41

146

117

Loss on modification of long-term debt

2

(Gain) loss on foreign exchange – unrealized

8

35

(8)

(Gain) loss on risk management and other – unrealized

28

9

(34)

39

Other (gains) and losses

5

(21)

3

23

Other adjusting items(1)

6

21

48

26

Tax normalization(2)

(16)

(10)

(43)

(46)

Adjusted earnings (loss) including NCI

151

117

626

499

Less: Adjusted earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

31

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

151

117

626

468

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

176

173

176

160

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

180

174

179

161

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

Basic

0.86

0.67

3.56

2.93

Diluted

0.84

0.67

3.50

2.91

(1)

Other adjusting items for the three months ended December 31, 2023 include: (i) the share of depreciation, income taxes and other adjustments for investments in joint ventures and associates of $9 million (2022 – $2 million); (ii) other income of $2 million (2022 – $4 million); (iii) realized risk management gain related to underlying physical sales activity in another period of $2 million (2022 – $7 million loss); (iv) impact of hyperinflation accounting of $2 million loss (2022 – $1 million gain); (v) adjustment to foreign exchange gains and losses related to cash pooling arrangements of $1 million (2022 – $1 million); (vi) unrealized risk management gain related to underlying physical sales activity in current period of nil (2022 – $10 million); and (vii) loss on inventory write-downs for which there are offsetting associated risk management derivatives with unrealized gains of nil (2022 – $2 million). Other adjusting items for the year ended December 31, 2023 include: (i) other income of $23 million (2022 – $8 million); (ii) the share of depreciation, income taxes and other adjustments for investments in joint ventures and associates of $20 million (2022 – $11 million); (iii) the effect of market-based performance conditions for equity-settled share-based award settlements of $13 million (2022 – nil); (iv) realized risk management gain related to underlying physical sales activity in another period of $6 million (2022 – $4 million loss); (v) impact of hyperinflation accounting of $2 million loss (2022 – $1 million gain); and (vi) adjustment to foreign exchange gains and losses related to cash pooling arrangements of nil (2022 – $2 million).

(2)

The tax normalization adjustment was applied to net earnings (loss) adjusting items that were considered temporary differences, such as acquisition, integration and other costs, unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses, unrealized gains and losses on risk management and other, gains and losses on asset disposals, changes in fair value of redemption options, changes in estimates of environmental provisions, loss on inventory write-downs for which there are offsetting associated risk management derivatives with unrealized gains, impairments of non-current assets 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.

Food and Company C-Store SSSG is a non-GAAP financial ratio and refers to the period-over-period sales growth generated by retail food and 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. The most directly comparable financial measure to Food and Company C-Store SSSG is food and convenience store revenue within sales and operating revenue. Food and Company C-Store SSSG does not have any standardized meaning prescribed 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 (Food and C-Store revenue) of the Canada segment with the Food and Company C-Store same store sales (”SSS”) and calculation of the Food and Company C-Store SSSG.

Three months ended December 31,

($ millions)

2023

2022

%(1)

Food and Company C-Store revenue

92

88

Add:

Point-of-sale (”POS”) value of goods and services sold at Food and Company C-Store operated by retailers and franchisees(2)(3)

324

323

Less:

Rental and royalty income from retailers, franchisees and other(3)(4)

(67)

(67)

Same Store revenue adjustments(5) (excluding cigarettes)

(20)

(19)

Food and Company C-Store same-store sales (including cigarettes)

329

325

1.1 %

Less:

Same Store revenue adjustments(5) (cigarettes)

(102)

(100)

Food and Company C-Store same-store sales (excluding cigarettes)

227

225

1.2 %

Three months ended December 31,

($ millions)

2022

2021

%(1)

Food and Company C-Store revenue

88

93

Add:

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

306

141

Less:

Rental income from retailers and other(4)

(43)

(26)

Same Store revenue adjustments(4)(5)(6) (excluding cigarettes)

(164)

(15)

Food and Company C-Store same-store sales (including cigarettes)

187

193

(3.5) %

Less:

Same Store revenue adjustments(5)(6) (cigarettes)

(87)

(99)

Food and Company C-Store same-store sales (excluding cigarettes)

100

94

6.0 %

(1)

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

(2)

POS values used to calculate Food and Company C-Store SSSG are not a Parkland financial measure and do not form part of Parkland’s consolidated financial statements as Parkland earns rental income from retailers in the form of a percentage rent on convenience store sales. POS values are calculated based on the information obtained from Parkland’s POS systems at retail sites, including transactional data, such as sales, costs and volumes, which are subject to internal controls over financial reporting. We also use this data to calculate rental income from retailers in the form of a percentage rent on convenience store sales, which is recorded as revenue in our consolidated financial statements.

(3)

Includes the impacts of acquisitions when the relevant information becomes available after the completion of the related system integration activities.

(4)

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

(5)

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

(6)

Excludes sales from acquisitions completed within the year as these will not impact the metric until after the completion of one year of the acquisitions when the sales or volume generated establish the baseline for these metrics.

Available cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure and Available cash flow per share is a non-GAAP financial ratio. The most directly comparable financial measure for Available cash flow and Available cash flow per share is cash generated from (used in) operating activities. Parkland uses these measures to monitor its ability to generate cash flow for capital allocation, including distributions to shareholders, investment in the growth of the business, and deleveraging. Available cash flow is calculated as cash generated from (used in) operating activities adjusted for items such as (i) net change in (a) non-cash working capital and (b) other assets and other liabilities, (ii) maintenance capital expenditures, (iii) dividends received from investments in associates and joint ventures, (iv) interest on leases and long-term debt, and (v) payments on principal amounts on leases. Available cash flow per share is calculated as Available cash flow divided by the weighted average number of outstanding common shares. See following table for a calculation of historical Available cash flow and Available cash flow per share and a reconciliation to cash generated from (used in) operating activities.

Three months ended

Trailing twelve
months ended

December 31, 2023(4)

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

March 31,
2023

June 30,
2023(1)

September 30,
2023

December 31,
2023

Cash generated from (used in) operating activities

314

521

528

417

1,780

Reverse: Change in other assets and other liabilities

11

(11)

7

(4)

3

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

18

(145)

(14)

17

(124)

Include: Maintenance capital expenditures attributable to Parkland(4)

(79)

(61)

(52)

(93)

(285)

Include: Dividends received from investments in associates and joint ventures

16

2

4

3

25

Include: Interest on leases and long-term debt

(92)

(89)

(83)

(88)

(352)

Include: Payments of principal amount on leases

(51)

(56)

(57)

(71)

(235)

Available cash flow

137

161

333

181

812

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

176

Available cash flow per share

4.61

Three months ended

Trailing twelve

months ended

December 31, 2022(4)

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

March 31,
2022

June 30,
2022

September 30,
2022

December 31,
2022

Cash generated from (used in) operating activities

(48)

341

404

629

1,326

Exclude: Adjusted EBITDA attributable to NCI, net of tax

(26)

(27)

(11)

(64)

(74)

314

393

629

1,262

Reverse: Change in other assets and other liabilities

(2)

(1)

23

(23)

(3)

Reverse: Net change in non-cash working capital

420

88

(132)

(232)

144

Include: Maintenance capital expenditures attributable to Parkland(4)

(29)

(44)

(62)

(118)

(253)

Include: Dividends received from investments in associates and joint ventures

12

5

17

Include: Interest on leases and long-term debt

(64)

(69)

(76)

(86)

(295)

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

1

1

2

Include: Payments on principal amount on leases

(37)

(38)

(50)

(52)

(177)

Exclude: Payments on principal amount on leases attributable to NCI

5

4

2

11

Available cash flow

220

267

103

118

708

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

160

Available cash flow per share

4.43

(1)

For comparative purposes, certain amounts within net change in non-cash working capital for the three months ended June 30, 2023 were revised to conform to the current period presentation.

(2)

Starting in the fourth quarter of 2023, “Changes in risk management and other” are included within net changes in non-cash working capital. For comparative purposes, certain amounts within net change in non-cash working capital were revised to conform to the current period presentation.

(3)

Weighted average number of common shares disclosed is consistent with the Note 3 of the Annual Consolidated Financial Statements.

(4)

Supplementary financial measure. See Section 17 of the Q4 2023 MD&A.

Return on Invested Capital (”ROIC”) is a non-GAAP ratio and is composed of Net operating profit after tax (”NOPAT”) divided by average invested capital. NOPAT describes the profitability of Parkland’s base operations, excluding the impact of leverage and certain other items of income and expenditure that are not considered representative of Parkland’s underlying core operating performance. NOPAT is based on Adjusted EBITDA including NCI, less depreciation expense and the estimated tax expense using the expected average tax rate estimated using statutory tax rates in each jurisdiction where Parkland operates. Average invested capital is the amount of capital deployed by Parkland that represents the average of opening and closing debt and shareholder’s equity, including equity reserves, net of cash and cash equivalents. ROIC is used by management to assess the Company’s efficiency in investing capital. The most directly comparable financial measure to ROIC is net earnings. See following table for a calculation of historical ROIC for 2022 and 2023, the calculation of NOPAT and the reconciliation to net earnings and the calculation of invested capital.

Trailing twelve months
ended December 31,

ROIC

2023

2022

Net earnings (loss)

471

346

Add/(less):

Income tax expense (recovery)

37

70

Acquisition, integration and other costs

146

117

Depreciation and amortization

823

743

Finance cost

384

331

Unrealized foreign exchange (gain) loss

35

(8)

Unrealized loss (gain) on risk management and other

(34)

39

Other (gains) and losses

3

23

Other adjusting items

48

26

Adjusted EBITDA including NCI

1,913

1,687

Less: Depreciation

(823)

(743)

Adjusted EBIT

1,090

944

Average effective tax rate

16.7 %

22.5 %

Less: Taxes

(182)

(212)

Net operating profit after tax

908

732

Opening invested capital

9,293

8,151

Closing invested capital

9,152

9,293

Average invested capital

9,223

8,722

Return on invested capital

9.8 %

8.4 %

Invested capital

December 31,

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

2023

2022

2021

Long-term debt – current portion

191

173

124

Long-term debt

6,167

6,799

5,432

Shareholders’ equity

3,181

3,037

2,332

Sol Put Option

589

Exclude: Cash and cash equivalents

(387)

(716)

(326)

Total

9,152

9,293

8,151

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 17 of the Q4 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding Parkland’s non-GAAP financial measures and ratios.

Capital Management Measures

Parkland’s primary capital management measure is the Leverage Ratio, which is used internally by key management personnel to monitor Parkland’s overall financial strength, capital structure flexibility, and ability to service debt and meet current and future commitments. The Leverage Ratio is calculated as a ratio of Leverage Debt to Leverage EBITDA (each as defined in the 2023 Annual Consolidated Financial Statements) and does not have any standardized meaning prescribed under IFRS. It is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. See Section 17 of the Q4 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding capital management measures used by Parkland.

December 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

Leverage Debt

4,976

5,480

Leverage EBITDA

1,780

1,602

Leverage Ratio

2.8

3.4

December 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

Long-term debt

6,358

6,972

Less:

Lease obligations

(1,048)

(828)

Cash and cash equivalents

(387)

(716)

Add:

Letters of credit

53

52

Leverage Debt

4,976

5,480

Three months ended

Trailing twelve
months ended
December 31, 2023

March 31,
2023

June 30,
2023

September 30,
2023

December 31,
2023

Adjusted EBITDA including NCI

395

470

585

463

1,913

Share incentive compensation

8

6

5

11

30

Reverse: IFRS 16 impact(1)

(61)

(68)

(71)

(82)

(282)

342

408

519

392

1,661

Other adjustments(2)

119

Leverage EBITDA

1,780

(1)

Includes the impact of operating leases prior to the adoption of IFRS 16, previously recognized under operating costs, which aligns with management’s view of the impact to earnings.

(2)

Adjustments to normalize EBITDA in relation to non-recurring events including the completion of turnarounds and third-party power outages.

Three months ended

Trailing twelve
months ended

December 31, 2022

March 31,
2022

June 30,
2022

September 30,
2022

December 31,
2022

Adjusted EBITDA including NCI

414

478

340

455

1,687

Share incentive compensation

9

5

7

9

30

Reverse: IFRS 16 impact(1)

(44)

(46)

(49)

(58)

(197)

379

437

298

406

1,520

Acquisition pro-forma adjustment(2)

51

Other adjustments(3)

31

Leverage EBITDA

1,602

(1)

Includes the impact of operating leases prior to the adoption of IFRS 16, previously recognized under operating costs, which aligns with management’s view of the impact to earnings.

(2)

Amounts for the trailing twelve months ended December 31, 2022 include the impact of pro-forma pre-acquisition EBITDA estimates based on anticipated benefits, costs and synergies from acquisitions.

(3)

Adjustments to normalize EBITDA in relation to non-recurring events including the completion of turnarounds, mechanical break-downs, and third-party power outages.

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. See Section 17 of the Q4 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding total of segments measures used by Parkland. Refer to the table below for the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net earnings (loss) for the three months and year ended December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022.

Three months ended
December 31,

Year ended
December 31,

($ millions)

2023

2022

2023

2022

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”)

463

455

1,913

1,620

Add: Attributable to NCI

67

Adjusted EBITDA including NCI

463

455

1,913

1,687

Less/(add):

Acquisition, integration and other costs

42

41

146

117

Depreciation and amortization

222

212

823

743

Finance costs

89

94

384

331

(Gain) loss on foreign exchange – unrealized

8

35

(8)

(Gain) loss on risk management and other – unrealized

28

9

(34)

39

Other (gains) and losses(1)

5

(21)

3

23

Other adjusting items(2)

6

21

48

26

Income tax expense (recovery)

(15)

22

37

70

Net earnings (loss)

86

69

471

346

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland

86

69

471

310

Net earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

36

(1)

Other (gains) and losses for the three months ended December 31, 2023 include the following: (i) $25 million loss (2022 – $13 million gain) in Others, including nil (2022 – $19 million gain) in relation to changes in redemption value of the Sol Put Option, which was de-recognized on Parkland’s acquisition of the remaining 25% of the issued and outstanding shares in Sol in the Share Exchange on October 18, 2022; (ii) $11 million non-cash valuation loss (2022 – $6 million gain) due to the change in estimates of environmental provision; (iii) $14 million non-cash valuation gain (2022 – $2 million loss) due to the change in fair value of redemption options; (iv) $15 million gain (2022 – $2 million gain) on disposal of assets; and (v) $2 million gain (2022 – $2 million) in Other income. Other (gains) and losses for the year ended December 31, 2023 include the following: (i) $57 million loss (2022 – $23 million gain) in Others, including $27 million associated with the write-off of certain assets related to the renewable diesel complex, and nil (2022 – $30 million gain) in relation to changes in redemption value of the Sol Put Option, which was de-recognized on Parkland’s acquisition of the remaining 25% of the issued and outstanding shares in Sol on October 18, 2022; (ii) $14 million loss (2022 – $17 million gain) due to the change in estimates of environmental provision; (iii) $31 million non-cash valuation gain (2022 – $67 million loss) due to the change in fair value of redemption options; (iv) $23 million gain (2022 – $7 million gain) in Other income; and (v) $14 million gain (2022 – $3 million loss) on disposal of assets. Refer to Note 23 of the Annual Consolidated Financial Statements.

