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Tara Connell Named Gannett vice President/Corporate Communications

McLEAN, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) today announced that Tara J. Connell has been named the vice president/corporate communications, responsible for Gannett’s media and public affairs, publications, audiovisual and travel services groups.

Formerly, the director/media and government relations, Connell’s career with Gannett began in 1972 as a reporter at Gannett’s Westchester Rockland Newspapers. Since then she has served in a number of journalistic capacities, including managing editor/page 1 of USA TODAY. Connell is a 1971 graduate of the George Washington University.

Douglas H. McCorkindale, chairman, president and CEO of Gannett, said, “It is wonderful that Tara is receiving this recognition for her past successes and future potential. We’re pleased to have someone with her talent, experience and qualifications representing Gannett. I am confident that she and her staff will continue to do a terrific job communicating Gannett’s success story to its employees and to the world outside the company.”

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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