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Saarbach Named "International Distributor of the Year" by the "Association of Circulation Executives" (ACE) in London

Hamburg, 10 December 2007
W.E. Saarbach, a subsidiary of DPV Worldwide, was named "International Distributor of the Year" last week in London. The title is awarded annually by the "Association of Circulation Executives" (ACE), whose members are international companies in publishing and distribution. W.E. Saarbach, Germany´s biggest importer of press products, was nominated by British newspaper publisher, The Guardian, London. W.E. Saarbach handles distribution of THE GUARDIAN in Germany.


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Launch of GEO Bulgaria / First license edition of GEO International

Hamburg, 18 November 2007
On November 20th, Gruner + Jahr will launch the international reportage magazine GEO in Bulgaria. With this introduction, Gruner + Jahr continues the internationalisation of its GEO magazine which is now published in 16 countries; the launch of GEO Bulgaria is the first license edition of GEO International.


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Angelika Jahr-Stilcken Moves to G+J Supervisory Board

Hamburg, 04 November 2007
Angelika Jahr-Stilcken will be appointed to the Gruner + Jahr supervisory board effective April 1st, 2008. At the same time, she will resign from the executive board and withdraw from the company´s operations by laying down her publishing and editorial duties


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G+J Launches FOCUS PICO In Italy: G+J's First Magazine for Preschoolers

Hamburg, 24 October 2007
G+J/Mondadori in Italy is launching a magazine for children below reading age. Focus Pico, a new magazine catering to children ages three to six years and their parents, makes its debut on Italian newsstands on December 1.


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G+J Launches GALA in the Netherlands

Hamburg, 26 September 2007
G+J International is expanding its portfolio of people magazines, as GALA premieres in the Netherlands on Sep 27. GALA is now published in a total of six countries: France, Germany, Poland, Russia and Croatia – and the Netherlands.


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Gruner + Jahr Reports Increased Revenues and Earnings in First Six Months of 2007

Hamburg, 04 September 2007
Gruner + Jahr improved its revenues and operating result during the first half of 2007. Turnover increased to ;euro;1.39 billion (H´1/2006: ;euro;1.37 billion), while earnings improved to ;euro;116 million (H´1/2006: ;euro;111 million). In all, the first half was dominated by investments in "Expand your Brand" activities to further develop G+J´s brands on new media platforms beyond print.


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Gruner + Jahr Sells Back JV Shares to Greek Partner

Hamburg, 31 July 2007
G+J International is selling its shares in the Greek magazine joint venture G+J/Daphne to its JV partner Antenna Group with effect from Jul 31, 2007. The disposal comes at the request of the Antenna Group, which will continue to manage Daphne on its own. Both sides have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. The Greek edition of GEO, which made its debut in May 2006, will continue to be published under license by Daphne.


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Gruner + Jahr extends its printing capacity in the U.S. by investing $38 million in its Brown Printing subsidiary / 50th anniversary celebration

Hamburg, 12 July 2007
Gruner + Jahr´s American offset printing subsidiary, the Brown Printing Company (BPC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary on July 13 in Waseca, Minnesota. In the lead-up to the anniversary, the G+J executive board has approved a $38 million investment in expanding the BPC plant in Woodstock, Illinois, to increase BPC´s capacity. The money will be used among other things to buy a two-web 64-page offset rotation printer, an adhesive binder, a gang-stitcher and a new building annex. The new production facilities are scheduled to take up operation in summer 2008.


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G+J Spain to Publish Portuguese Edition of MUY INTERESANTE

Hamburg, 30 May 2007
SUPER INTERESSANTE, the Portuguese edition of G+J´s Spanish magazine MUY INTERESANTE, previously published by the Portuguese imprint Edimprensa under license from G+J Spain, will be published by Gruner + Jahr itself from July 2007, i.e. by the Portuguese imprint Allmedia, a G+J subsidiary. The content of MUY INTERESANTE and SUPER INTERESSANTE is closely modeled on the concept behind P.M.-MAGAZIN in Germany.


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GALA STYLE Women´s Magazine Launches in Croatia

Hamburg, 25 April 2007
The G+J subsidiary Adria Media Zagreb has launched a bimonthly version of its internationally popular magazine GALA in Croatia. GALA STYLE made its newsstand debut on 27 April 2007.


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Gruner + Jahr Reports Revenue Surge for 2006

Hamburg, 22 March 2007
Gruner + Jahr´s growth was faster than that of any other German major publisher for the second consecutive year, forcefully underscoring its position as Europe´s biggest magazine publisher and Germany´s highestsales publishing house.


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Gruner + Jahr Establishes Editorial G+J Televisa Joint Venture for the Latin American Market

Hamburg, 13 March 2007
Gruner + Jahr continues its international expansionist course by entering a joint venture with the Mexican magazine publisher Editorial Televisa, with effect from April 1, 2007. Editorial Televisa has already been publishing the Mexican editions of the popular-science magazine MUY INTERESANTE and the parenting magazine SER PADRES since 1986 under license. Editorial Televisa is part of Grupo Televisa, the largest media group in the Spanish-speaking countries. Beyond the magazine business, it also operates satellite services, TV channels and online portals.


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NEWS Publisher Alfred Worm Is Dead

Hamburg, 04 February 2007
Gruner + Jahr mourns the passing of Alfred Worm. The publisher of Austria´s NEWS magazine died suddenly and unexpectedly Sunday night at the age of 61.


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Gruner + Jahr Acquires Majority Of Entertainment Media Verlag

Hamburg, 31 January 2007
Gruner + Jahr is acquiring the majority of shares in the Entertainment Media Verlag GmbH ; Co KG, Munich (EMV), retroactively to Jan 1, 2007. The selling parties are the imprint´s founder and managing partner Ulrich Scheele (15.05 percent) and his longtime partner, the Ebner Ulm publishing group (82.85 percent). This gives G+J a roughly 98-percent majority in EMV. Approximately two percent of the shares will continue to be owned by Ulrich Scheele, who will continue to run the imprint as its Managing Director. The purchase is subject to antitrust approval.


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Christoph Weger Named New Managing Director of G+J New Media Ventures

Hamburg, 28 January 2007
Dr. Christoph Weger, 38, currently a Managing Director of the Financial Times Deutschland GmbH (FTD), will take on the management of G+J New Media Ventures GmbH, with effect from Mar 1, 2007. After that date, Christoph Rüth will manage the FTD as its sole Managing Director.