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Jean Coutu-Metro merger

Jean Coutu retail network sales climb in 3Q

Jean Coutu retail network sales climb in 3Q

VARENNES, Quebec — Retail network sales rose in the fiscal 2018 third quarter at the Jean Coutu Group, which posted declined corporate sales and earnings. On Thursday, the company also reaffirmed the closing timetable for its acquisition by Canadian food and drug retailer Metro Inc. The $4.5 billion (Canadian) Jean Coutu-Metro merger transaction, announced in

Shareholders OK sale of Jean Coutu Group

Shareholders OK sale of Jean Coutu Group

MONTREAL — Jean Coutu Group shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the sale of the pharmacy chain to fellow Quebec retailer Metro Inc. A near-unanimous 99.9% of votes cast sanctioned the $4.5 billion transaction, which was well above the two-thirds ­requirement. Shareholders of Coutu are being offered a combination of cash and stock worth about $24.50 per