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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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G+J International Ties Up with Outlook Publishing Group to Launch Licensed Edition of GEO in India

Hamburg, 05 February 2008
G+J International is venturing onto the Indian market and will partner with the Outlook Publishing Group (OPG) to publish GEO International under license. GEO India will make its debut in April 2008.


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Christoph Gerth Appointed Director International at G+J Media Sales

Hamburg, 27 January 2008
Christoph Gerth, 32, will be taking over the management of the International Media Sales (IMS) marketing unit at G+J Germany with effect from March 1, 2008. He succeeds André; Freiheit, who, as announced earlier, will take on the position of Senior Director Ad Sales at G+J STERN/GEO/ART on March 1.


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G+J Launches GEO in Finland with Sanoma Magazines

Hamburg, 07 January 2008
G+J International continues the expansion of its GEO brand with the launch of a licensed edition in Finland in collaboration with Sanoma Magazines. GEO Finland will make its newsstand debut in March 2008 in a print run of 70,000 copies, and at a cover price of ;euro;8.90 (~$13). Katriina Palo-Närhinen, 42, is the new magazine's editor-in-chief.


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Launch of GEO Bulgaria / First license edition of GEO International

Hamburg, 18 November 2007
On November 20th, Gruner + Jahr will launch the international reportage magazine GEO in Bulgaria. With this introduction, Gruner + Jahr continues the internationalisation of its GEO magazine which is now published in 16 countries; the launch of GEO Bulgaria is the first license edition of GEO International.


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Gruner + Jahr Sells Back JV Shares to Greek Partner

Hamburg, 31 July 2007
G+J International is selling its shares in the Greek magazine joint venture G+J/Daphne to its JV partner Antenna Group with effect from Jul 31, 2007. The disposal comes at the request of the Antenna Group, which will continue to manage Daphne on its own. Both sides have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. The Greek edition of GEO, which made its debut in May 2006, will continue to be published under license by Daphne.


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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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G+J International: Portfolio Adjustments After Reviews

Hamburg, 27 August 2006
Gruner + Jahr´s International Magazines Division has launched more than 30 magazines since January 2004. Now, following a cyclical review of publications, several titles will be taken off the market again. The magazines in question are GEOFOCUS in Russia, FENIKS in Poland, GALA in Spain, SOK and METRO in Greece, and three titles in the Adriatic region. The titles will be discontinued following the first day on sale of the next issue in each case.


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GEO International introduces Pan-European Ad Package

Hamburg, 24 August 2006
The monthly international editions of Gruner + Jahr´s GEO magazine currently appear in 12 different European countries outside of its home market in Germany: Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey. For the first time, G+J now offers advertisers the opportunity to reach high-quality readerships in these 12 countries through a single, centralized ad booking – the Pan- European Ad Package. Advertisers now have direct, one-stop access to most of the non-German-speaking European countries through a respected, top-quality editorial environment.


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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 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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G+J/Mondadori: FOCUS GIOCHI Trains Brains

Hamburg, 17 January 2006
Gruner + Jahr´s Italian subsidiary G+J/Mondadori has launched a new quiz and puzzle magazine: FOCUS GIOCHI made its debut on Italian newsstands on Jan 14 at a cover price of ;euro;1.90. Each month, true to its slogan "ginnastica per la mente" (literally "gymnastics for the mind"), FOCUS GIOCHI will present familiar brain-teasers (crossword puzzles and rebuses, logical conundrums, anagrams etc.) as well as newer types of puzzles from the Far East (Sudoku, Kakuno, Dezako etc.). The puzzles are embedded between editorial articles that explore other topics like curios and magic tricks. With a planned volume of about 80 pages, FOCUS GIOCHI is expected to sell 100,000 copies per issue.


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G+J and Cond;eacute; Nast Launch Internationally Successful GLAMOUR Magazine in the Netherlands / Advance Promotion in TV Collaboration with RTL

Hamburg, 29 August 2005
GLAMOUR will soon be hitting Dutch newsstands, courtesy of G+J. The publisher is partnering with Condé; Nast to publish a Dutch edition of the internationally successful women´s magazine beginning Sep 1.