(2)

Other adjusting items for the three months ended December 31, 2023 include: (i) the share of depreciation, income taxes and other adjustments for investments in joint ventures and associates of $9 million (2022 – $2 million); (ii) other income of $2 million (2022 – $4 million); (iii) realized risk management gain related to underlying physical sales activity in another period of $2 million (2022 – $7 million loss); (iv) impact of hyperinflation accounting of $2 million loss (2022 – $1 million gain); (v) adjustment to foreign exchange gains and losses related to cash pooling arrangements of $1 million (2022 – $1 million); (vi) unrealized risk management gain related to underlying physical sales activity in current period of nil (2022 – $10 million); and (vii) loss on inventory write-downs for which there are offsetting associated risk management derivatives with unrealized gains of nil (2022 – $2 million). Other adjusting items for the year ended December 31, 2023 include: (i) other income of $23 million (2022 – $8 million); (ii) the share of depreciation, income taxes and other adjustments for investments in joint ventures and associates of $20 million (2022 – $11 million); (iii) the effect of market-based performance conditions for equity-settled share-based award settlements of $13 million (2022 – nil); (iv) realized risk management gain related to underlying physical sales activity in another period of $6 million (2022 – $4 million loss); (v) impact of hyperinflation accounting of $2 million loss (2022 – $1 million gain); and (vi) adjustment to foreign exchange gains and losses related to cash pooling arrangements of nil (2022 – $2 million).

Parkland uses Adjusted gross margin as a measure of segment profit (loss) to analyze the performance of sale and purchase transactions and performance on margin. The most directly comparable financial measure is sales and operating revenue. See Section 17 of the Q4 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for the detailed definition of Adjusted gross margin.

Refer to the table below for a detailed calculation of Adjusted gross margin for the three months and year ended December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022.

Three months ended
December 31,

Year ended
December 31,

($ millions)

2023

2022

2023

2022

Sales and operating revenue

7,746

8,719

32,452

35,462

Cost of purchases

(6,850)

(7,682)

(28,484)

(31,441)

Gain (loss) on risk management and other — realized

122

(56)

51

(336)

Gain (loss) on foreign exchange — realized

2

(1)

(7)

(16)

Other adjusting items to Adjusted gross margin(1)

(8)

15

(11)

7

Adjusted gross margin

1,012

995

4,001

3,676

Fuel and petroleum product adjusted gross margin

814

807

3,254

3,013

Food, convenience and other adjusted gross margin

198

188

747

663

Adjusted gross margin

1,012

995

4,001

3,676

(1)

Other adjusting items to Adjusted gross margin for the three months ended December 31, 2023 include (i) impact of hyperinflation accounting of $5 million loss (2022 – $1 million gain); (ii) realized risk management gain related to underlying physical sales activity in another period of $2 million (2022 – $7 million loss); (iii) adjustment to foreign exchange gains and losses related to cash pooling arrangements of $1 million (2022 – $1 million); (iv) unrealized risk management gain related to underlying physical sales activity in current period of nil (2022 – $10 million); and (v) loss on inventory write-downs for which there are offsetting associated risk management derivatives with unrealized gains of nil (2022 – $2 million). Other adjusting items to Adjusted gross margin for the year ended December 31, 2023 include (i) realized risk management gain related to underlying physical sales activity in another period of $6 million (2022 – $4 million loss); (ii) impact of hyperinflation accounting of $5 million loss (2022 – $1 million gain); and (iii) adjustment to foreign exchange gains and losses related to cash pooling arrangements of nil (2022 – $2 million).

Supplementary Financial Measures

Parkland uses a number of supplementary financial measures, including Adjusted EBITDA Guidance, liquidity available, TTM Cash generated from (used in) operating activities, and TTM Cash generated from (used in) operating activities per share, and these measures may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, as other issuers may calculate these measures differently. See Section 17 of the Q4 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding supplementary financial measures used by Parkland, including the composition of such measures.

Non-Financial Measures

Parkland uses a number of non-financial measures, including composite utilization and total recordable injury frequency rate, in measuring the success of our strategic objectives and to set variable compensation targets for employees. These non-financial measures are not accounting measures, do not have comparable IFRS measures, and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, as other issuers may calculate these metrics differently. See Section 17 of the Q4 2023 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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Parkland Announces Date of 2023 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

CALGARY, AB, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI) expects to announce its 2023 fourth quarter and year-end results after markets close on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. A conference call and webcast will then be held at 6:30 a.m. MT (8:30 a.m. ET) on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, to discuss the results.

To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link: https://app.webinar.net/VAjLrA2Y10R

Analysts and investors interested in participating in the question-and-answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0546 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 97733547). International participants may call 1-800-389-0704 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 97733547).

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

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

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an international fuel distributor, marketer, and convenience retailer with operations in 26 countries across the Americas. We serve over one million customers each day. Our vast retail network meets the fuel and convenience needs of everyday consumers. Our commercial operations provide businesses with industrial fuels so that they can better serve their customers. With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution, and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance.

In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include carbon and renewables trading, solar power, renewables manufacturing and ultra-fast EV charging. Parkland’s proven business model is centered around organic growth and our supply advantage, and is driven by scale, our integrated refinery and supply infrastructure, and focus on acquiring prudently and integrating successfully.

Our strategy is focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing our food, convenience, and renewable energy businesses, and helping customers to decarbonize. Our business is underpinned by our people, our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

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Parkland appoints James Neate to its Board of Directors

CALGARY, AB, Feb. 7, 2024 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI) today is pleased to announce the appointment of investment banking executive, James Neate to its Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective February 10, 2024.

“James is a seasoned executive with significant expertise working within the many markets that Parkland serves,” said Steven Richardson, Chairman of the Board. “His international banking expertise coupled with his understanding of markets in Canada, the Caribbean and South America is invaluable to Parkland. James’ ability to provide strategic insight into global growth opportunities will add additional bench strength to our Board as we continue to advance our strategy to deliver long-term value to all shareholders. We are delighted to welcome James to our Board.”

Mr. Neate’s career spans more than three decades in the Canadian banking industry at Scotiabank. In his time, he held increasingly senior roles, with his most recent as President and Group Head of Corporate and Investment Banking. In this role, he held global management responsibility for Investment Banking, Global Business Payments, and Corporate Banking.

Mr. Neate’s appointment forms part of Parkland’s strategic Board renewal process that has been ongoing for the past 12 months and added three highly experienced directors to Parkland. Collaborating with two global search firms, Parkland has been adhering to a prudent refreshment of its Board, blending continuity with fresh perspectives to ensure a governance structure that supports Parkland’s long-term objectives.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an international fuel distributor, marketer, and convenience retailer with operations in 26 countries across the Americas. We serve over one million customers each day. Our vast retail network meets the fuel and convenience needs of everyday consumers. Our commercial operations provide businesses with industrial fuels so that they can better serve their customers. With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution, and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance.

In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include carbon and renewables trading, solar power, renewables manufacturing and ultra-fast EV charging. Parkland’s proven business model is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, and is driven by scale, our integrated refinery and supply infrastructure, and focus on acquiring prudently and integrating successfully.

Our strategy is focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing our food, convenience, and renewable energy businesses, and helping customers to decarbonize. Our business is underpinned by our people, our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

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Parkland Announces Board of Directors Changes

CALGARY, AB, Dec. 31, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI), today announced the departure of Simpson Oil Limited (”Simpson“) nominees Michael Christiansen and Marc Halley from the Company’s Board of Directors, effective December 31, 2023.

“We would like to thank Michael and Marc for their contributions to the Board,” stated Steven Richardson, the Chair of Parkland’s Board of Directors. “We have an independent Board that has unwavering confidence in the Company’s strategy and the management team’s capability to deliver shareholder value. The outstanding share performance of Parkland in 2023 is a clear expression of our shareholders’ support of Parkland’s direction and strategy.”

Parkland is in discussions with Simpson about its shareholding in the Company.

At its 2023 Investor Day, Parkland outlined its strategy to reduce debt, grow the business and increase shareholder returns. Driven by consistent operational execution, Parkland confirmed its 2024 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance of $2 billion, accelerating its previous guidance by a year. In addition, the Company set a longer-term objective to double Available Cash Flow per share by 2028.

In 2023, Parkland was a top performer on the Toronto Stock Exchange, achieving a total shareholder return of approximately 50 percent. The Company’s Board and management are focused on executing its strategy that will continue to create long-term value for all shareholders.

Mr. Christiansen and Mr. Halley were nominated for election to the Board pursuant to the terms of the Board Nomination Agreement between Simpson Oil and Parkland, dated March 21, 2023 (the “Board Nomination Agreement“), and subsequently elected to the Board at Parkland’s Annual General Meeting on May 4, 2023. Simpson has provided notice of its waiver of its nomination rights under the Board Nomination Agreement. In accordance with its terms, the Board Nomination Agreement will terminate as of April 2, 2024.

Simpson remains subject to the standstill, voting and other obligations set forth in the governance agreement between Simpson and Parkland dated January 8, 2019 (the “Governance Agreement“). Parkland will continue to enforce the terms of the Governance Agreement going forward. Copies of the Board Nomination Agreement and the Governance Agreement are available on Parkland’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca.

Supported by a leading global search firm, Parkland is committed to ongoing Board renewal, including identifying qualified professionals to replace today’s departed Board members.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an international fuel distributor, marketer, and convenience retailer with operations in 25 countries across the Americas. We serve over one million customers each day. Our vast retail network meets the fuel and convenience needs of everyday consumers. Our commercial operations provide businesses with industrial fuels so that they can better serve their customers. With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance.

In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include carbon and renewables trading, solar power, renewables manufacturing and ultra-fast EV charging. Parkland’s proven business model is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, and is driven by scale, our integrated refinery and supply infrastructure, and focus on acquiring prudently and integrating successfully.

Our strategy is focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing our food, convenience and renewable energy businesses and helping customers to decarbonize. Our business is underpinned by our people, 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, strategies and model; Parkland’s cash flow, organic growth and the progress thereof; and Parkland’s Revised financial targets, including Adjusted EBITDA and Available Cash Flow per share objectives. 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; micro and macroeconomic trends and conditions, including increases in interest rates, inflation and commodity prices; Parkland’s ability to execute its business objectives, projects and strategies, including the completion, financing and timing thereof, realizing the benefits therefrom and meeting our targets and commitments relating thereto; Parkland’s management systems and programs and risk management strategy; the competitive environment of our industry; retail pricing, margins and refinery margins; availability and pricing of petroleum product supply; volatility of crude oil and refined product prices; 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; environmental impact; changes in environmental and regulatory laws, including the ability to obtain or maintain required permits; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. See also the assumptions, risks and uncertainties described in “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s most recent Annual Information Form, and in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in the Q3 2023 MD&A, 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 non-GAAP financial ratios, supplementary financial measures and capital management measures (collectively, “specified financial measures“). Parkland’s management uses certain specified financial measures to analyze the operating and financial performance, leverage, and liquidity of the business. These specified financial measures do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS 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 16 of the Q3 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding specified financial measures used by Parkland.

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Parkland’s JOURNIE™ loyalty program invites Aeroplan Members to turn their everyday fuel and food purchases into meaningful rewards

  • JOURNIE™ Rewards – Aeroplan partnership launches today, giving members more ways to save at the fuel pump, in the convenience store, and in the sky
  • Aeroplan members can collect Aeroplan points as they refuel and shop at approximately 1,200 Pioneer, Ultramar, FasGas, Chevron and ON the RUN / Marché Express retail locations
  • Members can earn up to 3X the points when they link their Aeroplan and JOURNIE™ Rewards accounts

CALGARY, AB, Nov. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI) – announced that starting today, Aeroplan members can begin earning and redeeming points at Parkland’s approximately 1,200 participating Ultramar, Chevron, Pioneer, FasGas, ON the RUN and Marché Express Canadian retail locations.

First announced in April, the partnership between JOURNIE™ Rewards and Aeroplan brings together two Canadian loyalty giants to offer members increased earning and redemption power. Members who link their Aeroplan and JOURNIE™ Rewards accounts can earn up to 3X the points and can access a greater choice of new benefits including savings on convenience items, M&M Food Market, and carwashes.

“We are delighted to welcome Aeroplan members to our national network of retail fuel and convenience stores,” said Uwe Stueckmann, SVP Strategic Marketing and Innovation at Parkland. “The JOURNIE™ and Aeroplan partnership provides members of both programs with a seamless way to turn everyday fuel and convenience purchases into meaningful rewards.”

“Aeroplan is thrilled to be partnering with Parkland and JOURNIE™ Rewards,” said Scott O’Leary, Vice President, Loyalty and Product at Air Canada. “Together we’re excited to give our members more choice, and more ways to get rewarded at every fill-up.”

Parkland’s extensive Canada-wide retail network offers Aeroplan members new and convenient ways to earn Aeroplan points. Members can now get closer to the trip they want and access a range of benefits across the travel journey, including hotels, vacation packages, and car rentals.

JOURNIE™ Rewards is calling on all Aeroplan members to sign up for JOURNIE™ to enhance their rewards experience and boost their earning potential.

Parkland’s JOURNIE™ Rewards provides its customers with access to rewards and benefits as they shop across our coast-to-coast network of approximately 1,200 participating fuel and convenience stores. With real-time fuel savings, free merchandise and targeted food and convenience offers, members earn through their purchases of fuel, convenience items, food and other services at participating Chevron, Ultramar, Pioneer, FasGas and ON the RUN / Marché Express retail locations.

