YLO: There is NO NEWS

Yellow Media has announced:

is issuing this press release regarding certain market speculation at the request of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, on behalf of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Yellow Media Inc. is today providing an update on the status of its definitive agreement to sell Trader Corporation to funds advised by Apax Partners announced on March 25, 2011. While it is Yellow Media Inc.’s policy not to comment on market rumours or speculation, the company is today confirming that the transaction is proceeding as planned and in accordance with the terms of the definitive agreement entered into between Yellow Media Inc. and Apax Partners. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions.

Under the terms of the definitive agreement, Yellow Media Inc. has agreed to sell Trader Corporation to funds advised by Apax Partners for a purchase price consideration of $745 million in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments. The proceeds from the sale will be largely used to reduce indebtedness and for general corporate purposes. For more information about this transaction, refer to the press release issued on March 25, 2011 at: http://www.ypg.com/en/newsroom/488-yellow-media-inc-announces-the-divestiture-of-trader-corporation.

The company reaffirms its cash dividend of $0.65 annually per common share. The company has a stated dividend payout policy representing between 60% and 70% of Adjusted Earnings per share. The dividend policy is reviewed periodically by the Board of Directors of Yellow Media Inc. taking into account a number of factors including, among others, the current and prospective performance of the business.

YLO has four issues of preferred shares outstanding: YLO.PR.A, YLO.PR.B (Operating Retractible) and YLO.PR.C & YLO.PR.D (FixedReset). All are tracked by HIMIPref™ and all are assigned to the Scraps index on credit concerns.

The recent precipituous decline in these issues has been highly entertaining and was reported on PrefBlog on May 25, May 26, May 27, May 30 and May 31.

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