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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
www.mundo-geo.es 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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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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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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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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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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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC photographers score at the World Press Photo

Hamburg, 12 February 2008
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC stands for outstanding photography, as once again impressively demonstrated by this year's World Press Photo awards, the Oscars of photojournalism. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC photographers won all three prizes awarded in the "Nature, Stories" categories.


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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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NEWS Publisher Alfred Worm Is Dead

Hamburg, 04 February 2007
Gruner + Jahr mourns the passing of Alfred Worm. The publisher of Austria´s NEWS magazine died suddenly and unexpectedly Sunday night at the age of 61.


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Prisma Presse Launches ENVUE in France

Hamburg, 09 July 2006
G+J´s French subsidiary Prisma Presse presents a new magazine: ENVUE, a special issue of the people magazine VSD, makes its newsstand debut on Jul 10.


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German Premiere of the WORLD PRESS PHOTO Award 2006 at Gruner + Jahr´s Pressehaus am Baumwall

Hamburg, 25 April 2006
For the past 50 years, an international panel ofjudges at the WORLD PRESS PHOTO Foundation has selected the best and moststirring photos of a given year.


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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 Austria: NEWS Publishing Group Launches Magazine For Young Women

Hamburg, 06 May 2004
Gruner + Jahr continues to expand its international portfolio, this time in Austria. The local NEWS publishing group is launching a new magazine for young women between the ages of 15 and 25. YOUNGSTYLE will make its debut on Austrian newsstands on May 7 and is specifically designed to cater to this target audience. The magazine will initially be published twice a year; its seven sections will present reports and interviews on topics including trends, fashion, beauty and love. YOUNGSTYLE has a handy pocket format and offers 148 pages at a cover price of €1.50. Its initial print run will be 90,000 copies. The first issue, with 50 pages of ads, shows that the new title is very well received by advertisers.


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