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

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

September 12, 2005 00:00 ET

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. annual general meeting of shareholders

LONGUEUIL, Sept. 12 /CCNMatthews/ - The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (the
"Company" or the "Jean Coutu Group") wishes to remind the public that its
Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Thursday, September 15,
2005, at 9:30 am ET at the head office of the Company, 551 Bériault Street,
Longueuil, Quebec.
The Annual General Meeting will also be webcast on the corporate website
at www.jeancoutu.com .
Representatives of the Jean Coutu Group will meet the press after the
Meeting.

What: The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of the Jean Coutu
Group (PJC) Inc.

When: Thursday, September 15, 2005

Where: The Jean Coutu Group Head Office
551 Bériault Street
Longueuil

Annual General Meeting starts at 9:30 a.m.
Press meeting will be held following the Meeting
(around 11:00 a.m.)

About The Jean Coutu Group

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC), Inc. (TSX: PJC.SV.A) 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 2,171
corporate and affiliated drugstores (under the banners of Brooks and 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 1,850 corporate owned stores located in 18 states of the
Northeastern, mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. The Jean Coutu
Group's Canadian operations and 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, 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