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Press release from Marketwire

Jean Coutu Launches It's Ready!

A new exclusive notification service

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Jean Coutu Launches It's Ready!13:20 EST Thursday, January 10, 2013LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 10, 2013) - The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (the "Jean Coutu Group") (TSX:PJC.A) announced today the launch of a new and exclusive service offered by the pharmacist owners affiliated to its network. The It's Ready! notification service informs customers instantly by text or e-mail when their medications are ready to be picked up at the prescription counter. This option is ideal for anyone wishing to order his medications in advance or for people wanting to take advantage of the waiting time to complete their shopping in-store. This simple and efficient service allows customers to save time and ensures that their order will be ready as soon as they arrive at the pharmacy counter. "The It's Ready! notification service is an outstanding tool that allows the pharmacist and his team to offer a quick and impeccable customer service. We are proud to add this new functionality to our list of exclusive services offered at Jean Coutu," said Richard Mayrand, Executive Vice President, Pharmacy and Government Affairs at the Jean Coutu Group. The It's Ready! service is offered exclusively in PJC Jean Coutu participating stores. To subscribe to this service, customers can ask any employee at the prescription counter to add this option to their patient file or they can select by themselves the "Messaging Service" option in their online Health Record at www.jeancoutu.com.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 405 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 President, Communications450 646-9611, ext. 1165hbisson@jeancoutu.com