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Quebecor Inc. Reports Consolidated Results for Second Quarter 2014

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/14 -- Quebecor Inc. ("Quebecor" or the "Corporation") (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) today reported its consolidated financial results for the second quarter of 2014. Quebecor consolidates the financial results of its Quebecor Media Inc. ("Quebecor Media") subsidiary, in which it holds a 75.4% interest.

Highlights

Second quarter 2014


--  Revenues up $6.0 million (0.6%) to $1.07 billion. 
    
--  Adjusted operating income(1) up $13.6 million (3.7%) to $385.9 million
    despite the unfavourable impact on the comparative results of a one-time
    $5.8 million adjustment to Canadian Radio-television and
    Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") fees in 2013. 
    
--  Net loss attributable to shareholders: $54.8 million ($0.45 per basic
    share) in the second quarter of 2014 compared with $93.6 million ($0.75
    per basic share) in the same period of 2013, a favourable variance of
    $38.8 million ($0.30 per basic share). 
    
--  Adjusted income from continuing operations(2): $66.0 million ($0.54 per
    basic share) in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $53.0 million
    ($0.43 per basic share) in the same period of 2013, an increase of $13.0
    million ($0.11 per basic share). 
    
--  The Telecommunications segment grew its revenues by $20.7 million (3.1%)
    and its adjusted operating income by $10.7 million (3.3%) in the second
    quarter of 2014. Mobile telephony revenues were up $13.7 million or
    25.8% and Internet access revenues were up $10.5 million or 5.1%.  
    
--  The News Media segment's adjusted operating income was up $6.1 million
    (20.8%) in the second quarter of 2014. The sale of 74 Quebec weeklies to
    Transcontinental Interactive Inc ("Transcontinental Interactive"), a
    subsidiary of Transcontinental Inc. ("Transcontinental"), for a cash
    consideration of $75.0 million closed on June 1, 2014. 
    
--  On April 28, 2014, Pierre Dion was appointed President and CEO of
    Quebecor and Quebecor Media, replacing Robert Depatie, who resigned for
    health reasons. Manon Brouillette was named President and CEO of
    Videotron Ltd. ("Videotron") on May 7, 2014. 
    
--  On June 19, 2014, at the Corporation's Annual Meeting of Shareholders,
    the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney was named Chairman of the Board of
    Quebecor. 
    
--  On July 31, 2014. Quebecor announced the creation of Media Group, a new
    segment dedicated to entertainment and news media. Media Group includes
    the operations of TVA Group Inc. ("TVA Group"), Sun Media Corporation,
    QMI Agency, QMI Out of Home, Quebecor Media Sales, Messageries
    Dynamiques, and Quebecor Media Printing Inc. Julie Tremblay was named
    President and CEO of the new segment. She will also serve as President
    and CEO of TVA Group. 
    

(1) See "Adjusted operating income" under "Definitions."                  
(2) See "Adjusted income from continuing operations" under "Definitions." 

"In the second quarter of 2014, Quebecor posted a $13.6 million increase in adjusted operating income and a 24.5% increase in adjusted income from continuing operations," noted Pierre Dion, President and CEO of Quebecor. "Once again, the strong results were propelled by the Telecommunications segment's performance, combined with successful cost-containment and reduction initiatives in our News Media segment and the positive impact of various refinancing operations completed at advantageous interest rates.

"The News Media segment will continue its repositioning with the creation of Media Group. The new entity will maximize our group's strengths by pooling its talents in order to provide even better, more diverse and more distinctive content. Media Group will enhance our capability to push content across all our platforms more effectively and more nimbly, taking the convergence strategy that undergirds our success to the next level."

"Videotron continued its growth in the second quarter of 2014, increasing its revenues by $20.7 million or 3.1%, and its adjusted operating income by $10.7 million, despite the $4.7 million unfavourable impact of CRTC fees," said Manon Brouillette, President and CEO of Videotron. "Average monthly revenue per user ("ARPU") rose to $123.61, up $6.37 (5.4%) from the second quarter of 2013. Our mobile telephony service made substantial gains, adding more than 100,000 subscriber connections over the past 12 months. Videotron continues to demonstrate its formidable capacity to innovate and launch new products, such as its new illico app for the iPad and a next-generation Wi-Fi router that is compatible with the latest wireless technology."

"The adjusted operating income of the News Media segment, now part of Media Group, jumped 20.8%, despite a 7.3% decrease in revenues," said Julie Tremblay, President and CEO of Media Group. "The numbers reflect the positive impact of the major cost-reduction and repositioning initiatives implemented over the past few years."

In the Broadcasting segment, on July 1, 2014 TVA Sports became the official French-language broadcaster of the National Hockey League for the next 12 years. TVA Group reached agreements with TELUS and Cogeco Cable Canada whereby TELUS and Cogeco customers will have access to TVA content on demand and to the TVA Sports and TVA Sports 2 specialty channels. TVA Group also announced that the successful television program La Voix will be back for a third season in winter 2015.

"Quebecor's solid year-to-date consolidated financial results were driven by the pursuit of its business plan in its growth sectors and the refocusing and transformation of its more traditional media outlets," said Pierre Dion. "The Corporation remains favourably positioned to achieve its business development, growth and profitability objectives in the second half of 2014 and subsequent quarters."


Table 1                                                                     
Quebecor second quarter financial highlights, 2010 to 2014                  
(in millions of Canadian dollars, except per share data)                    
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                              2014    2013(1)       2012       2011     2010
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Revenues                 $ 1,069.2  $ 1,063.2  $ 1,053.8  $ 1,019.9  $ 967.7
Adjusted operating income    385.9      372.3      358.1      356.8    348.6
(Loss) income from                                                          
 continuing operations                                                      
 attributable to                                                            
 shareholders                (61.2)    (119.7)      66.5       53.6     59.2
Net (loss) income                                                           
 attributable to                                                            
 shareholders                (54.8)     (93.6)      65.5       54.0     60.4
Adjusted income from                                                        
 continuing operations        66.0       53.0       48.2       58.3     61.3
Per basic share(2):                                                         
  (Loss) income from                                                        
   continuing operations                                                    
   attributable to                                                          
   shareholders              (0.50)     (0.96)      0.52       0.42     0.46
  Net (loss) income                                                         
   attributable to                                                          
   shareholders              (0.45)     (0.75)      0.52       0.42     0.47
  Adjusted income from                                                      
   continuing operations      0.54       0.43       0.38       0.45     0.48
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(1) The financial figures for 2013 have been restated to reflect changes to 
    the accounting policy for the accounting of convertible debentures.     
(2) The per basic share data have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the
    two-for-one split of the Corporation's shares on August 14, 2013.       

