Press release

G+J Launches GEO in Finland with Sanoma Magazines

Hamburg, 07 January 2008 –

G+J International continues the expansion of its GEO brand with the launch of a licensed edition in Finland in collaboration with Sanoma Magazines. GEO Finland will make its newsstand debut in March 2008 in a print run of 70,000 copies, and at a cover price of ;euro;8.90 (~$13). Katriina Palo-Närhinen, 42, is the new magazine's editor-in-chief.

GEO Finland is published based on the GEO International editorial concept, under the editorial auspices of Christiane Breustedt. The Finnish debut brings the number of countries where GEO is published to 17.

André; Möllersmann, Director GEO International, said: "I am glad at this opportunity to extend our successful partnership with Sanoma beyond our joint venture in the Adriatic region to Finland, where Sanoma is one of the country's largest publishers. After Finland, GEO's expansionist course will continue with launches in other countries in 2008."

Anne Koski, Publisher, Sanoma Magazines Finland, commented: "Finnish magazine readers are traditionally very interested in reports on foreign countries and cultures, as well as in research and science topics. GEO's excellent stories and compelling photo spreads put it in the best possible position to take the Finnish market by storm."

GEO, a feature magazine, is G+J's most international magazine brand. In addition to Germany / Austria / Switzerland, separate editions are published in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, and Finland.

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