Transcontinental Inc.

Transcontinental Inc.

July 11, 2005 14:23 ET

Transcontinental's Annual Report Wins International Awards-Again

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - July 11, 2005) - For the second year in a row, Transcontinental's (TSX:TCL.SV.A)(TSX:TCL.MV.B) annual report ranked first in the Media and Communications category at the prestigious Vision Awards Annual Report Competition organized by the League of American Communications Professionals. The competition aims to encourage excellence in annual report content and graphic presentation around the world. The Media and Communications category comprised 30 entries, including major Canadian, U.S. and Mexican media companies. Entitled Our Way, Transcontinental's 2004 report, produced in house from concept to delivery, ranked 25th out of the 1435 reports submitted from 17 countries, while its online edition took home the Gold Award (second place overall) from this vast field.

"This international recognition is a good indication of our progress in our effort to become a world-class company," said Luc Desjardins, president and CEO of Transcontinental Inc. "As a printer and publisher, our annual report is our finest calling card to present to our business partners and investors. As it is also the most complete portrait we present year-in, year-out of our growing company, we always ensure it reflects our company's values by making it innovative, professional and transparent.

"I'd also like to highlight the fantastic work of our master printers at Transcontinental Litho Acme in Montreal," continued Mr. Desjardins. "Not only are they one of Canada's leading annual report printers, successfully overcoming the printing challenges set for them year after year, but they also act as advisors throughout the process."

To see Transcontinental's 2004 annual report, visit the Corporation's website at, or the League of American Communications Professionals site at


Transcontinental is the seventh largest printer in North America and the fourth largest print media group in Canada. As a printer, the Corporation is Canada's leader in the flyer, book and newspaper niches, and a strong second in magazines, catalogues and other commercial products. Through its Canadian and U.S. direct marketing facilities, Transcontinental has the geographic platform and complete service offering needed to cover the entire North American market. The company is also Canada's leading publisher of consumer magazines, the country's second largest publisher of community newspapers, and a leader in the door-to-door distribution of advertising material. Transcontinental is a company whose values, including respect, innovation and integrity, are central to its operation.

Transcontinental is a Canadian corporation whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols TCL.SV.A and TCL.MV.B. The company has more than 14,000 employees in Canada, the United States and Mexico, and reported revenues of C$2.05 billion (US$1.7 billion) in 2004.

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