The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

January 26, 2005 00:00 ET

Access to The Jean Coutu Group Investor Presentation

LONGUEUIL, Jan. 26 /CCNMatthews/ - François J. Coutu, President and Chief
Executive Officer of The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc., is scheduled to present
at CIBC World Markets' 8th Annual Retail Conference in Toronto on February 2,
2005, beginning at 8:15 a.m. (EST). Following the presentation, there will be
a brief question period.
Investors may listen to Mr. Coutu's presentation and the question period
live via webcast at . The presentation slides will also be
available on the Company's website. The webcast and slides will be archived
until May 2, 2005.

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 2,225 corporate and affiliated
drugstores (under the banners of Eckerd, Brooks, PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique
and PJC Santé Beauté) employ more than 60,000 people.

The Jean Coutu Group's United States operations employ over 46,000
persons and comprise 1,904 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 over 14,000 people and comprise 321 PJC Jean
Coutu franchised stores in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario.


For further information: Michael Murray, Investor Relations,
(450) 646-9611, ext. 1068; Hélène Bisson, Media and Public Relations,
(514) 842-8860, ext. 343; Source: The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc