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UPDATED ON: Thursday, May 14, 2009

Metro Inc.:

Robert Sawyer,
Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer

From The Globe and Mail

M. Eric R. La Flèche, President and Chief Executive Officer, Metro Inc., is pleased to announce the following appointment:

Robert Sawyer as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Metro. Over his 30-year career at Metro, Robert has held several positions of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice-President of the Quebec division and most recently Senior Vice-President of the Ontario division where he led the turnaround of its performance. He will now oversee all food operations of the Company and will continue to make an important contribution to our success.

Metro Inc. - With annual sales of nearly $11 billion and over 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 several banners, including Metro, Metro Plus, A&P, Loeb, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 pharmacies under the Brunet, Clini Plus, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.


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