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Gruner + Jahr Successfully Counters the Crisis in Its Markets

Hamburg, 01 April 2009
Gruner + Jahr, Europe's biggest magazine publisher and the highestrevenue publishing house in Germany, defended its market position in 2008.

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G+J Launches Upscale Men's Monthly in China: LEON

Hamburg, 01 April 2009
G+J International continues its expansionist course in China by launching a men's monthly magazine called LEON.

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GEO Continues Its International Expansion Course Online

Hamburg, 30 March 2009
The reportage magazine GEO continues its international expansion course online. After successfully launching in Spain at in January, it is now launching GEO websites on the same basis in Finland, Russia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Croatia. This means that eight of the 12 planned sites are already online within the first three months of the year.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DEUTSCHLAND: Dr. Erwin Brunner to Succeed Klaus Liedtke as Editor-in-Chief on June 1, 2009

Hamburg, 22 March 2009
After more than 40 years of serving the Gruner + Jahr publishing house as a reporter, correspondent, Editor-in-Chief and publisher of various magazines, Klaus Liedtke will retire upon reaching the age of 65.

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G+J Netherlands Takes Over Women's Magazine JAN, Parenting Magazine JANTJE and Their Website

Hamburg, 18 February 2009
G+J Netherlands has expanded its portfolio to include another highend women's magazine. The publisher has acquired a majority share in the magazine JAN from the Telegraaf Tijdschriften Groep, with retroactive effect from January 1st 2009. The acquisition also includes the parenting magazine JANTJE and the website.

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First license issued in Lithuania for GALA people/lifestyle magazine

Hamburg, 04 February 2009
The first issue of GALA published under license in Lithuania made its newsstand debut at the end of January 2009. Lithuania's IEVA Group, publisher of the high-end fashion magazine IEVA, is the licensing partner for the Gruner + Jahr title. GALA's editor-in-chief is the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Lithuania, Eva Tombak.

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G + J International continues launch of multinational online projects, sets up GEO sites in 12 countries

Hamburg, 11 January 2009
The reportage magazine GEO is now advancing its international expansion in the online realm as well, and has launched the multinational roll-out of GEO websites based on a shared technical platform. The first international GEO site will go online in Spain at, by 19 January 2009 at the latest – to be followed in the coming weeks by Russia, Italy, Finland and eight other countries within the first half of 2009.

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Bernd Buchholz Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Gruner + Jahr

Hamburg, 05 January 2009
Dr Bernd Buchholz, a member of the G+J Executive Board and President of G+J Germany, has been appointed the new CEO of Gruner + Jahr by the company's supervisory board with immediate effect. Buchholz succeeds Dr Bernd Kundrun, who today resigned as CEO with immediate effect due to differences regarding Gruner + Jahr's future strategy. The company and Kundrun are parting ways in mutual agreement. Bernd Buchholz's appointment to the Bertelsmann Executive Board will be decided on by the appropriate administrative bodies at a later point in time.

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