Discontinued operations

Quebecor Media announced that it was abandoning door-to-door distribution of community newspapers and flyers in Quebec and discontinuing distribution of the Le Sac Plus doorknob bag as of January 2014. On June 1, 2014, Quebecor Media finalized the sale of 74 Quebec weeklies to Transcontinental Interactive, a subsidiary of Transcontinental, for a cash consideration of $75.0 million. Quebecor Media sold its specialized websites Jobboom and Reseau Contact on June 1, 2013 for a total cash consideration of $59.2 million, net of disposed-of cash in the amount of $5.8 million. The operating results and cash flows related to those businesses, as well as the $7.9 million gain on the sale of the 74 Quebec weeklies and the $37.6 million gain on the sale of the two websites, were reclassified as discontinued operations in the consolidated statements of income and cash flows.

Changes in accounting policies

Although market participants submitted various interpretations to the IFRS Interpretations Committee, as per the report released by the Committee in May 2014, a financial instrument that is mandatorily convertible into a variable number of shares, subject to a cap and a floor, should be classified in its entirety as a liability. As such, the Corporation changed retrospectively its accounting policy for the accounting of its convertible debentures to be in line with the IFRS Interpretations Committee discussions.

2014/2013 second quarter comparison

Revenues: $1.07 billion, a $6.0 million (0.6%) increase.


--  Revenues increased in Telecommunications ($20.7 million or 3.1% of
    segment revenues) and in Interactive Technologies and Communications
    ($1.5 million or 4.2%). 
    
--  Revenues decreased in News Media ($14.6 million or -7.3%), Leisure and
    Entertainment ($3.2 million or -4.8%) and Broadcasting ($1.4 million or
    -1.2%). 

Adjusted operating income: $385.9 million, a $13.6 million (3.7%) increase.


--  Adjusted operating income increased in Telecommunications ($10.7 million
    or 3.3% of segment adjusted operating income) and News Media ($6.1
    million or 20.8%).  
    
--  Adjusted operating income decreased in Leisure and Entertainment ($3.6
    million), Broadcasting ($0.4 million or -2.3%) and Interactive
    Technologies and Communications ($0.2 million or -4.5%). 
    
--  The change in the fair value of Quebecor Media stock options resulted in
    a $0.9 million unfavourable variance in the stock-based compensation
    charge in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the same period of
    2013. The change in the fair value of Quebecor stock options and the
    impact of various transactions on the options issued under this program
    resulted in a $6.8 million favourable variance in the Corporation's
    stock-based compensation charge in the second quarter of 2014.

Net loss attributable to shareholders: $54.8 million ($0.45 per basic share) in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $93.6 million ($0.75 per basic share) in the same period of 2013, a favourable variance of $38.8 million ($0.30 per basic share).


--  The favourable variance was due primarily to: 
    
    --  $269.8 million favourable variance in gains and losses on valuation
        and translation of financial instruments; 
        
    --  $18.9 million loss on debt refinancing recorded in the second
        quarter of 2013; 
        
    --  $14.3 million decrease in financial expenses; 
        
    --  $13.6 million increase in adjusted operating income.
        
        Partially offset by:
        
        
    --  recognition of a $190.0 million non-cash charge for impairment of
        goodwill and intangible assets, without any tax consequences, in the
        second quarter of 2014; 
        
    --  $26.1 million unfavourable variance in the gain on discontinued
        operations; 
        
    --  $6.0 million increase in the amortization charge. 

In the second quarter of 2014, Quebecor Media recognized a $190.0 million non-cash goodwill impairment charge without any tax consequences in the News Media segment, in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") accounting valuation principles. The charge reflects the impact of the transition to digital and challenging market conditions in the newspaper industry.

Adjusted income from continuing operations: $66.0 million ($0.54 per basic share) in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $53.0 million ($0.43 per basic share) in the same period of 2013, an increase of $13.0 million ($0.11 per basic share).

2014/2013 year-to-date comparison

Revenues: $2.11 billion, a $17.4 million (0.8%) increase.


--  Revenues increased in Telecommunications ($52.5 million or 3.9% of
    segment revenues) and in Interactive Technologies and Communications
    ($1.4 million or 2.0%). 
    
--  Revenues decreased in News Media ($30.6 million or -7.9%), Broadcasting
    ($6.2 million or -2.7%), and Leisure and Entertainment ($5.9 million or
    -4.5%). 

Adjusted operating income: $732.4 million, a $35.1 million (5.0%) increase.


--  Adjusted operating income increased in Telecommunications ($32.6 million
    or 5.1% of segment adjusted operating income), News Media ($6.5 million
    or 14.7%), Interactive Technologies and Communications ($1.1 million or
    19.3%) and Head Office ($8.1 million). The increase at Head Office was
    caused mainly by the favourable variance in the fair value of stock
    options. 
    
--  Adjusted operating income decreased in Broadcasting ($7.5 million or
    -55.6%) and Leisure and Entertainment ($5.7 million). 
    
--  The change in the fair value of Quebecor Media stock options resulted in
    a $2.8 million unfavourable variance in the stock-based compensation
    charge in the first half of 2014 compared with the same period of 2013.
    The change in the fair value of Quebecor stock options resulted in a
    $15.2 million favourable variance in the Corporation's consolidated
    stock-based compensation charge in the first half of 2014.

Net loss attributable to shareholders: $15.7 million ($0.13 per basic share) in the first half of 2014, compared with $100.1 million ($0.80 per basic share) in the same period of 2013, a favourable variance of $84.4 million ($0.67 per basic share).


--  The favourable variance was due primarily to: 
    
    --  $304.7 million favourable variance in gains and losses on valuation
        and translation of financial instruments; 
        
    --  $35.1 million increase in adjusted operating income; 
        
    --  $20.5 million decrease in financial expenses.
        
        Partially offset by: 
        
    --  recognition of a $190.0 million non-cash charge for impairment of
        goodwill and intangible assets, without any tax consequences, in the
        first half of 2014; 
        
    --  $22.9 million unfavourable variance in the gain on discontinued
        operations; 
        
    --  $13.6 million increase in the amortization charge. 

Adjusted income from continuing operations: $112.7 million in the first half of 2014 ($0.92 per basic share), compared with $86.7 million ($0.70 per basic share) in the same period of 2013, an increase of $26.0 million ($0.22 per basic share).