JOURNIE™ Rewards unifies Parkland’s family of consumer brands to deliver one great customer experience and help customers make the most of every stop. Through JOURNIE™ Rewards’ financial services partner, CIBC, our members can go even further when they link their CIBC card with their JOURNIE™ Rewards membership.

Visit journie.ca to sign up today.

About Parkland

Parkland is an international fuel distributor, marketer, and convenience retailer with operations in 25 countries across the Americas. We serve over one million customers each day. Our vast retail network meets the fuel and convenience needs of everyday consumers. Our commercial operations provide businesses with industrial fuels so that they can better serve their customers. With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance.

In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include carbon and renewables trading, solar power, renewables manufacturing and ultra-fast EV charging. Parkland’s proven business model is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, and is driven by scale, our integrated refinery and supply infrastructure, and focus on acquiring prudently and integrating successfully.

Our strategy is focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing our food, convenience and renewable energy businesses and helping customers to decarbonize. Our business is underpinned by our people, our values of safety, integrity, community and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada’s largest airline, the country’s flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network. Air Canada provides scheduled service directly to more than 180 airports in Canada, the United States and Internationally on six continents. It holds a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. Air Canada’s Aeroplan program is Canada’s premier travel loyalty program, where members can earn or redeem points on the world’s largest airline partner network of 45 airlines, plus through an extensive range of merchandise, hotel and car rental partners. Its freight division, Air Canada Cargo, provides air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents using Air Canada’s passenger and freighter aircraft.  Air Canada has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050. Air Canada shares are publicly traded on the TSX in Canada and the OCTQX in the US.

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Parkland to enhance shareholder returns in refreshed five-year plan; grow Adjusted EBITDA, double cash flow, and reduce leverage

Adjusted EBITDA1,2 of approximately $2.5 billion in 2028, with anticipated upside to $3 billion

Available cash flow per share1,2 to double by 2028

Reduce Leverage Ratio1,2 to low end of 2 to 3 times target range by the end of 2025

CALGARY, AB, Nov. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX:PKI), will host its 2023 Investor Day today where its executive team will outline the Company’s continued growth plans, targets, and capital allocation strategy for the next five years.

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“Since our 2021 Investor Day, we have continued to build and invest in our growth platform,” said Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer. “This year, we saw the strength of our business model as we delivered strong organic growth and synergy capture, enabling us to increase Adjusted EBITDA Guidance, exceed our deleveraging goals, and accelerate our $2 billion ambition to 2024, a year ahead of schedule.”

“The success of Parkland’s strategy is due to our industry leading team, which is focused on safe and disciplined execution,” added Espey. “Our business is growing, and we are committed to meeting the evolving needs of our customers. We are reinforcing our financial foundation, delivering substantial cash flow and, through disciplined capital allocation, we will optimize returns for our shareholders.”

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

Customer Advantage

Parkland’s customer centric strategy demonstrates our commitment to becoming the number one choice for energy and convenience, for our Retail and Commercial customers, in the markets we serve.

Our JOURNIE™ loyalty platform is a foundation of this strategy as it expands its suite of partners and geographic reach. It will continue to unify our brands, delivering personalized customer offers, while incentivizing and rewarding customer loyalty across our retail fuel and EV charging locations, ON the RUN convenience stores, and food brands.

In addition to its retail footprint, Parkland serves a diverse range of Commercial customers in each of its markets. Our extensive proprietary infrastructure and dedicated team safely and reliably deliver products to our customers that meet their energy needs of today, and their evolving low carbon needs of tomorrow.

Supply Advantage

Parkland’s proven supply expertise underpins its strategy. By delivering approximately 28 billion litres of fuel annually, the Company’s scale, unique logistics assets, and capabilities provide purchasing power and optionality that enable us to achieve the lowest cost to serve. Our supply optimization allows us to create tremendous competitive advantage and unlock significant value in the markets we operate.

Disciplined Capital Allocation

We anticipate $6 billion in cumulative Available cash flow from 2024 to 2028. We are positioned to deliver sustainable growth, enhance shareholder returns and strengthen our balance sheet.

The Company’s capital allocation program will direct approximately $1.5 billion (25 percent) to dividends and share buybacks, and $1.5 billion (25 percent) to organic growth initiatives that reinforce our market position.

With the remaining $3 billion (50 percent) of anticipated capital, we will prioritize reducing our Leverage Ratio to the low end of our two to three times target range by the end of 2025. Beyond that and looking forward through 2028, we expect capital will be strategically allocated toward opportunities that generate the greatest shareholder returns, including additional share buybacks and inorganic growth opportunities. This framework underscores Parkland’s dedication to financial discipline and strategic agility, with the aim of delivering long-term value for our shareholders.

Parkland remains focused on executing its strategy, capturing synergies, lowering costs, and delivering organic growth. During Investor Day, Parkland will outline the Company’s 2024 Guidance and 2028 Ambitions.

2024 Guidance2

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $2 billion +/- $50 million
  • Capital expenditures1 of between $475 million to $525 million.
  • Available cash flow per share of $5.00.
  • ROIC1 of more than 11 percent.

2028 Ambitions

  • Available cash flow of $8.50 per share, doubling from $4.25 per share in 20233.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $2.5 billion, driven by organic growth, synergy capture and cost efficiencies. We see potential to generate up to $3 billion of Adjusted EBITDA in 2028, reflecting disciplined inorganic growth opportunities as outlined in our capital allocation framework.

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1

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

2

See “Forward Looking Statements” section of this news release for assumptions underlying Parkland’s 2024 Guidance and 2028 Ambitions.

3

Trailing-twelve-months (”TTM”) Q3 2023.

Investor Day Webcast Details

The Investor Day presentation will be webcast, with video, beginning at 9 am Eastern Time (7 am Mountain Time) on November 14, 2023. For analysts and investors who have already registered to attend in person, or remotely, we look forward to your participation.

The presentation will be available live at https://investorday.parklandevents.ca/ and will be available for replay at www.parkland.ca/investors/presentations-webcasts following the conclusion of today’s event.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an international fuel distributor, marketer, and convenience retailer with operations in 25 countries across the Americas. We serve over one million customers each day. Our vast retail network meets the fuel and convenience needs of everyday consumers. Our commercial operations provides businesses with industrial fuels so that they can better serve their customers. With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance.

In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include carbon and renewables trading, solar power, renewables manufacturing and ultra-fast EV charging. Parkland’s proven business model is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, and is driven by scale, our integrated refinery and supply infrastructure, and focus on acquiring prudently and integrating successfully.

Our strategy is focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing our food, convenience and renewable energy businesses and helping customers to decarbonize. Our business is underpinned by our people, our values of safety, integrity, community and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

Forward-Looking Statements

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 news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to, among other things: business strategies, objectives and initiatives; expected market trends; Parkland’s 2024 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance, 2024 Capital Expenditure Guidance, 2024 Available cash flow per share Guidance, 2024 ROIC Guidance; Parkland’s 2028 Available cash flow per share Ambition, 2028 Adjusted EBITDA Ambition, and anticipated potential to generate up to $3 billion of Adjusted EBITDA in 2028; Parkland’s expectation to generate $6 billion in cumulative Available cash flow between 2024 and 2028, and expected uses for such under Parkland’s capital allocation program, including direction of approximately $1.5 billion (25 percent) to dividends and share buybacks, $1.5 billion (25 percent) to organic growth initiatives, and $3 billion (50 percent) to reduction of Parkland’s Leverage Ratio to low 2x by 2025, and subsequently to additional share buybacks and inorganic growth 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 obligation 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; micro and macroeconomic trends and conditions, including increases in interest rates, inflation and commodity prices; customer preferences and trends; Parkland’s competitive advantages, including key products and brands, proprietary infrastructure and supply advantage, and ability to maintain such advantages; Parkland’s ability to retain key employees; Parkland’s ability to execute its business objectives, projects and strategies, including the completion, financing and timing thereof, realizing the benefits therefrom and meeting our targets and commitments relating thereto; Parkland’s ability to identify buyers and complete divestments, if any, on terms reasonable to Parkland and in a timely manner; Parkland’s ability to execute on accretive organic initiatives and grow to meet its 2024 Guidance and 2028 Ambitions and expected outcomes; Parkland’s management systems and programs and risk management strategy; Parkland’s ability to pay future dividends and complete share buybacks; competitive environment of our industry; retail pricing, margins and refining crack spreads; availability and pricing of petroleum product supply; volatility of crude oil and refined product prices; 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; environmental impact; changes in environmental and regulatory laws, including the ability to obtain or maintain required permits; expectations with respect to debt repayment and non-cash working capital; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. In addition, the 2024 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance reflects continued integration of acquired businesses and synergy capture, and organic growth initiatives, and the key material assumptions include: an increase in Retail and Commercial Fuel and petroleum product adjusted gross margin and Food, convenience and other adjusted gross margin of approximately 5 percent as compared to the year ending December 31, 2023; the realization of $100 million of MG&A cost efficiencies by 2024; and Refining adjusted gross margin of approximately $37 to $38 per barrel and average Burnaby Refinery utilization of 85 percent to 90 percent based on the Burnaby Refinery’s crude processing capacity of 55,000 barrels per day. 2024 Available cash flow per share Guidance and 2024 ROIC Guidance assumes invested capital grows at a slower pace than Net Operating Profit After Tax through 2024. 2024 Capital Expenditure Guidance is mainly driven by increased Adjusted EBITDA and assumes no material changes to underlying operations and no planned major turnaround at the Burnaby Refinery. 2028 Ambitions reflect continued organic growth from growth capital expenditure attributable to Parkland in line with historical returns, synergy capture from previously completed acquisitions, identified cost efficiencies, potential acquisitions (not identified, but reflective of expected market returns and similar to expected returns from organic growth initiatives), disciplined inorganic growth opportunities, major planned Burnaby Refinery turnarounds in 2025 and 2028, interest rates on long term bank debt and corporate bonds as set out in the Interim Consolidated Financial Statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023, with any maturing debts set to retire in the interim periods extended at current prevailing market rates, income taxes at expected corporate income tax rates, including the impact of Pilar II legislation, and the key material assumptions and risks include: ongoing operations without any material economic, legal, environmental or income tax changes and per share metrics impacted by share buybacks, with the assumption that the outstanding common shares do not change materially. See also the risks and uncertainties described in “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s most recently filed Annual Information Form, and in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis dated November 1, 2023, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 (”Q3 2023 MD&A”), each as filed on the System for Electronic Data Analysis and Retrieval + (”SEDAR+”) and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca.

Supplementary Financial Measures

This news release refers to certain non-GAAP financial measures and ratios and supplementary financial measures (collectively “specified financial measures”). Available cash flow and Available cash flow Guidance are non-GAAP measures; Available cash flow per share Guidance, Available cash flow per share Ambition, and ROIC Guidance are non-GAAP financial ratios; and Adjusted EBITDA Guidance, Adjusted EBITDA Ambition, Leverage Ratio Guidance, and Capital Expenditure Guidance are supplementary financial measures, all of which do not have standardized meanings prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards (”IFRS”) and may not be comparable to similar financial measures used by other issuers who may calculate these measures differently. See below for further information on these specified financial measures. See Section 16 of the Q3 2023 MD&A for a discussion of Adjusted EBITDA Guidance, Leverage Ratio Guidance, and Capital Expenditure Guidance, including an explanation of their composition, and, where applicable, their reconciliations to the nearest IFRS measures, which is hereby incorporated by reference into this presentation. Investors are cautioned that these measures should not be construed as an alternative to net earnings or other directly comparable financial measures determined in accordance with IFRS as an indication of Parkland’s performance.

Available cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure and Available cash flow per share is a non-GAAP financial ratio. The most directly comparable financial measure for Available cash flow and Available cash flow per share is cash generated from (used in) operating activities. These measures represent Parkland’s ability to generate cash flows for distribution to shareholders and investment in the growth of the business. Available cash flow is calculated as cash generated from (used in) operating activities adjusted for items such as (i) net change in non-cash working capital, (ii) change in other assets and other liabilities, (iii) change in risk management and other, (iv) maintenance capital expenditures, (v) dividends received from investments in associates and joint ventures, (vi) interest on leases and long-term debt, and (vii) principal payments on leases. Available cash flow per share is calculated as Available cash flow divided by the weighted average number of outstanding common shares. Available cash flow Guidance and Available cash flow per share Guidance are the forward-looking metrics of these historical measures for 2024 and Available cash flow per share Ambition is the forward-looking metric of the historical measure for 2028. Available cash flow per share replaced cash generated from (used in) operating activities per share in Parkland’s 2024 Guidance. See following table for a calculation of historical Available cash flow and Available cash flow per share and a reconciliation to cash generated from (used in) operating activities.

2021

2022

TTM Q3 2023

Cash generated from (used in) operating activities

$                 904

$              1,326

$               1,992

Exclude: Adjusted EBITDA to NCI

$                  (92)

$                  (64)

$                    —

Subtotal

$                 812

$              1,262

$              1,992

Reverse: change in other liabilities and assets

$                  (11)

$                    (3)

$                  (16)

Reverse: change in risk management and other

$                   15

$                     5

$                  (87)

Reverse: net change in working capital

$                 342

$                 139

$                (286)

Include: maintenance capital expenditures

$                (217)

$                (253)

$                (310)

Include: dividends from investments

$                   14

$                   17

$                    22

Include: interest on leases and debt

$                (223)

$                (295)

$                (350)

Exclude: interest on leases and debt from NCI

$                     4

$                     2

$                    —

Include: lease principal

$                (142)

$                (177)

$                (216)

Exclude: lease principal from NCI

$                   18

$                   11

$                    —

Available cash flow

$                 612

$                 708

$                  749

Weighted average shares outstanding (basic)

151

160

176

Available cash flow per share

$                4.05

$                4.43

$                 4.25

Return on Invested Capital (”ROIC”) is a non-GAAP ratio and is composed of Net Operating Profit After Tax (”NOPAT”) and Invested Capital. NOPAT describes the profitability of Parkland’s base operations, excluding the impact of leverage and expenses not directly related to operations. Invested capital is a measure of the total amount of capital deployed by Parkland that includes debt and equity, net of cash and cash equivalents (restricted and unrestricted). ROIC is used by management to assess the Company’s efficiency in allocating capital. The most directly comparable financial measure to ROIC is net earnings. ROIC Guidance is the forward-looking metric of this historical measure for 2024. 2024 NOPAT is assumed to grow in proportion to Adjusted EBITDA. The ROIC Guidance of 11 percent+ assumes Invested Capital increases at a slower pace than NOPAT through 2024. The ROIC calculated here differs from the absolute ROIC disclosed in the Management Information Circular. See following table for a calculation of historical ROIC for 2021 and 2022, the calculation of NOPAT and the reconciliation to net earnings and the calculation of Invested Capital.

