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G+J photo award - the 2009 competition starts

Hamburg, 15 September 2008
Gruner + Jahr publishing house and its partners ran the G+J photo award competition for the first time in spring 2008. The photo award is a prize celebrating new professional talent and young professional photographers up to the age of 35 years. An amazing 602 entries made this competition a resounding success last year and encouraged the partners to stage it again this year. The first competition round for 2009 starts today.


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G+J Photo Award: The 2008 Winners Are In

Hamburg, 19 April 2008
The winners of the first G+J Photo Award were announced at an awards ceremony on Sunday, April 20th 2008 by Dr. Bernd Buchholz, G+J Executive Board member and President of G+J Germany.


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G+J Photo Award: Nominees are in

Hamburg, 08 April 2008
In January 2008, Gruner + Jahr invited aspiring professional photographs ages 35 and under to submit their work for the first-ever G+J photo award.


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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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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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Prisma Presse Launches New Living and Lifestyle Magazine: PRIMA MAISON

Hamburg, 21 February 2005
Prisma Presse, G+J´s French subsidiary welcomes 2005 with an innovative magazine launch. Today marks the introduction of PRIMA MAISON, a line extension to the publisher´s practical women´s magazine PRIMA.


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G+J launches LIVING AT HOME in Spain

Hamburg, 06 June 2004
amburg, June 7, 2004
Gruner + Jahr brings innovation to the Spanish magazine market by launching LIVING AT HOME. Modeled on the highly successful German edition, the title will make its debut on May 28 as a lifestyle magazine and perfect companion on all "home"-related topics and creative ideas. The new magazine draw on content from its German sister edition while also producing its own photo spreads and articles. LIVING AT HOME is a concept entirely new to Spain, making it unique in the Spanish magazine market. LIVING AT HOME "Living at Home" will initially be tested on newsstands in a print run of 100,000 copies, with two issues scheduled for this year. Its cover price: ;euro;2.50 Living magazines account for the biggest share of Spain’s monthly magazines.


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After High Profits in 2003, Gruner + Jahr Pursues Course of Expansion

Hamburg, 31 March 2004
In a continuingly difficult global marketenvironment, Europe´s biggest magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr in 2003again earned very good money and is well equipped for further growth.EBITA was improved to ;euro; 238 million (previous year: ;euro; 234 million) primarilydue to a strengthened core business and continuing strict cost discipline.Return on Sales rose to 9.6 percent (previous year: 8.3 percent). Beforepublishing investments, i.e. not including development costs and start-uplosses for new magazine titles, ROS amounted to 12.1 percent. Due to specialitems such as disposals and currency, income from external sales effects fellto ;euro; 2.48 billion (previous year: ;euro; 2.8 billion); adjusted for these specialitems, revenues remained stable.


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Let´s Eat! Gruner + Jahr Launches ESSEN;TRINKEN – FÜR JEDEN TAG

Hamburg, 16 July 2003
The ESSEN;TRINKEN family will soon welcome a new member to its table: Next Tuesday marks the launch of ESSEN;TRINKEN – FÜR JEDEN TAG, a new Gruner + Jahr food magazine in the handy pocket format (12.8 x 19 cm, or roughly 5 x 8 inches). "Easy, fast, delicious," is the magazine´s claim; its concept is the brainchild of the experienced ESSEN;TRINKEN team. "We cater primarily to ´spontaneous cooks´," says editor-in-chief Martin Lagoda. "Thanks to its size, readers can easily take ESSEN;TRINKEN – FÜR JEDEN TAG to the supermarket with them and buy all they need then and there– we consciously avoided very exclusive ingredients." The preparation of the dishes is accordingly simple: maximum "time-to-meal" is 30 minutes.


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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’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).