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Giallombardo Named vice President of Advertising for Gannett’s Newspaper Division

McLEAN, VA – Leslie Giallombardo today was named vice president of advertising for the Newspaper Division of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). Giallombardo is a 23-year veteran of Gannett advertising, marketing and management positions.

“I couldn’t be happier that Leslie is returning to Gannett to head up the advertising group in the Newspaper Division. Her talent and depth of knowledge about the industry will be a wonderful addition to our team,” said Sue Clark-Johnson, president of the Newspaper Division.

Giallombardo was president and publisher of The Tennessean in Nashville until August 2005 when she left to form her own firm. Before becoming publisher in 2002, she was senior vice president/marketing and vice president/advertising at The Tennessean.

She previously was advertising director of The Idaho Statesman in Boise and The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, CA. After joining Gannett in 1982, she held management positions at the Reno (NV) Gazette-Journal and the Statesman Journal in Salem, OR.

She is a seven-time winner of the division’s President’s Ring, awarded for outstanding performance.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 91 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns more than 1,000 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 21 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.

Media inquiries:
Tara Connell
Vice President/Corporate Communications
(703) 854-6049