Quebecor World Inc.
NYSE : IQW
TSX : IQW

Quebecor World Inc.

January 11, 2008 17:29 ET

Quebecor World Acknowledges Receipt of CDN$400 Million Rescue Financing Proposal From Quebecor Inc. and Tricap Partners Ltd.

MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwire - Jan. 11, 2008) - Quebecor World Inc. (TSX:IQW)(NYSE:IQW) today acknowledged that it has received a binding proposal with respect to a potential Cdn$400 million rescue financing submitted jointly by Quebecor Inc. and Tricap Partners Ltd. Quebecor Inc. is the controlling shareholder of Quebecor World holding approximately 84.5% of the voting interests and 35.5% of the equity interests in the Company. Quebecor World understands that Tricap Partners is a private equity fund managed by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Management of Quebecor World has determined, after a preliminary review with its advisors, that the submitted proposal is meaningful and serious in light of the circumstances and the Company's current financial situation.

The Board of Directors of Quebecor World has established a special committee of independent directors for the purpose, among other matters, of reviewing and considering the terms of the rescue financing proposal, and the Board, the Independent Committee and Company management, together with their various financial and legal advisors, will diligently review and consider the terms of the financing proposal in the coming days.

Forward looking statements

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Investors and others are cautioned that undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statements. For more information on the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause the Company's actual results to differ from current expectations, please refer to the Company's public filings available at www.sedar.com, www.sec.gov and www.quebecorworld.com. In particular, further details and descriptions of these and other factors are disclosed in the "Risks and Uncertainties related to the Company's business" section of the Company's Management's Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2006, and the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2006.

The forward-looking statements in this press release reflect the Company's expectations as of January 11, 2008 and are subject to change after this date. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by the applicable securities laws.

About Quebecor World

Quebecor World Inc. (TSX:IQW)(NYSE:IQW) is a world leader in providing high-value, complete marketing and advertising solutions to leading retailers, catalogers, branded-goods companies and other businesses with marketing and advertising activities, as well as complete, full-service print solutions for publishers. The Company is a market leader in most of its major product categories, which include advertising inserts and circulars, catalogs, direct mail products, magazines, books, directories, digital premedia, logistics, mail list technologies and other value-added services. Quebecor World has approximately 28,000 employees working in more than 115 printing and related facilities in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Finland, France, India, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Contact Information

  • Quebecor World Inc.
    Tony Ross
    Vice President, Communications
    514-877-5317
    800-567-7070
    or
    Quebecor World Inc.
    Roland Ribotti
    Vice President, Investor Relations and Assistant Treasurer
    514-877-5143
    800-567-7070
    www.quebecorworld.com