Quebecor World Inc.
NYSE : IQW
TSX : IQW

Quebecor World Inc.

November 19, 2007 08:36 ET

Quebecor World to Convert no Series 3 Preferred Shares Into Series 2 Preferred Shares

MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2007) - Quebecor World Inc. (TSX:IQW)(NYSE:IQW) today announced that none of its 12,000,000 issued and outstanding Series 3 Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares (TSX:IQW.PR.D) (the "Series 3 Preferred Shares") will be converted into Series 2 Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares (the "Series 2 Preferred Shares").

Shareholders who had elected to convert will have returned to them, as soon as practicable after December 1, 2007, share certificates representing the number of Series 3 Preferred Shares surrendered for conversion. Starting December 1, 2007 and until November 31, 2012, holders of Series 3 Preferred Shares will be entitled to receive quarterly fixed dividends at an annual rate of 6.13% subject to being declared by the Board of Directors of Quebecor World and as permitted by applicable law. The Series 3 Preferred Shares will remain listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol IQW.PR.D.

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 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 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 November 19, 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 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
    or
    Quebecor World Inc.
    Roland Ribotti
    Vice President, Investor Relations and Assistant Treasurer
    514-877-5143
    800-567-7070