Quebecor World Inc.

Quebecor World Inc.

October 25, 2007 09:26 ET

Quebecor World Appoints Ben Schwartz Senior Vice President, People and Leadership

MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2007) - Quebecor World Inc. (TSX:IQW)(NYSE:IQW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Schwartz as Senior Vice President, People and Leadership, Quebecor World, Inc.

"Ben Schwartz is a great addition to our leadership team, and I look forward to his impact on our Best People Initiative. Ben is a world class executive with demonstrated success in his field at the highest level. His knowledge and experience in people development will help us build high performance teams, help our people become the best that they can be, and ensure that our organization creates the most value possible" said Wes Lucas, President and CEO Quebecor World, Inc.

Mr. Schwartz is an outstanding leader who has extensive experience in leading the process to develop people and organizations, including leadership development, creating and implementing targeted organizational improvement programs, building highly motivating rewards and recognition programs, coaching, and implementing world class tools and training. Throughout his career, Mr. Schwartz has a proven track record in leading large organizations and building core skills in multiple cultures.

Most recently, Mr. Schwartz served as Vice President Corporate Human Resources and Global Rewards at Molson Coors Brewing Company in Denver, Colorado and Corporate Vice President Human Resources Molson Inc. and Molson Coors Brewing Company in Montreal, QC. Prior to Molson, Mr. Schwartz held several senior roles including Corporate Director Human Resources at Pratt & Whitney Canada and Director Human Resources at CAE Electronics Ltd.

Mr. Schwartz obtained a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Relations from McGill University in Montreal, QC. Mr. Schwartz is based in the Company's Montreal head office.

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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, and 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 October 25, 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.

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 27,500 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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