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Nursing Spectrum Names New Publisher, CEO

McLEAN, VA – Nursing Spectrum, a national communications company with print circulation of more than 1 million registered nurses, online products, events and continuing education offerings, today announced the appointment of Steve Hauber as publisher and CEO.

Patti Rager, RN, who has been with Nursing Spectrum since 1990 and served as president and publisher since 1996, will become chairman of Nursing Spectrum on April 3, 2006.

“I consider it an honor and privilege to continue my work at Nursing Spectrum – an exciting, growing company where ‘Every Week Is Nurses Week,’ ” said Rager. “This is a wonderful opportunity for me to step away from some day-to-day responsibilities and focus on other issues.

“Steve Hauber has worked with me for the last four years, as executive vice president of Advertising, Marketing and Interactive Services for Nursing Spectrum, and he brings with him a strong background in media. I am extremely pleased that Steve has agreed to become publisher and CEO to carry on the tradition of Nursing Spectrum’s service to registered nurses,” Rager said.

“I look forward to taking on this new responsibility,” said Hauber, adding: “The mission at Nursing Spectrum will remain unchanged. We will continue to create and deliver compelling nursing content, products, and services to our RN readers and users.”

Hauber joined Nursing Spectrum in 2002 with past experience from The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Daily News, as well as Genesis Entertainment, a television syndication company. Hauber holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Mississippi.

Nursing Spectrum is a national niche communications company with print circulation of over 1 million registered nurses, online products, events and continuing education offerings all targeting the Nursing community nationwide. Nursing Spectrum is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI)

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 nearly 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.

Cynthia Vlasich, RN
Senior VP, Professional Services
(847) 490-6678