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Gannett’s Texas-New Mexico Partnership Announces Executive Changes

EL PASO, TX – Two management changes were announced today at Gannett’s Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership.

    Sherman Bodner, chief executive officer of the partnership since its formation in 2003, adds the title and duties of president and publisher of the El Paso Times. He will continue to oversee the partnership’s eight newspapers.
    Mack Quintana, previously president and publisher of the El Paso Times, becomes general manager of the partnership’s four Southern New Mexico newspapers and president and publisher of the Las Cruces Sun-News.

The appointments were announced by Robert J. Dickey, vice president of Gannett Co. Inc.’s (NYSE: GCI) Pacific Newspaper Group. The Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership is owned by Gannett and Media News Group.

“These new assignments come after a strong first year for the partnership,” said Dickey. “These two executives have made important contributions, and these changes will allow them to contribute even more.”

Bodner said Quintana will be responsible for the Alamogordo Daily News, the Deming Headlight and the Lordsburg Liberal, in addition to the Las Cruces Sun-News.

Quintana replaces Sammy Lopez, who last week was named publisher of the Farmington Daily Times, also published by the partnership. Other New Mexico newspapers in the partnership include the Carlsbad Current-Argus and the Ruidoso News.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 101 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns more than 500 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 22 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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