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December 11, 2015

HMSHost Brews Up Refreshed Tim Hortons Location at Edmonton International Airport

Opening of Remodeled 24-hour Arrivals Level Location

Image of Tim Hortons opening ceremony

Pouring the ceremonial first cup of Tim Hortons coffee from left to right: Tom Ruth, President and CEO, Edmonton International Airport; Christine Andrade, Manager of Business Development, Tim Hortons; Neil Thompson, Vice President of Operations, HMSHost.

EDMONTON, AB – Travellers at Edmonton International Airport now have more access to their daily brew, with the opening of the remodeled 24-hour pre-security Tim Hortons location. Global restaurateur HMSHost, Tim Hortons, and the airport celebrated yesterday with a grand opening ribbon cutting and reception.

“We are thrilled to bring a fresh look to this location in Edmonton and excited for our guests to experience the new Tim Hortons look,” said Tim Hortons Manager of Business Development Christine Andrade. “New and renovated Tim Hortons restaurants across the chain this year will incorporate the company’s new interior and exterior look and design which was introduced earlier last year. With the grand re-opening of this popular Edmonton International Airport location, guests can expect comfortable booth seating, warm pendant lighting, and interior colour scheme, new wooden bakery displays, and communal table.”

Edmonton International Airport’s two Tim Hortons locations welcome travellers with its popular premium coffee and full menu of handcrafted sandwiches and breakfast items, including Tim Hortons’ trademark donuts. The inviting dining area in this modernized arrivals level location offers travellers and airport visitors a place to relax before or after a flight, or when waiting for arriving passengers. Travellers on the go can also easily grab their favourite drink and snack.

“With this major remodel of the Edmonton International Airport arrivals location, Tim Hortons will continue to woo travellers as well as airport and airline employees with their fresh brewed, fresh-baked style,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Kent Vanden Oever. “We are excited to partner with Tim Hortons once again at Edmonton International Airport to continue offering great dining options to travellers, employees, and airport visitors.”

“Whether you’re a passenger setting off on a business trip or a vacation, an airport worker at the start of a busy day, or a family eagerly awaiting a loved one, at our airport, Tim Hortons is here to welcome you home. Tim Hortons is a Canadian icon, and we’re delighted to see it reopen at our airport, even bigger and better than ever,” said Tom Ruth, President and CEO, Edmonton International Airport.

The chain’s biggest draw remains its legendary Tim Hortons coffee. It’s a premium blend that has all of the enticing aromas and complex flavors that make a simple cup of coffee an enduring favourite among people of all ages and backgrounds. To accompany its signature premium coffee are Tim Hortons’ famous Timbits®, bite-sized donut holes, as well as other signature donuts – the Apple Fritter and the Dutchie.

ABOUT HMSHOST

Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 100 airports around the globe, including the 20 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.7 billion and employs more than 33,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of around €3.9 billion in 2014, the Group operates in 29 countries and employs some 54,000 people. It manages approximately 2,800 stores in over 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information. We can also be found on Facebook at fb.com/HMSHost and on Twitter at @HMSHost.

ABOUT TIM HORTONS INC.

Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots, specialty teas, fruit smoothies, home-style soups, fresh Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts. As of June 30, 2013, Tim Hortons has 4,304 restaurants, including 3,468 in Canada, 807 in the United States, 29 in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf. More information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com. Follow Tim Hortons on Twitter: www.twitter.com/timhortons.

ABOUT EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

EIA has 36 stylish shops and services, and 25 tasty restaurants with international and local flavours. Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is Canada’s fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area. Canada’s fastest-growing major airport in 2012, EIA serves 7 million passengers per year and offers non-stop connections to more than 50 destinations across Canada, the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. For more information about Edmonton International Airport, visit www.flyeia.com.

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