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Innovation Campaign: Gruner + Jahr Launches FOCUS JUNIOR, A New Popular-Science Magazine For Children In Italy

Hamburg, 15 January 2004
Gruner + Jahr continues its worldwide innovation campaign in 2004 with a new popular-science magazine for children and teens in Italy. By launching FOCUS JUNIOR, the Italian publishing subsidiary Gruner + Jahr/Mondadori further extends the brand family based on the well-loved popular-science magazine FOCUS, Italy´s highest-selling monthly with a print run of over 850,000 copies. FOCUS JUNIOR will be published monthly in a print run of 250,000 copies. The special introductory price of ;euro;1.50 will be raised to ;euro;2.75 starting with the third issue.


Press release

Innovation Campaign: Gruner + Jahr Launches FOCUS JUNIOR, A New Popular-Science Magazine For Children In Italy

Hamburg, 15 January 2004
Gruner + Jahr continues its worldwide innovation campaign in 2004 with a new popular-science magazine for children and teens in Italy. By launching FOCUS JUNIOR, the Italian publishing subsidiary Gruner + Jahr/Mondadori further extends the brand family based on the well-loved popular-science magazine FOCUS, Italy´s highest-selling monthly with a print run of over 850,000 copies. FOCUS JUNIOR will be published monthly in a print run of 250,000 copies. The special introductory price of ;euro;1.50 will be raised to ;euro;2.75 starting with the third issue.





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GEO magazine now also published in Romania.

Hamburg, 18 August 2003
The GEO family of quality magazines continues togrow. The latest addition is a licensed edition of GEO magazine in Romania.First introduced 27 years ago in Germany, GEO now appears in six countriesaround the world (Germany, France, Spain, Russia, South Korea and Romania).


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GEO magazine now also published in Romania.

Hamburg, 18 August 2003
The GEO family of quality magazines continues togrow. The latest addition is a licensed edition of GEO magazine in Romania.First introduced 27 years ago in Germany, GEO now appears in six countriesaround the world (Germany, France, Spain, Russia, South Korea and Romania).


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GEOLenok magazine - launch of the year in Russia

Hamburg, 10 July 2003
GEOLenok, the knowledge and reports magazine for childrenand teenagers, which Gruner + Jahr launched in Russia this spring, has been awardedmagazine launch of the year there. During an event organized by the government ofMoscow, GEOLenok was awarded for its "innovative approach concerning text and layout,and the extraordinarily high editorial quality". Among the jury were prominentrepresentatives from the fields of politics, economy, society and culture. Following GEOLino in Germany and GEO ADO in France, GEOLenok is the third steptowards establishing a high quality international magazine brand for young readers.The first edition of the title, which was launched with 50,000 copies for the priceof 35 rubles (ca 1 Euro) has already sold out. GEOLenok, following GEO and GALA asGruner + Jahr´s third title on the Russian magazine market, is published nine timesa year. Says Olaf Hengerer, CEO G+J Russia: "The award and the high sales of GEOLenokconfirm that we are heading in the right direction with our strategy of launching highquality titles on the young Russian market."


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GEOLenok magazine – launch of the year in Russia

Hamburg, 10 July 2003
GEOLenok, the knowledge and reports magazine for children and teenagers, which Gruner + Jahr launched in Russia this spring, has been awarded magazine launch of the year there. During an event organized by the government of Moscow, GEOLenok was awarded for its "innovative approach concerning text and layout, and the extraordinarily high editorial quality". Among the jury were prominent representatives from the fields of politics, economy, society and culture. Following GEOLino in Germany and GEO ADO in France, GEOLenok is the third step towards establishing a high quality international magazine brand for young readers. The first edition of the title, which was launched with 50,000 copies for the price of 35 rubles (ca 1 Euro) has already sold out. GEOLenok, following GEO and GALA as Gruner + Jahr's third title on the Russian magazine market, is published nine times a year. Says Olaf Hengerer, CEO G+J Russia: "The award and the high sales of GEOLenok confirm that we are heading in the right direction with our strategy of launching high quality titles on the young Russian market."



