Quebecor World Inc.

Quebecor World Inc.

January 18, 2007 09:52 ET

Quebecor World Announces Chuck Miotke Appointed Vice-President Global Manufacturing

MONTREAL, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 18, 2007) - Mr. Wes Lucas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quebecor World Inc. (TSX:IQW)(NYSE:IQW) is pleased to announce that Mr. Chuck Miotke will become the leader for global manufacturing and productivity, as Vice President, Global Manufacturing.

As part of Quebecor World's 5 Point Transformation Plan, our Execution Initiative drives fundamental improvements in our operating capability in our plants, logistics solutions, supply chain, and service offerings, and ensures that we deliver on the benefits of our recent and significant retooling investment. "To provide the highest customer satisfaction in the industry, our objective is to build the execution capability so that our customers receive the highest quality products, the best product performance, and with the industry's leading on-time delivery," stated Mr. Lucas. "I am pleased that Chuck is taking a leadership role in driving this part of our 5 Point Transformation Plan, and I am confident that under his leadership we will achieve significant productivity and efficiency improvements through operational excellence," added Mr. Lucas.

Mr. Miotke's almost 30 years experience in operations, and at multiple levels and operational functions, make him ideally suited for this key position. Most recently Chuck served as the President of our U.S. Magazine Division. He oversaw the extensive three-year retooling program, which is transforming the Magazine Division with the industry's leading magazine operating platform serving many of the world's largest publishers. "I want to personally thank Chuck for a job well-done during his leadership of the Magazine Division" stated Mr. Lucas. "Chuck will be able to leverage his operational expertise and experience to assist all our divisions, world-wide, to drive productivity, great execution, and continuous improvement so that we optimize the significant retooling investment, and that we continue to deliver to our customers a high quality product, on time, every time," added Mr. Lucas.

Chuck Miotke has almost 30 years of experience in the printing industry. He has worked at Quebecor World since 1993 and has held many senior leadership positions within the organization. In his new role Mr. Miotke will report to David Blair, Quebecor World's Senior Vice President Operations, Technology and Continuous Improvement. During the next several months, Mr. Miotke will provide support and continuity to the magazine plants and customers, to ensure a smooth transition.

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Quebecor World

Quebecor World Inc. (TSX:IQW)(NYSE:IQW) is a world leader in providing high-value, complete print solutions to leading publishers, retailers, catalogers and other businesses with marketing and advertising activities. It is a market leader in most of its major product categories which include magazines, inserts and circulars, books, catalogs, direct mail, directories, digital pre-media, logistics, mail list technologies and other value added services. Quebecor World has approximately 29,000 employees working in more than 120 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.

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