Passing of Paul Desmarais: Quebecor Expresses its Condolences to the Family

Passing of Paul Desmarais: Quebecor Expresses its Condolences to the Family 
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 10/09/13 -- Following the
passing of Paul Desmarais, the main shareholder of Power Corporation
of Canada, Quebecor pays tribute to his many accomplishments and his
business success.  
"I salute the memory of this man of character, whose determination
built one of Canada's few multinational corporations," said Pierre
Karl Peladeau, Vice Chairman of the Board of Quebecor, Chairman of
the Board of Quebecor Media and TVA Group, and Chairman of the Board
of Hydro-Quebec. "Mr. Desmarais was also a great philanthropist who
gave generously to major Quebec institutions. On behalf of Quebecor's
management and all its employees, I wish to express my deepest
sympathies to the Desmarais family."  
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 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.), 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 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).
Martin Tremblay
Vice President, Public affairs
Quebecor Media
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