MONTREAL, July 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - In support of the Quebec
community of Lac-Mégantic devastated by the recent tanker train
disaster, and to assist the prompt efforts of the Canadian Red Cross to
help those affected, TC Transcontinental has arranged with the Red
Cross to make promotional space available in its community papers, in Les Affaires, and in Métro Montréal newspaper so that the humanitarian organization can better publicize
its appeal for donations. In addition, the team of contributors to the
show Ça commence bien!, produced by TC Media Production and aired on V, will make an on-air
appeal asking viewers to donate.
These acts of solidarity by TC Transcontinental, valued at more than
$50,000, complement the Corporation's invitation to its own employees
via internal channels to support the work of the Red Cross by donating
online or by mail.
"We know that this gesture of support by TC Transcontinental will help
the Canadian Red Cross continue its work in the community knowing that
its message is still getting out to the public, that is, that the needs
of the people of Lac-Mégantic are many and urgent and that donations
are necessary," said Isabelle Marcoux, Chair of the Board. "Our
TC Media newspapers are a vital source of information in many
communities and we are proud to be contributing to the network of
support now being built across the country."
TC Transcontinental is close to its communities and the Corporation and
its employees also extend their deepest sympathies to the people of
Lac-Mégantic and their families and friends.
About TC Transcontinental
Largest printer and leading provider of media and marketing activation
solutions in Canada, TC Transcontinental creates products and services
that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target
customers. The Corporation specializes in print and digital media, the
production of magazines, newspapers, books and custom content, mass and
personalized marketing, interactive and mobile applications, TV
production and door-to-door distribution.
Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B, TCL.PR.D), known by the brands
TC Transcontinental, TC Media and TC Transcontinental Printing, has
approximately 9,500 employees in Canada and the United States, and
reported revenues of C$2.1 billion in 2012. Website www.tc.tc.
SOURCE: Transcontinental inc.
For further information:
Senior Advisor, Corporate Communications
Jennifer F. McCaughey
Senior Director, Investor Relations and External Corporate Communications