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Press release from CNW Group

Astral Launches its 2011-2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Report

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Astral Launches its 2011-2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Report14:05 EDT Wednesday, September 12, 2012MONTREAL, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral Media Inc. (TSX: ACM.A ACM.B) is proud to announce the launch of its 2011-2012 Corporate Responsibility Annual Report, presenting the Company's recent major cultural, community and environmental initiatives.This year's report celebrates Astral's core values and unique culture. Astral's 2,800 employees from across the country are the essence of this unique culture, and the cornerstone of its successes. The report concretely sheds light on several of the hundreds of charities, causes, cultural events and activities that Astral supports or helps bring to life, while also highlighting how employees get involved. Throughout the report, employees' voices can be heard via quotes that illustrate their attachment to our Canadian culture, their communities and Astral."Each year, Astral and its media properties invest over $190 million in Canadian culture and give over $25 million in air-time to charitable organizations to raise their profile and support their important fundraising activities. These commitments are at the core of our vision and of the values shared by our employees across the country. United, they are an unstoppable force and I am very proud of the work that they have done," said Jacques Parisien, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.The report is available online and can be downloaded in PDF format at www.astral.com/en/social-responsibility.Founded in 1961, Astral is one of Canada's largest media companies. It operates several media properties - pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising and digital - that are among the most popular in the country. Astral plays a central role in community life across the country by offering diverse, rich, and vibrant programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers alike. To learn more about Astral, please visit astral.com.SOURCE: AstralFor further information: Olivier Racette Advisor, Corporate Communications Astral Media Inc. 514 939-5000 oracette@astral.com