MONTREAL, Sept. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A TCL.B) warmly congratulates Isabelle Marcoux, Chair of the Board, and François Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer, who were honoured at the 15th edition of the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes held on September 20, in Montréal. Co-chaired by Kim Thomassin, Executive Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretariat, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and by Lino A. Saputo, Jr., Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Saputo, this event which gathered 750 distinguished guests, helped raise a net amount of over $1,250,000 for Portage, a non-profit organization. The Soirée des Grands Philanthropes pays tribute to business leaders who have distinguished themselves through their contribution to the community.

“Isabelle Marcoux and François Olivier are both a powerful example of philanthropic leadership which truly demonstrates the impact that business leaders can have over the years by advancing the causes they cherish through their community involvement both personally and professionally,” said Kim Thomassin and Lino A. Saputo, Jr. “We salute their great sense of responsibility and solidarity which is an inspiration to all of us.”

“It is truly an honour for us to be recognized by our peers,” said Isabelle Marcoux and François Olivier. “We would like to extend our most sincere gratitude to all of our partners who participated to the event’s success, with such generosity and enthusiasm. Portage is fulfilling its mission with rigour and passion. By helping individuals struggling with substance abuse to get back on their feet, society benefits as a whole.”

André Chagnon, Chairman of the Board of the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation and Vice President of Portage, added: “We want to express our recognition to this unique couple, two exceptional people who have combined their vision and values to contribute to several causes and organizations providing support to the most vulnerable, such as Portage. Isabelle Marcoux and François Olivier distinguish themselves among Québec’s greatest philanthropists.”

Complete biographies of Isabelle Marcoux and François Olivier can be found at www.tc.tc

About TC Transcontinental

TC Transcontinental is a leader in flexible packaging in North America, and Canada’s largest printer. The Corporation is also a Canadian leader in its specialty media segments. For over 40 years, TC Transcontinental's mission has been to create products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers.

Respect, teamwork, performance and innovation are strong values held by the Corporation and its employees. TC Transcontinental's commitment to its stakeholders is to pursue its business activities in a responsible manner.

Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A TCL.B), known as TC Transcontinental, has over 9,000 employees, the majority of which are based in Canada, the United States and Latin America. TC Transcontinental had revenues of approximately C$2.0 billion for the fiscal year ended October 29, 2017. The Corporation has completed, on May 1, 2018, the transformational acquisition of Coveris Americas which generated approximately C$1.26 billion in revenues (US$966 million) for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2017. For more information, visit TC Transcontinental's website at www.tc.tc.


For information:

Media                                                                                                                    
Nathalie St-Jean                                                                                 
Senior Advisor, Corporate Communications
TC Transcontinental
Telephone: 514-954-3581                                                                               
nathalie.st-jean@tc.tc
www.tc.tc

Financial Community
Mathieu Hébert
Director, Financial Analysis and Treasury
TC Transcontinental
Telephone: 514-954-4029
mathieu.hebert@tc.tc
www.tc.tc

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