ROIC

2021

2022

In C$ Millions Unless Otherwise Noted

Net Earnings

$                  126

$                  346

Income Tax Expense

$                    36

$                    70

Acquisition, Integration and Other

$                    52

$                  117

Depreciation

$                  616

$                  743

Finance Costs

$                  323

$                  331

Unrealized Foreign Exchange

$                     (7)

$                     (8)

Unrealized Risk Management

$                    10

$                    39

Other (Gains) and Losses

$                  190

$                    23

Other Adjusting Items

$                    12

$                    26

Adjusted EBITDA, Including NCI

$               1,358

$               1,687

Depreciation

$                 (616)

$                 (743)

Adjusted EBIT

$                  742

$                  944

Average Effective Tax Rate

23 %

23 %

Taxes

$                 (171)

$                 (217)

Net Operating Profit After Tax

$                  571

$                  727

Average Invested Capital

$               7,300

$               8,722

ROIC

7.8 %

8.3 %

Invested Capital

2020

2021

2022

Long-Term Debt – Current Portion

$                      114

$                 124

$                 173

Long-Term Debt

$                   3,861

$              5,432

$              6,799

Shareholders’ Equity

$                   2,266

$              2,332

$              3,037

Sol Put Option

$                      503

$                 589

$                   —

Less: Cash and Cash Equivalents

$                     (296)

$                (326)

$                (716)

Total

$                   6,448

$              8,151

$              9,293

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Parkland Reports 2023 Third Quarter Results

Record third quarter and year-to-date Adjusted EBITDA of $585 million and $1,450 million, respectively
Record third quarter and year-to-date Net earnings per share of $1.31 and $2.19, respectively
Leverage Ratio of 2.9 times is within target range

CALGARY, AB, Nov. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI), today announced its financial and operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023.

Q3 2023 Highlights

  • Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”1) of $585 million, up 78 percent from the third quarter of 2022.
  • Net earnings attributable to Parkland (”Net earnings”) of $230 million ($1.31 per share, basic) more than double the Net earnings from the third quarter of 2022, and Adjusted earnings attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted earnings”2) of $231 million ($1.31 per share, basic) nearly five times the Adjusted earnings from the third quarter of 2022.
  • Cash generated from (used in) operating activities of $528 million ($3.00 per share, basic3), up 31 percent from the third quarter of 2022.
  • Reduced borrowing under credit facility by $162 million, liquidity available3 of $1.8 billion, and lowered Leverage Ratio4 to 2.9 times (3.3 times in Q2 2023), within Parkland’s target range of 2 to 3 times.
  • Record Composite utilization5 at the Burnaby Refinery of 102.9 percent including record co-processing volumes of 2,600 barrels per day and consistent operational execution.
  • Parkland has electric vehicle (”EV”) charging operational at 33 sites, including 63 chargers, and is on track to meet our plan for 50 charging sites by early 2024.
  • Parkland now expects to exceed its Revised 2023 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance range of $1.8 to $1.85 billion, driven by strong utilization, optimization at the refinery, and favourable refinery margins, as well as the strength of the International business in the third quarter of 2023.

“I want to congratulate the Parkland team for delivering an exceptional quarter,” said Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our consistent performance demonstrates the quality of the business we have built and has enabled us to increase our 2023 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance, accelerate our 2024 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance of $2 billion, and lower our Leverage Ratio to 2.9 times. I have conviction in our strategy and confidence in our team’s ability to meet and beat the ambitious targets we have set for ourselves. We look forward to sharing more about our plan to deliver value to shareholders at our upcoming investor day.”

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1 Total of segments measure. See “Total of Segments Measures” section of this news release.

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

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

4 Capital management measure. See “Capital Management Measures” section of this news release.

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

Q3 2023 Segment Highlights

  • Canada delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $206 million, up 47 percent from Q3 2022 ($140 million). Fuel unit margins were higher than the comparable period as a result of continued optimization of our supply and integrated logistic capabilities and favourable market conditions. Company Volume Same Store Sales Growth (”SSSG”2) was 4.2 percent and Food and Company C-Store SSSG (excluding cigarettes)2 was 3.6 percent, driven by organic growth initiatives in our loyalty and C-store programs. Canada delivered Food and Company C-store revenue of $81 million, up 17 percent from Q3 2022 ($69 million), primarily due to organic growth.
  • International delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $170 million, up 63 percent, from Q3 2022 ($104 million). Performance was driven by organic growth that resulted in higher volumes in the wholesale business, strong fuel unit margins driven by favourable market conditions and pricing strategies, and the consolidation of Sol.
  • USA delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $52 million, up $70 million from Q3 2022 (Adjusted EBITDA loss of $18 million). Results for Q3 2022 include spot wholesale inventory and risk management losses of $65 million. Excluding these losses, Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter of 2022 was $47 million, and Q3 2023 Adjusted EBITDA was up 11 percent. Performance was underpinned by effective cost management initiatives and strong fuel unit margins in the Commercial line of business, partially offset by weakness in Retail fuel volumes and unit margins.
  • Refining delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $188 million, up more than 39 percent, from Q3 2022 ($135 million). Performance was underpinned by robust crack spreads, record composite utilization of 102.9 percent, including record co-processing volumes of 2,600 barrels per day, and optimization of the production mix.
  • Parkland’s total recordable injury frequency rate5 on a trailing-twelve-months basis was 0.95, a decrease of 16 percent compared to 1.13 in the third quarter of 2022.

Consolidated Financial Overview

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

Three months ended September 30,

Financial Summary

2023

2022

Sales and operating revenue

8,873

9,422

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

585

328

Canada

206

140

International

170

104

USA

52

(18)

Refining

188

135

Corporate

(31)

(33)

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland

230

105

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

1.31

0.67

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

1.28

0.66

Trailing-twelve-month (”TTM”) Cash generated from (used in) operating activities(2)

1,992

815

TTM Cash generated from (used in) operating activities per share(2)

11.39

5.26

Cash generated from (used in) operating activities

528

404

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

3.00

2.59

(1) Total of segments measure. See “Total of Segments Measures” section of this news release.

(2) Supplementary financial measure.  “Supplementary Financial Measures” section of this news release.

Q3 2023 Conference Call and Webcast Details

Parkland will host a webcast and conference call on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 6:30 am MDT (8:30 am EDT) to discuss the results. To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link: https://app.webinar.net/39A5XB5PMgZ

Analysts and investors interested in participating in the question and answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0546 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 19474746). International participants may call 1-800-389-0704 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 19474746).

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 Interim Consolidated Financial Statements

The Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 (the “Q3 2023 MD&A”) and consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 (the “Q3 2023 Interim Consolidated Financial Statements”) provide a detailed explanation of Parkland’s operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023. An English version of these documents will be available online at www.parkland.ca and the System for Electronic Data Analysis and Retrieval + (”SEDAR+”) after the results are released by newswire under Parkland’s profile at www.sedarplus.ca. The French versions of the Q3 2023 MD&A and the Q3 2023 Interim Consolidated Financial Statements will be posted to www.parkland.ca and SEDAR+ as soon as they become available.

2023 Investor Day Registration

Parkland will host its 2023 Investor Day presentation on November 14, 2023 at 9:00 am EST (7:00 am MST) to provide details on the continued execution of our strategy, capital allocation framework, and the Company’s financial outlook. The event will be held at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Ontario and simultaneously webcast with video for those unable to attend in person. Analysts and investors who wish to attend the event, either in person or remotely, are invited to register using the following link:

https:// h umancontact.formstack.com/forms/pkl_2023_investor_day_for m

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an international fuel distributor, marketer, and convenience retailer with operations in 25 countries across the Americas. We serve over one million customers each day. Our vast retail network meets the fuel and convenience needs of everyday consumers. Our commercial operations provides businesses with industrial fuels so that they can better serve their customers.

With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance. In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include carbon and renewables trading, solar power, renewables manufacturing and ultra-fast EV charging.

Parkland’s proven business model is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, and is driven by scale, our integrated refinery and supply infrastructure, and focus on acquiring prudently and integrating successfully. Our strategy is focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing our food, convenience and renewable energy businesses and helping customers to decarbonize. Our business is underpinned by our people, 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, strategies and model; Parkland’s strategy to deliver synergies, cost efficiencies, and organic growth and the progress thereof; Parkland’s Revised 2023 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance, its expectation to exceed its Revised 2023 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance range of $1.8 to $1.85 billion, and acceleration of the 2024 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance of approximately $2 billion; and Parkland’s plan to have 50 electric vehicle charging stations by early 2024.

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; micro and macroeconomic trends and conditions, including increases in interest rates, inflation and commodity prices; Parkland’s ability to execute its business objectives, projects and strategies, including the completion, financing and timing thereof, realizing the benefits therefrom and meeting our targets and commitments relating thereto; Parkland’s management systems and programs and risk management strategy; the competitive environment of our industry; retail pricing, margins and refinery margins; availability and pricing of petroleum product supply; volatility of crude oil and refined product prices; 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; environmental impact; changes in environmental and regulatory laws, including the ability to obtain or maintain required permits; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. In addition, the Revised 2023 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance range reflects the full year contribution of 2022 acquisitions, integration and synergy capture, and organic growth initiatives, and the key material assumptions include: an increase in Retail and Commercial Fuel and petroleum product adjusted gross margin of approximately 10 percent and Food, convenience and other adjusted gross margin of approximately 15 percent as compared to the year ended December 31, 2022; and Refining adjusted gross margin of approximately $45 per barrel and average Burnaby Refinery utilization of approximately 80 percent based on the Burnaby Refinery’s crude processing capacity of 55,000 barrels per day. Confidence in Parkland’s ability to exceed the Revised 2023 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance range is driven by the favourable refinery margins environment and the strength of the International wholesale business in the third quarter of 2023. 2024 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance reflects continued integration and synergy capture, and organic growth initiatives, and the key material assumptions include: an increase in Retail and Commercial Fuel and petroleum product adjusted gross margin and Food, convenience and other adjusted gross margin of approximately 5 percent as compared to the year ending December 31, 2023; the realization of $100 million of MG&A cost efficiencies by 2024; and Refining adjusted gross margin of approximately $40 per barrel and average Burnaby Refinery utilization of 90 percent to 95 percent based on the Burnaby Refinery’s crude processing capacity of 55,000 barrels per day. See also the risks and uncertainties described in “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s most recent Annual Information Form, and in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in the Q3 2023 MD&A, each filed on SEDAR+ and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Non-Financial Measures

Parkland uses a number of non-financial measures, including composite utilization and total recordable injury frequency rate, in measuring the success of our strategic objectives and to set variable compensation targets for employees. These non-financial measures are not accounting measures, do not have comparable International Financial Reporting Standards (”IFRS”) measures, and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, as other issuers may calculate these metrics differently. See Section 16 of the Q3 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details on the non-financial measures used by Parkland.

Specified Financial Measures

This news release contains total of segments measures, non-GAAP financial measures and non-GAAP financial ratios, supplementary financial measures and capital management measures (collectively, “specified financial measures”). Parkland’s management uses certain specified financial measures to analyze the operating and financial performance, leverage, and liquidity of the business. These specified financial measures do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS 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 16 of the Q3 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding specified financial measures used by Parkland.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Ratios

Adjusted earnings (loss) is a non-GAAP financial measure and Adjusted earnings (loss) per share is a non-GAAP financial ratio, each representing the underlying core operating performance of business activities of Parkland at a consolidated level.

Adjusted earnings (loss) and Adjusted earnings (loss) per share represent how well Parkland’s operational business is performing, while considering depreciation and amortization, interest on leases and long-term debt, accretion and other finance costs, and income taxes. The Company uses these measures because it believes that Adjusted earnings (loss) and Adjusted earnings (loss) per share are useful for management and investors in assessing the Company’s overall performance as they exclude certain significant items that are not reflective of the Company’s underlying business operations.

See Section 16 of the Q3 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for the detailed definition of Adjusted earnings (loss).

Please see below for the reconciliation of Adjusted earnings (loss) to net earnings (loss) and calculation of Adjusted earnings (loss) per share.

Three months ended
September 30,

($ millions, unless otherwise stated)

2023

2022

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland

230

105

Add: Net earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

13

Net earnings (loss)

230

118

Add:

Acquisition, integration and other costs

38

45

(Gain) loss on foreign exchange – unrealized

1

(16)

(Gain) loss on risk management and other – unrealized

(19)

(1)

Other (gains) and losses

(37)

(88)

Other adjusting items(1)

20

(5)

Tax normalization(2)

(2)

2

Adjusted earnings (loss) including NCI

231

55

Less: Adjusted earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

6

Adjusted earnings (loss)

231

49

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

176

156

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

180

158

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

Basic

1.31

0.31

Diluted

1.28

0.31

(1)

Other adjusting Items for the three months ended September 30, 2023 include: (i) other income of $15 million (2022 – $3 million); (ii) the share of depreciation and income taxes for the Isla joint venture of $5 million (2022 – $2 million); (iii) realized risk management gain related to underlying physical sales activity in another period of $1 million (2022 – $3 million); (iv) adjustment to foreign exchange gains and losses related to cash pooling arrangements of $1 million (2022 – $1 million); (v) unrealized risk management loss related to underlying physical sales activity in current period of nil (2022 – $10 million); and (vi) loss on inventory write-downs for which there are offsetting associated risk management derivatives with unrealized gains of nil (2022 – $2 million).

(2)

The tax normalization adjustment was applied to net earnings (loss) adjusting items that were considered temporary differences, such as acquisition, integration and other costs, unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses, unrealized gains and losses on risk management and other, gains and losses on asset disposals, changes in fair value of redemption options, changes in estimates of environmental provisions, loss on inventory write-downs for which there are offsetting associated risk management derivatives with unrealized gains, impairments of non-current assets 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.

