Parkland Fuel Corporation Added to S&P TSX Composite Index

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RED DEER, AB, Dec. 12, 2011 /CNW/ - Parkland Fuel Corporation ("Parkland" or the "Corporation") (TSX: PKI), Canada's largest independent fuel distributor and marketer, today announced its addition to the S&P TSX Composite Index effective at market open on Monday, December 19th, 2011.  The S&P/TSX Composite is the headline index for Canadian equities representing the largest companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

"Our addition to the S&P TSX Composite Index, the principal benchmark measure for Canada's equity markets, represents a significant milestone in our 42 year history as a public company, and is the result of the rapid growth achieved by Parkland in the last five years," said Bob Espey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Parkland.  "We look forward to the increased exposure and visibility that comes with being a member of the S&P TSX Composite Index."

About the S&P TSX Composite Index
The S&P/TSX Composite is the headline index for the Canadian equity market. It is the broadest in the S&P/TSX family and is the basis for multiple sub-indices including but not limited to equity indices, Income Trust Indices, Capped Indices, GICS Indices and market cap based indices. The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) serves as the distributor of both real-time and historical data for this index.

S&P Indices, the world's leading index provider, maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs.  For more information, please visit

About Parkland Fuel Corporation
Parkland Fuel Corporation is Canada's largest independent marketer and distributor of petroleum products, managing a nationwide network of sales channels. We are Canada's local fuel company, delivering gasoline, diesel fuel, lubricants, heating oil and other products to businesses, consumers and wholesale customers by community based operators who care.

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For investor and media inquiries please contact Tom McMillan, Investor Relations Manager at or 1-800-662-7177 ext 6722.