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Gannett Board Sets Date of Annual Shareholder Meeting

McLEAN, VA – The Board of Directors of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) said today the 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held at the company’s headquarters in McLean, VA, on April 28, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Shareholders of record on March 2, 2009 will be notified of the meeting and will be eligible to vote.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 85 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 900 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 17 daily paid-for titles, approximately 300 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of award-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 23 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.

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