Food and Company C-Store SSSG is a non-GAAP financial ratio and refers to the period-over-period sales growth generated by retail food and 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. Food and Company C-Store SSSG does not have any standardized meaning prescribed 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 (Food and C-Store revenue) of the Canada segment with the Food and Company C-Store same store sales (”SSS”) and calculation of the Food and Company C-Store SSSG.

Three months ended September 30,

($ millions)

2023

2022

%(1)

Food and Company C-Store revenue

81

69

Add:

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

329

302

Less:

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

(64)

(54)

Same Store revenue adjustments(4) (excluding cigarettes)

(37)

(17)

Food and Company C-Store same-store sales

309

300

3.0 %

Less:

Same Store revenue adjustments(4) (cigarettes)

(108)

(105)

Food and Company C-Store same-store sales (excluding cigarettes)

201

195

3.6 %

Three months ended September 30,

($ millions)

2022

2021

%(1)

Food and Company C-Store revenue

69

102

Add:

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

302

164

Less:

Rental income from retailers and others(3)

(40)

(27)

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

(112)

(8)

Food and Company C-Store same-store sales

219

231

(5.1) %

Less:

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

(101)

(119)

Food and Company C-Store same-store sales (excluding cigarettes)

118

112

5.2 %

(1)

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

(2)

POS values used to calculate Food and Company C-Store SSSG are not a Parkland financial measure and do not form part of Parkland’s consolidated financial statements as Parkland earns rental income from retailers in the form of a percentage rent on convenience store sales. POS values are calculated based on the information obtained from Parkland’s POS systems at retail sites, including transactional data, such as sales, costs and volumes which are subject to internal controls over financial reporting. We also use this data to calculate rental income from retailers in the form of a percentage rent on convenience store sales, which is  recorded as revenue in our consolidated financial statements.

(3)

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

(4)

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

(5)

Excludes sales from acquisitions completed within the year as these will not impact the metric until after the completion of one year of the acquisitions when the sales or volume generated establish the baseline for these metrics.

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 16 of the Q3 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding Parkland’s non-GAAP financial measures and ratios.

Supplementary Financial Measures

Parkland uses a number of supplementary financial measures, including cash generated from (used in) operating activities per share, and liquidity available to evaluate the success of our strategic objectives and to set variable compensation targets for employees. These measures may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, as other issuers may calculate these metrics differently. See Section 16 of the Q3 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding supplementary financial measures used by Parkland.

Capital Management Measures

Parkland’s primary capital management measure is the Leverage Ratio, which is used internally by key management personnel to monitor Parkland’s overall financial strength, capital structure flexibility, and ability to service debt and meet current and future commitments. The Leverage Ratio is calculated as a ratio of Leverage Debt to Leverage EBITDA (each as defined in the Q3 2023 Interim Consolidated Financial Statements) and does not have any standardized meaning prescribed under IFRS. It is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. See Section 16 of the Q3 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding capital management measures used by Parkland.

Total of Segments Measures

Adjusted EBITDA is a total of segments measure used by the chief operating decision maker to make decisions about resource allocation to the segment and to assess its performance. In accordance with IFRS, adjustments and eliminations made in preparing an entity’s financial statements and allocations of revenue, expenses, and gains or losses shall be included in determining reported segment profit or loss only if they are included in the measure of the segment’s profit or loss that is used by the chief operating decision maker. As such, Parkland’s Adjusted EBITDA is unlikely to be comparable to similarly named measures presented by other issuers, who may calculate these measures differently. Parkland views Adjusted EBITDA as the key measure for the underlying core operating performance of business segment activities at an operational level. Adjusted EBITDA is used by management to set targets for Parkland (including annual guidance and variable compensation targets) and is used to determine Parkland’s ability to service debt, finance capital expenditures and provide for dividend payments to shareholders. See Section 16 of the Q3 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding total of segments measures used by Parkland. Refer to the table below for the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net earnings (loss) for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 and September 30, 2022.

Three months ended
September 30,

Nine months ended
September 30,

($ millions)

2023

2022

2023

2022

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”)

585

328

1,450

1,165

Add: Attributable to NCI

12

67

Adjusted EBITDA including NCI

585

340

1,450

1,232

Less/(add):

Acquisition, integration and other costs

38

45

104

76

Depreciation and amortization

205

202

601

531

Finance costs

93

87

295

237

(Gain) loss on foreign exchange – unrealized

1

(16)

35

(16)

(Gain) loss on risk management and other – unrealized

(19)

(1)

(62)

30

Other (gains) and losses(1)

(37)

(88)

(2)

44

Other adjusting items(2)

20

(5)

42

5

Income tax expense (recovery)

54

(2)

52

48

Net earnings (loss)

230

118

385

277

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland

230

105

385

241

Net earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

13

36

(1)

Other (gains) and losses for the three months ended September 30, 2023 include the following: (i) $15 million gain (2022 – $4 million) in Other income; (ii) $13 million non-cash valuation gain (2022 – $37 million) due to the change in fair value of redemption options; (iii) $7 million non-cash valuation gain (2022 – $7 million loss) due to the change in estimates of environment provision; (iv) $6 million gain (2022 – nil) on disposal of assets; and (v) $4 million loss (2022 – $54 million gain) in Others, including $3 million (2022 – nil) associated with the write-off of certain assets related to the renewable diesel complex, and gains of nil (2022 – $59 million) in relation to changes in redemption value of the Sol Put Option, which was de-recognized on Parkland’s acquisition of the remaining 25% of the issued and outstanding shares in Sol on October 18, 2022. Other (gains) and losses for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 include the following: (i) $32 million loss (2022 – $10 million gain) in Others, including $27 million associated with the write-off of certain assets related to the renewable diesel complex, and gains of nil (2022 – $11 million) in relation to changes in redemption value of the Sol Put Option, which was de-recognized on Parkland’s acquisition of the remaining 25% of the issued and outstanding shares in Sol on October 18, 2022; (ii) $21 million gain (2022 – $5 million) in Other income; (iii) $17 million non-cash valuation gain (2022 – $65 million loss) due to the change in fair value of redemption options; (iv) $3 million loss (2022 – $11 million gain) due to the change in estimates of environment provision; and (v) $1 million loss (2022 – $5 million) on disposal of assets. Refer to Note 12 of the Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

(2)

Other adjusting items for the three months ended September 30, 2023 include: (i) other income of $15 million (2022 – $3 million); (ii) the share of depreciation and income taxes for the Isla joint venture of $5 million (2022 – $2 million); (iii) realized risk management gain related to underlying physical sales activity in another period of $1 million (2022 – $3 million); (iv) adjustment to foreign exchange gains and losses related to cash pooling arrangements of $1 million (2022 – $1 million); (v) unrealized risk management loss related to underlying physical sales activity in current period of nil (2022 – $10 million); and (vi) loss on inventory write-downs for which there are offsetting associated risk management derivatives with unrealized gains of nil (2022 – $2 million). Other adjusting items for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 include: (i) other income of $21 million (2022 – $4 million); (ii) the effect of market-based performance conditions for equity-settled share-based award settlements of $13 million (2022 – nil); (iii) the share of depreciation and income taxes for the Isla joint venture of $11 million (2022 – $9 million); (iv) realized risk management gain related to underlying physical sales activity in another period of $4 million (2022 – $3 million); (v) adjustment to foreign exchange gains and losses related to cash pooling arrangements of $1 million (2022 – $3 million); (vi) unrealized risk management loss related to underlying physical sales activity in the current period of nil (2022 – $10 million); and (vii) loss on inventory write-downs for which there are offsetting associated risk management derivatives with unrealized gains of nil (2022 – $2 million).

Parkland uses Adjusted gross margin as a measure of segment profit (loss) to analyze the performance of sale and purchase transactions and performance on margin.

See Section 16 of the Q3 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for the detailed definition of Adjusted gross margin.

Refer to the table below for a detailed calculation of Adjusted gross margin for the three months ended September 30, 2023 and September 30, 2022

Three months ended September 30,

($ millions)

2023

2022(2)

Sales and operating revenue

8,873

9,422

Cost of purchases

(7,638)

(8,635)

Gain (loss) on risk management and other – realized

(130)

100

Gain (loss) on foreign exchange – realized

(8)

(13)

Other adjusting items to Adjusted gross margin(1)

(10)

Adjusted gross margin

1,097

864

Fuel and petroleum product adjusted gross margin

908

687

Food, convenience and other adjusted gross margin

189

177

Adjusted gross margin

1,097

864

(1) Other adjusting items to Adjusted gross margin for the three months ended September 30, 2023 includes (i) realized risk management gain related to underlying physical sales activity in another period of $1 million (2022 – $3 million); (ii) adjustment to foreign exchange gains and losses related to cash pooling arrangements of $1 million (2022 – $1 million); (iii) unrealized risk management loss related to underlying physical sales activity in current period of nil (2022 – $10 million ); and (iv) loss on inventory write-downs for which there are offsetting associated risk management derivatives with unrealized gains of nil (2022 – $2 million).

(2) For comparative purposes, certain amounts within sales and operating revenue, and cost of purchases for the three months ended September 30, 2022, were revised to conform to the presentation used in the current period.

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Parkland Announces Date of 2023 Third Quarter Results

CALGARY, AB, Oct. 18, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/– Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI) expects to announce its 2023 third quarter results after markets close on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. A conference call and webcast will then be held at 6:30 a.m. MDT (8:30 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, November 2, 2023, to discuss the results.

To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link: https://app.webinar.net/39A5XB5PMgZ

Analysts and investors interested in participating in the question and answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0546 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 19474746). International participants may call 1-800-389-0704 (toll free) (Conference ID: 19474746).

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

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

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an international fuel distributor and retailer with operations in twenty-five countries. Our purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities, and every day, we provide over one million customers with the essential fuels, convenience items and quality foods on which they depend.

With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution, and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance. In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include carbon and renewables trading, solar power, renewables manufacturing and ultrafast Electric Vehicle charging.

Our proven business model is centred around organic growth, our supply advantage, driven by scale and our integrated refinery and supply infrastructure, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. Our strategy is focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing our food, convenience, and renewable energy businesses, and helping customers to decarbonize. Our business is underpinned by our people, and our values; safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

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Parkland Announces Date of 2023 Second Quarter Results

CALGARY, AB, July 21, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI) expects to announce its 2023 second quarter results after markets close on Thursday, August 3, 2023. A conference call and webcast will then be held at 6:30 a.m. MDT (8:30 a.m. EDT) on Friday, August 4, 2023, to discuss the results.

To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link: https://app.webinar.net/XDpG4K6kMy5

Analysts and investors interested in participating in the question and answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0546 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 77390959). International participants may call 1-800-389-0704 (toll free) (Conference ID: 77390959).

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

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

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an international fuel distributor and retailer with operations in twenty-five countries. Our purpose is to power what moves people, and every day, we provide over one million customers with the essential fuels, convenience items and quality foods on which they depend.

With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution, and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance. In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include carbon and renewables trading, solar power, renewables manufacturing and ultrafast Electric Vehicle charging.

Our proven business model is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, driven by scale and our integrated refinery and supply infrastructure, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. Our strategy is focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing our food, convenience, and renewable energy businesses, and helping customers to decarbonize. Our business is underpinned by our people, and our values; safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

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Parkland appoints Nora Duke to its Board of Directors

CALGARY, AB, July 14, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI) today announced the appointment of Nora Duke to Parkland’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective today.

“We are delighted to welcome Nora to our Board of Directors,” said Jim Pantelidis, Chairman of the Board. “Nora brings extensive executive experience spanning human resources, sustainability, acquisition and development, operations, and customer service. We expect our Board and Parkland’s shareholders will benefit greatly from her expertise and contributions.”

Ms. Duke’s career includes over 35 years within the Fortis group of companies, a diversified leader in the North American electric and gas utility industry. Most recently, Ms. Duke served as Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Chief Human Resource Officer at Fortis Inc., the parent company. Previously, Ms. Duke was Chief Executive Officer of Fortis Properties Corporation, and prior to that served as its Vice President, Hospitality Services.  Ms. Duke also served as Vice President of Customer and Corporate Services, at Fortis subsidiary, Newfoundland Power.

Ms. Duke has significant board experience in the corporate, industry and community sectors.  She currently sits on the board of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Master of Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland and has an ICD.D designation.

Ms. Duke’s appointment forms part of Parkland’s ongoing Board refreshment process, and closely follows the recent election of Michael Christiansen and Marc Halley.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an international fuel distributor and retailer with operations in twenty-five countries. Our purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities, and every day, we provide over one million customers with the essential fuels, convenience items and quality foods on which they depend.

With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution, and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance. In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include carbon and renewables trading, solar power, renewables manufacturing and ultrafast Electric Vehicle charging.

Our proven business model is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, driven by scale and our integrated refinery and supply infrastructure, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. Our strategy is focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing our food, convenience, and renewable energy businesses, and helping customers to decarbonize. Our business is underpinned by our people, and our values; safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

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Parkland Corporation Announces the Results of the 2023 Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

CALGARY, AB, May 4, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ –  Parkland Corporation, (”Parkland”, “We”, the “Company”, or “Our”) (TSX: PKI) held its annual and special meeting of shareholders on May 4, 2023 (the “Meeting”).

The Company is pleased to announce that all matters presented at the Meeting were approved including the election of all ten nominees listed in the management information circular dated March 22, 2023 (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

Michael Christiansen

122,511,569

99.09 %

1,121,985

0.91 %

Lisa Colnett

119,792,838

96.89 %

3,840,716

3.11 %

Robert Espey

120,781,127

97.69 %

2,852,427

2.31 %

Marc Halley

122,504,102

99.09 %

1,129,452

0.91 %

Timothy Hogarth

119,758,912

96.87 %

3,874,642

3.13 %

Richard Hookway

120,158,087

97.19 %

3,475,467

2.81 %

Angela John

119,507,296

96.66 %

4,126,258

3.34 %

Jim Pantelidis

112,018,173

90.60 %

11,615,381

9.40 %

Steven Richardson

118,488,676

95.84 %

5,144,878

4.16 %

Deborah Stein

116,640,505

94.34 %

6,993,049

5.66 %


Resolution 2
The reappointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Accountants, as auditor of Parkland for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023.

Votes For

122,593,709

98.65 %

Votes Withheld

1,675,789

1.35 %


Resolution 3
The approval of Parkland’s restated shareholder rights plan, as set forth and described in the Information Circular.

