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@QuebecorMedia: A Major Partner of Quebec City and Montreal Grands Prix Cyclistes #GPCQM

Jun 17 2013 12:00AM



MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/13 -- Quebecor is proud to be associated with the 4th edition of the Quebec City and Montreal Grands Prix Cyclistes as a major partner. The world-class events will be held on September 13 and 15, 2013. The Quebec City and Montreal Grands Prix Cyclistes, the only North American dates on the UCI WorldTour schedule, attract the world's top pro cyclists. The races are complemented by the Challenge Sprint Pro, which will be held on September 12.

Quebecor will support the events with a promotional campaign in all its media outlets, including TVA Network, Le Journal de Montreal, Le Journal de Quebec and 24 Heures. TVA Sports will also be the exclusive official broadcaster of the major competitions. This year, the broadcast will reach an even larger international audience. Cycling enthusiasts can join the conversation on Twitter: #GPCQM

"We are very pleased to sponsor the Quebec City and Montreal Grands Prix Cyclistes, elite sporting events that help put Quebec on the world stage," said Robert Depatie, President and CEO of Quebecor. "For Quebecor, this sponsorship fits in with our longstanding commitment to supporting young Quebec athletes. Seeing the world's best in Quebec is a source of inspiration for our youth. We salute the leadership of Groupe Serdy, the organizers of the Quebec City and Montreal Grands Prix Cyclistes, for the vision they have shown in bringing these high-profile events to Quebec City and Montreal year after year, for the enjoyment of all Quebecers. We wish all cycling fans a great show."

Quebecor is also the official media partner of the La Quebecoise and La Montrealaise cyclosportives, which will be held before the Grands Prix Cyclistes on September 12 and 14 respectively. The cyclosportives are mass participation events that appeal to the growing numbers of amateur cycling enthusiasts in Quebec. It should be noted that Quebecor supports many cycling organizations and events, including the Grand Defi Pierre Lavoie, the Granfondo Garneau-Cascades and the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau. Quebecor is also the sponsor of the Garneau-Quebecor team, which competes on the UCI Continental Tour.

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

Source: Marketwire

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