Press release

Andreas Lebert - the new BRIGITTE editor-in-chief

Hamburg, 03 July 2002 – ;nbsp;

Andreas Lebert (46) will take over the role of editor-in-chief for the G+J magazines BRIGITTE and BRIGITTE WOMAN by October 1 2002 at the latest.

Andreas Lebert was a department manager for BRIGITTE from 1986 to 1989. In 1990, he founded SZ-Magazin and was editor-in-chief there until 1996. During this time the SZ youth magazine Jetzt was created and launched on the market.

He was acting editor-in-chief at STERN from 1996 to 1997 andin 1998, he founded the company Lebert Medienproduktion GmbH. In this company, the new Living division, among others, was developed and implemented for Die Zeit under his management and, with the assistance of G+J, its MOM magazine concept was made market ready.

Andreas Lebert is giving up management of the Lebert Medienproduktion GmbH but the company will continue under this name.

Rolf Wickmann, Gruner + Jahr Magazines Managing Director said: Andreas Lebert, an extremely creative and experienced editor-in-chief, will take over the helm of BRIGITTE. He knows the company and BRIGITTE very well from his earlier activities and will continue to steer a successful course for BRIGITTE. I am delighted that Anne Volk is staying on as publisher of BRIGITTE, BRIGITTE YOUNG MISS and BRIGITTE WOMAN. This gives us an ideal blend of continuity and change.

Kurt Otto
Press spokesman
Gruner + Jahr AG & Co
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