Financing

The following financial transactions have been concluded since the end of the first quarter of 2014:


--  On April 9, 2014, Videotron issued US$600.0 million aggregate principal
    amount of 5.375% Senior Notes maturing on June 15, 2024, for net
    proceeds of $654.5 million, net of financing fees of $7.8 million.
    Videotron fully hedged the exchange risk on the new Senior Notes by
    means of cross-currency interest rate swaps. It also converted the fixed
    interest rate on a US$158.6 million tranche of the Senior Notes to a
    floating rate. 
    
--  Videotron used the proceeds from the April 9, 2014 issuance of Senior
    Notes to prepay and withdraw on April 24, 2014 US$260 million principal
    amount of its outstanding 9.125% Senior Notes, issued on March 5, 2009
    and maturing on April 15, 2018, to repay drawings under its revolving
    credit facility, to pay transaction fees and expenses, and for general
    corporate purposes. Strong demand enabled Videotron to upsize the
    offering with favorable pricing, which clearly demonstrates the strength
    of the subsidiary's business and credit profile. 
    
--  On April 25, 2014, Quebecor Media completed the redemption and early
    repayment of all of its outstanding 7.75% Senior Notes in the aggregate
    principal amount of US$380.0 million, issued on October 5, 2007 and
    maturing on March 15, 2016, and unwound the hedges in an asset position.

Dividend

On July 30, 2014, the Board of Directors of Quebecor declared a quarterly dividend of $0.025 per share on its Class A Multiple Voting Shares ("Class A Shares") and Class B Subordinate Voting Shares ("Class B Shares"), payable on September 9, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 5, 2014. This dividend is designated to be an eligible dividend, as provided under subsection 89(14) of the Canadian Income Tax Act and its provincial counterpart.

Normal course issuer bid

On July 30, 2014, the Board of Directors of Quebecor authorized the renewal of its normal course issuer bid for a maximum of 500,000 Class A Shares representing approximately 1.3% of issued and outstanding Class A Shares, and for a maximum of 2,000,000 Class B Shares representing approximately 2.4% of issued and outstanding Class B Shares as of July 29, 2014.

The purchases will be made from August 13, 2014 to August 12, 2015, at prevailing market prices, on the open market through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange, and will be made in accordance with the requirements of said Exchange. All shares purchased under the bid will be cancelled. As of July 29, 2014, 39,000,672 Class A Shares and 83,875,792 Class B Shares were issued and outstanding.

The average daily trading volume of the Corporation's Class A Shares and Class B Shares from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014 was 870 Class A Shares and 412,399 Class B Shares. Consequently, the Corporation will be authorized to purchase a maximum of 1,000 Class A Shares and 103,099 Class B Shares during the same trading day, pursuant to its normal course issuer bid.

The Corporation believes that the repurchase of these shares under this normal course issuer bid is in the best interests of the Corporation and its shareholders.

Shareholders may obtain a copy of the Notice filed with the Toronto Stock Exchange, without charge, by contacting the Office of the Secretary of the Corporation at 514 380-1994.

Detailed financial information

For a detailed analysis of Quebecor's second quarter 2014 results, please refer to the Management Discussion and Analysis and consolidated financial statements of Quebecor, available on the Corporation's website at:

http://www.quebecor.com/en/quarterly_doc_quebecor_inc or from the SEDAR filing service at www.sedar.com.

Conference call for investors and webcast

Quebecor will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2014 results on July 31, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EDT. There will be a question period reserved for financial analysts. To access the conference call, please dial 1 877 293-8052, access code for participants 45336#. A tape recording of the call will be available from July 31 to October 30, 2014 by dialling 1 877 293-8133, conference number 1161708, access code for participants 78620#. The conference call will also be broadcast live on Quebecor's website at www.quebecor.com/en/content/conference-call. It is advisable to ensure the appropriate software is installed before accessing the call. Instructions and links to free player downloads are available at the Internet address shown above.

Cautionary statement regarding forward-looking statements

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements and are subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause the Corporation's actual results for future periods to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of the conditional or by forward-looking terminology such as the terms "plans," "expects," "may," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," "projects," "seeks," "believes," or similar terms, variations of such terms or the negative of such terms. Certain factors that may cause actual results to differ from current expectations include seasonality (including seasonal fluctuations in customer orders), operating risk (including fluctuations in demand for Quebecor's products and pricing actions by competitors), insurance risk, risks associated with capital investment (including risks related to technological development and equipment availability and breakdown), environmental risks, risks associated with labour agreements, risks associated with commodities and energy prices (including fluctuations in the cost and availability of raw materials), credit risk, financial risks, debt risks, risks related to interest rate fluctuations, foreign exchange risks, risks associated with government acts and regulations, risks related to changes in tax legislation, and changes in the general political and economic environment. Investors and others are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive and that undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statements. For more information on the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause Quebecor's actual results to differ from current expectations, please refer to Quebecor's public filings available at www.sedar.com and www.quebecor.com including, in particular, the "Risks and Uncertainties" section of Quebecor's Management Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2013.

The forward-looking statements in this press release reflect Quebecor's expectations as of July 31, 2014, and are subject to change after that date. Quebecor expressly disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

The Corporation

Quebecor, a Canadian telecommunications, entertainment and news media leader, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Driven by their determination to deliver the best possible customer experience, all of Quebecor's subsidiaries and brands are differentiated by their high-quality, multiplatform, convergent products and services.

Quebecor (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) is firmly based in Quebec. It holds a 75.36% interest in Quebecor Media, which employs nearly 15,000 people in Canada.

A family business founded in 1950, Quebecor is strongly committed to the community. Every year, it actively supports people working with more than 400 organizations in the vital fields of culture, health, education, the environment, and entrepreneurship.

Visit our Web site: www.quebecor.com

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/QuebecorMedia

DEFINITIONS

Adjusted operating income

In its analysis of operating results, the Corporation defines adjusted operating income, as reconciled to net loss under IFRS, as net loss before amortization, financial expenses, gain (loss) on valuation and translation of financial instruments, charge for restructuring of operations, impairment of assets and other special items, charge for impairment of goodwill, loss on debt refinancing, income tax (expense) recovery, and income from discontinued operations. Adjusted operating income as defined above is not a measure of results that is consistent with IFRS. It is not intended to be regarded as an alternative to other financial operating performance measures or to the statement of cash flows as a measure of liquidity. It should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. The Corporation uses adjusted operating income in order to assess the performance of its investment in Quebecor Media. The Corporation's management and Board of Directors use this measure in evaluating its consolidated results as well as the results of the Corporation's operating segments. This measure eliminates the significant level of impairment and amortization of tangible and intangible assets and is unaffected by the capital structure or investment activities of the Corporation and its segments.

