TC Media acquires Groupe Modulo, a key player in Canada's French-language educational publishing market

TC Media acquires Groupe Modulo, a key player in Canada's French-language 
educational publishing market 
MONTREAL, Jan. 31, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - TC Media is pleased to announce that it 
has acquired all of the shares of Groupe Modulo, publisher of French-language 
educational resources and materials and a subsidiary of Nelson Education. This 
transaction brings Groupe Modulo into the Media Books and Education Division 
of TC Media, which also includes Chenelière Éducation, the leading publisher 
of French-language educational resources in Canada, Les Éditions Caractère 
and Les Éditions Transcontinental. 
This transaction enriches TCMedia's educational offering, further 
strengthening its leading position in higher education in Québec and 
enhancing its presence in the educational market in French communities across 
the country. Groupe Modulo is an educational publisher that serves every level 
of the school system, from kindergarten to university, in the French and 
French-immersion markets across Canada. Its textbooks and innovative materials 
meet the learning needs of pupils and students, as well as the professional 
development needs of educators. 
"We are proud to have Modulo, a Québec publisher with an excellent reputation 
for its editorial approach and educational materials, join the Books and 
Education Division of TC Media. The resources published by Modulo will enrich 
our catalogue by some 3,000 titles, bringing its total to over 11,000," said 
Jacques Rochefort, Senior Vice President, Books, TCMedia, and President and 
General Manager of Chenelière Éducation. "The Group's strength will allow us 
to continue developing our already highly diversified print and digital 
offering in order to better face future challenges in the publishing industry. 
We will also be in a better position to meet the needs of French students and 
teachers across Canada." 
"Groupe Modulo has enjoyed considerable success as part of the Nelson 
Education family and this transaction serves to further strengthen the 
business for strategic success. We have enjoyed an important relationship with 
TCTranscontinental, our long-time printing and publishing partner, and 
believe that Modulo will gain further advantage by growing within TCMedia," 
said Greg Nordal, President & CEO of Nelson Education. 
Groupe Modulo will operate as a separate legal entity in TCMedia, which will 
continue to publish the same titles under the Modulo brand, remaining true to 
the brand's own editorial philosophy. 
About Groupe Modulo
Groupe Modulo, as a French-language publisher, has been publishing top-notch 
educational resources and materials for more than 35 years. Serving every 
level of the educational system, from kindergarten to university, Groupe 
Modulo strives to meet the needs of educators, students and pupils across 
Canada in the French and French-language immersion markets in Québec and in 
the rest of Canada. 
About TC Media Books Inc. 
TC Media Books Inc. is composed of Chenelière Éducation, Éditions 
Caractère, Éditions Transcontinental, Groupe Modulo and TCMedia's book 
distribution operations. Chenelière Éducation, the largest publisher of 
French-language educational resources in Canada, publishes more than 2,500 
authors at every level of the education system, from kindergarten to 
university, including adult education, the professional sector and teaching 
resources. Les Éditions Caractère, with its well-known collections, is the 
leader in Québec's supplemental educational publishing market and has a 
strong catalogue of books for the general public. Les Éditions 
Transcontinental publishes about 50 titles a year on personal growth, career 
development, the consumer society, health, parenting and relationships. 
About TC Media
Canada's leading provider of media and marketing activation solutions, 
employing about 4,000 people, TCMedia reaches 24million consumers in 
Canada through its integrated multiplatform offering that includes print and 
digital media, the production of magazines, newspapers, books and custom 
content, mass and personalized marketing, interactive and mobile applications, 
TV production and door-to-door distribution. 
TCMedia is a brand of Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B, TCL.PR.D), 
which has about 9,500 employees in Canada and the United States, and reported 
revenues of C$2.1billion in 2012.  
For information or interview requests: 
Media Katherine Chartrand Director of Internal and External 
Communications TC Media Telephone: 514392-2091 
Financial Community Jennifer F. McCaughey Senior Director, Investor Relations 
and Financial Communications TC Transcontinental Telephone: 514 954-2821 
SOURCE: Transcontinental inc. 
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