Cogeco Communications

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New appointments to key positions at Cogeco Cable
Montréal, September 5, 2007 – Mr. Louis Audet, President and CEO of Cogeco Cable today
announced the re-organization of its Canadian activities to better serve its expansion strategy.
Mrs. Louise St-Pierre, currently Vice-President and Chief Information Officer, is promoted to the
new position of Vice-President, Customer Services and Ontario Operations. In her new position,
Louise will oversee Customer Contact Operations and Residential Sales for all of Canada. She
will also hold coordinating authority for the Ontario Operations. Mrs. St-Pierre joined Cogeco
Cable in the summer of 1999 and over the last eight years, with her team, has led the
development of the Information Technology sector to become one of Cogeco Cable’s key
strategic assets. Prior to joining Cogeco Cable, Mrs. St-Pierre delivered consulting services in
Québec and New Brunswick and subsequently built the DMR consulting practice in Alberta,
managing sales and operations; prior assignments were with IBM and Bank of Nova Scotia.
Mr. Jacques Gravel, currently Vice-President, Québec, is promoted to the new position of Vice-
President, Network Services and Quebec Operations. In his new position, Jacques will oversee
Network Operations and Community Programming and Relations for all of Canada. He will also
hold coordinating authority for the Quebec Operations. Mr. Gravel joined Cogeco Cable in 2001,
as Vice-President Network Operations, Québec and subsequently was promoted to his current
position in 2006. In this position, with his team, he has taken the level of service quality to Cogeco
Cable’s customers to new heights. Prior to joining Cogeco Cable, Mr. Gravel has had a diversified
career at Bell Canada, spanning 18 years both in Ontario and Québec, where he held key
positions in voice services and network operations.
Mr. François Beaulieu, currently Senior Director, IT Planning and Architecture, is promoted to the
position of Vice-President and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Beaulieu joined Cogeco Cable in
2004 and has played a key role in developing Cogeco Cable’s priorities in its quest for IT
excellence. Prior to joining Cogeco Cable, François pursued a career in IT notably with AXA in
both France and Canada.
Cogeco Cable (, a telecommunications company offering a diverse range of
services to its customers in Canada and in Portugal, is the second largest cable operator in
Ontario, Québec and Portugal, in terms of the number of basic cable service customers served.
The Corporation invests in state-of-the-art broadband network facilities, delivers a wide range of
services over these facilities with great speed and reliability at attractive prices, and strives to
provide both superior customer care and growing profitability to satisfy its customers’ varied
electronic communication needs. Through its two-way broadband cable networks, Cogeco Cable
provides its residential and commercial customers with analog and digital video and audio
services, high speed Internet access as well as telephony services. The Corporation provides
about 1,713,000 revenue-generating units (RGUs) to approximately 1,448,000 homes passed in
its Canadian service territory and about 671,000 RGUs to approximately 835,000 homes passed
in its Portuguese service territory. Cogeco Cable’s subordinate voting shares are listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange (CCA).
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Information: Marie Carrier
Director, Corporate Communications
Tel.: (514) 874-2600