The Order of Canada bestowed on Rémi Marcoux

    MONTREAL, Oct. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Rémi Marcoux, the founder and
Executive Chairman of the Board of Transcontinental, was invested as a Member
into the Order of Canada at a ceremony presided over by Her Excellency the
Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada.
    Her Excellency announced the new appointments to the Order of Canada in
February. This award is the country's highest civilian honour, recognizing a
lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service
to the nation.
    "It is a great honour to be awarded the Order of Canada and I would like
to thank Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General
of Canada," said Mr. Marcoux. "I would also like to share this recognition
with everyone who has worked for Transcontinental over the years, and with the
members of my family."
    As noted by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General,
"Rémi Marcoux is the perfect example of those builders who contribute to the
vitality of the economic sector and the growth of communities. In 1976, he
bought a little printing shop with about 30 employees. With talent,
determination and innovation, he has made Transcontinental a flagship of the
Canadian economy in the field of printing and publishing. The company is also
known as one of the most socially responsible in Canada. He is respected and
admired for his generosity and ongoing commitment to a number of
organizations, such as the Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation, the Montreal
Children's Hospital, the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, the United Way
and HEC Montréal."
    For more information about Mr. Marcoux, please visit

    About Transcontinental

    The largest printer in Canada and sixth-largest in North America,
Transcontinental also ranks as 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: Maxim Labrie, Corporate Communications
Coordinator, Transcontinental Inc., (514) 954-4176,; Financial Community: Jennifer F. McCaughey,
Director, Investor Relations, Transcontinental Inc., (514) 954-2821,;

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