Transcontinental acquires newspaper L'Autre Voix in Quebec



    MONTREAL, Dec. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Transcontinental Media today announced
it has acquired the newspaper L'Autre Voix, which serves 13,500 households in
the Côte-de-Beaupré region of Quebec. The acquisition brings Transcontinental
Media's newspaper total to 172 community publications across Canada, with
approximately 250 million copies annually.
    L'Autre Voix was founded by area businessperson Mathieu Tremblay four
years ago to give the community a voice that represents local residents and
businesses around the area east of Quebec City, including Boischatel,
L'Ange-Gardien, Château-Richer, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Saint-Joachim,
Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague-du-Cap-Tourmente, Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges and
Saint-Tite-des-Caps.
    "Transcontinental is committed to serving local communities with
information that is relevant to them," said Serge Lemieux, General Manager of
the Newspaper Group for Quebec and Ontario, Transcontinental Media. "L'Autre
Voix is a very respected community paper and we look forward to being a part
of its future growth."
    Transcontinental Media, as the second largest publisher of community
newspapers in Canada, publishes daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly
newspapers in seven provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador,
Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan.

    For more information on L'Autre Voix, visit www.lautrevoix.com.

    About Transcontinental Media

    The fourth-largest print media group in Canada, with more than
3000 employees and annual revenues of $633 million in 2007, Transcontinental
Media is the country's leading publisher of consumer magazines and of
French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher
of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. It publishes the weekday daily
Métro in Montreal, owns a number of digital business units, and is also,
through Publi-Sac, Quebec's leading door-to-door distributor of advertising
material.
    Transcontinental Media is a subsidiary of Transcontinental Inc.
(TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B), which has more than 15,000 employees in Canada, the
United States and Mexico and reported revenues of C$2.3 billion in 2007.




For further information:

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

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