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Gannett Names Frank Spasoff Assistant Controller

MCLEAN, VA – Frank Spasoff, who has been director of internal audit for Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), has been appointed assistant controller of the company, it was announced today.

Spasoff joined Gannett in February, 2002 from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he was director of accounting and business advisory services. He is a certified public accountant and has a bachelor of science in accounting and finance from George Mason University.

“Since joining Gannett, Frank has been a valuable member of Gannett’s finance team,” said Gracia Martore, senior vice president and chief financial officer. “He’s demonstrated strong financial skills and leadership qualities from day one and we’re pleased he will be taking on these new responsibilities.”

Replacing Spasoff as director of internal audit will be Jane Ann Wimbush, CPA and CIA.

Wimbush has been with Protiviti Inc. and its predecessor since 1996, most recently serving as associate director. She also has worked for Johnson International Inc., Polo/Ralph Lauren in Munich, Germany, and the Society for Central Asian Studies in Oxford, England. She has a BA from the University of Arizona and a Certificate Award in accounting from the University of California at Los Angeles.

“Jane Ann’s depth of knowledge and broad range of experience will be a great asset for Gannett,” Martore said.

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 almost 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.

Media contact:
Tara Connell
Vice President of Corporate Communications
Gannett Co., Inc.
(703) 854-6049