METRO receives Competition Bureau authorization to proceed with the acquisition of the Jean Coutu Group

Montréal, April 23, 2018 – METRO INC. (“METRO”) (TSX: MRU) and The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (the “Jean Coutu Group”) (TSX: PJC.A) announced today that the Competition Bureau has authorized the transaction announced on October 2, 2017, pursuant to which METRO will acquire the shares of the Jean Coutu Group. The transaction is expected to close on May 11, 2018.

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Marie-Claude Bacon
Senior Director, Corporate Affairs
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