Aldo Giampaolo Joins Quebecor : Leading Figure in the Sports and Entertainment Industry

Aldo Giampaolo Joins Quebecor : Leading Figure in the Sports and Entertainment 
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/13 -- Quebecor
(TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr.
Aldo Giampaolo to the position of President and CEO of Quebecor Media
Entertainment & Sports Group. Mr. Giampaolo will bring more than 25
years of experience in managing, promoting and producing major local,
national and international events, including the management of arenas
and major venues for sporting and cultural events, to Quebecor when
he joins the Corporation on July 8, 2013.  
"We are very happy to welcome Aldo Giampaolo to the Quebecor team,"
said Robert Dépatie, President and CEO of Quebecor. "Aldo is a
seasoned event manager, a leader in the field. His extensive
expertise in the management of major events and large venues is
recognized world-wide. We are privileged to have the benefit of his
experience, which we will draw on for the management of the Québec
City Amphitheatre, among other things. This key appointment is very
much in keeping with our mission of remaining Québec's sports and
entertainment leader by attracting the most talented people to
"It is an honour for me to join a leading Québec company such as
Quebecor," said Aldo Giampaolo. "I am very enthusiastic about taking
up the many challenges that have been entrusted to me. Together, we
will make Québec City and the Québec City Amphitheatre a hub of
sports and entertainment for the benefit of all spectators, starting
with Québec City residents. I want to thank the management of the
Cirque du Soleil, including Guy Laliberté and Daniel Lamarre, for the
confidence they placed in me in recent years. I was deeply attached
to the organization and proud to be part of it. I am confident that
Cirque du Soleil will continue producing international successes and
bringing Québec talent to the global stage. I wish them all the
Aldo Giampaolo's biography 
Aldo Giampaolo has an impressive track record in show business with
25 years of experience in event production and promotion and in the
management of multipurpose venues. He was Vice President Operations
of the Montréal Forum from 1986 to 1996, during which period he also
served as Executive Project Director of the new Bell Centre for two
years. He subsequently became Executive Vice President and General
Manager, occupying that position from 1995 to 2001. He then founded
Gillett Entertainment Group (which became EVENKO in 2010) and was its
President from 2001 to 2004. In 2006, Aldo Giampaolo joined the
Cirque du Soleil and served in a number of senior positions related
to world tours, including Executive Producer, Arena Tours Division,
and Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Touring Shows.  
About Quebecor  
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
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 Québec, 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), sporting and cultural
event management (Event Management Gestev Inc.), video game
development (BlooBuzz Inc.), DVD, Blu-ray disc and videogame rental
and retailing (Le SuperClub Vidéotron ltée), 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
(Quebecor Media Sales).
Martin Tremblay
Vice President, Public affairs
Quebecor Media
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