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Gannett Names Leslie Sears Assistant Controller

McLEAN, VA – Leslie Sears has been appointed an assistant controller of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), it was announced today. Sears was director of Consolidation Accounting and Financial Reporting for the company

“Since joining Gannett, Leslie has been a valuable member of Gannett’s finance team, playing a lead role in internal and external financial reporting as well as assisting business acquisition transitioning,” said Gracia Martore, senior vice president and chief financial officer. “She’s demonstrated strong financial skills and leadership qualities.”

Sears joined Gannett in 1998 from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she was a senior audit manager. She is a certified public accountant and has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Virginia.

Leslie replaces Frank Spasoff, who left Gannett to pursue other interests.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 91 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns more than 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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Tara Connell
Vice President of Corporate Communications
(703) 854-6049