Transcontinental to postpone release of annual financial statements by a few days



    MONTREAL, Dec. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Due to the restatement of its financial
statements for prior years, as announced on December 6, 2007, Transcontinental
is postponing the release of its 2007 financial statements to Tuesday,
December 18, 2007. The postponement is meant to enable the Corporation's
external auditors to finish their work.
    As usual when it releases its quarterly or annual results,
Transcontinental will hold a conference call for the financial community on
December 18, at 10:00 a.m.

    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 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; Financial Community: Jennifer F.
McCaughey, Director, Investor Relations, Transcontinental Inc., (514)
954-2821, jennifer.mccaughey@transcontinental.ca; www.transcontinental.com

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