Cossette Communication Group - Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders Elects Board of Directors

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    MONTREAL, Feb. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Cossette Communication Group Inc. today
held its Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders in Montreal.
    Shareholders have re-elected the following directors to the Company's
Board of Directors: Claude Lessard, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive
Officer and President; François Duffar, Vice-Chairman of the Board; Robert G.
Beauregard, President of The Beauregard Group, Inc.; Raymond Boucher,
President of Raybou Communication Inc.; Paule Gauthier, Partner, Stein Monast
LLP; Monic Houde, President, MMH Conseil; and Anthony G. Miller, Corporate
    Charles Sirois, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer,
Telesystem Ltd., and David D. McKerroll, Chairman, OTEC Research Limited,
chose not to stand for re-election to the Company's Board of Directors.
    Shareholders have elected three new directors to replace them: Pierre
Delagrave, President, Cossette Media and Fjord Marketing
Interactive+Technology; Jean Lavigueur, Chief Financial Officer, Coveo
Solutions Inc.; and Georges Morin, Senior Vice-President, Corporate
Development, Cossette Communication Group Inc.
    "I would like to thank Charles and David for their valuable contribution
to the Cossette Board of Directors over the past years," said Claude Lessard,
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President.
    "At the same time, I would like to welcome Pierre Delagrave, Jean
Lavigueur and Georges Morin. I am sure that their long-time experience will be
an important asset to our Board of Directors," concluded Mr. Lessard.

    Cossette Communication Group Inc. offers a full range of leading-edge
communication services to clients of all sizes, including some of the most
prestigious brands in the world. A customer-driven organization built around
highly specialized business units, Cossette also offers Convergent
Communications(TM), a unique working method that brings added value to the
client by integrating various services offered by the Group, including
strategic planning and research, advertising, media buying and channel
planning, sales promotion, direct response, database and direct marketing,
customer relationship management, interactive marketing and technology
solutions, public relations, organizational communication and change
management, sponsorship and alliance marketing, branding and design, ethnic
marketing, business-to-business communications (B2B practices) and print and
video production. Cossette has approximately 1,630 employees and offices in
Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, New York, Irvine, Los
Angeles, London, Moscow and Shanghai.

    Forward-looking statements - This press release is not an offer of
securities for sale. It may contain forward-looking statements concerning the
Company's business, operations and strategies, including forward-looking
statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in the United States. The
Company cautions that, by their nature, forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties and the Company's actual results may differ materially
from those expressed or implied in such statements, due to a variety of
factors including downturns in general economic conditions and resulting
changes in client business and marketing strategies, consolidation and
globalisation of client brand strategies, the highly competitive nature of the
communications industry, the greater resources available to much larger global
agencies, low entry barriers for new competitors, dependence upon a limited
number of clients contributing a significant percentage of income, inability
to acquire new clients or new assignments from existing clients due to client
policies prohibiting performance of similar services for competing products or
companies, our ability to successfully integrate our acquired and
to-be-acquired businesses and the retention of key management, creative and
technical personnel. Reference should be made to the most recent annual
Management's Discussion and Analysis for an in-depth description of major risk
factors. The Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future
events or any other reason, unless required by applicable laws. In the event
the Company does update any forward-looking statements, no inference should be
made that the Company will make additional updates with respect to that
statement, related matters, or any other forward-looking statement.
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For further information:

For further information: Financial Analysts only: Martin Faucher,
Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, (418) 521-3784; Investors: Francis
Trudeau, Director, Acquisitions and Investor Relations, (514) 282-4633;
Medias: Mathieu Claise, Optimum Public Relations, (418) 521-3770; Source:
Cossette Communication Group Inc.,

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