Quebecor World Inc.
TSX : IQW

Quebecor World Inc.

December 29, 2008 17:24 ET

Quebecor World Receives Conversion Notices in Respect of 256,364 Series 5 Preferred Shares

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 29, 2008) - Quebecor World Inc. today announced that, on or prior to December 29, 2008, it received notices in respect of 256,364 of its remaining 1,696,428 issued and outstanding Series 5 Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares (TSX:IQW.PR.C) (the "Series 5 Preferred Shares") requesting conversion into the Company's Subordinate Voting Shares (TSX:IQW).

In accordance with the provisions governing the Series 5 Preferred Shares, registered holders of such shares are entitled to convert all or any number of their Series 5 Preferred Shares into a number of Subordinate Voting Shares effective as of March 2, 2009 (the "Conversion Date"), provided such holders gave notice of their intention to convert at least 65 days prior to the Conversion Date. The Series 5 Preferred Shares are convertible into that number of the Company's Subordinate Voting Shares determined by dividing Cdn$25.00 together with all accrued and unpaid dividends on such shares up to February 28, 2009 by the greater of (i) Cdn$2.00 and (ii) 95% of the weighted average trading price of the Series 5 Preferred Shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange during the period of twenty trading days ending on February 26, 2009.

The next conversion date on which registered holders of the Series 5 Preferred Shares will be entitled to convert all or any number of such shares into Subordinate Voting Shares is June 1, 2009, and notices of conversion in respect thereof must be deposited with the Company's transfer agent, Computershare Investor Services Inc., on or before March 27, 2009.

Forward looking statements

This press release may include "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release, including statements regarding the prospects of the industry and prospects, plans, financial position and business strategy of Quebecor World Inc. (the "Company"), may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities legislation and regulations. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "plan," "foresee," "believe" or "continue" or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements do not take into account the effect that transactions or non-recurring or other special items announced or occurring after the statements are made have on the Company's business. For example, they do not include the effect of dispositions, acquisitions, other business transactions, asset writedowns or other charges announced or occurring after forward-looking statements are made.

Investors and others are cautioned that undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statements. For more information on the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause the Company's actual results to differ from current expectations, please refer to the Company's public filings available at www.sedar.com, www.sec.gov and www.quebecorworld.com. In particular, further details and descriptions of these and other factors are disclosed in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Management's Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2007 and the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2007.

The forward-looking statements in this press release reflect the Company's expectations as of December 29, 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.

The Company is currently subject to Court protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act in Canada ("CCAA"), and various U.S. subsidiaries have filed petitions under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code ("Chapter 11").

In light of the CCAA and Chapter 11 Proceedings, it is unlikely that the Company's existing Multiple Voting Shares, Redeemable First Preferred Shares and Subordinate Voting Shares will have any material value following the approval of a final plan of arrangement.

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 23,000 employees working in approximately 100 printing and related facilities in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.

Web address: www.quebecorworld.com

Contact Information

  • Quebecor World Inc.
    Tony Ross
    Vice President, Communications
    514-877-5317
    800-567-7070
    or
    Quebecor World Inc.
    Roland Ribotti
    Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasurer
    514-877-5143
    800-567-7070