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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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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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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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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 Becomes Sole Shareholder of FINANCIAL TIMES DEUTSCHLAND

Hamburg, 29 January 2008
The British media group Pearson Plc. has decided to sell its 50-percent stake in the FINANCIAL TIMES DEUTSCHLAND (FTD) to Gruner+Jahr AG retroactively to January 1, 2008. The parties have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. The move turns G+J into the sole owner of FTD. Further to the transaction, a long-term licensing contract was signed with the Financial Times Group governing the brand use rights as well as editorial cooperation with the "Financial Times". The share purchase is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.


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Gruner + Jahr Reports Increased Revenues and Earnings in First Six Months of 2007

Hamburg, 04 September 2007
Gruner + Jahr improved its revenues and operating result during the first half of 2007. Turnover increased to ;euro;1.39 billion (H´1/2006: ;euro;1.37 billion), while earnings improved to ;euro;116 million (H´1/2006: ;euro;111 million). In all, the first half was dominated by investments in "Expand your Brand" activities to further develop G+J´s brands on new media platforms beyond print.


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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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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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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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BÖRSE ONLINE remains in Munich

Hamburg, 27 January 2004
The editorial department and the business management team of BÖRSE ONLINE, Germany´s leading investor magazine, remain at their location in Munich. As a business location, Munich is of considerable importance for the Börse Online magazine and its planned comprehensive onward strategy. In addition to Frankfurt, Munich is the strongest commercial center in Germany, and thus has a special relevance for the investor magazine. With its three media locations in Hamburg, Munich and Cologne, Gruner + Jahr guarantees continuing closeness to its buyers, readers and market partners nationwide. Thanks to various reorganization measures within the editorial department of BÖRSE ONLINE, extensive economies have already been realized and further adjustment measures are not intended here at present.


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Gruner + Jahr economy press titles CAPITAL and IMPULSE remain in Cologne

Hamburg, 27 January 2004
The editorial departments of CAPITAL, the leading classic economy magazine with the largest print run, and IMPULSE, the leading enterpriser magazine, as well as the publishing house departments of the G+J economy press remain at their location in Cologne. As a business location, Cologne is of particular importance for the current intensive market offensive of CAPITAL and IMPULSE.


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Generational Shift And Restructuring On Gruner + Jahr Executive Board in 2004

Hamburg, 28 September 2003
As part of a generational shift that has been planned for a long time, G+J´s Executive Board will see some changes in major divisions up to the end of 2004.


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Appointments within the Discovery segment of the Prisma Presse group

Hamburg, 21 May 2003
As business manager, Sophie Sachnine contributed a great deal to the successful revivalof ;Ccedil;a m´inté;resse in 2002, thanks to which the number of sold copies of the title in Franceincreased by 9.5% compared to 2001. Ms. Sachnine graduated from EAP in 1988 and gaineda Masters in Communication from HEC Business School in 1989. She began her career at Nestlé;France before joining Prisma Presse at the end of 1993 and becoming director of advertising,first for GEO and ;Ccedil;a m´inté;resse, and later for Capital. Sophie Sachnine occupied the postof business manager of the women´s segment at Martine Grapas before she was offered thesame position with ;Ccedil;a m´inté;resse in April 2001.


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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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MA 2002 Press Media II: current readership data published - G+J significantly improves its position.

Hamburg, 23 July 2002
The coverage data from MA 2002 Press Media II were released on July 24, 2002.


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Kai Stepp to take over as CAPITAL editor-in-chief on September 1, 2002

Hamburg, 15 July 2002
Kai Stepp (48) will take over as editor-in-chief for CAPITAL on September 1, 2002. He is a fully qualified lawyer and was the Taxes and Law Department director for CAPITAL for five years before changing roles in the middle of 1996 to acting editor-in-chief for Wirtschaftswoche. In 2000, he started Focus Money for the burda publishing company which he will co-manage as one of two
editors-in-chief until August 2002.


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