Gannett Elects Board Members, Declares Dividend
McLEAN, VA – Shareholders of Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI-NYSE) today re-elected three members of the Board of Directors at the annual meeting held at the company’s headquarters.
They are Marjorie Magner, Duncan M. McFarland and Karen Hastie Williams. They were elected to serve three-year terms ending at Gannett’s annual meeting in 2009. Each director received more than 98% of the votes cast.
Gannett’s shareholders also ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young as the company’s independent accounting firm for the 2006 fiscal year and re-approved the performance measures of the company’s Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan.
Gannett’s shareholders also approved a non-binding proposal to declassify the board and defeated an independent chairman proposal.
The Board of Directors also declared a regular quarterly dividend of 29 cents per share, payable on July 3, 2006, to shareholders of record on June 9, 2006.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 90 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 1,000 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 USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.
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