The National Order of Quebec bestowed on Rémi Marcoux

    MONTREAL, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Rémi Marcoux, the founder and Executive
Chairman of the Board of Transcontinental, was invested as an Officer of the
National Order of Quebec by its Premier, Jean Charest. This prestigious award
of merit was presented today at a ceremony at the hôtel du Parlement in Quebec
    "To receive such recognition in my home province is a true honour," said
Mr. Marcoux. "My hope is that myself and the other recipients recognized here
today inspire others to pursue their dreams, and always set an example they
would be proud to follow. I would like to thank my family and the people I
have worked with over the years, including everyone at Transcontinental."
    According to the Quebec ministère du Conseil exécutif, "this tribute is
testimony to the pride inspired in the people of Quebec by the outstanding
achievements of those who have had an exceptional impact on Quebec or have
enabled Quebec to stand out in a specific field of endeavour."
    For more information about Mr. Marcoux, please visit

    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
    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. For more information about the Corporation, please visit

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)

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