Quebecor Inc.

Quebecor Inc.

March 30, 2005 13:45 ET

Pierre Francoeur Appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Quebecor Media Inc.


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FOR: QUEBECOR INC.

TSX SYMBOL: QBR.MV.A
TSX SYMBOL: QBR.SV.B

MARCH 30, 2005 - 13:45 ET

Pierre Francoeur Appointed President and Chief
Operating Officer of Quebecor Media Inc.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 30, 2005) - Quebecor Inc.
(TSX:QBR.MV.A) (TSX:QBR.SV.B) is pleased to announce the appointment of
Mr. Pierre Francoeur to the position of President and Chief Operating
Officer of Quebecor Media Inc. Mr. Serge Gouin, the current President
and Chief Executive Officer of Quebecor Media Inc., will again become
Chairman of the Board of Quebecor Media Inc., a position he held from
the fall of 2002 to March 2004. He will continue serving as Chief
Executive Officer of Quebecor Media Inc. until the Annual Meeting of
Shareholders of Quebecor Inc. on May 11, 2005. Mr. Erik Peladeau is
appointed Executive Vice President of Quebecor Inc. and Vice Chairman of
the Board of Quebecor Media Inc., in addition to his duties as Vice
Chairman of Quebecor Inc. and Quebecor World Inc.

Pierre Francoeur remains President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun
Media Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc.

"Pierre Francoeur is the very embodiment of the type of leader we want
to have at the helm of our subsidiaries," said Pierre Karl Peladeau,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Quebecor Inc., the controlling
shareholder of Quebecor Media Inc. "He is a disciplined and rigorous
manager who has shown he can deliver the goods. He is also thoroughly
familiar with the Quebecor environment and knows what the shareholders
expect."

The Company

Quebecor Inc. (TSX: QBR.MV.A, QBR.SV.B) is a communications company with
operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. It has two
operating subsidiaries, Quebecor World Inc. and Quebecor Media Inc.
Quebecor World is one of largest commercial print media services
companies in the world. Quebecor Media owns operating companies in
numerous media-related businesses: Videotron ltee, the largest cable
operator in Quebec and a major Internet Service Provider as well as a
provider of telephone services; Videotron Telecom Ltd., a provider of
business telecommunications services; Sun Media Corporation, Canada's
largest national chain of tabloids and community newspapers; TVA Group
Inc., operator of the largest French-language general-interest
television network in Quebec, a number of specialty channels, and the
English-language general-interest station Toronto 1; Canoe inc.,
operator of a network of English- and French-language Internet
properties in Canada; Nurun Inc., an important agency in interactive
technologies and communications in Canada, the United States and Europe;
companies engaged in book publishing, magazine publishing and
production, distribution and retailing of cultural products; Archambault
Group Inc., the largest chain of music stores in eastern Canada; TVA
Films; and Le SuperClub Videotron ltee, a chain of video and video game
rental and retail stores. Quebecor Inc. has operations in 17 countries.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Quebecor Inc.
    Luc Lavoie
    Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
    (514) 380-1974
    Cell: (514) 236-8742
    lavoie.luc@quebecor.com