Closure of Transcontinental Inc. Printing Plant in LaSalle, Quebec

Closure of Transcontinental Inc. Printing Plant in LaSalle, Quebec 
MONTREAL, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A TCL.B 
TCL.PR.D) is announcing the closing, on or about December 20, 2012, of its 
printing plant at 7743 Bourdeau St. in LaSalle, Quebec, leading to the loss of 
some 150 jobs. All employees affected by the termination of printing 
operations at this plant have been informed of the decision and will receive 
severance pay as well as out-placement services to help them find new jobs. 
"The printing industry is undergoing a major transformation that is altering 
supply and demand. Given the capacity and potential of our network, we have 
concluded that we have excess production capacity in relation to market 
demand. In order for Transcontinental inc. to remain competitive in this 
industry under pressure and get the most out of its most efficient equipment, 
we have had to make the difficult decision to terminate our printing 
operations at LaSalle," said Marian Kerr, Senior Vice President, Retail and 
Newspapers - Eastern. 
This decision is not based in any way on the quality of the work or 
performance of the team at Transcontinental LaSalle. Transcontinental inc. 
sincerely thanks all the employees at the plant for their dedication and 
About TC Transcontinental 
TC Transcontinental creates marketing products and services that allow 
businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. The 
Corporation is the largest printer in Canada and the fourth-largest in North 
America. As the leading publisher of consumer magazines and French-language 
educational resources, and of community newspapers in Quebec and the Atlantic 
provinces, it is also one of Canada's major media groups. TC Transcontinental 
is also the leading door-to-door distributor of advertising material in Canada 
through its Publisac network in Quebec and Targeo in the rest of Canada. 
Thanks to a wide digital network of more than 3,500 websites, the Corporation 
reaches over 18.7million unique visitors per month in Canada. 
TCTranscontinental also offers interactive marketing products and services 
that use new communication platforms supported by marketing strategy and 
planning services, database analytics, premedia, e-flyers, email marketing, 
custom communications and mobile solutions. 
Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B, TCL.PR.D), known by the brands TC 
Transcontinental, TC Media and TCTranscontinental Printing, has 
approximately 10,000 employees in Canada and the United States, and reported 
revenues of C$2.0 billion in 2011. For more information about the corporation, 
please visit 
Media Nathalie St-Jean Senior Advisor External Communications TC 
Transcontinental Telephone: 514-954-3581 
Financial Community Jennifer F.McCaughey Senior Director, Investor Relations 
and Financial Communications TC Transcontinental Telephone: 514-954-2821   
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