The Jean Coutu Group will defend the class action proceedings filed by pharmacist-owners

Varennes, Québec, July 15, 2016 - The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (the “Corporation” or the “Jean
Coutu Group”) confirms that it has received early this afternoon a copy of the class action proceedings
launched against the Jean Coutu Group and filed by a group of pharmacist-owners operating under the
banner Jean Coutu.

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