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The Jean Coutu Group Launches a New Online Boutique

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Jean Coutu Group Launches a New Online Boutique12:58 EST Thursday, November 15, 2012LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2012) - The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (« Jean Coutu Group»)(TSX:PJC.A) is proud to announce the launch of its new online boutique, offering wonderful gift sets for the holiday season, a new service in the world of beauty. The Jean Coutu Group has always been a leader relative to digital media in its industry. This leadership is confirmed with a new offer for Internet users who can now shop online on jeancoutu.com. "We are happy to offer our customers a new tool that will make their holiday season shopping easier. It is an easy and secure way to purchase attractive gifts for our loved ones or for ourselves," stated François J. Coutu, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jean Coutu Group. Among the superb collection of gift sets, customers can find skin care and trendy makeup products as well as perfumes with enchanting fragrances, to list just a few. The online boutique will be accessible year round with a beauty product offering to be enhanced as the months and seasons go by. The Jean Coutu Group has also introduced online today its new web site. User friendly, easy to navigate and entirely revamped, it continues to offer those functionalities that customers are familiar with and appreciate, such as the Health Record, online photo printing, newsletter and weekly flyer. However, customers can now better navigate the different sections to learn about the services available in stores, the attractive product offerings and read up on a variety of tips for each period of the year. Web site: http://www.jeancoutu.com/en/shopping/About The Jean Coutu GroupThe Jean Coutu Group is one of the most trusted names in Canadian pharmacy retailing. The Corporation operates a network of 402 franchised stores located in the provinces of Québec, New Brunswick and Ontario under the banners of PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique, PJC Santé and PJC Santé Beauté, and employs close to 19,000 people. Furthermore, the Jean Coutu Group owns Pro Doc Ltd ("Pro Doc"), a Québec-based subsidiary and manufacturer of generic drugs. The Corporation also holds an investment in Rite Aid Corporation ("Rite Aid") a national chain of drugstores in the United States with more than 4,600 drugstores in 31 states and the District of Columbia.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) inc.Helene BissonVice Presidente, Communications450 646-9611, ext 1165hbisson@jeancoutu.com