MONTREAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - March 21, 2011) - Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) is pleased to announce the appointment of Françoise Bertrand to the position of Chair of its Board of Directors. Ms. Bertrand has been a member of the Board since 2003. She is also Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance Committee. The appointment is effective immediately.
"A consensus quickly emerged around Françoise as the new Chair of Quebecor's Board," said the Vice Chairman of the Board, the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, P.C, C.C., LL.D. "She has an exceptional track record and strong moral authority. Françoise has already demonstrated a tremendous capacity to work very productively with the other members of the Board and with the Company's senior management."
Françoise Bertrand is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ). She previously distinguished herself as Chairperson of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and Chief Executive Officer of the Société de radio-télévision du Québec (Radio-Québec). She also served as Dean, Resource Management, of Université du Québec à Montréal. She sits on numerous charitable committees and is active in many associations.
Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) is a holding company with a 54.7% interest in Quebecor Media Inc., one of Canada's largest media groups with more than 16,000 employees. Quebecor Media Inc. owns operating companies in numerous media-related businesses: Videotron Ltd., an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access services, cable telephone service and mobile telephone service; Sun Media Corporation, the largest publisher of newspapers in Canada; Canoe Inc., operator of a network of English- and French-language Internet properties in Canada; TVA Group Inc., operator of the largest French-language over-the-air television network in Québec, a number of specialty channels, and the English-language over-the-air station Sun TV; Nurun Inc., a major interactive technologies and communications agency with offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia; magazine publisher TVA Publishing Inc.; book publishers and distributors Sogides Group Inc. and CEC Publishing Inc.; Archambault Group Inc. and TVA Films, companies engaged in the production, distribution and retailing of entertainment products; Le SuperClub Vidéotron ltée, which rents and retails DVDs, Blu-ray discs and console games; and Quebecor MediaPagestm, a publisher of print and online directories.