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Gannett Names Jay Bachmann Assistant Controller

McLEAN, VA – Jay Bachmann was today named assistant controller of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). Bachmann was senior vice president and controller at Lafarge North America, Inc. Prior to that he held financial and controllership positions at two major divisions of Lafarge.

“We are thrilled to have Jay aboard Gannett’s financial team,” said Gracia Martore, Gannett’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. “We believe his experience in the private sector and in public accounting will benefit him in his new role and add value to the overall team.”

Bachmann received his BSBA from Georgetown University and is a CPA.

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, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.

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