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

March 29, 2005 00:00 ET

The Jean Coutu Group - Third Quarter Results

LONGUEUIL, March 29 /CCNMatthews/ - The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.
("PJC") announced today that the release of results and related conference
call for the third quarter ended February 26, 2005 will take place on
April 12, 2005.
Financial analysts are invited to attend the conference call during which
the financial results of the third quarter of fiscal 2004-2005 will be
presented:

Time and date: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 9:00 A.M. ET

Dial number: 1 888 345-1250

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 May 13, 2005 (access code 3146569 (pound key)).

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 and 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 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) 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