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Gannett Board Approves 27-Cent Dividend

McLEAN, VA – A quarterly dividend of 27 cents per share was declared today by the Board of Directors of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI). The dividend is payable on January 3, 2005 to shareholders of record on December 17, 2004.

The directors met in regular session today.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 101 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns more than 600 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes more than 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 21 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.

For more information, contact:
Tara Connell
Vice President of Corporate Communications
(703) 854-6049