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Kment Named Newspaper Division Classified Advertising Director

MCLEAN, Va. – Mike Kment, former vice president/sales for Lee Enterprises, has been named director/classified advertising for the Gannett Newspaper Division.

Kment replaces Chuck Cornelius, who was named classified advertising director of The Arizona Republic at Phoenix in February.

Kment joined Lee in 1983 and served in a variety of executive positions including sales and marketing director for the Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune, director of Lee’s national and regional sales operations, and as the company’s vice president of sales. A graduate of the University of Oregon, he is a past recipient of Advertising Age’s Marketing Excellence Award and Lee’s President’s Award, the company’s highest performance honor. Active in national and state newspaper associations and task forces, Kment also addressed the World Association of Newspapers Marketing Conference in Berlin, Germany in 2000.

“Mike brings an impressive record of success in creating and implementing programs that create powerful results for advertisers,” said Donald M. Stinson, vice president/advertising of the Newspaper Division and president of the Gannett Retail Advertising Group. “We are excited to have him put his skills to work for Gannett newspapers all across the country.”

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading 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 400 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 15 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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