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CHEFKOCH, ELTERN and GALA Announce Alexa skills available on Amazon Echo when it launches in Germany

Hamburg, 14 September 2016
With CHEFKOCH, ELTERN and GALA in its line-up, Gruner + Jahr is one of the leading digital media brands in the Food, Family and People segments. Now, the Hamburg publisher is testing ways to expand the reach of the three brands to the emerging Smart Home and Internet of Things markets through the launch of Amazon's hands-free speaker, Amazon Echo, and voice service, Alexa, when they become available in Germany.


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Gruner + Jahr raises revenues yet again while investing in its core business and the digital future of its strong brands. G+J Germany obtains a record result in 2011. G+J International expands its engagement in India.

Hamburg, 28 March 2012
ly organic
- Operating EBIT above pre-crisis level
- Annual net income at the same high level of the previous year
- High profitability with a double-digit return on sales
- Sale of Prinovis in autumn 2011
- Investments in India and in digital transformation
- High level of profit participation – employees participate in corporate success

Hamburg, March 29, 2012
Gruner + Jahr looks back on a good fiscal 2011: G+J recorded a slight, mainly organic growth in revenues in the period under review, with the operating result remaining high and above the level of the pre-crisis years.


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Reorganisation of Gruner + Jahr Germany's publishing groups as of 1 February 2012

Hamburg, 27 November 2011
Gruner + Jahr Germany will restructure the organisation of its publishing groups as of 1 February 2012.


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Motor Presse Stuttgart appoints G+J International Brands and Licenses to market international magazine licenses

Hamburg, 01 September 2010
Motor Presse Stuttgart today announced that it has set a new course to accelerate the internationalisation of its media brands auto motor and sport und MOTORRAD. The Stuttgart-based media company has appointed G+J International Brands and Licenses to identify license partners in countries where Motor Presse Stuttgart is not yet represented through subsidiaries or editions produced under license.


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Gruner + Jahr sells G+J Russia to Axel Springer AG

Hamburg, 23 November 2009
As part of the strategic realignment of its international activities, Gruner + Jahr has sold its Russian operations to Axel Springer AG.


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G+J International merges its international brands and licenses business / Andr;eacute; Möllersmann appointed to head new "International Brands and Licenses Unit"

Hamburg, 28 June 2009
André; Möllersmann, 36, has been appointed to head the "International Brands and Licenses Unit" at G+J International with effect from July 1, 2009. The purpose of the newly created department is to internationalize G+J's strong brands such as GALA, GEO, ELTERN/Parenting Network and the international popular-science titles PM, QUEST, FOCUS and MUY INTERESANTE, both in print and online. The department will also serve to support synergies between the international brands.


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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 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 JAN-MAGAZINE.nl website.


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G+J launches "Parenting Network" as first transnational online project / Seven countries to be included in launch

Hamburg, 06 October 2008
G+J International is establishing a new international parenting network, based on the German ELTERN.de website, in a move which represents G+J's first transnational online project. By the end of 2008 local websites will go online in Croatia, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia and Spain. In 2009 the worldwide rollout will continue. The beta version was already launched at the end of September in Croatia (www.roditelji.hr) and by the end of October the parenting website in Italy will also go online (www.nostrofiglio.it).


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Gruner + Jahr Increases Brand-Business Revenues and ROS Again in 2007

Hamburg, 19 March 2008
tion as market-leading magazine publisher in Europe / Brand business sets new records in turnover and profit / International expansionist course successfully continued / "Expand your Brand" program on track / PRINOVIS holding negatively impacts the bottom line Gruner + Jahr, Europe's biggest magazine publisher and Germany's highestturnover publisher, systematically continued its brand expansion strategy in the 2007 financial year, underscoring its leading position in a market environment that remains fiercely competitive.


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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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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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Gruner + Jahr Goes to Greece, Acquires 50-Percent Stake in Magazine Publisher Daphne

Hamburg, 24 November 2005
Gruner + Jahr is branching out into yet another European growth market. By acquiring a 50-percent stake in Daphne Communications S.A., one of Greece´s leading magazine publishers, G+J has become the first foreign publisher to buy a share of this magnitude in a Greek publishing company. The remaining 50 percent of Daphne´s shares are owned by the Antenna Group, Greece´s largest commercial-TV corporation. Daphne Communications was established in 1995 and currently publishes eleven magazines, including the women´s titles DIVA and ASTROLOGOS, the "living" publication IKIA/DIAKOSMISI and the parenting magazine PAIDI/NEI GONIS. The Athens-based publisher has 230 employees.


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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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MA 2002 Press Media II: current readership data published - G+J significantly improves its position.

Hamburg, 23 July 2002
The coverage data from MA 2002 Press Media II were released on July 24, 2002.


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Gruner +Jahr’s German Magazine Division - combined management of the Brigitte and München publishing groups and target group-specific restructuring of the external advertising service on July 1, 2002

Hamburg, 17 June 2002
With effect from July 1 2002, Anne Volk (58) will, voluntarily and at her own request, hand over the helm of the G+J Brigitte publishing group (BRIGITTE, BRIGITTE YOUNG MISS, BRIGITTE WOMAN) to Dr. Volker Breid (40).