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Transcontinental acquires newspaper l'Express le journal d'ici

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

MONTREAL, June 13  - Transcontinental Inc. today announced it has acquired L'Express le journal d'ici, a French newspaper published every two weeks that serves the city of Saint-Lin-Laurentides in Quebec. The acquisition brings Transcontinental Media's newspaper total to 172 community publications across Canada, with approximately 250 million copies annually.

"Transcontinental believes community newspapers such as L'Express are vital tools in serving communities of interest," said Serge Lemieux, General Manager, Newspapers Group, Transcontinental Media. "We look forward to continuing to publish a newspaper that is relevant to this community."

For his part, André Larivière, President and Editor of L'Express, said, "We believe that as part of Transcontinental we will be in a position to offer an even more appealing newspaper to better serve our readers and advertisers."

More than 20,000 copies of L'Express are delivered throughout the community in the Publi-Sac from Transcontinental. For more information, please visit http://www.journallexpress.com.




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