Adjusted operating income is also relevant because it is a significant component of the Corporation's annual incentive compensation programs. A limitation of this measure, however, is that it does not reflect the periodic costs of tangible and intangible assets used in generating revenues in the Corporation's segments. The Corporation also uses other measures that do reflect such costs, such as cash flows from segment operations and free cash flows from continuing operating activities of the Quebecor Media subsidiary. The Corporation's definition of adjusted operating income may not be the same as similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Table 2 below provides a reconciliation of adjusted operating income to net loss as disclosed in Quebecor's condensed consolidated financial statements.


Table 2                                                                     
Reconciliation of the adjusted operating income measure used in this press  
release to the net loss measure used in the condensed consolidated financial
statements                                                                  
(in millions of Canadian dollars)                                           
                                    Three months ended     Six months ended 
                                               June 30              June 30 
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                                       2014       2013      2014       2013 
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Adjusted operating income (loss):                                           
  Telecommunications                $ 331.1   $  320.4   $ 665.7   $  633.1 
  News Media                           35.4       29.3      50.8       44.3 
  Broadcasting                         16.8       17.2       6.0       13.5 
  Leisure and Entertainment            (2.5)       1.1      (4.5)       1.2 
  Interactive Technologies and                                              
   Communications                       4.2        4.4       6.8        5.7 
  Head Office                           0.9       (0.1)      7.6       (0.5)
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                                      385.9      372.3     732.4      697.3 
Amortization                         (170.2)    (164.2)   (339.8)    (326.2)
Financial expenses                    (87.5)    (101.8)   (181.8)    (202.3)
Gain (loss) on valuation and                                                
 translation of financial                                                   
 instruments                           20.8     (249.0)     23.7     (281.0)
Restructuring of operations,                                                
 impairment of assets and other                                             
 special items                         (9.4)      (7.6)    (10.9)      (9.2)
Impairment of goodwill               (190.0)         -    (190.0)         - 
Loss on debt refinancing                  -      (18.9)    (18.7)     (18.9)
Income tax (expense) recovery         (32.9)      30.2     (50.4)       8.8 
Income from discontinued                                                    
 operations                             8.5       34.6       7.8       30.7 
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Net loss                            $ (74.8)  $ (104.4)  $ (27.7)  $ (100.8)
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Adjusted income from continuing operations

The Corporation defines adjusted income from continuing operations, as reconciled to net loss attributable to shareholders under IFRS, as net loss attributable to shareholders before gain on valuation and translation of financial instruments, charge for restructuring of operations, impairment of assets and other special items, impairment of goodwill and loss on debt refinancing, net of income tax related to adjustments and net loss attributable to non-controlling interests related to adjustments, before income from discontinued operations attributable to shareholders. Adjusted income from continuing operations, as defined above, is not a measure of results that is consistent with IFRS. It should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. The Corporation uses adjusted income from continuing operations to analyze trends in the performance of its businesses. The above-listed items are excluded from the calculation of this measure because they impair the comparability of the financial results. Adjusted income from continuing operations is more representative for the purpose of forecasting income. The Corporation's definition of adjusted income from continuing operations may not be identical to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Table 3 provides a reconciliation of adjusted income from continuing operations to net loss attributable to shareholders used in Quebecor's condensed consolidated financial statements.


Table 3                                                                     
Reconciliation of the adjusted income from continuing operations measure    
used in this press release to the net loss attributable to shareholders     
measure used in the condensed consolidated financial statements             
(in millions of Canadian dollars)                                           
                                    Three months ended     Six months ended 
                                               June 30              June 30 
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                                        2014      2013      2014       2013 
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Adjusted income from continuing                                             
 operations                          $  66.0   $  53.0   $ 112.7   $   86.7 
Gain (loss) on valuation and                                                
 translation of financial                                                   
 instruments                            20.8    (249.0)     23.7     (281.0)
Restructuring of operations,                                                
 impairment of assets and other                                             
 special items                          (9.4)     (7.6)    (10.9)      (9.2)
Impairment of goodwill                (190.0)        -    (190.0)         - 
Loss on debt refinancing                   -     (18.9)    (18.7)     (18.9)
Income taxes related to                                                     
 adjustments(1)                          2.5      60.2       9.9       56.9 
Net loss attributable to non-                                               
 controlling interest related to                                            
 adjustments                            48.9      42.6      51.7       42.3 
Discontinued operations                  6.4      26.1       5.9       23.1 
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Net loss attributable to                                                    
 shareholders                        $ (54.8)  $ (93.6)  $ (15.7)  $ (100.1)
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(1) Includes impact of fluctuations in income tax applicable to adjusted    
    items, either for statutory reasons or in connection with tax           
    transactions.                                                           

Average monthly revenue per user

ARPU is an industry metric that the Corporation uses to measure its monthly cable television, Internet access, cable and mobile telephony revenues per average basic cable customer. ARPU is not a measurement that is consistent with IFRS and the Corporation's definition and calculation of ARPU may not be the same as identically titled measurements reported by other companies. The Corporation calculates ARPU by dividing its combined cable television, Internet access, and cable and mobile telephony revenues by the average number of basic customers during the applicable period, and then dividing the resulting amount by the number of months in the applicable period.


QUEBECOR INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES                                          
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME                                           
(in millions of Canadian                                                    
 dollars, except for earnings                                               
 per share data)                                                            
(unaudited)                       Three months ended       Six months ended 
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                                           (restated)             (restated)
                                                                            
