Changes to Quebecor Corporate Management

Changes to Quebecor Corporate Management 
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 03/14/13 -- Quebecor today
announced changes to corporate management to take effect at the time
of its annual shareholders meeting, to be held in Montreal on May 8
2013. 
In view of Serge Gouin's desire to retire after serving as Chairman
of the Board of Quebecor Media Inc. (QMI) since the company's
creation in 1999, Pierre Karl Peladeau will be appointed Chairman of
the Board of QMI and of TVA Group. He will also become Vice-Chairman
of the Board of Quebecor Inc., which will continue to be chaired by
Francoise Bertrand. Robert Depatie, President and CEO of Videotron
since 2003, will replace Mr. Peladeau as President and CEO of
Quebecor Inc. and Quebecor Media Inc. Mr. Peladeau will continue
overseeing the Corporation's strategic files in his new position. 
"On behalf of all the entire Board, I wish to express our deepest
gratitude to Serge for his dedication and his generosity with his
knowledge and his time over the years," said Ms. Bertrand. "He played
a vital role in team-building among QMI's directors and officers." 
Pierre Karl Peladeau, who joined Quebecor as Assistant to the
President in 1985 and has held the position of President and CEO of
the Corporation for the past 14 years, said: "The governance
committee and I are very pleased to transfer responsibility for the
Corporation's management to Robert. With his team and with all our
other collaborators at QMI, he has led Videotron to industry-leading
performance among Canadian telecommunications company and has built
it into the most respected telecom company in Quebec. Since his
appointment, Videotron's operating income has increased from $275
million to over $1.2 billion. During the same period, customers
subscribed to 3 million additional services, including 400,000
subscriber connections to our new mobile phone service."  
"I congratulate Robert and his entire team on this stellar
performance, which is unprecedented in Videotron's history. I and all
of Quebecor's directors are confident that he will be equally
successful in leading the growth and development of QMI and Quebecor.
A particular point of pride for me is the role our achievements of
recent years have played in driving Quebec's economic development and
the th
ousands of high-tech jobs we have created. I also wish to take
this opportunity to thank our 16,000 employees for their support and
their contribution to our success." 
"I am extremely proud of this huge vote of confidence from Pierre
Karl, the directors of Quebecor and its partner, the Caisse de depot
et de placement du Quebec," said Robert Depatie. "I am grateful for
the trust my management colleagues have placed in me over the past
ten years and I wish to thank Pierre Karl for inspiring us to realize
the vision we framed when Quebecor Media began. I also feel very
privileged to be able to count on Pierre Karl's presence, support and
sound advice in my new position. We want the organization to continue
on the path of excellence. To fulfill this mission, I am pleased to
announce the appointment of Manon Brouillette, currently Videotron's
President, Consumer Market, to the position of President and Chief
Operating Officer of Videotron." Mr. Depatie retains his position as
Videotron's CEO. 
In the wake of the November 2011 transaction between Quebecor and the
Caisse de depot et de placement du Quebec, QMI's shareholders also
agreed to appoint Normand Provost, Executive Vice-President, Private
Equity at the Caisse de depot et de placement du Quebec, and Michel
Lavigne, formerly a director of QMI, to the Board of Directors of
Quebecor Inc. 
The changes will come into effect at the time of Quebecor's annual
shareholders meeting, to be held in Montreal on May 8, 2013. 
The Corporation  
Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) is a holding company with a
75.4% interest in Quebecor Media Inc., one of Canada's largest media
groups, with more than 16,000 employees. Quebecor Media Inc., through
its subsidiary Videotron Ltd., is an integrated communications
company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia
development, Internet access services, cable telephony and mobile
telephony. Through Sun Media Corporation, Quebecor Media Inc. is the
largest publisher of newspapers in Canada. It also operates Canoe.ca
and its network of English- and French-language Internet properties
in Canada. In the broadcasting segment, Quebecor Media Inc. operates,
through TVA Group Inc., the number one French-language conventional
television network in Quebec, a number of specialty channels and,
through Sun Media Corporation, the English-language SUN News channel.
Another subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., Nurun Inc., is a major
interactive technologies and communications agency with offices in
Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Quebecor Media Inc. is
also active in magazine publishing (Publications TVA Inc.), book
publishing and distribution (Sogides Group Inc., CEC Publishing
Inc.), the production, distribution and retailing of cultural
products (Archambault Group Inc., TVA Films), video game development
(BlooBuzz Studios, L.P.), DVD, Blu-ray disc and videogame rental and
retailing (Le SuperClub Videotron ltee), the printing and
distribution of community newspapers and flyers (Quebecor Media
Printing Inc., Quebecor Media Network Inc.), outdoor advertising
(Quebecor Media Out of Home), news content production and
distribution (QMI Agency), and multiplatform advertising solutions
(QMI Sales).
Contacts:
Martin Tremblay
Vice-President, Public Affairs
Quebecor Media Inc.
514-380-1985
martin.tremblay@quebecor.com
 
 
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