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Gannett to Webcast Third-Quarter 2002 Earnings Conference Call

McLEAN, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) said today that its third-quarter 2002 earnings conference call with financial analysts will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The call will be accessible live to the media and general public via Webcast and through a limited number of listen-only, dial-in conference lines.

The company’s earnings announcement will be released to news outlets and wire services before the market opens on October 15. The full text of the release and the financial tables will be available at that time on Gannett’s Web site,

To access the listen-only conference lines, dial 1-800-997-8642 at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled 10:00 a.m. start of the call. International callers should dial 1-973-694-6836. Replay of the conference call will be available about two hours after the live call on Tuesday, October 15 through Monday, October 21. To access the replay, dial 1-800-428-6051. International callers should use the number 1-973-709-2089. The access code for the replay is 261232.

The live Webcast will be accessible through the company’s Web site, To listen to the live Webcast, access and click on the link to the Webcast. Downloads of RealAudio or Windows Media, which are necessary to hear the Webcast, will be available. Allow at least 10 minutes to access Gannett’s home page and complete the links before the Webcast begins.

Replays of the conference call Webcast also will be available under “On the Street” at beginning about two hours after the live event and continuing through October 21.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) is an international news and information company that publishes 94 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.

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Gracia Martore
Sr. Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
(703) 854-6918

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Tara Connell
Director of Public Affairs
(703) 854-6049