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Gruner + Jahr Pressehaus Hosts German Premiere of World Press Photo Award 2005

Hamburg, 26 April 2005
Each year for 50 years now, the World Press Photo Foundation´s international panel of judges has picked the best and most memorable press photographs of the previous year. This year, the World Press Photo exhibition again shows moving and haunting images: of the aftermath of the Tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia, the hostage-taking in Beslan, and of political unrest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. But there are also pictures that tell of major sports events like the Olympics in Athens, along with photography highlights from art, culture, nature and science.


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Innovation, Acquisition and Merger: Gruner + Jahr Lays Cornerstones for the Future in 2004

Hamburg, 17 March 2005
Gruner + Jahr, Europe´s largest magazinepublisher, once again delivered a gratifying performance in 2004, atthe same time forming the basis for lastingly increasing the company´svalue and for strong growth. As G+J CEO Dr. Bernd Kundrun said todayat the annual press briefing in Hamburg, the goal is to increaserevenues to roughly ;euro;3.5 billion by 2010, while raising operating ROSto over 10 percent. He is relying on "the triad of innovation,acquisition and merger" to achieve these targets. A vast number ofinnovations in the international magazine markets, the takeover of amajority stake (54.9 percent) in Motor-Presse Stuttgart, and theplanned gravure joint venture with arvato and Axel Springer already"form the cornerstones of G+J´s growth strategy for the years ahead,"Kundrun added. The acquisition and the gravure merger arepending antitrust approval.


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G+J Reorganizes Corporate and Publishing Services Unit under CFO Achim Twardy

Hamburg, 13 January 2005
After absorbing the CorporateDevelopment/Strategy unit (which through the end of 2004 wassupervised by executive board member Martin Stahel), thecorporate unit headed by CFO Achim Twardy will be knownas "Corporate and Publishing Services." Its new combinedstructure will be as follows:


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G+J Netherlands: QUEST Magazine Pronounced ´Launch of the Year´

Hamburg, 12 December 2004
The G+J magazine QUEST was pronouncedthe "Launch of the Year 2004" in the Netherlands. A panel of 15judges furnished by the Dutch magazine association NUV selectedQUEST as the No.1 among 52 new titles, preferring it to rivalsincluding Hearst´s "Cosmo Girl" or Linda de Mol´s "Linda." On behalfof her 13-person editorial team, QUEST´s editor-in-chiefKarlijn van Overbeek accepted the Mercury figurine at a galaevent in Aalsmeer.


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G+J Russia: GALA BIOGRAFIA Whets Readers´ Curiosity

Hamburg, 31 October 2004
Gruner + Jahr has added anothermember to its international GALA family. Today marks the launchof GALA BIOGRAFIA in Russia, an innovative, upscale people magazine.GALA BIOGRAFIA, published monthly in the fresh new premium pocketformat, reports on show stars and celebrities with excitingbiographies. The magazine caters specifically to young urban womenwith an upscale lifestyle, and not only features impressivephotographs, but also much more detailed texts than the regularRussian GALA magazine. Sophia Loren and Mata Hari are the starsportrayed in the premier issue. GALA BIOGRAFIA is being issued ina print run of 150,000 copies and at an introductory cover priceof approximately 1 euro. Its editor-in-chief is Nadeshda Borozdina,previously deputy editor-in-chief of GALA.


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G+J Russia: GEO TRAVELLER Opens Gateway to the World

Hamburg, 24 October 2004
Europe´s biggest magazine publisher haslaunched another magazine innovation in Russia: The new traveljournal GEO TRAVELLER, the latest member in the exceedinglysuccessful GEO family, hits Russian newsstands today. GEO TRAVELLERis devoted to attractive travel destinations all over the world,which it presents in typically impressive pictures and thoroughlyresearched, entertaining texts in an original and large-format layout.


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