Press release

Gruner + Jahr Awards GEO Licenses to Ringier Axel Springer Media AG for Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia

Hamburg, 14 July 2010 –

Gruner + Jahr has signed a licensing agreement with Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, a joint venture of Axel Springer AG and Schweizer Ringier AG, to publish its international reportage magazine GEO in the three Eastern European countries of Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. At the same time, the Romanian edition of GEO will be discontinued due to the difficult economic situation in the country. With 20 national editions worldwide, the features magazine, founded as an offshoot of STERN in Germany in 1976, is Gruner + Jahr's most international magazine brand: local editions are currently also published in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Bulgaria, Finland, India, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The foreign GEO editions are editorially managed from Hamburg.

Christian Merl
Vice President, Media Relations
20444 Hamburg
Phone +49 40 / 37 03 - 29 08
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