Press release

Special magazine BIOGRAFIE to appear under the STERN umbrella in the future

Hamburg, 08 July 2002 –

The special magazine, BIOGRAFIE, previously published by the G+J München publishing group, will be under the control of STERN in the future. There is broad agreement for this move from the G+J Magazines Managing Director and the publishing groups and editorial offices involved.

Numerous articles have already appeared in BIOGRAFIE from the pen of STERN authors. P.M. publisher Hans-Hermann Sprado developed the special magazine, which deals with the lives of well-known figures, in 1999. Since then, a total of five magazines have been published at irregular intervals. As co-publisher, Sprado will also continue to develop the content and design of the magazine together with STERN
editors-in-chief Andreas Petzold and Thomas Osterkorn.

G+J Magazines Managing Director Rolf Wickmann said: As one of the best known magazine titles in Germany, STERN can offer a broader platform for the magazine developed by Hans-Hermann Sprado. We are pleased that BIOGRAFIE will be now made accessible to an even larger readership under the auspices of STERN, following a successful start in Munich.

Stefan Michalk
Member of the spokesman group
Gruner + Jahr AG & Co
Am Baumwall 11
20459 Hamburg
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E-mail: michalk.stefanguj.de