Press release

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.

Gerth, a business economist, joined the Financial Times group in summer 1998 after a stint in ad sales at Haymarket Publishing, London, and has served the group in various positions since. He initially supervised international ad sales for the FINANCIAL TIMES DEUTSCHLAND since its establishment, then was put in charge of ad sales for the "Financial Times" (FT) in Germany and eventually was appointed to supervise the FT's major international Key Accounts. He most recently was responsible for ad sales in all markets outside Britain, as Head of European Operations at the FT.

Stan Sugarman, Director G+J Media Sales: "Our international sales have been growing for years. I am pleased that we have gained an expert, in the person of Christoph Gerth, whose long years of international market experience will help him to continue this successful path. I wish him the best of luck and success."

Alexander Adler
Director Media Relations, Corporate
Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: +49 40 3703 2244

Christoph Gerth