The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

August 24, 2006 07:00 ET

The Jean Coutu Group to hold Financial Community Conference Call

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 24, 2006) - The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (TSX:PJC.A) announced today that it will hold a financial community conference call for investors and analysts on Friday, August 25, 2006.

The Jean Coutu Group's senior management, including Jean Coutu, Francois J. Coutu, Michel Coutu, Pierre Legault and Andre Belzile, will discuss today's announcement of a definitive agreement between The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) inc. and Rite Aid Corporation on a transaction in which The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) USA will be merged into Rite Aid.

Time and date: Friday, August 25, 2006 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Dial number: 514-868-1042
1 866-696-5895 (toll free)

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 A full replay will also be available by dialling 514 861-2272 or toll free at 1 800-408-3053 until September 25, 2006. The access code is 3196082, 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 2,185 corporate and franchised drugstores (under the banners of Brooks and Eckerd Pharmacy, PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique and PJC Sante Beaute) employ more than 61,000 people.

The Jean Coutu Group's United States operations employ 46,000 people and comprise 1,858 corporate owned stores located in 18 states of the North-eastern, mid-Atlantic and South-eastern United States. The Jean Coutu Group's Canadian operations and franchised drugstores in its network employ over 15,000 people and comprise 327 PJC Jean Coutu franchised stores in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario.

Contact Information

  • The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.
    Michael Murray
    Director, Investor Relations
    (450) 646-9611, ext. 1068