THE JEAN COUTU GROUP TO HOLD THIRD QUARTER OF FISCAL 2009 RESULTS CONFERENCE CALL

Longueuil, Quebec, January 5, 2009 - The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. announced today that the release of results for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 will take place on January 8, 2009 at approximately 7:00 a.m. ET.

Financial analysts and investors are invited to attend a conference call during which the financial results will be presented.

Time and date: Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Dial number: 514-861-2909 or 1 888-789-9572
Access code 3273575 followed by pound sign (#)

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 514-861-2272 or toll free at 1 800-408-3053 until February 8, 2009. The access code is 3273575, followed by pound sign (#).

About The Jean Coutu Group
The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. operates a network of 343 franchised drugstores in Canada located in the provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario (under the banners of PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique and PJC Santé Beauté) and employs more than 16,000 people. The Jean Coutu Group is one of the most trusted names in Canadian pharmacy retailing. The Company holds a significant interest in Rite Aid Corporation, one of the United States’ leading drugstore chains with more than 4,900 drugstores in 31 states and the District of Columbia.


Hélène Bisson
Vice-President, Communications
The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.
(450) 646-9611, Extension 1165
hbisson@jeancoutu.com

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