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Expansion of the programmatic digital marketing business: G+J subsidiary Ligatus acquires LiquidM

Hamburg/Cologne, 1 September 2016
Ligatus, Europe's leading native and performance network and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gruner + Jahr, is acquiring 100 percent of the international technology company LiquidM. LiquidM is backed by the investors Earlybird, Asset Management Ventures and Maximilian Thyssen.


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Gruner + Jahr to close FINANCIAL TIMES DEUTSCHLAND

Hamburg, 23 November 2012
Gruner + Jahr is to close FINANCIAL TIMES DEUTSCHLAND (FTD) and all associated brands, publications and online activities. The last edition of the FTD is to be published on 7 December 2012. "FINANCIAL TIMES DEUTSCHLAND was one of the most ambitious journalistic projects of the last decade," said Julia Jäkel, President of Gruner + Jahr Germany.


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Gruner + Jahr Deutschland pools the digital activities of its brands

Hamburg, 22 August 2012
amburg, 22 August 2012 On 1 September 2012, Gruner + Jahr will found Gruner + Jahr Digital GmbH.


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Thomas Rabe takes over chair of Gruner + Jahr AG Supervisory Board

Hamburg, 09 January 2012
The members of Gruner + Jahr AG's Supervisory Board yesterday elected Thomas Rabe (46) to serve as its chairman.


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Four new members join Gruner + Jahr AG's supervisory board

Hamburg, 28 August 2011
+ Jahr AG's supervisory boardHamburg, 29 August 2011
At its last Annual General Meeting, four new members were elected to Gruner + Jahr AG's supervisory board with immediate effect: Dr.


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G+J International Media Sales (IMS) begins international marketing in Germany and opens an international office in Hamburg.

Hamburg, 20 January 2011
International Media Claudia Scheil, since January 2011 IMS has expanded its field of activity to include the international advertising budgets of German companies, thereby increasing its relevance as a global marketing partner. Upon opening its new office, IMS had already won the well-known business magazine "Forbes" and British Airways' renowned in-flight and ambient media as new clients.


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Gruner + Jahr masters Economic Crisis, and maintains good Operating Profit despite Downturn in Advertising Markets.

Hamburg, 24 March 2010
Due to the cost-cutting and restructuring program initiated early on, Gruner + Jahr reported only a slight year-on-year decline in its operating result, despite a significant fall in advertising revenues.


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Maylis Chevalier Becomes G+J Espa;ntilde;a Group Publishing Director

Hamburg, 28 January 2010
Maylis Chevalier takes over as Group Publishing Director of G+J Espa;ntilde;a on 1 February 2010. In this role, she will be responsible for the strategy and business of all G+J Espa;ntilde;a magazine titles, including COSMOPOLITAN, GEO, MIA, MARIE CLAIRE, MUY INTERESANTE, MUY JUNIOR and SER PADRES HOY as well as their special editions and supplements.


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Martin Trautmann appointed new Executive Vice President of G+J's business publications and popular-science titles in France

Hamburg, 09 December 2009
Martin Trautmann (41) has been appointed Executive Vice President of Prisma Presse. In his new role, he will supervise the Business and Science (;Eacute;conomie / Dé;couverte) division of G+J's French publishing arm. From January, this puts him in charge of the GEO, CAPITAL, ;Ccedil;A M'INT;Eacute;RESSE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and MANAGEMENT magazines and websites.


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Advertising Slump Impacts Gruner + Jahr's Half-Year Results

Hamburg, 31 August 2009
Gruner + Jahr was unable to escape the effects of an exceedingly difficult market environment in the first half of 2009 and, as forecast earlier, reported a clear year-on-year drop in revenues and Operating EBIT. The downturn-induced decline in brand-name advertising in the core markets has led to a considerable drop in ad sales revenues. Gruner + Jahr is countering the unrelenting ad sales crisis and the resultant accelerated structural change with a comprehensive cost-reduction and restructuring program in all markets.


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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 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 www.mundo-geo.es, 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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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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G+J acquires Poland's biggest online community for young users: EPULS.pl

Hamburg, 01 October 2008
G+J International is investing in the fast-growing Polish online market, assuming ownership of the profitable Pixelate Ventures Sp.z.o.o. Pixelate Ventures operates EPULS.pl, the biggest Polish youth portal, as well as the social fashion community STYLIO.pl and the photo blog STORY.pl.


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Gruner + Jahr Posts Significant Rise in Revenue and Result for 2005

Hamburg, 26 March 2006
Gruner + Jahr, Europe´s biggest magazine publisherand the strongest-selling German publisher, lastingly enhanced its leadingmarket position in fiscal 2005. For the first time in four years, G+J increasedits revenues and achieved significant growth in profits, managing to pull offa turnaround in a difficult market environment.


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G+J Bundles Eastern European Publishing Business In Warsaw

Hamburg, 29 January 2006
G+J´s International Magazines division is bundling Gruner + Jahr´s publishing businesses in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe. Based in Warsaw, Mario Husten will manage the publishing activities in the region, including Poland and Russia, as President Central Eastern Europe as of February 2006. After establishing joint ventures in Greece and the Adriatic region and the launch of the international edition of "Geo," the new management structure creates the precondition for further growth, according to Gruner + Jahr. The goal is to enter new markets;#151;also through partnerships and acquisitions;#151;in addition to the expansion of the international concept and brand transfer.


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Fabrice Bo;eacute; Appointed Member of Gruner + Jahr AG Executive Board

Hamburg, 25 January 2006
Fabrice Boé; (43) has been appointed as the sixth member of the Gruner + Jahr AG Executive Board by resolution of the G+J Supervisory Board. As Managing Director of Prisma Presse, he will represent G+J´s French subsidiary on the board of Europe´s largest magazine publisher - the first Frenchman ever to sit on the G+J Executive Board. He succeeds Axel Ganz (68) who resigned from the G+J Executive Board on Dec 31, 2005. In summer 2005 Axel Ganz and G+J formed a Paris-based joint venture for developing magazines, which he will now devote himself to building further.


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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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