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Executive Appointments Announced in the Newspaper Network of Central Ohio

ARLINGTON, VA – Several executive appointments were announced today in the Newspaper Network of Central Ohio (NNCO), which is part of Gannett’s Newspaper Division:

· Nicholas F. Monico, who is president of NNCO, also assumes the duties of president and publisher of The Advocate in Newark. NNCO is based in Newark.

· Dan Shaw becomes group publisher and president of the Times Recorder in Zanesville and the Coshocton Tribune. He previously was publisher in Newark and of The Marion Star.

· Ronald L. Frailly becomes group publisher and president of The Marion Star and the Telegraph-Forum in Bucyrus.

“Each of these executives are familiar with their markets and are experienced managers in the NNCO,” said Gary L. Watson, president of the Newspaper Division. “This will strengthen the overall management of NNCO.

Monico was named president of NNCO in July, 2000 after the group was acquired from Thomson. He previously had served in a variety of management roles, including vice president of advertising, group publisher and as publisher of several other Thomson properties.

Shaw began his career with Gannett in 1974 at the Statesman Journal in Salem, OR. He served in several newsroom management positions before joining Thomson in 1993.

Frailly joined Thomson in 1991 as advertising director of The Advocate in Newark. He was named publisher in Bucyrus in 1998.

Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company that publishes 99 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.