Quebecor World Inc.

Quebecor World Inc.

November 15, 2006 13:33 ET

Quebecor World's Logistics Group Enhances Customer Value by Expanding Co-Mail Offering by 50%

MONTREAL, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 15, 2006) - Quebecor World Inc. (TSX:IQW)(NYSE:IQW), is pleased to announce it is enhancing customer value by expanding its co-mail offering at its new Bolingbrook, IL, mailing facility by 50 percent through the purchase of an additional 30-pocket co-mail machine. The new machine, which is expected to come online in the first quarter of 2007, will create additional customer value by allowing even more magazine publishers and catalogers to reduce their postal costs and improve delivery.

Quebecor World's complete logistics services, including its co-mail offering, are an important component of the Company's Customer Value Initiative to provide customers with complete "before" and "after" print solutions, creating additional customer value to their quality print product. Quebecor World's Logistics Group, the industry leader in co-mailing, also operates a sophisticated co-mail, poly bag, and offline mailing facility in Trenton, TN.

"Increasing customer demand, as well as considerable additional interest as a result of pending postal rate increases have accelerated QWL's expansion plans," says QWL President Brad Nathan. "The advancements to our co-mail platform will result in a significant increased offering as well as greater flexibility and faster access to our co-mail pools for magazine publishers, catalogers, and retailers. Our Express Collation Mailing System(SM) uniquely creates higher customer value as customers grow their volume with us. Our goal is to continue to provide the fastest and most flexible co-mail solution in the industry."

Earlier this year QWL's Express Collation Mailing System(SM) became the first in the industry to offer Standard catalog co-mail pools. Customers using QWL's co-mail solution in concert with QWL's additional mailing optimization programs consistently realize savings on their overall mailing costs. QWL's unmatched customer-focused co-mail service is creating higher customer value by proactively managing and mitigating the impact of the upcoming postal rate increase.

The 314,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Bolingbrook, IL facility pioneered the co-mailing of short-to-medium run magazines when it opened in 2005. Customers using the QWL's innovative co-mail system have been able to reduce their postage expenses while improving the delivery quality and predictability of their publications.

Quebecor World Logistics provides logistics and mail list services for Quebecor World and third party customers, managing distribution and mailing services for catalogs, direct mail, magazines (subscriber copies and newsstand), newspaper inserts, books and bulk printed products.

Forward-Looking Statements

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The forward-looking statements in this press release reflect the Company's expectations as of November 15, 2006 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

Quebecor World Inc. (NYSE:IQW, TSX:IQW) is a world leader in providing high-value, complete print solutions to leading publishers, retailers, catalogers and other businesses with marketing and advertising activities. It is a market leader in most of its major product categories which include magazines, inserts and circulars, books, catalogs, direct mail, directories, digital pre-media, logistics, mail list technologies and other value added services. Quebecor World has approximately 29,000 employees working in more than 120 printing and related facilities in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Finland, France, India, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Contact Information

  • Quebecor World Inc.
    Tony Ross
    Director, Communications
    Quebecor World Inc.
    Roland Ribotti
    Senior Director, Investor Relations and Assistant-Treasurer
    Quebecor World Logistic Services
    Aleksandra Novicevic
    Marketing Specialist