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

November 06, 2007 15:57 ET

The Jean Coutu Group and Diabetes Quebec Help You Take Control of your Diabetes

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 6, 2007) - The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) inc. ("The Jean Coutu Group") (TSX:PJC.A), in cooperation with Diabetes Quebec, is proud to propose again this year the "Taking Control of your Diabetes" Kit for people with diabetes. The Kit is distributed free of charge as of November 3 in all PJC Jean Coutu stores in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick. It provides a wide range of useful and practical information to facilitate the management of this disease and raise the level of awareness of diabetics.

The Diabetes Kit includes information on diabetes, a nutritional guide and a recipe book, a DVD on the use of blood pressure monitors, samples of new products and other tools to inform diabetics on the importance of controlling this disease, as well as on the professional health services available at Jean Coutu and the different resources made available to them.

"The secret to living a full life with diabetes consists in managing the disease, i.e. to play an active role in controlling it and to be well informed. The Jean Coutu Group is proud to provide some of the most indispensable tools for precisely that purpose", points out Richard Mayrand, Vice President, Pharmacy and Government Affairs of the Jean Coutu Group.

Moreover, to motivate people with diabetes to join Diabete Quebec, a non-profit organization well-known for its support to its members, The Jean Coutu Group is launching the Living a full life with diabetes contest. Those who apply for membership to Diabetes Quebec (or the Canadian Diabetes Association for people living outside Quebec) by completing a Jean Coutu membership application form available in the Kit and in the PJC Jean Coutu circular between November 3 and 17, will be eligible to the draw of a $4,000 gift-certificate for a sun destination of their choice or a $1,000 gift certificate redeemable in a " Hotellerie champetre " establishment. The draw of the gift certificates is scheduled for December 21, 2007 at the offices of Diabetes Quebec.

People with diabetes wishing to get the Diabetes Kit must complete the form available at the PJC Jean Coutu pharmacy prescription counter or on the Internet site www.jeancoutu.com.

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
    hbisson@jeancoutu.com