Longueuil, Quebec, June 29, 2008 - The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (the “Company” or the “Jean Coutu Group”) wishes to remind the public that its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Tuesday July 7, 2009, at 9:30 am ET at the Head Office of the Company, 551 Bériault Street, Longueuil, Quebec.

The Meeting will also be webcast on the corporate website at

Representatives of the Jean Coutu Group will meet the press after the Meeting.

What: The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of the Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

When: Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Where: The Jean Coutu Group Head Office. 551 Bériault Street, Longueuil.

Annual General Meeting starts at 9:30 a.m.
Press meeting will be held following the Meeting (around 11:00 a.m.)

About The Jean Coutu Group
The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. operates a network of 353 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 31states and the District of Columbia.

Hélène Bisson
Vice-President, Communications
The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.
(450) 646-9611, Extension 1165
[email protected]