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Quebecor World Announces Multi-Year Contract Renewal With Bauer Publishing

Press release from the issuing company

MONTREAL--Aug. 26, 2003-- Bauer Publishing has awarded Quebecor World a contract renewal for all of its U.S. magazine work including Soaps In-Depth, Woman's World, First for Women, In Touch, Twist, J-14, M, and Specials. The contract also provides the opportunity for Quebecor World to increase its relationship with Bauer Publishing in the U.S., U.K., Spain, France, Portugal, and Mexico. "Quebecor World's ability to provide a global solution for all of our printing needs played a major role in our decision to extend our relationship with them," explained Richard Buchert, Vice President of Production, Bauer Publishing. "Their manufacturing platform continues to provide us with the extensive product diversity and high levels of product quality that are vital to our business." This multi-year contract expands on a 10-year mutually beneficial relationship between Quebecor World and Bauer Publishing. "As publishers look to continue to consolidate their number of suppliers, Quebecor World remains the supplier of choice for magazine manufacturing. Our global platform provides the capacity, flexibility and technology that ensures their success in today's marketplace," commented David Boles, Chief Operating Officer, Quebecor World North America. Quebecor World will produce this work at the following facilities: Merced, CA; Lebanon, OH; Lincoln, NE; Corinth, MS; Clarksville, TN; Richmond, VA. Quebecor World also produces work for Bauer Publishing in its facilities in Spain, France and the U.K. "We are delighted that Bauer Publishing recognizes the benefits of our global manufacturing platform and has awarded us with both an extension of our existing business and the production of their new title In Touch ," stated Rick Marcoux, President, Magazine Services, Quebecor World. "This agreement highlights the level of trust they have in our ability to deliver the high-quality products and services necessary to support their business."