                                                                            
Revenues                       $ 1,069.2  $  1,063.2  $ 2,107.3  $  2,089.9 
                                                                            
Employee costs                     234.8       252.0      469.7       507.9 
Purchase of goods and services     448.5       438.9      905.2       884.7 
Amortization                       170.2       164.2      339.8       326.2 
Financial expenses                  87.5       101.8      181.8       202.3 
(Gain) loss on valuation and                                                
 translation of financial                                                   
 instruments                       (20.8)      249.0      (23.7)      281.0 
Restructuring of operations,                                                
 impairment of assets and                                                   
 other special items                 9.4         7.6       10.9         9.2 
Impairment of goodwill             190.0           -      190.0           - 
Loss on debt refinancing               -        18.9       18.7        18.9 
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(Loss) income before income                                                 
 taxes                             (50.4)     (169.2)      14.9      (140.3)
Income taxes (recovery):                                                    
  Current                           26.8        30.4       33.2        54.6 
  Deferred                           6.1       (60.6)      17.2       (63.4)
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                                    32.9       (30.2)      50.4        (8.8)
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Loss from continuing                                                        
 operations                        (83.3)     (139.0)     (35.5)     (131.5)
Income from discontinued                                                    
 operations                          8.5        34.6        7.8        30.7 
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Net loss                       $   (74.8) $   (104.4) $   (27.7) $   (100.8)
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Loss from continuing                                                        
 operations attributable to                                                 
  Shareholders                 $   (61.2) $   (119.7) $   (21.6) $   (123.2)
  Non-controlling interests        (22.1)      (19.3)     (13.9)       (8.3)
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Net loss attributable to                                                    
  Shareholders                 $   (54.8) $    (93.6) $   (15.7) $   (100.1)
  Non-controlling interests        (20.0)      (10.8)     (12.0)       (0.7)
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Earnings per share                                                          
 attributable to shareholders                                               
  Basic:                                                                    
    From continuing operations $   (0.50) $    (0.96) $   (0.18) $    (0.99)
    From discontinued                                                       
     operations                     0.05        0.21       0.05        0.19 
    Net loss                       (0.45)      (0.75)     (0.13)      (0.80)
  Diluted:                                                                  
    From continuing operations     (0.56)      (0.96)     (0.26)      (0.99)
    From discontinued                                                       
     operations                     0.05        0.21       0.04        0.19 
    Net loss                       (0.51)      (0.75)     (0.22)      (0.80)
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Weighted average number of                                                  
 shares outstanding (in                                                     
 millions)                         123.0       124.3      123.0       124.5 
Weighted average number of                                                  
 diluted shares (in millions)      143.8       124.3      143.8       124.5 
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QUEBECOR INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES                                          
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME                             
                                                                            
(in millions of Canadian                                                    
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                                           (restated)             (restated)
                                                                            
Net loss                       $   (74.8) $   (104.4) $   (27.7) $   (100.8)
Other comprehensive loss:                                                   
  Items that may be                                                         
   reclassified to income:                                                  
    (Loss) gain on translation                                              
     of net investments in                                                  
     foreign operations             (2.1)        4.1       (0.2)        5.2 
    Cash flow hedges:                                                       
      Gain (loss) on valuation                                              
       of derivative financial                                              
       instruments                   3.3        (2.6)      (8.3)      (28.5)
      Deferred income taxes          8.4        (4.2)       0.7        (3.4)
  Reclassification to income:                                               
    Gain related to cash flow                                               
     hedges                            -        (6.5)     (10.8)       (6.5)
    Deferred income taxes              -         0.2        0.4         0.2 
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                                     9.6        (9.0)     (18.2)      (33.0)
                              ----------------------------------------------
Comprehensive loss             $   (65.2) $   (113.4) $   (45.9) $   (133.8)
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Comprehensive loss                                                          
 attributable to                                                            
  Shareholders                 $   (47.6) $   (100.4) $   (29.5) $   (125.0)
  Non-controlling interests        (17.6)      (13.0)     (16.4)       (8.8)
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QUEBECOR INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES                                          
SEGMENTED INFORMATION                                                       
                                                                            
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                                                                    Leisure 
                                                                        and 
                                Telecommu-       News     Broad-     Enter- 
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Revenues                       $     695.2 $    186.6 $    113.8 $     62.8 
                                                                            
Employee costs                        84.9       58.6       35.7       14.2 
Purchase of goods and services       279.2       92.6       61.3       51.1 
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Adjusted operating income(1)         331.1       35.4       16.8       (2.5)
Amortization                                                                
Financial expenses                                                          
Gain on valuation and                                                       
 translation of financial                                                   
 instruments                                                                
Restructuring of operations,                                                
 impairment of assets and                                                   
 other special items                                                        
Impairment of goodwill                                                      
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Additions to property, plant                                                
 and equipment                 $     156.0 $      0.7 $      5.6 $      1.5 
Additions to intangible assets       186.1        0.7        0.7        2.3 
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                                      Techno-          Head                
                                   logies and        office                
                                     Communi-    and Inter-                
                                      cations      segments          Total 
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Revenues                       $         37.3 $       (26.5) $     1,069.2 
                                                                           
Employee costs                           24.6          16.8          234.8 
Purchase of goods and services            8.5         (44.2)         448.5 
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Adjusted operating income(1)              4.2           0.9          385.9 
Amortization                                                         170.2 
Financial expenses                                                    87.5 
Gain on valuation and                                                      
 translation of financial                                                  
 instruments                                                         (20.8)
Restructuring of operations,                                               
 impairment of assets and                                                  
 other special items                                                   9.4 
Impairment of goodwill                                               190.0 
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Additions to property, plant                                               
 and equipment                 $          0.3 $         0.2  $       164.3 
Additions to intangible assets              -             -          189.8 
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                                                                   Leisure
                                                                       and
                               Telecommu-       News     Broad-     Enter-
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Revenues                      $     674.5 $    201.2 $    115.2 $     66.0
                                                                          
Employee costs                       88.0       71.7       36.7       14.6
Purchase of goods and                                                     
 services                           266.1      100.2       61.3       50.3
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Adjusted operating income(1)        320.4       29.3       17.2        1.1
Amortization                                                              
Financial expenses                                                        
Loss on valuation and                                                     
 translation of financial                                                 
 instruments                                                              
Restructuring of operations,                                              
 impairment of assets and                                                 
 other special items                                                      
Loss on debt refinancing                                                  
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Additions to property, plant                                              
 and equipment                $     126.8 $      2.1 $      4.4 $      0.5
Additions to intangible                                                   
 assets                              10.6        2.8        0.4        2.2
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                                 Interactive                              
                                     Techno-          Head                
                                  logies and        office                
                                    Communi-    and Inter-                
                                     cations      segments          Total 
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Revenues                      $         35.8 $       (29.5) $     1,063.2 
                                                                          
Employee costs                          23.4          17.6          252.0 
Purchase of goods and                                                     
 services                                8.0         (47.0)         438.9 
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Adjusted operating income(1)             4.4          (0.1)         372.3 
Amortization                                                        164.2 
Financial expenses                                                  101.8 
Loss on valuation and                                                     
 translation of financial                                                 
 instruments                                                        249.0 
Restructuring of operations,                                              
 impairment of assets and                                                 
 other special items                                                  7.6 
Loss on debt refinancing                                             18.9 
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Loss before income taxes                                    $      (169.2)
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Additions to property, plant                                              
 and equipment                $          0.4 $         0.8  $       135.0 
Additions to intangible                                                   
 assets                                    -          (0.2)          15.8 
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QUEBECOR INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES                                          
SEGMENTED INFORMATION (continued)                                           
                                                                            
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                                                                    Leisure 
                                                                        and 
                               Telecommu-       News      Broad-     Enter- 
                                nications      Media     casting   tainment 
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Revenues                      $   1,387.9 $    355.8 $     222.7 $    124.4 
                                                                            
