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Stephen Munn Elected to the Board of Directors

ARLINGTON, Va. — Stephen P. Munn, chairman of the board of Carlisle Companies Inc., has been elected to the Board of Directors of Gannett Co., Inc., the company announced today.

“Steve Munn is a very successful executive,” said Douglas H. McCorkindale, Gannett chairman, president and CEO. “We welcome the opportunity to benefit from his diverse talents and experience.”

Munn has been with Carlisle since 1988 when he joined the company as its chief executive officer and president. In 1993, he also was named chairman of the board.

Prior to joining Carlisle, Munn served in various top executive positions with Carrier Corporation since 1976.

Munn received a BA degree in economics from St. Lawrence University and a MBA from the State University of New York.

Gannett directors serve for staggered terms, with approximately one-third of the board standing for election each year. Munn’s term began on March 13, 2001, and he joins the class of directors who will stand for re-election at the shareholders meeting in May 2001. With his election, Gannett directors number seven.

Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company that publishes 99 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns in excess of 300 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. In the United Kingdom, Gannett subsidiary Newsquest plc publishes nearly 300 titles, including 15 daily newspapers. Gannett also operates 22 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by most of its TV stations and newspapers including, one of the most popular news sites on the web.