Transcontinental acquires newspaper l'Express le journal d'ici



    MONTREAL, June 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Transcontinental Inc. today announced it
has acquired L'Express le journal d'ici, a French newspaper published every
two weeks that serves the city of Saint-Lin-Laurentides in Quebec. The
acquisition brings Transcontinental Media's newspaper total to 172 community
publications across Canada, with approximately 250 million copies annually.
    "Transcontinental believes community newspapers such as L'Express are
vital tools in serving communities of interest," said Serge Lemieux, General
Manager, Newspapers Group, Transcontinental Media. "We look forward to
continuing to publish a newspaper that is relevant to this community."
    For his part, André Larivière, President and Editor of L'Express, said,
"We believe that as part of Transcontinental we will be in a position to offer
an even more appealing newspaper to better serve our readers and advertisers."
    More than 20,000 copies of L'Express are delivered throughout the
community in the Publi-Sac from Transcontinental. For more information, please
visit http://www.journallexpress.com.

    About Transcontinental

    The largest printer in Canada and sixth-largest in North America,
Transcontinental is also 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
Corporation 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 15,000
employees in Canada, the United States and Mexico, and reported revenues of
C$2.3 billion in 2007.
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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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