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Appointments within the Discovery segment of the Prisma Presse group

Hamburg, 21 May 2003
As business manager, Sophie Sachnine contributed a great deal to the successful revivalof ;Ccedil;a m´inté;resse in 2002, thanks to which the number of sold copies of the title in Franceincreased by 9.5% compared to 2001. Ms. Sachnine graduated from EAP in 1988 and gaineda Masters in Communication from HEC Business School in 1989. She began her career at Nestlé;France before joining Prisma Presse at the end of 1993 and becoming director of advertising,first for GEO and ;Ccedil;a m´inté;resse, and later for Capital. Sophie Sachnine occupied the postof business manager of the women´s segment at Martine Grapas before she was offered thesame position with ;Ccedil;a m´inté;resse in April 2001.


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GEOLenok - The innovative children;lsquo;s magazine from Gruner + Jahr in Russia

Hamburg, 07 April 2003
Gruner + Jahr, Europe;lsquo;s biggest magazine publisher,has announced its new children;lsquo;s magazine GEOLenok. Gruner + Jahr has beensuccessfully publishing children;lsquo;s GEOLino in Germany since 1996 andGEOAdo in France since 2002. GEOLenok is the logical extension of the world-renownedGEO editorial product and a unique magazine in the Russian press market.


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GEOLenok - The innovative children;lsquo;s magazine from Gruner + Jahr in Russia

Hamburg, 07 April 2003
Gruner + Jahr, Europe;lsquo;s biggest magazine publisher,has announced its new children;lsquo;s magazine GEOLenok. Gruner + Jahr has beensuccessfully publishing children;lsquo;s GEOLino in Germany since 1996 andGEOAdo in France since 2002. GEOLenok is the logical extension of the world-renownedGEO editorial product and a unique magazine in the Russian press market.


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Gruner + Jahr Doubles 2002 EBITA To ;euro;234 Million - Revenues Total ;euro;2.8 Billion - New Titles In USA, France, Poland, Russia And China

Hamburg, 27 March 2003
Gruner + Jahr, Europe;lsquo;s biggest magazine publisher, delivered acomparatively good performance in 2002 despite the advertising crisis, andwill continue to grow in 2003, mainly by means of new title launches.EBITA, reported under to IAS (International Accounting Standards) for thefirst time, doubled year on year to 234 million (2001 pro forma: ;euro;117million). Total earnings (EBITA including special gains) rose to ;euro;406 million.During the same period, revenues declined to ;euro;2.8 billion, due to disposalsand the continuing decline in the ad business, especially in Germany. Netearnings amounted to ;euro;116 million (00/01: ;euro;40 million, reported under HGBGerman Commercial Code which restricts comparability), while cash flowmore than tripled to ;euro;385 million (00/01 pro forma: ;euro;114 million/HGB). TheReturn on Sales was 8.3 percent.


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Gruner + Jahr Doubles 2002 EBITA To ;euro;234 Million - Revenues Total ;euro;2.8 Billion - New Titles In USA, France, Poland, Russia And China

Hamburg, 27 March 2003
Gruner + Jahr, Europe;lsquo;s biggest magazine publisher, delivered acomparatively good performance in 2002 despite the advertising crisis, andwill continue to grow in 2003, mainly by means of new title launches.EBITA, reported under to IAS (International Accounting Standards) for thefirst time, doubled year on year to 234 million (2001 pro forma: ;euro;117million). Total earnings (EBITA including special gains) rose to ;euro;406 million.During the same period, revenues declined to ;euro;2.8 billion, due to disposalsand the continuing decline in the ad business, especially in Germany. Netearnings amounted to ;euro;116 million (00/01: ;euro;40 million, reported under HGBGerman Commercial Code which restricts comparability), while cash flowmore than tripled to ;euro;385 million (00/01 pro forma: ;euro;114 million/HGB). TheReturn on Sales was 8.3 percent.




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