Votes For

116,073,838

93.89 %

Votes Against

7,559,716

6.11 %


Resolution 4
The approval of amendments to Parkland’s stock option plan, as set forth and described in the Information Circular.

Votes For

113,502,302

91.81 %

Votes Against

10,131,252

8.19 %


Resolution 5
The approval of unallocated options under Parkland’s stock option plan, as set forth and described in the Information Circular.

Votes For

113,513,816

91.81 %

Votes Against

10,119,738

8.19 %


Resolution 6
The approval of amendments to Parkland’s restricted share unit plan, as set forth and described in the Information Circular.

Votes For

116,048,865

93.87 %

Votes Against

7,584,689

6.13 %


Resolution 7
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

116,039,139

93.86 %

Votes Against

7,594,415

6.14 %


Resolution 8
The approval, on a non-binding and advisory basis, of Parkland’s approach to executive compensation as set forth and described in the Information Circular.

Votes For

113,557,470

91.85 %

Votes Against

10,076,084

8.15 %

Voting results for all matters have been posted on SEDAR.


About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an international fuel distributor and retailer with operations in twenty-five countries. Our purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities, and every day, we provide over one million customers with the essential fuels, convenience items and quality foods on which they depend.

With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution, and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance. In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include carbon and renewables trading, solar power, renewables manufacturing and ultrafast Electric Vehicle charging.

Our proven business model is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, driven by scale and our integrated refinery and supply infrastructure, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. Our strategy is focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing our food, convenience, and renewable energy businesses, and helping customers to decarbonize. Our business is underpinned by our people, and our values; safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

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Parkland Reports 2023 First Quarter Results

First quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $395 million
Safely completed scheduled turnaround at Burnaby Refinery on time and on budget

CALGARY, AB, May 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI), today announced its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2023.

Q1 2023 Highlights

  • Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”1) of $395 million, consistent with the first quarter of 2022 with contributions from acquisitions and organic growth offsetting the impact of the scheduled turnaround completed at the Burnaby Refinery in the first quarter of 2023 (the “2023 Turnaround”).
  • Net earnings attributable to Parkland (”net earnings”) of $77 million ($0.44 per share, basic) up 40 percent from the first quarter of 2022, and Adjusted earnings attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted earnings”2) of $114 million ($0.65 per share, basic) down 16 percent from the first quarter of 2022.
  • Cash generated from operating activities of $314 million ($1.79 per share, basic3) up $362 million from the first quarter of 2022.
  • Leverage ratio4 of 3.3x (3.4x in Q4 2022) and liquidity available3 of $1.5 billion.
  • Continued to expand our ON the RUN convenience brand to approximately 670 locations and grew our JOURNIETM rewards loyalty program to 4.5 million members.
  • Subsequent to the quarter, announced a partnership between JOURNIETM rewards loyalty program and Aeroplan and opened the first ON the RUN standalone retail location in British Columbia.

“The Company’s disciplined focus on delivering shareholder value continues to guide us and we are on track for a successful year. Our performance this quarter demonstrates our ability to execute on our strategy, capture synergies and deliver organic growth throughout our retail and commercial businesses,” said Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer. “I am confident Parkland will deliver its $2 billion Adjusted EBITDA ambition by 2025 without additional acquisitions, while reducing leverage and improving shareholder returns.”

Q1 2023 Segment Highlights

  • Canada delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $167 million, down 13 percent from Q1 2022 ($191 million). Unseasonably warm weather lowered commercial volumes, partially offset by 2022 acquisitions and organic growth. Fuel margins declined year-over-year due to favourable retail market conditions in Q1 2022. Food and Company C-Store Same Store Sales Growth (”SSSG”) (excluding cigarettes)2 was 6.8 percent (1.7 percent in Q1 2022).
  • International delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $183 million, up 123 percent, from Q1 2022 ($82 million). Performance was largely driven by the consolidation of the remaining 25% of Sol and additional volumes captured largely in the contracted commercial and retail business, organic growth initiatives and synergies.
  • USA delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $21 million, down 55 percent, from Q1 2022 ($47 million). Results were negatively impacted by the compliance obligations accounted for in the current period of $17 million, commodity price fluctuations in 2022 and severe winter weather across certain markets.
  • Refining delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $38 million, down 57 percent, from Q1 2022 ($89 million) reflecting the scheduled 2023 Turnaround. Composite utilization5 was 33.9 percent. These impacts were partially offset by increased sales of imported product and efficient management of pipeline capacity.

Parkland’s sustainability accomplishments are described in the Q1 2023 MD&A (as defined below). Notably, Parkland’s total recordable injury frequency rate (”TRIF”5) on a trailing-twelve-months basis was 0.97 in Q1 2023, a decrease of 18 percent compared to the Q1 2022 TRIF of 1.19.

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1 Total of segments measure. See “Total of Segments Measures” section of this news release.

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

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

4 Capital management measure. See “Capital Management Measures” section of this news release.

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

Consolidated Financial Overview

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

Three months ended March 31,

Financial Summary

2023

2022

Sales and operating revenue

8,156

7,606

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

395

387

Canada

167

191

International

183

82

USA

21

47

Refining

38

89

Corporate

(14)

(22)

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland

77

55

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

0.44

0.36

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

0.43

0.35

Trailing-twelve-month (”TTM”) Cash generated from (used in) operating activities(2)

1,688

592

Cash generated from (used in) operating activities

314

(48)

TTM Cash generated from (used in) operating activities per share(2)

10.23

3.88

(1) Total of segments measure. See “Total of Segments Measures” section of this news release.

(2) Supplementary financial measure. See “Supplementary Financial Measures” section of this news release.

Q1 2023 Conference Call and Webcast Details

Parkland will host a webcast and conference call on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 6:30 am MDT (8:30 am EDT) to discuss the results. To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link: https://app.webinar.net/nog8aEnNBqP

Analysts and investors interested in participating in the question-and-answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0546 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 79037941). International participants may call 1-800-389-0704 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 79037941).

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

MD&A and Consolidated Financial Statements

The management’s discussion and analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2023 (the “Q1 2023 MD&A”) and consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2023 (the “Q1 2023 Consolidated Financial Statements”) provide a detailed explanation of Parkland’s operating results. An English version of these documents will be available online at www.parkland.ca and SEDAR after the results are released by newswire under Parkland’s profile at www.sedar.com. The French versions of the Q1 2023 MD&A and the Q1 2023 Consolidated Financial Statements will be posted to www.parkland.ca and SEDAR as soon as they become available.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an international fuel distributor and retailer with operations in twenty-five countries. Our purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities, and every day, we provide over one million customers with the essential fuels, convenience items and quality foods on which they depend.

With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution, and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance. In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include carbon and renewables trading, solar power, renewables manufacturing and ultrafast Electric Vehicle charging.

Our proven business model is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, driven by scale and our integrated refinery and supply infrastructure, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. Our strategy is focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing our food, convenience, and renewable energy businesses, and helping customers to decarbonize. Our business is underpinned by our people, and our values; 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: Parkland’s business model, objectives and strategies, including its ambition to reach $2 billion of Adjusted EBITDA by 2025 without further acquisitions, reduce leverage and improve shareholder returns.

These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release. Parkland does not undertake any obligations to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as required by securities law. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of numerous risks, assumptions and uncertainties including, but not limited to: general economic, market and business conditions, including the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict; micro and macroeconomic trends and conditions, including increases in interest rates, inflation and commodity prices; Parkland’s ability to execute its business objectives, projects and strategies, including the completion, financing and timing thereof, realizing the benefits therefrom and meeting our targets and commitments relating thereto; Parkland’s management systems and programs and risk management strategy; the competitive environment of our industry; retail pricing, margins and refining crack spreads; availability and pricing of petroleum product supply; volatility of crude oil and refined product prices; 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; environmental impact; changes in environmental and regulatory laws, including the ability to obtain or maintain required permits; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. Assumptions related to Parkland’s ambition to reach $2 billion of Adjusted EBITDA by 2025 include an estimated $150 million of synergies from completed acquisitions and cost efficiencies and $180 million of organic growth compared to the 2022 financial results. See also the risks and uncertainties described in “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s most recent Annual Information Form, and in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in the Q1 2023 MD&A, each filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Non-Financial Measures

Parkland uses a number of non-financial measures, including composite utilization and total recordable injury frequency rate, in measuring the success of our strategic objectives and to set variable compensation targets for employees. These non-financial measures are not accounting measures, do not have comparable International Financial Reporting Standards (”IFRS”) measures, and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, as other issuers may calculate these metrics differently. See Section 16 of the Q1 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details on the non-financial measures used by Parkland.

Specified Financial Measures

This news release contains total of segments measures, non-GAAP financial measures and non-GAAP financial ratios, supplementary financial measures and capital management measures (collectively, “specified financial measures”). Parkland’s management uses certain specified financial measures to analyze the operating and financial performance, leverage and liquidity of the business. These specified financial measures do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS 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 16 of the Q1 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding specified financial measures used by Parkland.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Ratios

Adjusted earnings (loss) and Adjusted earnings (loss) per share are a non-GAAP financial measure and a non-GAAP financial ratio, respectively, representing the underlying core operating performance of business activities of Parkland at a consolidated level.

Adjusted earnings (loss) and Adjusted earnings (loss) per share represent how well Parkland’s operational business is performing, while considering depreciation and amortization, interest on leases and long-term debt, accretion and other finance costs, and income taxes. The Company uses these measures because it believes that Adjusted earnings (loss) and Adjusted earnings (loss) per share are useful for management and investors in assessing the Company’s overall performance as they exclude certain significant items that are not reflective of the Company’s underlying business operations.

Adjusted earnings (loss) excludes costs that are not considered representative of Parkland’s underlying core operating performance including: (i) costs related to potential and completed acquisitions, (ii) non-core acquisition and integration employee costs, (iii) business integration and restructuring costs, (iv) changes in the fair value of share-based compensation liabilities, (v) unrealized gains and losses on (a) foreign exchange, (b) risk management assets and liabilities unless they relate to underlying physical sales activity in current period and (c) derivatives, (vi) realized foreign exchange gains and losses as a result of cash pooling arrangements and refinancing activities, (vii) realized foreign exchange gains and losses on accrued financing costs in foreign currency and the offsetting realized risk management gains and losses on the related foreign exchange risk management instruments, (viii) changes in values of the Sol put option, redemption options under Parkland’s senior unsecured notes, environmental liabilities and asset retirement obligations, (ix) loss on inventory write-downs for which there are offsetting associated risk management derivatives with unrealized gains, (x) impairments of non-current assets, (xi) loss on modification of long-term debt, (xii) earnings impact from hyperinflation accounting, (xiii) certain realized gains and losses on risk management assets and liabilities that are related to underlying physical sales activity in another period, (xiv) gains and losses on asset disposals, (xv) adjustment for the effect of market-based performance conditions for equity settled share-based award settlements, and (xvi) other adjusting items. Parkland’s Adjusted earnings (loss) and Adjusted earnings (loss) per share are also adjusted to include Parkland’s proportionate share of its joint-venture investees’ Adjusted earnings (loss). Concurrently with Parkland entering into the Share Exchange Agreement, effective August 4, 2022, Parkland does not allocate a portion of Adjusted earnings (loss) to NCI and includes 100 percent of International results as Adjusted earnings (loss).

Please see below for the reconciliation of Adjusted earnings (loss) to net earnings (loss) and calculation of Adjusted earnings (loss) per share.

Three months ended March 31,

($ millions, unless otherwise stated)

2023

2022

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland

77

55

Add: Net earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

13

Net earnings (loss)

77

68

Add:

Acquisition, integration and other costs

27

13

(Gain) loss on foreign exchange – unrealized

7

6

(Gain) loss on risk management and other – unrealized

(32)

11

Other (gains) and losses

21

72

Other adjusting items(1)

21

6

Tax normalization(2)

(7)

(26)

Adjusted earnings (loss) including NCI

114

150

Less: Adjusted earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

14

Adjusted earnings (loss)

114

136

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

175

155

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

177

156

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

Basic

0.65

0.88

Diluted

0.64

0.87

(1)

Other Adjusting Items for the three months ended March 31, 2023 include: (i) the effect of market-based performance conditions for equity-settled share-based award settlements of $13 million (2022 – nil), and (ii) the share of depreciation and income taxes for Isla joint venture of $3 million (2022 – $4 million).

(2)

The tax normalization adjustment was applied to net earnings (loss) adjusting items that were considered temporary differences, such as acquisition, integration and other costs, unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses, unrealized gains and losses on risk management and other, gains and losses on asset disposals, changes in fair value of redemption options, changes in estimates of environmental provisions, loss on inventory write-downs for which there are offsetting associated risk management derivatives with unrealized gains, impairments of non-current assets 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.

Food and Company C-Store SSSG refers to the period-over-period sales growth generated by retail food and 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. Food and Company C-Store SSSG does not have any standardized meaning prescribed 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 (Food and C-Store revenue) of the Canada segment with the Food and Company C-Store same store sales (”SSS”) and calculation of the Food and Company C-Store SSSG.

Three months ended March 31,

($ millions)

2023

2022

%(1)

Food and Company C-Store revenue

70

100

Add:

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

278

165

Less:

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

(55)

(34)

Same Store revenue adjustments(4) (excluding cigarettes)

(80)

(21)

Food and Company C-Store same-store sales

213

210

1.6 %

Less:

Same Store revenue adjustments(4) (cigarettes)

(87)

(92)

Food and Company C-Store same-store sales (excluding cigarettes)

126

118

6.8 %

Three months ended March 31,

($ millions)

2022

2021

%(1)

Food and Company C-Store revenue

100

92

Add:

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

165

129

Less:

Rental income from retailers and others(3)

(25)

(24)

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

(60)

(7)

Food and Company C-Store same-store sales

180

190

(5.5) %

Less:

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

(91)

(103)

Food and Company C-Store same-store sales (excluding cigarettes)

89

87

1.7 %

(1)

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

(2)

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

(3)

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

(4)

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

(5)

Excludes sales from acquisitions completed within the year as these will not impact the metric until after the completion of one year of the acquisitions when the sales or volume generated establish the baseline for these metrics.

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 16 of the Q1 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding Parkland’s non-GAAP financial measures and ratios.

