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Tim Hortons contributes to disaster relief efforts in Japan

OAKVILLE, ON - March 18, 2011 - Tim Hortons today announced that it will contribute $100,000 on behalf of corporate and restaurant team members, to emergency disaster relief efforts in Japan.  The corporate donation will be directed to the Canadian Red Cross in order to assist the victims of Japan's earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

"The tragic effects of last week's disaster in Japan have saddened Tim Hortons' many restaurant and corporate team members," said Don Schroeder, President and CEO, Tim Hortons.  "Our hearts and deepest sympathy go out to the victims in Japan and their families around the world." 

Tim Hortons Inc. Overview

Tim Hortons is the fourth largest publicly-traded restaurant chain 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, flavored cappuccinos, specialty teas, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts. As of January 2nd, 2011, Tim Hortons had 3,750 systemwide restaurants, including 3,148 in Canada and 602 in the United States. More information about the Company is available at timhortons.com.

For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Alexandra Cygal, Tim Hortons, 905-339-5960, cygal_alexandra@timhortons.com