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Quebecor Signs Contract Extension With Simon & Schuster

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

MONTREAL, CANADA May 6, 2008 - Quebecor World Inc. announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract extension with Simon & Schuster, Inc. running through 2015. Under this new agreement Quebecor World and Simon & Schuster will continue a long standing relationship for the printing and binding of high quality hard cover and soft cover consumer books. At current levels, Quebecor World will supply Simon & Schuster with over 100 million books per year from its network of six dedicated book facilities in the United States. Terms of the agreement were not announced.

Simon & Schuster is one of the world's leading publishers. Simon & Schuster publishes and distributes general interest fiction and nonfiction for adults and children in the U.S. and internationally.

"Our dedication to providing readers with quality books requires a printer who can deliver a top-quality product, superior customer service and on-time delivery, and who is able to frequently meet a challenging schedule due to the demands of the marketplace," stated Joe D'Onofrio, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations for Simon & Schuster, Inc. "Quebecor World meets these criteria and we are pleased to renew our partnership with them."

"Simon & Schuster is a global leader in book publishing and we look forward to serving them during the next seven plus years and for many years after that," said Jacques Mallette, President and CEO Quebecor World Inc. "At Quebecor World, all our people are dedicated to providing the highest value for our customers and today's announcement confirms our success."

Kevin J. Clarke, President of the Quebecor World Book and Directory Group commented, "Simon & Schuster and Quebecor World share a long history of successful partnership in the production of quality adult and children's trade books and mass market paperbacks. We are delighted that this relationship is being extended and are committed to continuing to deliver innovative and superior products and service to Simon & Schuster."

 

 

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