Quebecor Media Inc.

Quebecor Media Inc.

June 18, 2009 09:59 ET

Quebecor Announces Creation of Quebecor Media Network

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 18, 2009) - Quebecor Media Inc. announced today the creation of the Quebecor Media Network, a new flyer printing and distributing division. The capabilities of subsidiaries Alex Media Services, Messageries Dynamiques, the community weekly distribution network, the Islington printing plant in Ontario and the Mirabel printing plant in Quebec are being pooled to create the new entity.

The merger will solidify Quebecor Media's leadership in flyer printing and distribution services. Last year alone, the company distributed more than 1.5 billion flyers across Canada.

The ultramodern printing plants in Islington and Mirabel, in which Quebecor Media invested over $250 million and which meet the highest standards of quality, particularly with respect to colour reproduction, combined with the company's extensive network of weeklies and dailies covering most major Canadian markets, will enable the Quebecor Media Network to quickly position itself as the industry leader.

The new unit will serve customers across Canada, offering:

- A dependable and verifiable delivery system;

- In-house distribution analytics via Geographic Information Systems (GIS);

- Targeting by FSA (Forward Sortation Area), DA (Dissimination Area) and LDU (Local Delivery Unit);

- Supervised carrier force.

"The launch of the Quebecor Media Network will enhance the company's integrated value proposition to its business partners and advertisers at the local, regional and national levels," said Pierre Karl Peladeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quebecor. "More than ever, business customers will enjoy the full benefit of the power of Quebecor Media's print and electronic media properties, from coast to coast."

Quebecor Media

Quebecor Media Inc. is a subsidiary of Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B), a communications company with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. Quebecor Media owns operating companies in numerous media related businesses: Videotron Ltd., the largest cable operator in Quebec and a major Internet Service Provider and provider of telephone and business telecommunications services; Sun Media Corporation, the largest publisher of newspapers in Canada; TVA Group Inc., operator of the largest French language over the air television network in Quebec, a number of specialty channels, and the English language over the air station Sun TV; Canoe Inc., operator of a network of English- and French language Internet properties in Canada; Nurun Inc., a major interactive technologies and communications agency with offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia; magazine publisher TVA Publishing Inc.; book publishers and distributors Sogides Group Inc. and CEC Publishing Inc.; Archambault Group Inc. and TVA Films, companies engaged in the production, distribution and retailing of cultural products; Le SuperClub Videotron ltee, a DVD and console game rental and retail chain; and Quebecor MediaPages, publisher of print and online directories.

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