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Three Gannett Board Members to Retire

ARLINGTON, Va. — Three members of Gannett’s Board of Directors will leave the board in May, it was announced today. They are:

— Andrew F. Brimmer, who has reached the mandatory board retirement age of 70.

— Rosalynn Carter, who will turn 70 this summer.

— Rollan D. Melton, a retired Gannett senior executive who has reached 65, the required retirement age for inside directors. He will remain a columnist for the Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal.

Dr. Brimmer joined Gannett’s board in August 1980. A former member of the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors, he is president of Brimmer & Co., Inc. and chairman of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority.

Carter, former First Lady, author and businesswoman, has been a member of Gannett’s board since August 1983. She is the author of “Helping Yourself Help Others: A Book for Caregivers,” and “First Lady From Plains,” an autobiography. Carter is also an enthusiastic activist for physical and mental health issues.

Melton, former chairman and CEO of Speidel Newspapers, has served on Gannett’s board since Speidel merged with Gannett in 1977. He is a director of the National Judicial College and the John Ben Snow Trust and Foundation, and has been active in fine arts and educational programs.

Gannett is a nationwide news and information company that publishes 91 daily newspapers, including USA TODAY, and USA WEEKEND, a newspaper magazine. Gannett also operates 16 television stations, five radio stations, cable television systems in five states and alarm security services.