Sun Media Corporation

Sun Media Corporation

April 05, 2007 18:22 ET

Sun Media Corporation: Senior Advertising Executive Named at Calgary Sun

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 5, 2007) - Sun Media Corporation announced today the appointment of Ed Huculak to the position of General Manager/Director of Sales for the Calgary Sun. The company also named an interim Publisher at the Winnipeg Sun to replace him.

"Ed Huculak's experience in the newspaper industry will be a major asset for the Calgary Sun operation," said Craig Martin, Executive Vice-President Operations, Western and Central Canada, at Sun Media Corporation. "His recent service as Publisher of the Winnipeg Sun demonstrated his valuable contributions to our business."

Mr. Martin announced the appointment of Kevin Klein as Publisher of the Winnipeg Sun on an interim basis. Mr. Klein will continue in his role as Director of Advertising. He has more than 20 years of experience in the newspaper and broadcasting industries.

Mr. Huculak will report directly to Gordon Norrie, recently appointed to the new executive role of Senior Group Publisher responsible for all the company's daily newspaper publishing operations in Edmonton and Calgary.

A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Mr. Huculak worked initially for Xerox before spending 10 years at the Winnipeg Sun as an executive in national and retail advertising. He was Director of Advertising at the Calgary Sun from 1996 until becoming Publisher and CEO of the Winnipeg Sun in 2003. He is an active member of the community, involved in charitable and business-related causes.

The opportunity to strengthen the Calgary operation also accommodates Mr. Huculak's desire to be closer to his adult children and a grandchild who live in Calgary.

Sun Media Corporation, a division of Quebecor Media Inc. is Canada's second largest newspaper publishing company with daily newspapers in eight of the top 11 markets in Canada.

Quebecor Media, a subsidiary of Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B), is, through its Videotron Ltd. subsidiary, the third largest cable distribution company in Canada and a major provider of Internet access, as well as telephone and business telecommunications services. Quebecor Media, through its Sun Media Corporation subsidiary, is Canada's leading publisher of a national chain of tabloid and regional newspapers. In the broadcasting area, the company operates Canada's largest general interest, French-language television network, Group TVA Inc., as well as specialized services and a general interest English-language television station, SUN TV. The company also operates Canoe Inc. and its network of Internet properties in both English and French in Canada. Another subsidiary of Quebecor Media, Nurun Inc., is a major supplier of interactive communications and technologies in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. The company also is active in the production, distribution and sale of books and magazines, as well as in the production, distribution and retail sale of cultural products through its Archambault Group Inc., the leading vendor of music recordings in Eastern Canada, and through TVA Films and specialized stores for the rental and sale of videos and computer games under the SuperClub Videotron Ltd. banner, and its Ontario banners Jumbo Video™, Microplay™ and Starstruck Entertainment™.

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