Sun Media Corporation

Sun Media Corporation

April 04, 2006 16:14 ET

Senior Executive Based in Edmonton: Sun Media Corporation Names Executive Vice President, Craig Martin Responsible for Western and Central Operations

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 4, 2006) -

ATTENTION: Business, Finance, Media, Publishing

Pierre Francoeur, President and CEO of Sun Media Corporation, announced today the appointment of Craig Martin of Edmonton to the position of Executive Vice-President, Western and Central Operations.

"Under Craig Martin's leadership, our business in Western Canada has flourished," said Mr. Francoeur. "We are very pleased to have Craig's knowledge and experience in this expanded role."

Mr. Martin said: "I am excited about the strong potential for growth in our operations in Ontario and Western Canada. My ability to bring a strong Western focus to the business from my office in Edmonton is just one example of the importance Sun Media places on being closely connected to the marketplace."

Reporting directly to Mr. Francoeur, Mr. Martin will be responsible for the extensive Sun Media operations in Western and Central Canada, except for Vancouver 24 Hours, which is operated in partnership with The Jim Pattison Group. Mr. Martin will work closely with Kin-Man Lee, recently named Publisher of the Toronto Sun and Executive Vice President of Sun Media Corporation, who will be responsible for print products in the Greater Toronto Area.

Mr. Martin joined Sun Media in 1984 as Controller of the Calgary Sun. He has held several senior positions, including Publisher and CEO of the Edmonton Sun, prior to becoming Vice President Operation, Western Canada.

Active in the Edmonton community, Mr. Martin is a past president of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the 2003 United Way Campaign and has served as a director of the Edmonton Community Foundation, the Science Alberta Foundation and Ronald McDonald House as well as a member of the Alberta Economic Development Authority. He is currently on the Board of the Edmonton Police Foundation.

A graduate in economics and commerce at the University of Manitoba, Mr. Martin and wife Janet have two sons, Nathan and Cory.

Other appointments

Sun Media Corporation also announced:

Amber Ogilvie has been appointed Publisher of 24 Hours Vancouver, effective April 10, after a successful six-year-long assignment as Publisher of the Stratford Beacon Herald. A 15-year veteran of Sun Media, Ms. Ogilvie has also served as Senior Group Publisher for the Central Ontario division of Sun Media which publishes community newspapers and provides commercial printing.

Dave Carter has been appointed Publisher of the Stratford Beacon Herald. A 21-year veteran with the company, Mr. Carter is a Stratford native and has been Associate Publisher of the newspaper since 2001.

Sun Media, a Quebecor company, publishes the Sun newspapers in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Ottawa. The company publishes a total of 11 metropolitan dailies, including the London Free Press and the Journal de Montreal, as well as 11 dailies in smaller markets and more than 180 community newspapers and speciality publications.

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 the largest commercial print media services companies in the world. 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 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 Sun TV; Canoe Inc., operator of a network of English- and French-language Internet properties in Canada; Nurun Inc., an important interactive technologies and communications agency in Canada, the United States and Europe; companies engaged in book publishing and magazine publishing; and companies engaged in the production, distribution and retailing of cultural products, namely 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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