The Globe and Mail and La Presse among 50 best printed newspapers in the world

    MONTREAL, March 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Transcontinental is pleased to announce
that the daily newspapers The Globe and Mail and La Presse, Canada's most
prestigious newspapers in the English and French markets respectively, have
been accepted into the International Newspaper Color Quality Club for 2008.
The Globe and Mail is printed at three Transcontinental plants in Canada, and
La Presse is printed at the Montreal-based Transcontinental Metropolitan.
    Membership in this elite club, which consists of the 50 best-printed
newspapers in the world, is determined every two years in a unique
international competition focused on newspaper quality. The competition is
organized by the IFRA, the worldwide research and service organization for the
news publishing industry.
    François Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Transcontinental, announced that he is honoured by this recognition. "Our
newspaper-printing outsourcing model, which combines state-of-the-art
technologies and a participatory work organization, allows publishers to
entrust the physical production of their products to the experts and focus
their resources on their main activity, which is to produce high-quality
content, make the most of this content, and continue to develop their brands.
This latest international honour shows that our outsourcing model delivers
what publishers want and that it's a win-win situation for everyone. I would
like to thank our teams of dedicated employees who are the primary reason for
our success."

    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 approximately 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,,; Financial
Community: Jennifer F. McCaughey, Director, Investor Relations,
Transcontinental Inc., (514) 954-2821,

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