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

January 20, 2005 00:00 ET

The Jean Coutu Group - Second Quarter Results

LONGUEUIL, Jan. 20 /CCNMatthews/ - The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. ("PJC")
announces that the release of results and related conference call for the
second quarter ended November 27, 2004 will take place on January 25, 2005.
Please note that the conference call will begin at 9:00 A.M. ET.
Financial analysts are invited to attend the Jean Coutu conference call
during which the financial results of the second quarter of fiscal 2004-2005
will be presented:

Time and date: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 9:00 A.M. ET

Dial number: 1 800 387-6216

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 (PJC) Inc. corporate website at
www.jeancoutu.com . A full replay will also be available by dialling
1 800 408-3053 until February 25, 2005 (access code 3127132 (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 2,225 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.

Website: www.jeancoutu.com



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