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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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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 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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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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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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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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Let´s Eat! Gruner + Jahr Launches ESSEN;TRINKEN – FÜR JEDEN TAG

Hamburg, 16 July 2003
The ESSEN;TRINKEN family will soon welcome a new member to its table: Next Tuesday marks the launch of ESSEN;TRINKEN – FÜR JEDEN TAG, a new Gruner + Jahr food magazine in the handy pocket format (12.8 x 19 cm, or roughly 5 x 8 inches). "Easy, fast, delicious," is the magazine´s claim; its concept is the brainchild of the experienced ESSEN;TRINKEN team. "We cater primarily to ´spontaneous cooks´," says editor-in-chief Martin Lagoda. "Thanks to its size, readers can easily take ESSEN;TRINKEN – FÜR JEDEN TAG to the supermarket with them and buy all they need then and there– we consciously avoided very exclusive ingredients." The preparation of the dishes is accordingly simple: maximum "time-to-meal" is 30 minutes.


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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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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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Gruner +Jahr’s German Magazine Division - combined management of the Brigitte and München publishing groups and target group-specific restructuring of the external advertising service on July 1, 2002

Hamburg, 17 June 2002
With effect from July 1 2002, Anne Volk (58) will, voluntarily and at her own request, hand over the helm of the G+J Brigitte publishing group (BRIGITTE, BRIGITTE YOUNG MISS, BRIGITTE WOMAN) to Dr. Volker Breid (40).