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Gannett Names New Jersey Publishers

MCLEAN, VA – Two executive appointments in the Newspaper Division of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) were announced today. They are:

* Mark J. Frisby has been named president and publisher of the Courier-Post at Cherry Hill, N.J. He previously was vice president/production of the Asbury Park (N.J.) Press and general manager of the Home News Tribune at East Brunswick, N.J.

* John E. Ziomek has been named president and publisher of the Home News Tribune. He previously was advertising director of the Courier-Post.

Frisby succeeds Dan A. Martin, who is retiring at the end of the year after a 30-year career with Gannett, during which he held both editor and publisher positions.

“We thank Dan Martin for everything he has done,” said Gary L. Watson, president of the Newspaper Division. “He has been an outstanding executive and, even more importantly, a good friend and colleague.”

Speaking of today’s appointments Watson said: “Both of these executives are extremely familiar with New Jersey and have demonstrated their abilities to assume additional responsibilities. I know Mark and John both will do well.”

Frisby is returning to the Courier-Post, where he began his career in 1987 in the Circulation Department. After serving in a variety of management positions, Frisby was named production director in Cherry Hill in 1994. He joined the Asbury Park Press when Gannett acquired the newspaper in 1997. He is a five-time winner of the President’s Ring awarded for excellence in management.

Ziomek also began his career in Cherry Hill in the Retail Advertising Department in 1972. He served as retail advertising manager before becoming advertising director in 1986. He is a three-time winner of the President’s Ring.

Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company that publishes 97 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns in excess of 300 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. In the United Kingdom, Gannett subsidiary Newsquest plc publishes more than 300 titles, including 15 daily newspapers. Gannett also operates 22 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by most of its TV stations and newspapers including, one of the most popular news sites on the web.