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TORONTO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Commercial printer Transcontinental Inc TCLa.TOTCLb.TO reported a lower fourth-quarter profit on Tuesday, as the appreciation of the Canadian dollar and U.S. mortgage-market turmoil hurt results.
Transcontinental, which bills itself as the largest printer in Canada, earned C$38.6 million, or 46 Canadian cents a share in the quarter. That was down from C$51.1 million, or 59 Canadian cents a share in the same period a year earlier.
$1=$1.01 Canadian Reporting by Jonathan Spicer; editing by Janet Guttsman