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Gannett Elects Board Members, Declares Dividend

McLEAN, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) shareholders re-elected three members to the company’s Board of Directors at its annual meeting today. H. Jesse Arnelle, Solomon D. Trujillo and Karen Hastie Williams were elected to three-year terms.

Gannett directors serve for staggered terms, with approximately one-third of the board standing for election each year.

The board of directors also declared a regular quarterly dividend of 24 cents per share, payable on July 1, 2003 to shareholders of record on June 6, 2003.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 100 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns in excess of 400 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.

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Tara Connell
Vice President of Corporate Communications
(703) 854-6049
(571) 437-2157