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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: James A. Johnson, Stephen P. Munn and Gannett Chairman, President and CEO Douglas H. McCorkindale.

The board of directors also declared a regular quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share, payable on July 1, 2004, to shareholders of record on June 4, 2004.

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 500 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 22 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