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

September 28, 2005 00:00 ET

The Jean Coutu Group - Financial results for the first quarter

LONGUEUIL, Sept. 28 /CCNMatthews/ - The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.
("PJC") 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 Santé Beauté) 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.

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.; André
Belzile, Senior Vice-President Finance and Corporate Affairs, The Jean Coutu
Group (PJC) Inc., (450) 646-9611, ext. 1129