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Gannett Names Todd Mayman Senior vice President, General Counsel and Secretary; Barbara Wall Becomes vice President and Senior Associate General Counsel

McLEAN, VA -Todd A. Mayman today was named senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). Mayman has been the company’s vice president/associate general counsel, secretary and chief governance officer since 2003.

He replaces Kurt Wimmer, who is leaving to take a leading role in the media practice as a partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP.

Also, Barbara W. Wall will become vice president and senior associate general counsel, the company said. Wall has been vice president and associate general counsel.

“Todd’s breadth of knowledge about Gannett and his keen legal skills already are well known to our management team and to our Board of Directors. This new position will enable Todd to expand his role in ways that can only benefit Gannett going forward,” said Craig Dubow, chairman, president and chief executive officer.

“Barbara’s role as our guardian of the First Amendment is legend among our journalists. She is their champion and a voice of reason. But she also plays an essential part in our work on content rights, libel and Internet law. With this promotion, we not only expand her duties but also acknowledge her significance in our battle on behalf of good journalism,” Dubow said.

“Kurt has been a great asset to Gannett in his time here. His knowledge of First Amendment law and broadcast issues were crucial to the company’s advancement during this time,” Dubow said. “Nevertheless, we truly understand the lure of his new position and wish him all the best.”

Mayman began his career with Gannett in 1993 as assistant general counsel and served as senior legal counsel before becoming associate general counsel and secretary. Prior to 1993, he was with the Washington, DC, law firm of Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn.

He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and of the Boston University School of Law.

Wall joined Gannett in 1985 as assistant general counsel. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia Law School. Prior to 1985, she was with the New York City law firm of Satterlee & Stephens.

Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites;, the nation’s top employment site;; and more than 80 local sites. Gannett publishes 85 daily U.S. newspapers, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper, and more than 850 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company with 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of Web sites.

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