The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.
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The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

October 16, 2007 16:52 ET

The Jean Coutu Group-I.D.E.A.L. Project: The Company Clarifies the Facts Related to the Hiring of Nurses

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2007) - Mr. Francois J. Coutu, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (the "Company" or the "Jean Coutu Group") wishes to clarify certain statements made today during a press conference following the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

During the conference, Mr. Coutu introduced the I.D.E.A.L. project, which is being tested on a pilot project basis in the PJC Jean Coutu drugstore network. He wishes to clarify that nurses are being hired to assist our pharmacy teams, notably pharmacists, in order to improve our team's pharmaceutical follow up with their patients. These nurses are required to be members of the professional order of nurses, l'Ordre des Infirmieres et Infirmiers du Quebec (OIIQ).

Currently I.D.E.A.L. is in pilot project phase at a dozen PJC Jean Coutu drugstores. As a result, 12 nurses, who are all members of the OIIQ, have been hired for the project.

About The Jean Coutu Group

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. operates a network of 329 franchised drugstores in Canada located in the provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario (under the banners of PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique and PJC Sante Beaute) and employs more than 15,500 people. The Jean Coutu Group is one of the most trusted names in Canadian pharmacy retailing. The Company holds a significant interest in Rite Aid Corporation, one of the United States' leading drugstore chains with approximately 5,100 drugstores in 31 states and the District of Columbia.

Contact Information

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    Helene Bisson
    Director, Public Relations
    450-646-9611, ext. 1165