Transcontinental receives award for recycling program



    MONTREAL, Oct. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Transcontinental is proud to announce
that Transcontinental Direct in Pennsylvania, a leading direct marketing
service provider, has been recognized for its commitment to the environment
and management of its recycling program.
    David Cutler Industries, a recycling specialist to the graphic arts
industry, presented its "Outstanding Recycling Achievement Award" for the
volume of paper recycled last year by Transcontinental Direct's Warminster and
Hamburg, Pennsylvania printing and direct mail operations.
    "We're honored to be recognized for our environmental efforts by one of
the leading recyclers in the United States," said Transcontinental Direct
President, Rob Young. "We are committed to doing our part to protect the
environment and we continue to evaluate our activities to identify
opportunities to reduce environmental impact."
    In presenting the award, David Cutler Industries noted that
Transcontinental Direct had recycled more than 11,000 tons of paper in 2006,
saving 193,000 trees, more than 4 million gallons of oil, 34,000 cubic yards
of landfill space, nearly 80,000 gallons of water and more than 45 million
kilowatts of energy.
    Transcontinental has been recognized as a leader in environmental
protection, receiving various awards in recognition of its efforts since it
implemented its first environmental policy in 1993.
    Transcontinental Direct, through its network of facilities, delivers a
comprehensive portfolio of solutions, including direct mail and fulfillment
services, postal optimization, database marketing and analytics, forms and
commercial printing, statement processing and business continuity and recovery
services.
    For more information about Transcontinental Direct, visit
www.transcontinentaldirect.com.

    About Transcontinental

    The largest printer in Canada and sixth-largest in North America,
Transcontinental also ranks as the country's leading publisher of consumer
magazines and French-language educational resources, and its second-largest
community newspaper publisher. Transcontinental distinguishes itself by
creating strategic partnerships that integrate the company into its customers'
value chain, notably through its unique newspaper printing outsourcing model
and its value-added services. From mass to highly personalized marketing, the
company offers its clients integrated solutions which include a
continent-leading direct marketing offering, a diverse digital platform and a
door-to-door advertising material distribution network. Transcontinental is a
company whose values, including respect, innovation and integrity, are central
to its operation.
    Transcontinental (TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B) has more than 14,500 employees in
Canada, the United States and Mexico, and reported revenues of C$2.3 billion
in 2006.




For further information:

For further information: Media: Nessa Prendergast, Director, Media
Relations, Transcontinental Inc., (514) 954-2809,
nessa.prendergast@transcontinental.ca, www.transcontinental.com; Financial
Community: Jennifer F. McCaughey, Director, Investor Relations,
Transcontinental Inc., (514) 954-2821, jennifer.mccaughey@transcontinental.ca

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