The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.
TSX : PJC.SV.A

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

October 11, 2005 07:00 ET

REMINDER/Media Advisory/The Jean Coutu Group: Financial Results for the First Quarter

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 11, 2005) - The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. ("PJC") (TSX:PJC.SV.A) announced today that the release of results and related conference call for the first quarter ended August 27, 2005 will take place on October 11, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. ET.

Financial analysts are invited to attend the conference call during which the financial results will be presented.

Time and date: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Dial number: 1 888 575-8232

Conference call name: The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

Media and other interested individuals are invited to listen to the live or deferred broadcast on the Jean Coutu Group corporate website at www.jeancoutu.com. A full replay will also be available by dialling 1 800-408-3053 until November 11, 2005. The access code is 3163933 followed by pound sign (#).

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 2,172 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 1,851 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 321 PJC Jean Coutu franchised stores in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario.

www.jeancoutu.com

Contact Information

  • Source: The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.
    Andre Belzile
    Senior Vice-President Finance and Corporate Affairs
    (450) 646-9611, ext. 1129
    or
    Information:
    Michael Murray
    Director, Investor Relations
    (450) 646-9611, ext. 1068
    or
    Helene Bisson
    Media and Public Relations
    (514) 393-1180, ext. 343