Quebecor Media Inc.

Quebecor Media Inc.

June 11, 2014 16:10 ET

Departure of Aldo Giampaolo

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - June 11, 2014) - Aldo Giampaolo, President and CEO of QMI Entertainment & Sports, announced today that he is leaving Quebecor to join Feeling Productions as CEO. Among other things, Aldo will be managing Céline Dion's career.

"Despite the exciting challenges I faced at Quebecor, working with one of the world's most popular and high-profile entertainers was a unique opportunity and a challenge I couldn't pass up," said Mr. Giampaolo. "I know I am leaving behing me a solid team that is well equipped to continue the development of QMI Entertainment & Sports, including the opening of the new Québec City amphitheatre in 2015."

Mr. Giampaolo will oversee the transition until July 4, after which he will remain available on a volunteer basis to continue his collaboration with Quebecor, which he wishes to maintain in the future.

"We were naturally saddened by the news but we take comfort in the fact that the longstanding relationship between Feeling Productions, René Angelil, Céline Dion and Quebecor's various subsidiaries will enable us to continue working with Aldo on sensational new projects," said Pierre Dion, President and CEO of Quebecor.

About Quebecor

Quebecor, a Canadian telecommunications, entertainment and news media leader, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Driven by their determination to deliver the best possible customer experience, all of Quebecor's subsidiaries and brands are differentiated by their high-quality, multiplatform, convergent products and services.

Quebecor (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) is firmly based in Québec. It holds a 75.36% interest in Quebecor Media, which employs more than 15,000 people in Canada.

A family business founded in 1950, Quebecor is strongly committed to the community. Every year, it actively supports people working with more than 400 organizations in the vital fields of culture, health, education, the environment and entrepreneurship.

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