Quebecor World Inc.

Quebecor World Inc.

June 16, 2008 17:42 ET

Quebecor World Creates New Marketing Solutions Group in Response to Customers Marketing and Advertising Needs

MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - Quebecor World Inc. (TSX:IQW) is pleased to announce the merging of its U.S. Retail Insert, Catalog, Sunday Magazine and Direct Mail divisions into a new integrated Marketing Solutions Group to better serve the marketing and advertising needs of Quebecor World's customers in multiple markets including retail, direct marketing, Sunday magazine, agency and financial services.

"By joining the forces of our Retail Insert, Catalog, Sunday Magazine and Direct Mail divisions under one operating structure we will be able to more effectively partner with our customers and provide them with integrated marketing solutions that target the end-consumer or client more effectively," said Jacques Mallette, President and CEO Quebecor World. "In addition to improving our operational efficiency, this new approach will allow us to further enhance our integrated product offering to all our customers."

Brian Freschi will lead the Marketing Solutions Group. Mr. Freschi has been with Quebecor World for 14 years and for the last six years he was President of the U.S. Retail, Catalog and Sunday Magazine Division.

"What we are doing is listening and responding to our customers needs. We are organizing our business model to conform to how our customers see their business changing and to how they are positioning their marketing and advertising programs. Our customers want to work with a partner that can provide integrated solutions across multiple platforms. This integrated business model is good for our customers and our people. It helps our customers maximize the return on their marketing investment. Our people will be part of a strong integrated group with one focus and one vision," said Brian Freschi.

The Marketing Solutions Group will have revenues of approximately $1.8 billion and will produce direct mail products, retail inserts, catalogs and Sunday Magazines in a coast-to-coast integrated network of 20 facilities in the United States.

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The forward-looking statements in this press release reflect the Company's expectations as of June 16, 2008 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.
Quebecor World Inc. is currently subject to Court protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada), and various U.S. subsidiaries have filed petitions under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

About Quebecor World

Quebecor World Inc. (TSX: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, and Switzerland.

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