Supplementary Financial Measures

Parkland uses a number of supplementary financial measures, including cash generated from (used in) operating activities per share and liquidity available to evaluate the success of our strategic objectives and to set variable compensation targets for employees. These measures may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, as other issuers may calculate these metrics differently. See Section 16 of the Q1 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding supplementary financial measures used by Parkland.

Capital Management Measures

Parkland’s primary capital management measure is the Leverage Ratio, which is used internally by key management personnel to monitor Parkland’s overall financial strength, capital structure flexibility, and ability to service debt and meet current and future commitments. The Leverage Ratio is calculated as a ratio of Leverage Debt to Leverage EBITDA (each as defined in the Q1 2023 Consolidated Financial Statements) and does not have any standardized meaning prescribed under IFRS. It is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. See Section 16 of the Q1 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding capital management measures used by Parkland.

Total of Segments Measures

Adjusted EBITDA is a total of segments measure used by the chief operating decision maker to make decisions about resource allocation to the segment and to assess its performance. In accordance with IFRS, adjustments and eliminations made in preparing an entity’s financial statements and allocations of revenue, expenses, and gains or losses shall be included in determining reported segment profit or loss only if they are included in the measure of the segment’s profit or loss that is used by the chief operating decision maker. As such, Parkland’s Adjusted EBITDA is unlikely to be comparable to similarly named measures presented by other issuers, who may calculate these measures differently. Parkland views Adjusted EBITDA as the key measure for the underlying core operating performance of business segment activities at an operational level. Adjusted EBITDA is used by management to set targets for Parkland (including annual guidance and variable compensation targets) and is used to determine Parkland’s ability to service debt, finance capital expenditures and provide for dividend payments to shareholders. See Section 16 of the Q1 2023 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding total of segments measures used by Parkland. Refer to the table below for the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net earnings (loss) for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and March 31, 2022.

Three months ended March 31,

($ millions)

2023

2022

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”)

395

387

Add: Attributable to NCI

27

Adjusted EBITDA including NCI

395

414

Less:

Acquisition, integration and other costs

27

13

Depreciation and amortization

190

155

Finance costs

104

70

(Gain) loss on foreign exchange – unrealized

7

6

(Gain) loss on risk management and other – unrealized

(32)

11

Other (gains) and losses(1)

21

72

Other adjusting items(2)

21

6

Income tax expense (recovery)

(20)

13

Net earnings (loss)

77

68

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland

77

55

Net earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

13

(1)

Other (gains) and losses for the three months ended March 31, 2023 include the following: (i) nil non-cash valuation gain (2022 – $4 million loss) due to the change in redemption value of Sol Put Option; (ii) $9 million non-cash valuation gain (2022 – $86 million loss) due to the change in fair value of redemption options; and (iii) $30 million loss (2022 – $18 million gain) in Other items including $23 million (2022 – nil) in write-off of certain assets related to renewable diesel complex. Refer to Note 12 of the Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

(2)

Other Adjusting Items for the three months ended March 31, 2023 mainly include: (i) the effect of market-based performance conditions for equity-settled share-based award settlements of $13 million (2022 – nil), and (ii) the share of depreciation and income taxes for Isla joint venture of $3 million (2022 – $4 million).

Parkland uses Adjusted gross margin as a measure of segment profit (loss) to analyze the performance of sale and purchase transactions and performance on margin. Adjusted gross margin excludes the effects of significant items of income and expenditure that are not considered representative of Parkland’s underlying core margin performance and may have an impact on the quality of margins, such as (i) unrealized gains and losses on (a) foreign exchange, (b) risk management and other unless underlying physical sales activity has occurred, (ii) loss on inventory write-downs for which there are offsetting associated risk management and other with unrealized gains, (iii) certain realized gains and losses on risk management assets and liabilities that are related to underlying physical sales activity in another period, and (iv) other adjusting items. Refer to the table below for the reconciliation of Adjusted gross margn.

Three months ended March 31,

($ millions)

2023

2022

Sales and operating revenue

8,156

7,606

Cost of purchases

(7,265)

(6,563)

Gain (loss) on risk management and other – realized

39

(183)

Gain (loss) on foreign exchange – realized

6

8

Other adjusting items to Adjusted gross margin

2

Adjusted gross margin

938

868

Fuel and petroleum product adjusted gross margin

766

734

Convenience and other non-fuel adjusted gross margin

172

134

Adjusted gross margin

938

868

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Parkland Announces Date of 2023 First Quarter Results and Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

CALGARY, AB, April 21, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX:PKI) expects to announce its 2023 first quarter results after markets close on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. A conference call and webcast will then be held at 6:30 a.m. MDT (8:30 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, May 4, 2023, to discuss the results.

To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link: https://app.webinar.net/nog8aEnNBqP

Analysts and investors interested in participating in the question and answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0546 (toll-free) (Conference ID:79037941). International participants may call 1-800-389-0704 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 79037941).

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

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

Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

Parkland will host its 2023 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 4, 2023, 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 Corporation

Parkland is an international fuel distributor and retailer with operations in twenty-five countries. Our purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities, and every day, we provide over one million customers with the essential fuels, convenience items and quality foods on which they depend.

With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution, and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance. In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include carbon and renewables trading, solar power, renewables manufacturing and ultrafast Electric Vehicle charging.

Our proven business model is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, driven by scale and our integrated refinery and supply infrastructure, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. Our strategy is focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing our food, convenience, and renewable energy businesses, and helping customers to decarbonize. Our business is underpinned by our people, and our values; safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

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Parkland’s Burnaby Refinery has returned to normal operations following successful completion of scheduled turnaround

CALGARY, AB, April 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI), announced today that the previously announced eight-week turnaround at the Burnaby Refinery has been safely completed. Following a successful start-up phase, the facility is now fully operational.

“I would like to congratulate the team who worked diligently and safely to complete this maintenance turnaround on time and within budget,” says Ryan Krogmeier, Senior Vice President, Supply, Trading and Refining. “Our team’s consistent execution and use of innovative technologies delivered a successful project that will help optimize ongoing refinery operations.”

About Parkland

Parkland is an international fuel distributor and retailer with operations in 25 countries. Our purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities, and every day, we provide over one million customers with the essential fuels, convenience items and quality foods on which they depend.

With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution, and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance. In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include carbon and renewables trading, solar power, renewables manufacturing and ultra-fast electric vehicle charging.

Our proven business model is centered around organic growth and our supply advantage, and is driven by scale, our integrated refinery and supply infrastructure, and focus on acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. Our strategy is focused on developing the existing business in resilient markets, growing our food, convenience, and renewable energy businesses, and helping customers to decarbonize. Our business is underpinned by our people, and our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

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Parkland Corporation Announces Agreement with Largest Shareholder Simpson Oil; Builds on Longstanding Relationship

Ensures Simpson’s representation and continued support for Parkland to maximize shareholder value

Addresses letter received today from activist Engine Capital

CALGARY, AB, March 22, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI), today announced it has entered into an agreement dated March 21, 2023 (the “Agreement”) with its largest long-term shareholder Simpson Oil Limited (”Simpson Oil”).   The Agreement furthers the longstanding and successful relationship between Parkland and Simpson Oil. The Agreement provides Simpson Oil, holder of over 19% of the issued and outstanding Parkland shares, the right to designate up to two nominees for election to the Board of Directors of Parkland and includes customary voting support obligations in favour of the Board.

“We appreciate the confidence that Simpson Oil has shown in the Parkland Team and the Company’s strategic direction,” said Jim Pantelidis, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Parkland. “Since Simpson Oil became our largest shareholder, we have continued to advance our strategy and strengthen our growth platform through prudent acquisitions, while increasing our dividend each year. Through this agreement we have secured our largest shareholders’ ongoing support for our Board of Directors and Management. We look forward to our continued relationship with Simpson Oil, and our mutual confidence and commitment in the long-term strategy and future of our business.”

Under the terms of the Agreement, two nominees of Simpson Oil will be nominated for election at the Company’s upcoming annual and special meeting of shareholders. “The Board will be recommending shareholders vote in favour of the nominees’ election at the upcoming shareholder meeting and we look forward to welcoming them to the Board should they be elected,” said Pantelidis. Additional details on the Agreement will be included in the Management Information Circular for the meeting that will be published in the coming days.

As part of the Board’s ongoing refreshment process, David Spencer and John Bechtold will not be standing for re-election at the meeting, a decision which has been planned for some time. “I want to thank David and John for their service to the Board and their tireless work on behalf of shareholders. Their vision, expertise, and guidance have helped us navigate complex challenges and achieve remarkable success,” said Pantelidis.

The full Agreement is available at www.sedar.com.

Addresses Letter Received from Engine Capital

Separately, the Company wishes to acknowledge receipt of a letter this morning from activist Engine Capital LP (”Engine Capital”).  The company will not speculate on the coincidental timing of activist Engine Capital’s letter in conjunction with today’s announced agreement with Simpson Oil.

As  previously announced, having purposefully accelerated acquisitions over the past two years, Parkland is focused on delivering value from the unique and integrated business it has built. The Company is focused on integrating its recent acquisitions, capturing synergies, lowering leverage, and enhancing shareholder returns. The company is also examining opportunities for dispositions where it creates strong returns for the Company’s shareholders.

Parkland actively communicates with all of its shareholders on an ongoing basis and will continue to do so.

About Parkland

Parkland is an international fuel distributor and retailer with operations in 25 countries. Our purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities, and every day, we provide over one million customers with the essential fuels, convenience items and quality foods on which they depend.

With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution, and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance. In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include carbon and renewables trading, solar power, renewables manufacturing and ultra-fast electric vehicle charging.

Our proven business model is centered around organic growth and our supply advantage, and is driven by scale, our integrated refinery and supply infrastructure, and focus on acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. Our strategy is focused on developing the existing business in resilient markets, growing our food, convenience, and renewable energy businesses, and helping customers to decarbonize. Our business is underpinned by our people, and our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

Advisors

Parkland Corporation has retained Kingsdale Advisors as strategic shareholder advisor.  Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP is acting as legal counsel and Teneo is acting as strategic communication advisor.

Forward-Looking Statement

Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information and statements (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). When used in this news release the words “expect”, “will”, “continue”, “strategy”, “focus” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to, among other things: Parkland’s business objectives, projects and plans and the execution and impact thereof; and its long-term strategy and relationship with its significant shareholder.

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: general economic, market and business conditions; competitive action by other companies; refining and marketing margins; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; actions by governmental authorities and other regulators including but not limited to increases in taxes or restricted access to markets; changes and developments in environmental and other regulations; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. See also the risks and uncertainties described in “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s Revised Annual Information Form dated March 21, 2023, and “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in the Q4 2022 MD&A dated March 2, 2023 , each filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca.

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Parkland Reports Record 2022 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

Record fourth quarter and full year Adjusted EBITDA of $455 million and $1.620 billion

Not proceeding with stand-alone renewable diesel complex; committed to co-processing expansion

Annualized dividend increasing to $1.36 per share

CALGARY, AB, March 2, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI), today announced its financial and operating results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2022.

Q4 2022 Highlights

  • Record Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted EBITDA”1) of $455 million, up 75 percent from the fourth quarter of 2021, with each segment increasing compared to the prior year.
  • Cash generated from operating activities of $629 million ($3.65 per share, basic2) up 433 percent from 2021.
  • Net earnings attributable to Parkland (”net earnings”) of $69 million ($0.39 per share, basic) up 214 percent from the fourth quarter of 2021, and Adjusted earnings attributable to Parkland (”Adjusted earnings”3) of $117 million ($0.67 per share, basic) up 113 percent from the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • Repurchased $40 million of Parkland common shares for cancellation.
  • Consolidated 100 percent ownership of our International segment effective October 18, 2022.

2022 Highlights

  • Parkland delivered its best safety performance in 2022, with a total recordable injury frequency rate4 of 1.05, an 8 percent improvement from the prior year.
  • Record Adjusted EBITDA of $1.620 billion, up 29 percent from 2021.
  • Cash generated from operating activities of $1.326 billion ($8.29 per share, basic2) up 47 percent from 2021.
  • Net earnings of $310 million ($1.94 per share, basic) up 220 percent from 2021 and Adjusted earnings of $468 million ($2.93 per share, basic) up 26 percent from 2021.
  • Leverage ratio5 of 3.4x and liquidity available2 of $1.5 billion.
  • Fuel volumes of 27 billion litres, up over 13 percent from 2021.
  • Continued to expand our ON the RUN convenience brand to more than 650 locations and grew our JOURNIE™ rewards loyalty program to 4.1 million members.

“I would like to thank the Parkland team for delivering an excellent year and commend them for their ongoing focus on safely serving our customers,” said Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We advanced our strategy, strengthened our supply advantage, delivered record Adjusted EBITDA, and enhanced shareholder distributions. Our accomplishments demonstrate the strength of our integrated business model and highlight our focus on creating long-term shareholder value. We expect record Adjusted EBITDA in 2023 and are raising our annual dividend for the eleventh consecutive year.”

“Having accelerated acquisitions, we are focused on integration, capturing synergies, deleveraging and enhancing shareholder returns,” added Espey. “While we are not proceeding with the planned renewable diesel complex at our Burnaby Refinery, we will continue to expand our co-processing volumes. We are grateful for the support our renewable diesel project has had from all levels of government, particularly the Province of B.C.”

Q4 2022 Segment Highlights

  • Canada delivered Adjusted EBITDA1 of $197 million, up 29 percent from Q4 2021 ($153 million). Performance was underpinned by strong fuel unit and c-store margins and acquisitions. Food and Company C-Store Same Store Sales Growth (excluding cigarettes)3 was 6 percent (4.7 percent in Q4 2021).
  • International delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $110 million, up 41 percent, from Q4 2021 ($78 million). Performance was underpinned by the consolidation of our International segment and wholesale, aviation and retail volume growth which was driven by tourism recovery.
  • USA delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $46 million, up 15 percent from Q4 2021 ($40 million). Performance was underpinned by incremental contribution from acquisitions and growth in our base business.
  • Refining delivered Adjusted EBITDA1 of $128 million, up 700 percent, from Q4 2021 ($16 million). Performance was underpinned by composite utilization4 of 97.7 percent, safe and consistent operations, and robust margins while the fourth quarter of 2021 was impacted by the shutdown of a major pipeline and turnaround activities at Parkland’s refinery in Burnaby, British Columbia (the “Burnaby Refinery”).

