Canpages Inc.

Canpages Inc.

May 01, 2008 09:00 ET

Canpages Enters Into Partnership With Quebec's Largest Independent Information Portal, BRANCHEZ-VOUS.COM and LeDevoir.com

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - Canpages Inc., the largest publisher of independent print and online phone directories in Canada, announces today that it has been chosen to become the exclusive online local business search engine for both the BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com and LeDevoir.com Web sites. With an unequaled audience of over 700,000 unique visitors a month, BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com is the largest independent information portal in Quebec. LeDevoir.com is the site of the largest independent daily newspaper in Quebec and reaches 300,000 unique visitors every month.

In 2007, Canpages announced that it was expanding its print publications into Quebec with the launch of print directories in Montreal as well as the South and North shores of Montreal: today's partnerships fully reinforce its commitment to become the leading online local search tool for the francophone community.

Users of both BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com and LeDevoir.com will be able to access the Canpages database via a search box and also enjoy Canpages.ca, an award winning on-line directory with the most local content and map based results. Canpages.ca has developed many innovative features such as photos, video ads and sending listings through text messaging. A recent study by Ipsos Reid shows that 3 out of every 4 respondents in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver prefer the Canpages.ca search engine vs Canada's other leading online directory.

"We are delighted to be able to partner with exceptional brands in Quebec and to have BRANCHEZ-VOUS! and Le Devoir as web partners will further enable Canpages to deliver effective traffic to our Quebec-based advertiser community," said Olivier Vincent, CEO of Canpages Inc.

The CEO of BRANCHEZ-VOUS!, Patrick Pierra, offered this comment: "We look forward to a long partnership with Canpages. We are always looking to bring strategic content partners to our readership base and for us, the Canpages.ca local search engine sets them apart from many others in the industry. They will definitely add to the user experience on both the BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com and LeDevoir.com web sites."

About BRANCHEZ-VOUS!

BRANCHEZ-VOUS! is a leading Montreal-based Internet media company, active in Internet content and advertising.

BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Advertising sells Internet advertising space. It commercializes the BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Network, the largest French-language Internet advertising network in Canada with over 200 French-language web sites, over 50 of which are represented on an exclusive basis; these include GlobeTrotter.net, LeDevoir.com and JeuxVideo.com. The BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Network reaches approximately 3 million French Canadians each month.

About Canpages

Canpages Inc. publishes more than 70 telephone directories across Canada with a total circulation of 7.2 million. The company, headquartered in Coquitlam, British Columbia, has more than 500 employees in offices located in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Canpages is owned by HM Capital Partners who, recognizing the potential of this business, invested more than $110 million into growing the company's operations and markets. For more information, visit www.canpages.ca.

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