Employee costs                      172.1      120.5        71.5       28.8 
Purchase of goods and                                                       
 services                           550.1      184.5       145.2      100.1 
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Adjusted operating income(1)        665.7       50.8         6.0       (4.5)
                                                                            
Amortization                                                                
Financial expenses                                                          
Gain on valuation and                                                       
 translation of financial                                                   
 instruments                                                                
Restructuring of operations,                                                
 impairment of assets and                                                   
 other special items                                                        
Impairment of goodwill                                                      
Loss on debt refinancing                                                    
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Additions to property, plant                                                
 and equipment                $     299.0 $      2.5 $      14.3 $      3.8 
Additions to intangible                                                     
 assets                             255.0        2.1         1.5        3.2 
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                                  Interactive                               
                                      Techno-           Head                
                                   logies and         office                
                                     Communi-     and Inter-                
                                      cations       segments          Total 
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Revenues                      $          72.4 $        (55.9) $     2,107.3 
                                                                            
Employee costs                           49.0           27.8          469.7 
Purchase of goods and                                                       
 services                                16.6          (91.3)         905.2 
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Adjusted operating income(1)              6.8            7.6          732.4 
                                                                            
Amortization                                                          339.8 
Financial expenses                                                    181.8 
Gain on valuation and                                                       
 translation of financial                                                   
 instruments                                                          (23.7)
Restructuring of operations,                                                
 impairment of assets and                                                   
 other special items                                                   10.9 
Impairment of goodwill                                                190.0 
Loss on debt refinancing                                               18.7 
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Income before income taxes                                    $        14.9 
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Additions to property, plant                                                
 and equipment                $           0.8 $          0.2  $       320.6 
Additions to intangible                                                     
 assets                                     -           (0.2)         261.6 
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                                                                     Leisure
                                                                         and
                                Telecommu-        News     Broad-     Enter-
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Revenues                       $   1,335.4 $     386.4 $    228.9 $    130.3
                                                                            
Employee costs                       176.2       143.8       74.5       29.4
Purchase of goods and services       526.1       198.3      140.9       99.7
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Adjusted operating income(1)         633.1        44.3       13.5        1.2
                                                                            
Amortization                                                                
Financial expenses                                                          
Loss on valuation and                                                       
 translation of financial                                                   
 instruments                                                                
Restructuring of operations,                                                
 impairment of assets and                                                   
 other special items                                                        
Impairment of goodwill                                                      
Loss on debt refinancing                                                    
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Additions to property, plant                                                
 and equipment                 $     272.4 $       4.3 $      9.8 $      1.0
Additions to intangible assets        23.6         3.8        1.0        2.9
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                                 Interactive                               
                                     Techno-           Head                
                                  logies and         office                
                                    Communi-     and Inter-                
                                     cations       segments          Total 
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Revenues                       $        71.0  $       (62.1) $     2,089.9 
                                                                           
Employee costs                          48.4           35.6          507.9 
Purchase of goods and services          16.9          (97.2)         884.7 
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Adjusted operating income(1)             5.7           (0.5)         697.3 
                                                                           
Amortization                                                         326.2 
Financial expenses                                                   202.3 
Loss on valuation and                                                      
 translation of financial                                                  
 instruments                                                         281.0 
Restructuring of operations,                                               
 impairment of assets and                                                  
 other special items                                                   9.2 
Impairment of goodwill                                                   - 
Loss on debt refinancing                                              18.9 
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Loss before income taxes                                     $      (140.3)
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Additions to property, plant                                               
 and equipment                 $         1.2  $         1.0  $       289.7 
Additions to intangible assets             -           (0.1)          31.2 
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(1) The Chief Executive Officer uses adjusted operating income as the       
    measure of profit to assess the performance of each segment. Adjusted   
    operating income is referred as a non-IFRS measure and is defined as net
    loss before amortization, financial expenses, gain (loss) on valuation  
    and translation of financial instruments, restructuring of operations,  
    impairment of assets and other special items, impairment of goodwill,   
    loss on debt refinancing, income taxes and income from discontinued     
    operations.                                                             
                                                                            
QUEBECOR INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES                                          
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY                                           
                                                                            
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                                                                Accumulated 
                                              Equity             other com- 
                               Contri-  component of             prehensive 
                    Capital      buted   convertible  Retained       income 
                      stock    surplus    debentures  earnings       (loss) 
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Balance as of                                                               
 December 31,                                                               
 2012,as                                                                    
 previously                                                                 
 reported          $  335.1    $   2.3     $   398.3   $ 624.6    $   (50.3)
Changes in                                                                  
 accounting                                                                 
 policies                 -          -        (398.3)     (2.0)           - 
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Balance as of                                                               
 December 31,                                                               
 2012, as restated    335.1        2.3             -     622.6        (50.3)
Net loss                  -          -             -    (100.1)           - 
Other                                                                       
 comprehensive                                                              
 loss                     -          -             -         -        (24.9)
Repurchase of                                                               
 Class B Shares        (3.8)         -             -     (17.8)           - 
Dividends                 -          -             -      (6.2)           - 
Business                                                                    
 acquisition              -          -             -         -            - 
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Balance as of June                                                          
 30, 2013             331.3        2.3             -     498.5        (75.2)
Net loss                  -          -             -    (188.5)           - 
Other                                                                       
 comprehensive                                                              
 income                   -          -             -         -         52.1 
Repurchase of                                                               
 Class B Shares        (2.4)         -             -     (12.4)           - 
Dividends                 -          -             -      (6.2)           - 
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Balance as of                                                               
 December 31, 2013    328.9        2.3             -     291.4        (23.1)
Net loss                  -          -             -     (15.7)           - 
Other                                                                       
 comprehensive                                                              
 loss                     -          -             -         -        (13.8)
Repurchase of                                                               
 Class B Shares        (1.7)         -             -     (10.0)           - 
Acquisition of                                                              
 non-controlling                                                            
 interests                -          -             -      (0.1)           - 
Dividends                 -          -             -      (6.2)           - 
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Balance as of June                                                          
 30, 2014          $  327.2    $   2.3     $       -   $ 259.4    $   (36.9)
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                                        Equity                              
                                  attributable                              
                                            to                              
                               non-controlling                        Total 
                                     interests                       equity 
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Balance as of                                                               
 December 31,                                                               
 2012,as                                                                    
 previously                                                                 
 reported                            $   631.3                    $ 1,941.3 
Changes in                                                                  
 accounting                                                                 
 policies                                    -                       (400.3)
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Balance as of                                                               
 December 31,                                                               
 2012, as restated                       631.3                      1,541.0 
Net loss                                  (0.7)                      (100.8)
Other                                                                       
 comprehensive                                                              
 loss                                     (8.1)                       (33.0)
Repurchase of                                                               
 Class B Shares                              -                        (21.6)
Dividends                                (12.5)                       (18.7)
Business                                                                    
 acquisition                               0.3                          0.3 
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Balance as of June                                                          
 30, 2013                                610.3                      1,367.2 
Net loss                                 (31.4)                      (219.9)
Other                                                                       
 comprehensive                                                              
 income                                   29.5                         81.6 
Repurchase of                                                               
 Class B Shares                              -                        (14.8)
Dividends                                (12.5)                       (18.7)
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Balance as of                                                               
 December 31, 2013                       595.9                      1,195.4 
Net loss                                 (12.0)                       (27.7)
Other                                                                       
 comprehensive                                                              
 loss                                     (4.4)                       (18.2)
Repurchase of                                                               
 Class B Shares                              -                        (11.7)
Acquisition of                                                              
 non-controlling                                                            
 interests                                 0.1                            - 
Dividends                                (12.5)                       (18.7)
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Balance as of June                                                          
 30, 2014                            $   567.1                    $ 1,119.1 
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QUEBECOR INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES                                          
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS                                       
(in millions of Canadian                                                    
 dollars)                                                                   
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                                          (restated)             (restated) 
                                                                            
