March 13, 2008 / 2:43 PM / in 10 years

Transcontinental profit rises despite strong C$

TORONTO, March 13 (Reuters) - Commercial printer Transcontinental Inc TCLa.TOTCLb.TO reported a jump in its first-quarter profits on Thursday as revenue grew despite the strength of the Canadian dollar.

Transcontinental, based in Montreal, said it earned C$34.1 million ($34.8 million), or 41 Canadian cents per share, in the three months ended Jan. 31. That was up from a profit of C$20.2 million, or 23 Canadian cents per share, in the same period a year earlier.

$1=$0.98 Canadian Reporting by Wojtek Dabrowski; Editing by Peter Galloway

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