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Lindus Named President and Publisher at Montgomery, AL

McLEAN, VA – Cheryl Lindus, advertising director of the Springfield News-Leader at Springfield, MO, today was named president and publisher of the Montgomery Advertiser in Montgomery, AL.

“Cheryl has a unique ability to identify and target key audiences and has a deep commitment to community journalism,” said Bob Dickey, president of Gannett’s U.S. Community Publishing. “She is a strong leader, with an understanding of building relationships. I believe she will do an excellent job in this new position.” Lindus has been the advertising director at the Springfield News-Leader since July 2005. Prior to Springfield she was the advertising director of the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch and advertising director of The Star Press in Muncie, IN. She was recognized with a Gannett President’s Ring for achievement in 2007.

Lindus began her career as an advertising clerk in 1983 in Muncie and was named to a sales position in 1986. In 1999 she rose to the position of advertising director and then was promoted to a similar position in Huntington.

Lindus replaces Scott Brown who resigned.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a leading international news and information company that publishes 85 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 900 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 nearly 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 23 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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