The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

August 02, 2005 00:00 ET

/R E P E A T/ - The Jean Coutu Group - Financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2004-2005

LONGUEUIL, July 22 /CCNMatthews/ - The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. ("PJC")
announced today that the release of results and related conference call for
the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended May 28, 2005 will take place on
August 3, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. ET.
Financial analysts are invited to attend the conference call during which
the financial results will be presented.

Time and date: Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Dial number: 1 866-898-9626

Conference call name: The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

Media and other interested individuals are invited to listen to the live
or deferred broadcast on the Jean Coutu Group corporate website at . A full replay will also be available by dialling
1 800 408-3053 until September 5, 2005. The access code is 3158514 followed by
pound sign.

About The Jean Coutu Group

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. is the fourth largest drugstore chain in
North America and the second largest in both the eastern United States and
Canada. The Company and its combined network of 2,243 corporate and affiliated
drugstores (under the banners of Brooks, Eckerd, PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique
and PJC Santé Beauté) employ 60,000 people.
The Jean Coutu Group's United States operations employ 46,000 persons and
comprise 1,922 corporate owned Eckerd and Brooks drugstores located in
18 states of the Northeastern, mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States.
The Jean Coutu Group's Canadian operations and the drugstores affiliated to
its network employ 14,000 people and comprise 321 PJC Jean Coutu franchised
stores in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario.


For further information: Michael Murray, Director, Investor Relations,
(450) 646-9611, ext. 1068; Hélène Bisson, Media and Public Relations,
(514) 393-1180, ext. 343; Source: The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.:
André Belzile, Senior Vice-President Finance and Corporate Affairs, The Jean
Coutu Group (PJC) Inc., (450) 646-9611, ext. 1129