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August 28, 2014

François Castonguay steps down as President and CEO of Uniprix Group

The Uniprix Group, the largest affiliation of independent pharmacist-owners in Quebec, announced that its President and CEO, François Castonguay, will be resigning from his position on January 31, 2015.

Mr. Castonguay has stated health reasons as the cause for his resignation, which was accepted by the Board of Directors.

“This was not an easy decision for me. A few years ago, I had health problems and now these problems are back,” he explained.

Although Mr. Castonguay will be leaving his position as President and CEO, he will continue his association with the Uniprix Group as special consultant to his replacement, following a unanimous request by the Board of Directors. He will also take part in selecting his replacement, who will be the third president and CEO of the company created 37 years ago.

In a few months, I will be leaving my job, but I won’t be leaving Uniprix altogether; I still plan on being involved,” said Mr. Castonguay.

About the Uniprix Group

Founded in 1977, the Uniprix Group is the largest affiliation of pharmacist-owners and the second largest retail pharmacy chain in Quebec. The company brings together nearly 375 affiliated pharmacies under the Uniprix, Uniprix Santé, Uniprix Clinique and Clinique Santé banners and has combined annual sales (stores and head office) of $1.9 billion. Year after year, Quebecers rank Uniprix among their most admired companies.