METRO INC. to release 2009 first quarter results



    MONTREAL, Jan. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Metro inc. will release its first
quarter results of 2008-2009 fiscal years and will hold a conference call on
January 27, 2009, at 4:00 PM EDT.
    The broadcast will feature presentations by Mr. Eric R. La Flèche,
President & CEO and by Mr. Richard Dufresne, Senior Vice-President & CFO, on
first quarter results and will be followed by a question and answer period
with analysts and institutional investors. The conference call is expected to
last about 60 minutes.
    The analysts and institutional investors are invited to access the
conference call, by dialing 416-644-3416 or 514-807-8791 or by the website
http://www.metro.ca. The journalists and the public may access this conference
via a listen mode only. A replay will be available approximately one hour
after the call at 416-640-1917 (passcode 21294854#) or by the website
http://www.metro.ca until midnight February 27, 2009.

    Metro Inc.

    With annual sales of nearly $11 billion and over 65,000 employees, Metro
Inc. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Québec and Ontario,
where it operates a network of close to 600 food stores under several banners
including Metro, Metro Plus, A&P, Loeb, Super C and Food Basics, as well as
over 250 pharmacies under the Brunet, Clini Plus, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics
banners.




For further information:

For further information: Roberto Sbrugnera, Senior Director, Treasury,
Risks and Investor Relations, METRO INC., (514) 643-1245


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