/R E P E A T -- METRO INC. to release 2010 First Quarter results/

MONTREAL, Jan. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - METRO INC. financial results for the first quarter of 2009-2010 fiscal year will be released January 26, 2010. This release will be followed by a conference call held on January 26, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. (EST).

Mr. Eric R. La Flèche, President & CEO and Mr. Richard Dufresne, Senior Vice-president & CFO will hold a conference call intended for investors and financial analysts to review the financial results for the first quarter. This conference call will be followed by a question and answer period. This call is expected to last about 60 minutes.

The analysts and institutional investors are invited to access the conference call, by dialling (514)807-9895, (647)427-7450 or (888)231-8191 or by the website http://www.metro.ca. The journalists and the public may ac cess this conference via a listen mode only. A replay will be available approximately one hour after the call at (800)642-1687 (passcode 50344366#) or by the website http://www.metro.ca until midnight February 26, 2010.

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 Québec and Ontario, where it operates a network of close to 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, GP, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, Brunet Plus, Clini Plus, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.

SOURCE METRO INC.

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


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