Emotional Jean Coutu says farewell after shareholders approve sale to Metro

MONTREAL _ Jean Coutu fought back tears as he bid adieu to shareholders Wednesday after they approved the sale of the pharmacy chain he founded to Metro Inc. in a move that could pave the way for expansion beyond Quebec.

“I gave my all, my best, in business and my profession,” the company founder said before choking up.

Coutu, 90, said he will now devote his time and energy to helping the poor through a foundation established with his wife and family.

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