Videotron Completes $300M Cross-Border Private Placement Of Senior Notes

Videotron Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., an integrated communications company, completed the private placement in Canada and the United States of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 6⅞ per cent Senior Notes due 2021. Videotron intends to use the proceeds from this offering to finance the redemption and retirement of approximately US$255 million aggregate principal amount of its issued and outstanding 6⅞ per cent Senior Notes due 2014 on July 18, 2011, to finance the settlement and termination of related hedging contracts and for the payment of related transaction fees and expenses.

The transactions were led in-house by Martin Corbo, Director, Legal Affairs, Financing and M&A, and Christian Marcoux, Assistant Corporate Secretary and Director, Compliance, Corporate Secretariat.

Norton Rose OR LLP acted as Canadian and United States counsel to Videotron. Norton Rose's team included Peter Wiazowski, Amélie Métivier, David Millette, Gillett Bradley and Laurence Smith-Lauzon (corporate and securities) and Jules Charette (tax). Ropes & Gray LLP (Boston) advised Videotron with respect to United States tax matters, with a team led by Steven Rosenthal and Sara Clevering.

The underwriters were represented in Canada and the United States by Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, with a team that included David Torralbo, Scott Tayne, Sébastien Roy and Christopher Karambatsos (corporate and securities) and Marie-Emmanuelle Vaillancourt and Candice Turner (tax).