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

June 01, 2006 10:45 ET

The Jean Coutu Group Appoints a New Director

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - June 1, 2006) - Mr. Jean Coutu, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (the "Company" or the "Jean Coutu Group") announced today the appointment of Mr. Peter Simons as a Company Director. Mr. Simons is filling the vacancy left by the departure of Mrs. Claire Leger.

Peter Simons has been President and Chief Executive Officer of La Maison Simons since 1996, a leading department store chain in Quebec. Prior to that, he has occupied several functions within the family business, including buyer and merchandise manager for a number of divisions. Mr. Simons is a graduate from the University of Western Ontario and from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

"We are very proud to welcome Peter Simons to our Board. His vision, business management approach and values closely match those of The Jean Coutu Group and his contribution will be positive for the organization going forward", said Mr. Jean Coutu, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer.

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 2,173 corporate and franchised drugstores (under the banners of Brooks and Eckerd Pharmacy, PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique and PJC Sante Beaute) employ more than 60,000 people.

The Jean Coutu Group's United States operations employ 46,000 people and comprise 1,853 corporate owned stores located in 18 states of the Northeastern, mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. The Jean Coutu Group's Canadian operations and franchised drugstores in its network employ over 14,000 people and comprise 320 PJC Jean Coutu franchised stores in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario.

Contact Information

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    Helene Bisson
    Director, Public Relations
    (450) 646-9611, ext. 1165
    hbisson@jeancoutu.com