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USA TODAY’s Tom Curley Joins the Associated Press

McLEAN, VA – Tom Curley, president and publisher of USA TODAY and senior vice president of administration at Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), today announced his plans to leave the company to become president and CEO of The Associated Press.

“As a newsroom veteran, this job was just too good to pass up,” Curley said.

“We would like to thank Tom for his 31 years of service to the company,” said Douglas H. McCorkindale, chairman, president and CEO of Gannett. “His vision, innovation and high energy will be sorely missed. But we know this is the opportunity of a lifetime and we wish him well.”

McCorkindale said a successor will be named shortly.

Curley, 54, was asked in 1979 to study the feasibility of a national newspaper, becoming the original news staffer on what was to become USA TODAY in 1982. He later worked in every department of the newspaper. In 1986, he became the newspaper’s sixth president and in 1991 added the title of publisher.

He joined Gannett in 1972 at the Rochester Times-Union. He has served as editor of Gannett’s Norwich (CT) Bulletin and publisher of The Courier-News at Bridgewater, N.J. As senior vice president of administration, Curley supervised the construction of Gannett’s McLean headquarters.

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