Quebecor Media Inc. Announces Closing of a US$350 Million Term Loan B Credit Facility MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 08/01/13 -- Quebecor Media inc. ("Quebecor Media") announced today the closing of a 7-year US$350 million Term Loan B credit facility. The Term Loan B credit facility has the same security package as the outstanding revolving facility and the net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. Considering the opportunistic financing transactions that were completed by Quebecor Media and Videotron Ltd since the beginning of the year, including this new financing and the partial redemption of 7 3/4% Senior Notes due March 15, 2016 announced on July 31, 2013, the annual interest savings are expected to exceed $20M. Citigroup Global Markets Inc., RBC Capital Markets and The Bank of Nova Scotia, acted as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookmanagers for the syndication of the Term Loan B facility. 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 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), sporting and cultur al event management (Event Management Gestev Inc.), video game development (BlooBuzz Inc.), 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 (Quebecor Media Sales). Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of United States federal securities legislation (collectively, "forward-looking statements"). All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release, including statements regarding our industry and our prospects, plans, financial position and business strategy, may constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industries in which we operate as well as beliefs and assumptions made by our management. Such statements include, in particular, statements about our plans, prospects, financial position and business strategies. Words such as "may," "will," "expect," "continue," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "plan," "foresee," "believe" or "seek" or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements, by their nature, involve risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. Such statements are also subject to assumptions concerning, among other things: our anticipated business strategies; anticipated trends in our business; and our ability to continue to control costs. We can give no assurance that these estimates and expectations will prove to have been correct. Actual outcomes and results may, and often do, differ from what is expressed, implied or projected in such forward-looking statements, and such differences may be material. For additional information regarding some important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements and other risks and uncertainties, and the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements, you are encouraged to read "Item 3. Key Information - Risk Factors" as well as statements located elsewhere in Quebecor Media's annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012. Each of these forward-looking statements speaks only as of the date of this press release. We will not update these statements unless applicable securities laws require us to do so. Contacts: Jean-Francois Pruneau Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Quebecor Media Inc. 514.380.4144
Quebecor Media Inc. Announces Closing of a US$350 Million Term Loan B Credit Facility
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.