Renewable Diesel Complex Update

After careful consideration, and consistent with Parkland’s commitment to capital discipline, the Company will not proceed with its plans to build a stand-alone renewable diesel complex at the Burnaby Refinery at this time. Several factors have impacted the competitiveness of the renewable diesel complex, including rising project costs, a lack of market certainty around emerging renewable fuels and the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which advantages U.S. producers.

Parkland remains committed to its low carbon journey and will continue to extend its low carbon fuel innovation and leadership by expanding co-processing at the Burnaby Refinery to 5,500 barrels per day. Co-processing forms part of Parkland’s commercial decarbonization strategy to provide its customers with a portfolio of low carbon products and services to help them meet their low carbon goals.

Enhancing Shareholder Distributions

  • Parkland’s quarterly dividend will increase from $0.325 to $0.340 per common share, effective with the quarterly dividend payable on April 14, 2023 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 22, 2023. Dividends are expected to be declared and paid on a quarterly basis.
  • To augment the ongoing return of capital to shareholders through dividends, Parkland purchased for cancellation 1.45 million Parkland shares for $40 million under its normal course issuer bid (”NCIB”) program in the fourth quarter. Operating within its disciplined capital allocation framework which prioritizes deleveraging, followed by enhancing shareholder distributions and growth, the Company expects to continue to opportunistically utilize its NCIB program.

Sustainability

Sustainability is deeply embedded across Parkland’s business. Sustainability accomplishments in 2022 are described in the Q4 2022 MD&A. Highlights include:

  • Co-processed over 111 million litres of bio-feedstocks at the Burnaby Refinery in 2022, which has the equivalent impact of taking over 113,000 cars off the road.
  • Awarded the Emerging Clean Technologies Award at the 2022 Global Energy Show in recognition of the Company’s co-processing success at the Burnaby Refinery.
  • Launched one of western Canada’s largest ultra-fast electric vehicle charging networks, with 26 sites currently operational. Parkland received $6.8 million in funding support from National Resources Canada and the Government of British Columbia.
  • Parkland maintains an AA ESG rating from Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI), representing the top 22 percent of the index constituents.

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1 Total of segments measure. See “Total of Segments Measures” section of this news release.

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

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

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

5 Capital management measure. See “Capital Management Measures” section of this news release.


Consolidated Financial Overview

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

Three months ended December 31,

Year ended December 31,

Financial Summary

2022

2021(1)

2022

2021

Fuel and petroleum product volume (million litres)

6,637

6,397

27,036

23,900

Sales and operating revenue

8,719

6,286

35,462

21,468

Adjusted EBITDA(2)

455

260

1,620

1,260

Canada(1)(2)(4)

197

153

702

562

International

110

78

383

294

USA(1)

46

40

126

132

Refining(1)(2)(4)

128

16

516

362

Corporate(1)

(26)

(27)

(107)

(90)

Net earnings attributable to Parkland

69

22

310

97

Net earnings per share – basic ($ per share)

0.39

0.15

1.94

0.64

Net earnings per share – diluted ($ per share)

0.39

0.15

1.92

0.64

Adjusted earnings(3)

117

55

468

372

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

0.67

0.36

2.93

2.46

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

0.67

0.36

2.91

2.45

TTM Distributable cash flow(3)

818

660

818

660

TTM Distributable cash flow per share(3)

5.11

4.34

5.11

4.34

Cash generated from operating activities

629

118

1,326

904

(1) Certain amounts in the comparative periods were restated and reclassified to conform to the presentation used in the current period with respect to the allocation of Corporate costs

(2) Total of segments measure. See “Total of Segments Measures” section of this news release.

(3) Non-GAAP financial measure or non-GAAP financial ratio. See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Ratios” section of this news release.

(4) For comparative purposes, information for the comparative periods were restated due to a change in segment presentation. Refer to the Basis of presentation section of the Q4 2022 MD&A.


Q4 2022 Conference Call and Webcast Details

Parkland will host a webcast and conference call on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 6:30 am MST (8:30 am EST) to discuss the results. To listen to the live webcast and watch the presentation, please use the following link: https://app.webinar.net/91L3lBVlvgx

Analysts and investors interested in participating in the question-and-answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0546 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 58680945). International participants may call 1-800-389-0704 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 58680945).

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 Annual Consolidated Financial Statements

The management’s discussion and analysis for the three months and year ended December 31, 2022 (the “Q4 2022 MD&A”) and Annual Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2022 (the “2022 Annual Consolidated Financial Statements”) provide a detailed explanation of Parkland’s operating results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2022. An English version of these documents will be available online at www.parkland.ca and SEDAR after the results are released by newswire under Parkland’s profile at www.sedar.com. The French versions of the Q4 2022 MD&A and the 2022 Annual Consolidated Financial Statements will be posted to www.parkland.ca and SEDAR as soon as they become available.

About Parkland Corporation

Parkland is an international fuel distributor and retailer with operations in 25 countries. Our purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities, and every day, we provide over one million customers with the essential fuels, convenience items and quality foods on which they depend.

With approximately 4,000 retail and commercial locations across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean region, we have developed supply, distribution, and trading capabilities to accelerate growth and business performance. In addition to meeting our customers’ needs for essential fuels, we provide a range of choices to help them lower their environmental impact. These include carbon and renewables trading, solar power, renewables manufacturing and ultra-fast electric vehicle charging.

Our proven business model is centered around organic growth and our supply advantage, and is driven by scale, our integrated refinery and supply infrastructure, and focus on acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. Our strategy is focused on developing the existing business in resilient markets, growing our food, convenience, and renewable energy businesses, and helping customers to decarbonize. Our business is underpinned by our people, and 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: Parkland’s business model, objectives and strategies, including its focus on developing the existing business in resilient markets, growing our food, convenience and renewable energy businesses, and helping customers to decarbonize; creating long-term shareholder value; integrating acquired businesses and capturing synergies relating thereto; Parkland’s disciplined capital allocation framework, including prioritizing deleveraging, followed by enhancing shareholder distributions and growth; Parkland’s commitment to its low carbon journey and continuing to extend its low carbon fuel innovation and leadership by expanding co-processing at the Burnaby Refinery to 5,500 barrels per day; future share repurchases under the NCIB program, if any; expectation of delivering record Adjusted EBITDA in 2023; future dividends, if any, including the amount, timing and payment thereof; and building one of western Canada’s largest ultra-fast electric vehicle networks, including the size, completion and funding thereof.

These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release. Parkland does not undertake any obligations to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as required by securities law. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of numerous risks, assumptions and uncertainties including, but not limited to: general economic, market and business conditions, including the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict; micro and macroeconomic trends and conditions, including increases in interest rates, inflation and commodity prices; Parkland’s ability to execute its business objectives, projects and strategies, including the completion, financing and timing thereof, realizing the benefits therefrom and meeting our targets and commitments relating thereto; Parkland’s management systems and programs and risk management strategy; competitive environment of our industry; retail pricing, margins and refining crack spreads; availability and pricing of petroleum product supply; volatility of crude oil and refined product prices; 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; environmental impact; changes in environmental and regulatory laws, including the ability to obtain or maintain required permits; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. See also the risks and uncertainties described in “Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s most recent Annual Information Form, and in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in the Q4 2022 MD&A, each filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Non-Financial Measures

Parkland uses a number of non-financial measures, including composite utilization, and total recordable injury frequency rate, in measuring the success of our strategic objectives and to set variable compensation targets for employees. These non-financial measures are not accounting measures, do not have comparable International Financial Reporting Standards (”IFRS”) measures, and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, as other issuers may calculate these metrics differently. See Section 15 of the Q4 2022 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details on the non-financial measures used by Parkland.

Specified Financial Measures

This news release contains total of segments measures, non-GAAP financial measures and non-GAAP financial ratios, supplementary financial measures and capital management measures (collectively, “specified financial measures”). Parkland’s management uses certain specified financial measures to analyze the operating and financial performance, leverage and liquidity of the business. These specified financial measures do not have any standardized meaning and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The specified financial measures should not be considered in isolation or used in substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. See Section 15 of the Q4 2022 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding specified financial measures used by Parkland.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Ratios

Adjusted earnings is a non-GAAP financial measure and Adjusted earnings per share is a non-GAAP financial ratio included in this news release to assist management, investors and analysts with the analysis of the core operating performance of business activities of Parkland on a consolidated level. This non-GAAP financial measure and ratio do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The non-GAAP financial measures and ratios should not be considered in isolation or used in substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Except as otherwise indicated, these non-GAAP measures and ratios are calculated and disclosed on a consistent basis from period to period. See section 15 of the Q4 2022 MD&A, which is incorporated by reference into this news release, for further details regarding Parkland’s non-GAAP financial measures and ratios. See below for the reconciliation of Adjusted earnings (loss) to net earnings (loss) and calculation of Adjusted earnings (loss) per share for the three months and year ended December 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021.

Three months ended December 31,

Year ended December 31,

($ millions, unless otherwise stated)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Parkland

69

22

310

97

Add: Net earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

5

36

29

Net earnings (loss)

69

27

346

126

Add:

Acquisition, integration and other costs

41

24

117

52

Loss on modification of long-term debt

18

2

77

(Gain) loss on foreign exchange – unrealized

8

6

(8)

(7)

(Gain) loss on risk management and other – unrealized

9

(11)

39

10

Other (gains) and losses(1)

(21)

15

23

190

Other adjusting items(2)

21

4

26

12

Tax normalization(3)

(10)

(13)

(46)

(42)

Adjusted earnings (loss) including NCI

117

70

499

418

Less: Adjusted earnings (loss) attributable to NCI

15

31

46

Adjusted earnings (loss)

117

55

468

372

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

173

153

160

151

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

174

153

161

152

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

Basic

0.67

0.36

2.93

2.46

Diluted

0.67

0.36

2.91

2.45

(1) Other (gains) and losses for the three months ended December 31, 2022 include the following: (i) $19 million non-cash valuation gain (2021 – $25 million gain) due to the change in redemption value of Sol Put Option; (ii) $2 million non-cash valuation loss (2021 – $34 million loss) due to the change in fair value of Redemption Options; and (iii) $4 million gain (2021 – $6 million loss) in Other items. Other (gains) and losses for the year ended December 31, 2022 include the following: (i) $30 million non-cash valuation gain (2021 – $87 million loss) due to change in redemption value of Sol Put Option; (ii) $67 million non-cash valuation loss (2021 – $86 million loss) due to change in fair value of redemption options; (iii) $14 million gain (2021 – $17 million loss) in Other items. Refer to Note 23 of the Annual Consolidated Financial Statements.

(2) Other Adjusting Items for the three months ended December 31, 2022 and for the year ended December 31, 2022 mainly include: (i) the share of depreciation and income taxes for Isla joint venture of $3 million (2021 – $4 million) and $11 million (2021 – $7 million) respectively.

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

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

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

Three months ended

Trailing
twelve
months
ended

December
31, 2022

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

March 31,
2022

June 30,
2022

September
30, 2022

December
31, 2022

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

(48)

343

402

629

1,326

Exclude: Adjusted EBITDA attributable to NCI, net of tax

(26)

(27)

(11)

(64)

(74)

316

391

629

1,262

Reverse: Change in other liabilities and other assets

(2)

(1)

23

(23)

(3)

Reverse: Net change in non-cash working capital

436

36

(112)

(221)

139

Include: Maintenance capital expenditures attributable to Parkland

(29)

(44)

(62)

(118)

(253)

Exclude: Turnaround maintenance capital expenditures

4

3

7

Include: Proceeds on asset disposals

1

2

1

4

8

Reverse: Acquisition, integration and other costs

13

18

45

41

117

Include: Interest on leases and long-term debt

(64)

(71)

(74)

(86)

(295)

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

1

1

2

Include: Payments on principal amount on leases

(37)

(38)

(50)

(52)

(177)

Exclude: Payments on principal amount on leases attributable to NCI

5

4

2

11

Distributable cash flow

250

223

168

177

818

Weighted average number of common shares (million shares)

160

Distributable cash flow per share

5.11

(3) Supplementary financial measure except for annual reporting periods, See “Supplementary Financial Measures” section of this news release.

Three months ended

Trailing
twelve

months
ended

December
31, 2021

($ millions, unless otherwise noted)

March 31,
2021

June 30,
2021

September
30, 2021

December
31, 2021

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

(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(4)

186

199

190

85

660

Weighted average number of common shares (million shares)

152

Distributable cash flow per share

4.34

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

(2) Supplementary financial measure except for annual reporting periods, See “Supplementary Financial Measures” section of this news release.

(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”.

Food and Company C-Store Same Store Sales Growth (”SSSG”) is a non-GAAP financial ratio and refers to the period-over-period sales growth generated by retail food and 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. Food and Company SSSG does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The change in label of this metric from Company C-Store SSSG to Food and Company C-Store SSSG reflects the addition of the frozen food retail business acquired as part of the M&M Acquisition. Please see below for a reconciliation of convenience store revenue (Food and C-Store revenue) of the Canada segment with the Food and Company C-Store same store sales (”SSS”) and calculation of the Food and Company C-Store SSSG.

Three months ended December 31,

Twelve months ended December 31,

($ millions)

2022

2021

%(1)

2022

2021

%(1)

Food and Company C-Store revenue

88

93

359

390

Add:

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

306

141

1,029

590

Less:

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

(43)

(26)

(144)

(105)

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

(164)

(15)

(460)

(44)

Food and Company C-Store same-store sales

187

193

(3.5) %

784

831

(5.7) %

Less:

Same Store revenue adjustments(4) (cigarettes)

(87)

(99)

(375)

(434)

Food and Company C-Store same-store sales (excluding cigarettes)

100

94

6.0 %

409

397

3.1 %

Three months ended December 31,

Twelve months ended December 31,

($ millions)

2021

2020

%(1)

2021

2020

%(1)

Food and Company C-Store revenue

93

95

390

406

Add:

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

141

143

590

582

Less:

Rental income from retailers and others(3)

(26)

(23)

(105)

(99)

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

(9)

(9)

(30)

(28)

Food and Company C-Store same-store sales

199

206

(3.2) %

845

861

(1.8) %

Less:

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

(102)

(114)

(441)

(479)

Food and Company C-Store same-store sales (excluding cigarettes)

97

92

4.7 %

404

382

5.8 %

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

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

(3) Includes rental income from retailers in the form of a percentage rent on Food and Company C-Store sales, royalty, franchisee fees a