Transcontinental listed on the Jantzi Social Index

    MONTREAL, March 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Transcontinental is pleased to announce
it remains a constituent on the Jantzi Social Index(R) (JSI(R)), a socially
screened, market capitalization-weighted common stock index modeled on the
S&P/TSX 60. The JSI(R) consists of 60 Canadian companies that pass a set of
broadly-based environmental, social, and governance rating criteria which
include community involvement, employee relations and the environment.
Transcontinental has held its position on the Jantzi Social Index(R) since
March 2004.
    "Transcontinental is pleased to continue to be recognized by the Jantzi
Social Index(R)," said François Olivier, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Transcontinental. "We have been diligent about continuously improving
how we operate as a company, because we know that over the long term, this
will deliver the most value to our employees, our customers, and our
    Recent steps the company has taken to support this objective include the
introduction of a Paper Purchasing Policy in October 2007. This policy
promotes the use of environmentally preferable papers through a classification
process that allows clients to make an informed choice regarding the paper
they choose for their printing and publishing needs.
    As noted by Markets Initiative, a Canadian-based organization that works
to encourage ecologically sustainable paper paper products, Transcontinental
was the 'first major North-American print media conglomerate to take such a
comprehensive step towards safeguarding our forests and our climate.'
    Transcontinental recently published its first Initiatives 2007
environmental brochure, which highlights the Paper Purchasing Policy, as well
as steps employees have taken towards building a greener working environment.
    To see the complete brochure, please visit For more information on
Transcontinental's corporate citizenship and corporate governance, please go
to and visit the "Who We Are" section.

    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 close to 15,000 employees in
Canada, the United States and Mexico, and reported revenues of C$2.3 billion
in 2007.

    About Jantzi Research Inc.

    Jantzi Research Inc. is Canada's leading provider of environmental,
social and governance (ESG) research to institutions that integrate social and
environmental criteria into their investment decisions. In January 2000 it
launched the Jantzi Social Index(R) (JSI(R)), a socially screened, market
capitalization-weighted common stock index modeled on the S&P/TSX 60. With
partners Dow Jones Indexes and State Street Global Advisors, the JSI is
gaining exposure in the mainstream investment community as it generates the
first definitive data in Canada regarding the effects of integrating ESG
parameters into the investment decision-making process. Locally and
internationally investment managers are following the JSI as their ESG
benchmark for the Canadian market.

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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