Coastal Contacts, Inc. retains ICR, Inc.


    TSX Symbol: COA

    VANCOUVER, June 4 /CNW/ - Coastal Contacts Inc. (TSX: COA) announced
today that it has retained ICR, Inc., a leading investor relations and
financial communications consultancy to assist with all aspects of its
investor relations program.
    Coastal Contacts noted that ICR, founded in 1998, is staffed with former
institutional analysts and portfolio managers with wide experience in the
capital markets. ICR represents approximately 200 corporate clients, ranging
from pre-IPO businesses to a number of Fortune 500 companies, including some
of the most well-recognized names in the consumer products industry.
Headquartered in Westport, Connecticut, ICR also maintains offices in New
York, Santa Monica, Boston and Beijing. For more information on ICR, visit
    Roger Hardy, Coastal Contacts' President and CEO stated, "We feel
strongly that ICR's expertise and quality reputation will resonate well with
our current shareholders, potential shareholders and other industry
professionals as we look to broaden our investment outreach. Their insight
into the capital markets should provide us with leverage in communicating our
growth plans to qualified institutional buyers in the investment community."

    About Coastal Contacts:

    Coastal Contacts is the world's fastest-growing vision care supplier.
Leveraging its world class operations in Europe, North America and Asia,
Coastal is building a predictable recurring revenue stream in the contact lens
segment and is developing complementary branded vision care products. Already
No. 1 in most of its markets, Coastal is rapidly advancing toward its goal of
becoming the dominant global vision care supplier.

    This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that
reflect the current views and/or expectations of Coastal Contacts Inc. with
respect to its performance, business and future events. Investors are
cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties
including, without limitation, those relating to changes in the market,
potential downturns in economic conditions, limited suppliers, inventory risk,
disruption in our distribution facilities, foreign exchange fluctuations,
regulatory requirements, demand for contact lenses, competition and dependence
on the internet. These risks, as well as others, could cause actual results
and events to vary significantly. Coastal Contacts does not undertake any
obligations to release publicly any revisions for updating any voluntary
forward-looking statements.

    Neither the TSX nor any other regulatory body has reviewed and therefore
    does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this

For further information:

For further information: Terry Vanderkruyk, Vice President, Corporate
Development, Coastal Contacts Inc., (604) 676-4498,

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