METRO announces ticker symbol change

MONTREAL, Feb. 3, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - METRO INC. (the « Corporation ») announces that its Shares that used to be traded on the TSX under the ticker symbol "MRU.A" will, starting today, be traded under the new ticker symbol "MRU". This change follows the approval of the share capital reorganization at the last Annual Shareholders Meeting as a result of which Common Shares became the only voting and participating shares of the Corporation.

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 Quebec 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.

SOURCE METRO INC.

For further information:

Source: METRO INC.
Information: Richard Dufresne
Senior, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
514 643-1003
1-800-361-4681, extension 1003


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