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Gannett Offset Announces Appointments

SPRINGFIELD, VA — Gannett Offset announces the following promotions:

Mark Winans has been named vice president/general manager of Springfield Offset and vice president, Gannett Offset Print Group.

Winans joined the Westchester Rockland Newspapers in White Plains, N.Y., in 1982 as a production coordinator for USA TODAY. In 1984, he joined the St. Cloud (Minn.) Daily Times as a production coordinator, and became the assistant production director in 1985. He joined The Danville (Ill.) Commercial-News as production director in 1986 and the Port Huron (Mich.) Times-Herald as operations director in 1989. In 1991, he transferred to Springfield as the production director of the Times Journal Company. He became vice president of Gannett Offset in 1994 with group responsibilities for seven print sites and production operations at the Springfield plant.

Winans is a three-time President’s Ring winner and was named the Top Production Executive for Gannett for work performed in both Port Huron and Springfield during 1991.

Ruth N. Baker has been named president of Telematch and vice president of the Offset Marketing Services Group.

Baker spent six years as an elementary school teacher in Liberia beginning in 1974. In 1980, she joined ITT WorldCom as a data communications service coordinator. She became the second employee hired at Telematch in 1982 as a marketing representative. In 1988, she was promoted to sales manager and was named sales director in 1990. In 1991, she was promoted to director, the top executive post at Telematch.

Under Baker’s leadership, Telematch has expanded its services to a diverse range of database marketing and data processing services. She has become a recognized leader in the direct marketing industry.

David Worland has been named president of Gannett Direct Marketing Services, Inc. (GDMS).

Worland joined KPMG Peat Marwick as a CPA in 1979. He was promoted through five positions to the position of senior manager. In 1987, he joined GDMS as controller. He was promoted to vice president, finance and administration in 1990.

Worland was instrumental in the dynamic growth and record profitability performances at GDMS over the past three years.

Baker succeeds Dennis V. Washburn, who was named president of Gannett Offset in May, as the Marketing Services Group vice president and Worland succeeds Washburn as the president of GDMS.

Gannett Offset is composed of the Gannett Offset print group and Gannett Marketing Services Group. The Offset print group’s dedicated commercial printing plants are located in Atlanta, Ga., Chandler, Ariz., Minneapolis, Minn., Miramar, Fla., Nashville, Tenn., Norwood, Mass., Pensacola, Fla., St. Louis, Mo., and Springfield, Va. The Marketing Services Group includes Telematch, a database management and data enhancement company based in Springfield; Gannett Direct Marketing Services, a direct-marketing company with operations in Louisville, Ky.; and Gannett TeleMarkteing, a telephone sales and marketing company based in Springfield.

Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company that publishes 74 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns a variety of non-daily publications and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Newsquest plc, a wholly owned Gannett subsidiary acquired in mid-1999, is one of the largest regional newspaper publishers in England with a portfolio of more than 180 titles. Its publications include 11 daily newspapers with a combined circulation of approximately 450,000. Newsquest also publishes a variety of non-daily publications, including Berrow’s Worcester Journal, the oldest continuously published newspaper in the world. Gannett also operates 22 television stations 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.