LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 2013) - The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) inc. now offers free access to the wireless network in most of its stores in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick, allowing customers to navigate on the Internet while waiting for their prescriptions or running errands.

"We are proud to be able to offer our customers free access to the wireless network. Today, the Internet is an essential tool for many reasons; this service will facilitate the daily life of many people", explains François J. Coutu, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jean Coutu Group.

Customers can now connect quickly to the wireless network by using a smart phone, a tablet or a laptop computer. The Jean Coutu PJC network is the only chain of pharmacies in Quebec to offer this service.

You can find out what stores offer free access to the wireless network on www.jeancoutu.com/localisateur.

About The Jean Coutu Group

The Jean Coutu Group is one of the most trusted names in Canadian pharmacy retailing. The Corporation operates a network of 407 franchised stores located in the provinces of Québec, New Brunswick and Ontario under the banners of PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique, PJC Santé and PJC Santé Beauté, which employs more than 19,000 people. Furthermore, the Jean Coutu Group owns Pro Doc Ltd ("Pro Doc"), a Québec-based subsidiary and manufacturer of generic drugs.

Contact Information:

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.
Helene Bisson
Vice President, Communications
450 646-9611, extension 1165