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Gruner + Jahr’s Supervisory Board has appointed Julia Jäkel as Chief Executive Officer and Oliver Radtke and Stephan Schäfer as members of the Executive Board

Hamburg, 10 April 2013
Gruner + Jahr’s Supervisory Board has appointed Julia Jäkel, previously a Member of the Executive Board and Director of G+J Germany, as the new Chief Executive Office of Gruner + Jahr with immediate effect. Oliver Radtke, previously Managing Director of G+J’s majority share in Dresdner Druck und Verlagshaus, as well as Stephan Schäfer, previously Publishing Director of G+J Publishing Group LIFE and Editor-in-Chief of BRIGITTE, will be joining Gruner + Jahr’s Executive Board. Radtke will serve as Chief Operating Officer and Schäfer, who will be stepping down from his editorial role as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, will serve as Chief Product Officer.


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And the Henri Nannen Prize 2012 goes to...

Hamburg, 15 May 2012
Stefan Willeke (DIE ZEIT), Documentary reporting: A twelvememberteam from DER SPIEGEL magazine, Investigative reporting: Nikolaus Harbusch,Martin Heidemanns (BILD), Hans Leyendecker, Klaus Ott, Nicolas Richter(Süddeutsche Zeitung), Essay: Niklas Maak (Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung),Photo reporting: Kai Löffelbein (stern.


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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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Premium Performance Supplier Ligatus successfully completes market entry in France

Hamburg, 13 December 2009
ontinuously its internationalisation and implements its business model effectively in France, following the launches in Austria and the Netherlands.


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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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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 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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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 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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EMOTION: Gruner + Jahr Banks On The Power Of Feelings

Hamburg, 13 February 2006
A new title expands Gruner + Jahr´s offer: the newmonthly women´s magazine EMOTION will arrive at newsstands and stores on February 17.The psychology magazine mainly targets women between the ages of 28 and 59. It dealswith the topics partnership, career, leisure, friendship, and family from a psychologicalperspective. Bettina Wündrich, Editor-in-Chief, describes her idea of the target group:"EMOTION addresses women who, when they hear the word ´reflection,´ won´t immediatelythink of the mirror in their bathroom."


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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 Spain: Cooking Magazine YO COCINO Enhances The Spanish Magazine Portfolio

Hamburg, 12 May 2004
As part of its international strategy for expansion, Gruner + Jahr is testing a new title in the Spanish magazine market. YO COCINO ("I Cook") is published under the umbrella of successful women magazine MIA. Its content is modeled on existing G+J titles including BRIGITTE Cookie and ESSEN;TRINKEN FÜR jeden Tag. The pocket-sized YO COCINO will be published in a print run of 120,000 copies and will cost ;euro;1.50 at newsstands. If the test proves successful, the magazine will be published every two months


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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 Polska and Cond;eacute; Nast International are launching GLAMOUR magazine on the Polish market

Hamburg, 05 December 2002

Hamburg, London, Warsaw, December 6, 2002


G+J Polska, the Polish subsidiary company of Europe;#180;s largest print and publishing house Gruner + Jahr, will launch the internationally successful women;#180;s magazine GLAMOUR in Spring 2003. GLAMOUR will be published by G+J Polska under the Condé; Nast license. The editor-in-chief of GLAMOUR Poland will be Grazyna Olbrych, 37, who up to now has been managing Cosmopolitan Poland.

 

 

 


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Gruner + Jahr is launching WOMAN

Hamburg, 20 October 2002
WOMAN, the new lifestyle magazine by Europe;#180;s largest magazine publisher, the print and publishing house Gruner + Jahr, will be available in the shops from October 22. In line with its motto more variety - topicality - service, the fortnightly magazine WOMAN offers a content mixture which is unique on the German magazine market.


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Online Coverages Monitor 2002 II (ORM) places strong Gruner + Jahr EMS portfolio - handy.de, boerseonline.de and brigitte.de – at the top of its class

Hamburg, 21 August 2002
G+J Electronic Media Sales (G+J EMS) - Gruner + Jahr’s online marketer – has three number 1 sites in its portfolio with boerseonline.de, brigitte.de and handy.de. This is revealed by the current Online Coverages Monitor (ORM) 2002 II, which, similar to the Media Analysis for printed media, monitors and records reliable, coverage-related performance figures of 115 online advertising media. boerseonline.de takes top place in the financial sites segment with approximately 780,000 users weekly. Coverage winner in the women-specific Internet offerings is brigitte.de with roughly 400,000 users per week. handy.de, with 750,000 users per week, is first among sites dealing with cell phones and mobile telephony.


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Gruner + Jahr to launch new woman’s title - WOMAN - in Germany in fall 2002

Hamburg, 11 August 2002
Gruner + Jahr plans to launch a new fortnightly woman’s magazine in Germany in fall 2002. WOMAN, with its compact and diverse assortment of topics, and its strong focus on practical value will be unique on the German market. Its precursor is WOMAN in Austria.


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Women on the Net: registration for new courses now open

Hamburg, 06 August 2002
Germany is online and so are the women. Anyone who has not yet had the opportunity to learn to use the Internet can now remedy that situation. Free introductory courses will be offered again throughout Germany in September and October for newcomers to the Internet. These will be followed in November by practical courses for women who want to deepen their knowledge (30 Euro). People can register via the free hotline on 0800-330 81 97.


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