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Diane MacKnight Named vice President of Facilities for Gannett

ARLINGTON, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) has promoted Diane MacKnight from Director/Facilities to Vice President/Facilities.

MacKnight has been with Gannett for 16 years, supervising the day-to-day operations of the Gannett and USA TODAY headquarters buildings in Arlington and the company’s facilities in New York City and Maryland.

Most recently, MacKnight has had responsibility for commissioning Gannett’s new, 1.5 million square foot corporate headquarters in Tyson’s Corner, Va. The move to the new building, directed by MacKnight, is expected this fall.

“Supervising Gannett’s facilities is not as easy as Diane makes it look, especially with the huge responsibility of Gannett’s new headquarters added to the mix. She is a phenomenal addition to Gannett’s roster of top executives,” said Tom Curley, senior vice president/Administration and president and publisher of USA TODAY.

A graduate of Mary Washington College, MacKnight is a past president of the International Facility Management Association.

MacKnight lives in Arlington with her three children and grew up in Mahopac, N.Y. She is the daughter of retired New York State Supreme Court Justice S. Barrett Hickman.

Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company that publishes 98 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns in excess of 300 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. In the United Kingdom, Gannett subsidiary Newsquest plc publishes nearly 300 titles, including 15 daily newspapers. Gannett also operates 22 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by most of its TV stations and newspapers including, one of the most popular news sites on the web.