Paul Godfrey has been appointed president and CEO of the merged company. He was formerly president-CEO of Sun Media.
A new board of directors has also approved a reorganization plan that will see the merged company operating five divisions. The Eastern Group will be responsible for papers in Quebec and in Ottawa; the Western Group will cover Alberta and Manitoba; The Toronto Sun will operate as a sole division, as will The London Free Press . The fifth division is the Community Newspaper Group, which will include all weeklies and specialty publications.
Quebecor Inc. is a communications holding company and also has interests in broadcasting and multimedia.
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