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UPDATED ON: Thursday, March 02, 2006

Metro Inc.:

Richard Dufresne,
Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

From The Globe and Mail

Pierre H. Lessard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Metro Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Dufresne as Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.

Since 1992, Mr. Dufresne has been working in investment banking, focused on financing and mergers and acquisitions, most recently with a global investment bank. He played a key role in a series of major transactions, notably the acquisition of A&P Canada by Metro last July. Mr. Dufresne is a graduate of Laval University in Actuarial Science, and holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.

With annualized sales approaching $11 billion and more than 65,000 employees, Metro Inc. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Quebec and Ontario, where it operates a network of close to 600 food stores under the Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, A&P, Dominion, Loeb and Food Basics banners, as well as more than 250 pharmacies under the Brunet, Clini-Plus, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.

 

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