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The Caisse contributes $50 million to the financing of Cogeco Cable

The Caisse contributes $50 million to the financing of Cogeco Cable 
MONTREAL, Jan. 29, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Caisse de dépôt et placement du 
Québec announced a $50-million contribution, in the form of a term loan, to 
the financing of Cogeco Cable, a Québec telecommunications company 
specialized in residential and commercial cable distribution. 
The Caisse's contribution is part of the $650-million private financing, 
announced earlier today by the company, to acquire PEER 1 Network Enterprises, 
Inc. Based in Vancouver, this Internet infrastructure supplier specializes in 
managed hosting and cloud services. The acquisition of PEER 1 will enable 
Cogeco Cable to diversify its service offering and serve an additional 10,000 
businesses worldwide through 19 data centres and 21 network points of presence 
across North America and Europe. 
"By participating in the financing of Cogeco Cable, the Caisse encourages the 
growth of this major player in the cable distribution industry by enabling it 
to expand its suite of network and hosting services," said Marc Cormier, 
Executive Vice-President, Fixed Income at the Caisse. "In addition to 
enhancing its presence in a booming sector, this acquisition will allow the 
Québec company to scale up and increase the scope of its operations, 
particularly in global markets." 
"Cogeco Cable is pleased to be able to count on a partner like the Caisse de 
dépôt et placement du Québec as we implement our development plans in the 
Internet infrastructure market, business sector," explained Louis Audet, 
President and CEO of Cogeco Cable."The acquisition of PEER 1, one of the 
world's leading hosting providers, is fully consistent with the achievement of 
one of our main strategic objectives." 
ABOUT COGECO CABLE
Cogeco Cable (www.cogeco.ca) is a telecommunications corporation and is the 
second largest hybrid fibre coaxial cable operator in Ontario and Québec. 
Through its two-way broadband cable networks, Cogeco Cable provides its 
residential customers with Analogue and Digital Television, High Speed 
Internet ("HSI") and Telephony services. Cogeco Cable is also present in the 
United States through its subsidiary, Atlantic Broadband, whose head office is 
located in Quincy, Massachusetts. Atlantic Broadband is ranked the 12th 
largest cable television system operator in the United States and serves the 
following areas: Western Pennsylvania, Southern Florida, Maryland, Delaware 
and South Carolina. In addition, Cogeco Cable provides commercial customers, 
through its subsidiary Cogeco Data Services, with data networking, e-business 
applications, video conferencing, hosting services, Ethernet, private line, 
VoIP, HSI access, data storage, data security, co-location services, managed 
IT services, cloud services and other advanced communication solutions. Cogeco 
Cable's subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange 
(TSX:CCA). 
ABOUT THE CAISSE DE DÉPÔT ET PLACEMENT DU QUÉBEC
The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is a financial institution that 
manages funds primarily for public and private pension and insurance plans. As 
at December 31, 2011, it held $159.0 billion in net assets. As one of Canada's 
leading institutional fund managers, the Caisse invests in major financial 
markets, private equity and real estate. For more information: 
www.lacaisse.com. 
Jean-Benoît Houde Senior Advisor, Media Relations 514 847-5493 
jbhoude@lacaisse.com 
SOURCE: CAISSE DE DEPOT ET PLACEMENT DU QUEBEC 
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CO: CAISSE DE DEPOT ET PLACEMENT DU QUEBEC
ST: Quebec
NI: FIN LOAN MNA FIN  
-0- Jan/30/2013 02:41 GMT
 
 
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