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Quebecor North American CEO Receives AGC Communications Award

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK--May 17, 2002--At the Association of Graphic Communications' (AGC) 50th Anniversary Franklin Event, Marc Reisch, President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Quebecor North America was a recipient of the 2002 "Power of Communications” Award. This award is given each year to individuals in the Graphic Arts community, "In recognition of their positive influence, creative excellence, and outstanding achievements within the world of graphic communications". In accepting the award, Mr. Reisch stated, "As the business leader of the world's largest commercial printer, I am very proud of the role that Quebecor World and its customers play in promoting and supporting the strength and availability of the printed word. With the evolution of a truly global economy, "literacy" and the ability of all of our people to communicate effectively through the written word, has never had a greater importance than it has today. We will continue to support the Graphics Arts community across the New York metropolitan area, across the country, and around the world, as we strive to attract "the best and the brightest" to our industry." Also at this May 16th event, Michael Bloomberg, the 108th Mayor of the City of New York, was the "Franklin Award" honoree. This award represents the highest single honor bestowed by the Graphic Arts Industry, and serves to focus national and regional attention on the ever-evolving and far-reaching world of graphic communications. Additional "Power of Communications" recipients were Edward E. Barr, Chairman of Sun Chemical Group, B.V. and Diane Romano, President, AGT-seven, The Eastern Region and e-Business Division of Applied Graphics Technologies.