(Corrects to change date to Jan. 9 from Jan. 8)
Jan 9 Canadian pharmacy chain Jean Coutu Group Inc reported an 11 percent rise in third-quarter profit, helped by a fall in expenses and a lower tax bill.
Net profit for the quarter rose to C$62.5 million ($57.88 million), or 30 Canadian cents per share, for the quarter ended Nov. 30, compared with C$56.2 million, or 26 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier.
The Longueuil, Quebec-based company said revenue fell 0.6 percent to C$712.5 million. Cost of sales fell about 2 percent.
The company's tax bill fell 9.6 percent in the quarter. ($1 = 1.0799 Canadian dollars) (Reporting by Sneha Banerjee in Bangalore; Editing by Savio D'Souza)