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UPDATED ON: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Metro Inc.:

Mr. John H. Tory, QC,

From The Globe and Mail

Mr. Pierre H. Lessard, Executive Chairman of the Board, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John H. Tory, QC to the Board of Directors of the Company.

Mr. Tory was a partner of the law firm Torys LLP from 1986 to 1995. He then served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Media Inc. from 1995 to 1999, and Rogers Cable Inc., from 1999 to 2003. During the period 2004-2009, Mr. Tory served as Leader of the Ontario PC Party, a Member of the Ontario Legislature and Leader of the Official Opposition. He is also a director of Rogers Communications Inc.

Metro Inc. - With annual sales of over $11 billion and over 65,000 employees, Metro Inc. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Québec and Ontario, where it operates a network of more than 600 food stores under several banners, including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.


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