Cash flows related to                                                       
 operating activities                                                       
  Loss from continuing                                                      
   operations                  $  (83.3) $    (139.0) $  (35.5) $    (131.5)
  Adjustments for:                                                          
    Amortization of property,                                               
     plant and equipment          136.6        128.4     272.2        254.6 
    Amortization of intangible                                              
     assets                        33.6         35.8      67.6         71.6 
    (Gain) loss on valuation                                                
     and translation of                                                     
     financial instruments        (20.8)       249.0     (23.7)       281.0 
    Impairment of assets              -          1.3         -          1.7 
    Impairment of goodwill        190.0            -     190.0            - 
    Loss on debt refinancing          -         18.9      18.7         18.9 
    Amortization of financing                                               
     costs and long-term debt                                               
     discount                       1.9          3.2       4.9          6.3 
    Deferred income taxes           6.1        (60.6)     17.2        (63.4)
    Other                          (1.2)        (2.0)      1.2         (0.2)
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                                  262.9        235.0     512.6        439.0 
  Net change in non-cash                                                    
   balances related to                                                      
   operating activities           (48.9)       (93.0)   (121.4)      (167.6)
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Cash flows provided by                                                      
 continuing operating                                                       
 activities                       214.0        142.0     391.2        271.4 
                              ----------------------------------------------
Cash flows related to                                                       
 investing activities                                                       
  Business disposals               73.7         52.8      73.7         52.8 
  Additions to property, plant                                              
   and equipment                 (164.3)      (135.0)   (320.6)      (289.7)
  Additions to intangible                                                   
   assets                        (189.8)       (15.8)   (261.6)       (31.2)
  Proceeds from disposals of                                                
   assets                           1.9          9.7       2.7         10.9 
  Net change in cash held in                                                
   trust                              -         (5.8)        -         (5.8)
  Other                             0.2         (2.0)     (0.4)        (1.6)
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Cash flows used in continuing                                               
 investing activities            (278.3)       (96.1)   (506.2)      (264.6)
                              ----------------------------------------------
Cash flows related to                                                       
 financing activities                                                       
  Net change in bank                                                        
   indebtedness                   (36.8)         0.7      (0.1)         0.4 
  Net change under revolving                                                
   facilities                     (78.9)        15.7      (1.0)        10.0 
  Issuance of long-term debt,                                               
   net of financing fees          654.5        394.8     654.5        394.8 
  Repayments of long-term debt   (721.3)        (5.6)   (727.7)       (11.1)
  Settlement of hedging                                                     
   contracts                       51.4         16.3     (64.6)        (8.5)
  Repurchase of Class B Shares     (4.5)       (15.4)    (11.7)       (21.6)
  Dividends                        (6.2)        (6.2)     (6.2)        (6.2)
  Dividends paid to non-                                                    
   controlling shareholders        (6.2)        (6.3)    (12.5)       (12.5)
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Cash flows (used in) provided                                               
 by continuing financing                                                    
 activities                      (148.0)       394.0    (169.3)       345.3 
                              ----------------------------------------------
Net change in cash and cash                                                 
 equivalents from continuing                                                
 operations                      (212.3)       439.9    (284.3)       352.1 
Cash flows provided by (used                                                
 in) discontinued operations        1.0         (2.1)      0.6         (8.2)
Effect of exchange rate                                                     
 changes on cash and cash                                                   
 equivalents denominated in                                                 
 foreign currencies                (0.5)         0.4       0.8          0.4 
Cash and cash equivalents at                                                
 beginning of period              405.5        134.8     476.6        228.7 
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Cash and cash equivalents at                                                
 end of period                 $  193.7  $     573.0  $  193.7  $     573.0 
                              ----------------------------------------------
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Cash and cash equivalents                                                   
 consist of                                                                 
  Cash                         $  106.4  $      70.7  $  106.4  $      70.7 
  Cash equivalents                 87.3        502.3      87.3        502.3 
                              ----------------------------------------------
                               $  193.7  $     573.0  $  193.7  $     573.0 
                              ----------------------------------------------
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Interest and taxes reflected                                                
 as operating activities                                                    
  Cash interest payments       $  144.1  $     161.0  $  173.7  $     185.6 
  Cash income tax payments                                                  
   (net of refunds)                10.9          9.0      78.4         45.3 
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QUEBECOR INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES                                          
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS                                                 
                                                                            
(in millions of Canadian dollars)                                           
(unaudited)                               June 30  December 31  December 31 
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                                                    (restated)   (restated) 
Assets                                                                      
                                                                            
Current assets                                                              
  Cash and cash equivalents              $  193.7  $     476.6  $     228.7 
  Accounts receivable                       524.9        566.3        578.7 
  Income taxes                               12.6         18.0         10.6 
  Inventories                               221.2        239.4        255.5 
  Prepaid expenses                           56.1         48.2         38.0 
  Assets held for sale                          -         76.9            - 
                                        ------------------------------------
                                          1,008.5      1,425.4      1,111.5 
Non-current assets                                                          
  Property, plant and equipment           3,431.2      3,432.4      3,405.8 
  Intangible assets                       1,013.1        824.8        956.7 
  Goodwill                                2,871.4      3,061.5      3,371.6 
  Derivative financial instruments          119.0        142.1         35.7 
  Deferred income taxes                      18.1         28.1         23.9 
  Other assets                              105.6        102.1        102.6 
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                                          7,558.4      7,591.0      7,896.3 
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Total assets                             $8,566.9  $   9,016.4  $   9,007.8 
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Liabilities and equity                                                      
                                                                            
