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

June 13, 2005 00:00 ET

The Jean Coutu Group to participate in the Merrill Lynch 12th Annual Growth Stock Conference

LONGUEUIL, June 13 /CCNMatthews/ - François J. Coutu, President and Chief
Executive Officer of The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc., is scheduled to present
at the Merrill Lynch 12th Annual Growth Stock Conference in Toronto on
June 15, 2005, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Eastern Time.
The Company's presentation materials will be available on the company's
website at www.jeancoutu.com at the start of the presentation. The materials
will be archived until September 15, 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 2,231 corporate and affiliated
drugstores (under the banners of Brooks, Eckerd, 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 1,910 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.

Website: www.jeancoutu.com



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.