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Press release from CNW Group

Resignation of the Chief Financial Officer of METRO INC.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Resignation of the Chief Financial Officer of METRO INC.14:30 EST Monday, February 20, 2012MONTREAL, Feb. 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - METRO INC. (the "Company ") announces that Mr. Richard Dufresne, Senior Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, resigned today to accept a position with another organization.The Company thanks Mr. Dufresne for his contribution during the past six years. The appointment of his successor will be announced at a later date.METRO INC. With annual sales of over $11 billion and over 65,000 employees, Metro Inc. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Québec and Ontario, where it operates a network of more than 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.For further information: Source : METRO INC. Information : Marie-Claude Bacon Senior Director, Corporate Affairs 514 643-1086 1-800-361-4681, x1086 mbacon@metro.ca