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Gruner + Jahr Significantly Enhances Position in China

Hamburg, 06 November 2006
Gruner + Jahr has enhanced its position in China considerably by investing in BODA, a Chinese company based in Peking. The deal includes the merger of the Ray Li titles handled by BODA (four magazines) with the G+J/CLIP portfolio (four magazines). This step opens up the possibility for G+J to further develop the country´s second-biggest magazine portfolio by circulation and revenue.


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G+J Grows in China, Launches FOCUS/XINZHIKE

Hamburg, 17 September 2006
Gruner + Jahr is expanding its activities in China by launching the popularscience magazine FOCUS/XINZHIKE. This brings the total number ofmagazines jointly published in China by G+J and the CLIP imprint, Peking,to four. FOCUS/XINZHIKE is based on the internationally successfulP.M./FOCUS/MUY INTERESANTE concept. FOCUS/XINZHIKE coversscientific, historical and technological topics and phenomena in easy-tounderstand, lavishly illustrated articles accompanied by lucid informational graphics. The Chinese name XINZHIKE loosely translates to "knowledge trendsetter" and is designed to appeal especially to a young Chinesereadership in the republic´s big cities. FOCUS/XINZHIKE made its debut inearly September with a 128-page issue in a print run of 50´000 copies,priced at €1 each. The magazine´s editor-in-chief is Jacky Zhang (37).


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Gruner + Jahr to Host German-Chinese Exhibition of Photographs by Children - "Me and My City" - during "China Time 2006" beginning September 13th

Hamburg, 11 September 2006
In April 2006, 230 children and teens in Hamburgand Shanghai photographed the worlds they live in.


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G+J International: Portfolio Adjustments After Reviews

Hamburg, 27 August 2006
Gruner + Jahr´s International Magazines Division has launched more than 30 magazines since January 2004. Now, following a cyclical review of publications, several titles will be taken off the market again. The magazines in question are GEOFOCUS in Russia, FENIKS in Poland, GALA in Spain, SOK and METRO in Greece, and three titles in the Adriatic region. The titles will be discontinued following the first day on sale of the next issue in each case.


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GEO International introduces Pan-European Ad Package

Hamburg, 24 August 2006
The monthly international editions of Gruner + Jahr´s GEO magazine currently appear in 12 different European countries outside of its home market in Germany: Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey. For the first time, G+J now offers advertisers the opportunity to reach high-quality readerships in these 12 countries through a single, centralized ad booking – the Pan- European Ad Package. Advertisers now have direct, one-stop access to most of the non-German-speaking European countries through a respected, top-quality editorial environment.


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Gruner + Jahr Mourns John Jahr

Hamburg, 14 August 2006
Gruner + Jahr mourns the passing of John Jahr, co-founder and longstanding Executive Board member of the Hamburg-based printing and publishing company, Gruner + Jahr. Mr. Jahr died unexpectedly of heart failure last night in Hamburg. He was 72.


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Prisma Presse Launches ENVUE in France

Hamburg, 09 July 2006
G+J´s French subsidiary Prisma Presse presents a new magazine: ENVUE, a special issue of the people magazine VSD, makes its newsstand debut on Jul 10.


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German Premiere of the WORLD PRESS PHOTO Award 2006 at Gruner + Jahr´s Pressehaus am Baumwall

Hamburg, 25 April 2006
For the past 50 years, an international panel ofjudges at the WORLD PRESS PHOTO Foundation has selected the best and moststirring photos of a given year.


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Gruner + Jahr Posts Significant Rise in Revenue and Result for 2005

Hamburg, 26 March 2006
Gruner + Jahr, Europe´s biggest magazine publisherand the strongest-selling German publisher, lastingly enhanced its leadingmarket position in fiscal 2005. For the first time in four years, G+J increasedits revenues and achieved significant growth in profits, managing to pull offa turnaround in a difficult market environment.


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EMOTION: Gruner + Jahr Banks On The Power Of Feelings

Hamburg, 13 February 2006
A new title expands Gruner + Jahr´s offer: the newmonthly women´s magazine EMOTION will arrive at newsstands and stores on February 17.The psychology magazine mainly targets women between the ages of 28 and 59. It dealswith the topics partnership, career, leisure, friendship, and family from a psychologicalperspective. Bettina Wündrich, Editor-in-Chief, describes her idea of the target group:"EMOTION addresses women who, when they hear the word ´reflection,´ won´t immediatelythink of the mirror in their bathroom."


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G+J Bundles Eastern European Publishing Business In Warsaw

Hamburg, 29 January 2006
G+J´s International Magazines division is bundling Gruner + Jahr´s publishing businesses in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe. Based in Warsaw, Mario Husten will manage the publishing activities in the region, including Poland and Russia, as President Central Eastern Europe as of February 2006. After establishing joint ventures in Greece and the Adriatic region and the launch of the international edition of "Geo," the new management structure creates the precondition for further growth, according to Gruner + Jahr. The goal is to enter new markets;#151;also through partnerships and acquisitions;#151;in addition to the expansion of the international concept and brand transfer.


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Fabrice Bo;eacute; Appointed Member of Gruner + Jahr AG Executive Board

Hamburg, 25 January 2006
Fabrice Boé; (43) has been appointed as the sixth member of the Gruner + Jahr AG Executive Board by resolution of the G+J Supervisory Board. As Managing Director of Prisma Presse, he will represent G+J´s French subsidiary on the board of Europe´s largest magazine publisher - the first Frenchman ever to sit on the G+J Executive Board. He succeeds Axel Ganz (68) who resigned from the G+J Executive Board on Dec 31, 2005. In summer 2005 Axel Ganz and G+J formed a Paris-based joint venture for developing magazines, which he will now devote himself to building further.


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NEWS Publishing Group: Euke Frank Appointed New Editor-in-Chief of WOMAN in Austria

Hamburg, 18 January 2006
Austria´s biggest and most popular women´s magazine has a new editor-in-chief. Euke Frank, 38, a member of the WOMAN senior editorial team, is now taking on the sole responsibility for the magazine. She succeeds Uschi Fellner, who is leaving the News publishing group of her own accord. Euke Frank joined the News publishing group in 1993 following a traineeship at Austria´s PROFIL magazine, and went on to hold various executive positions. She was part of the team that developed WOMAN in Austria and has been part of the senior editorial team since the magazine was established in 2001.


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G+J/Mondadori: FOCUS GIOCHI Trains Brains

Hamburg, 17 January 2006
Gruner + Jahr´s Italian subsidiary G+J/Mondadori has launched a new quiz and puzzle magazine: FOCUS GIOCHI made its debut on Italian newsstands on Jan 14 at a cover price of ;euro;1.90. Each month, true to its slogan "ginnastica per la mente" (literally "gymnastics for the mind"), FOCUS GIOCHI will present familiar brain-teasers (crossword puzzles and rebuses, logical conundrums, anagrams etc.) as well as newer types of puzzles from the Far East (Sudoku, Kakuno, Dezako etc.). The puzzles are embedded between editorial articles that explore other topics like curios and magic tricks. With a planned volume of about 80 pages, FOCUS GIOCHI is expected to sell 100,000 copies per issue.