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Roxanne Horning Named Gannett’s Senior vice President of Human Resources

McLEAN, VA – Roxanne V. Horning today was named senior vice president of Human Resources for Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), effective immediately. She will become a member of the Gannett Management Committee, the company’s advisory group of top executives.

“Gannett is extremely fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and experienced professional to head our Human Resources efforts at such a critical time for the company,” said Craig A. Dubow, chairman, president and CEO of Gannett. “With the implementation of our strategic plan in high gear, we are acutely aware that our people are our greatest asset. Roxanne’s expertise and her institutional knowledge combine to make her exactly the person to guide our efforts to recruit, train and develop our employees as we move into the future.”

Horning has been Gannett’s vice president/Human Resources since April, 2005 and has more than 25 years experience in employee benefits, compensation and human resources. She joined Gannett in 1984 as manager/Employee Benefits and rose through the Human Resources department to become the vice president of Employee Benefits in 1995 and vice president/ Compensation and Benefits in 2003. She was named Gannett’s Corporate Staffer of the Year in 1997.

Prior to Gannett, she served as employee benefits manager at the Federal Reserve Board and was director of Employee Benefits for a national retail chain. Horning is a member of the society for Human Resource Management and the Employee Benefits Council of The Conference Board; the Council on Employee Benefits; and the Erisa Industry Committee. She graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in history.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 90 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 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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