Press release

GEO magazine now also published in Romania.

Hamburg, 18 August 2003 –

The GEO family of quality magazines continues togrow. The latest addition is a licensed edition of GEO magazine in Romania.First introduced 27 years ago in Germany, GEO now appears in six countriesaround the world (Germany, France, Spain, Russia, South Korea and Romania).

The magazines in the GEO family reach a total of 18 million readers worldwide.These titles include GEO, the leading German knowledge and reportagemagazine, GEO SAISON, GEO SAISON für Geniesser, GEO SPECIAL, GEOEPOCHE, GEO WISSEN, and the children´s magazines GEOLino and GEOLinoExtra (Germany), GEO Ado (France), and GEOLenok (Russia). GEO is todayone of the world´s most respected and successful magazine brandnames.

The premiere issue of GEO Romania will appear on August 20th 2003 with aninitial print run of 20,000 copies and a cover price of 65,000 Lei (appx. EUR 1.70).The licensee is Univers-Verlag, which specializes in publishing knowledgemagazines such as ´Scientific American´ in this south-eastern European country.In addition to publishing rights for the title, the license agreement also includesthe regular inclusion of editorial materials from GEO Germany.

For further information:

John Ritchhart
IAS International Ad Sales
Gruner + Jahr AG & Co KG
Hamburg, Germany
Telephone: +49-40-3703-2944
Telefax: +49-40-3703-5672
E-Mail: Romania