Quebecor World Inc.

Quebecor World Inc.

January 10, 2007 10:26 ET

Quebecor World Announces Magazine Retooling Program Essentially Completed to Deliver Increased Customer Value

MONTREAL, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 10, 2007) - Quebecor World Inc. (TSX:IQW) (NYSE:IQW) announced today it has essentially completed the retooling of its U.S. Magazine Platform with installation and start-up of a new wide-web offset press in its St. Cloud, MN facility. The U.S. Magazine Platform is poised to create the highest value for its customers and Quebecor World shareholders.

Quebecor World's customer focused, state-of-the-art magazine platform is creating additional customer value by providing magazine publishers with a fully integrated print solution through its:

- Complete premedia and interactive services

- Complete logistics solutions including mail list technologies, co-mailing and co-palletization, shortening delivery and cycle time and reducing postal costs

- A coast-to-coast platform equipped with the latest press technology in strategically located facilities

The three-year U.S. magazine transformation plan includes the installation of ten new 64 and 96 page wide-web presses at seven facilities, as well as additional investments in accompanying robotics and new bindery technology.

The U.S. magazine transformation plan will result in the closing of a printing facility in Lincoln, NE. Customer volume will be transferred to other strategically located plants in Quebecor World's U.S. Magazine Platform. These efforts are being coordinated with our customers through their normal sales representation. The Lincoln facility is expected to be closed during the second quarter of 2007. The closure will affect approximately 550 employee positions at the Lincoln facility.

Forward looking statements

This press release may include "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release, including statements regarding the prospects of the industry and prospects, plans, financial position and business strategy of Quebecor World Inc. (the "Company"), may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities legislation and regulations. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "plan," "foresee," "believe" or "continue" or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements do not take into account the effect that transactions or non-recurring or other special items announced or occurring after the statements are made have on the Company's business. For example, they do not include the effect of dispositions, acquisitions, other business transactions, asset writedowns or other charges announced or occurring after forward-looking statements are made.

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, and In particular, further details and descriptions of these and other factors are disclosed in the "Risks and Uncertainties" section of the Company's Management's Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2005, and the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2005.

The forward-looking statements in this press release reflect the Company's expectations as of January 10, 2007 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.

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.

Contact Information

  • Quebecor World Inc.
    Tony Ross
    Director, Communications
    Quebecor World Inc.
    Roland Ribotti
    Senior Director, Investor Relations and Assistant-Treasurer