Current liabilities                                                         
  Bank indebtedness                      $    0.4  $       0.5  $       1.3 
  Accounts payable and accrued charges      554.5        706.1        793.8 
  Provisions                                 26.9         39.4         45.9 
  Deferred revenue                          300.3        288.8        289.0 
  Income taxes                               36.1         89.2         33.9 
  Derivative financial instruments              -        116.2         28.5 
  Current portion of long-term debt         101.1        101.2         22.2 
  Liabilities held for sale                     -          9.0            - 
                                        ------------------------------------
                                          1,019.3      1,350.4      1,214.6 
Non-current liabilities                                                     
  Long-term debt                          4,929.8      4,975.3      4,507.8 
  Derivative financial instruments          120.0         77.3        270.1 
  Convertible debentures                    500.0        500.0        500.0 
  Other liabilities                         275.5        319.4        350.0 
  Deferred income taxes                     603.2        598.6        624.3 
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                                          6,428.5      6,470.6      6,252.2 
Equity                                                                      
  Capital stock                             327.2        328.9        335.1 
  Contributed surplus                         2.3          2.3          2.3 
  Retained earnings                         259.4        291.4        622.6 
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss      (36.9)       (23.1)       (50.3)
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  Equity attributable to shareholders       552.0        599.5        909.7 
  Non-controlling interests                 567.1        595.9        631.3 
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                                          1,119.1      1,195.4      1,541.0 
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Total liabilities and equity             $8,566.9  $   9,016.4  $   9,007.8 
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Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems at Red Hat, will describe how to revoluti...
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, will discuss how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money! Speaker Bio: Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, has spent 16 years as a marketing, product management, and busin...
Samsung VP Jacopo Lenzi, who headed the company's recent SmartThings acquisition under the auspices of Samsung's Open Innovaction Center (OIC), answered a few questions we had about the deal. This interview was in conjunction with our interview with SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson. IoT Journal: SmartThings was developed in an open, standards-agnostic platform, and will now be part of Samsung's Open Innovation Center. Can you elaborate on your commitment to keep the platform open? Jacopo Lenzi: Samsung recognizes that true, accelerated innovation cannot be driven from one source, but requires a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, will exhibit at Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, a...
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect at Hookflash Inc., will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Matrix.org has been named “Silver Sponsor” of Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Matrix is an ambitious new open standard for open, distributed, real-time communication over IP. It defines a new approach for interoperable Instant Messaging and VoIP based on pragmatic HTTP APIs and WebRTC, and provides open source reference implementations to showcase and bootstrap the new standard. Our focus is on simplicity, security, and supporting the fullest feature set.
BSQUARE is a global leader of embedded software solutions. We enable smart connected systems at the device level and beyond that millions use every day and provide actionable data solutions for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. We empower our world-class customers with our products, services and solutions to achieve innovation and success. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic • Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happens, where data lives and where the interface lies. For instance, it’s a mix of architectural style...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SOA Software, an API management leader, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve a...
From a software development perspective IoT is about programming "things," about connecting them with each other or integrating them with existing applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Yakov Fain, co-founder of Farata Systems and SuranceBay, will show you how small IoT-enabled devices from multiple manufacturers can be integrated into the workflow of an enterprise application. This is a practical demo of building a framework and components in HTML/Java/Mobile technologies to serve as a platform that can integrate new devices as they become available on the market.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Utimaco will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Utimaco is a leading manufacturer of hardware based security solutions that provide the root of trust to keep cryptographic keys safe, secure critical digital infrastructures and protect high value data assets. Only Utimaco delivers a general-purpose hardware security module (HSM) as a customizable platform to easily integrate into existing software solutions, embed business logic and build s...
Connected devices are changing the way we go about our everyday life, from wearables to driverless cars, to smart grids and entire industries revolutionizing business opportunities through smart objects, capable of two-way communication. But what happens when objects are given an IP-address, and we rely on that connection, sometimes with our lives? How do we secure those vast data infrastructures and safe-keep the privacy of sensitive information? This session will outline how each and every connected device can uphold a core root of trust via a unique cryptographic signature – a “bir...
Internet of @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley announced on Thursday its first 12 all-star speakers and sessions for its upcoming event, which will take place November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. @ThingsExpo, the first and largest IoT event in the world, debuted at the Javits Center in New York City in June 10-12, 2014 with over 6,000 delegates attending the conference. Among the first 12 announced world class speakers, IBM will present two highly popular IoT sessions, which will take place November 4-6, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif...
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity.
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, will discuss how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems, today added 96 new products to the Spansion® FM4 Family of flexible microcontrollers (MCUs). Based on the ARM® Cortex®-M4F core, the new MCUs boast a 200 MHz operating frequency and support a diverse set of on-chip peripherals for enhanced human machine interfaces (HMIs) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. The rich set of periphera...

SYS-CON Events announced today that Aria Systems, the recurring revenue expert, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Aria Systems helps leading businesses connect their customers with the products and services they love. Industry leaders like Pitney Bowes, Experian, AAA NCNU, VMware, HootSuite and many others choose Aria to power their recurring revenue business and deliver exceptional experiences to their customers.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to require a new way of thinking and of developing software for speed, security and innovation. This requires IT leaders to balance business as usual while anticipating for the next market and technology trends. Cloud provides the right IT asset portfolio to help today’s IT leaders manage the old and prepare for the new. Today the cloud conversation is evolving from private and public to hybrid. This session will provide use cases and insights to reinforce the value of the network in helping organizations to maximize their company’s cloud experience.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is making everything it touches smarter – smart devices, smart cars and smart cities. And lucky us, we’re just beginning to reap the benefits as we work toward a networked society. However, this technology-driven innovation is impacting more than just individuals. The IoT has an environmental impact as well, which brings us to the theme of this month’s #IoTuesday Twitter chat. The ability to remove inefficiencies through connected objects is driving change throughout every sector, including waste management. BigBelly Solar, located just outside of Boston, is trans...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Matrix.org has been named “Silver Sponsor” of Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Matrix is an ambitious new open standard for open, distributed, real-time communication over IP. It defines a new approach for interoperable Instant Messaging and VoIP based on pragmatic HTTP APIs and WebRTC, and provides open source reference implementations to showcase and bootstrap the new standard. Our focus is on simplicity, security, and supporting the fullest feature set.