Closure of Transcontinental Inc. Printing Plant in LaSalle, Quebec

Transcontinental Inc. 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 professionalism.