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Company Overview of Gannett Co., Inc.

Company Overview

Gannett Co., Inc. operates as a media and marketing solutions company in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Broadcasting, Publishing, and Digital. The Broadcasting segment operates 43 television stations and affiliated online sites, which offer news, sports, entertainment, and advertising content. The Publishing Segment operates 82 U.S. daily publications with affiliated online sites, including USA TODAY, a national, general-interest daily publication; USATODAY.com; USA WEEKEND, a magazine supplement for publishing companies; Clipper magazine, a direct mail advertising magazine; and magazines for nurses and allied health professionals, as well as offer...

7950 Jones Branch Drive

McLean, VA 22107

United States

Founded in 1906

31,600 Employees



Key Executives for Gannett Co., Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 62
Total Annual Compensation: $2.9M
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 49
Total Annual Compensation: $1.3M
President of Gannett Broadcasting
Age: 55
Total Annual Compensation: $1.3M
President of U.S. Community Publishing Division
Age: 56
Total Annual Compensation: $1.3M
Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 51
Total Annual Compensation: $965.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Gannett Co., Inc. Key Developments

Icahn Urges Gannett To Be Open To Takeover

Carl Icahn is urging Board of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) to be open to takeover offers after Gannett splits its print and broadcasting divisions. Icahn wants Gannett to adopt a charter provision saying it won’t institute a poison pill, which is designed to thwart unwanted takeover offers, without the approval of shareholders. “These proposals are an important first step towards protecting Gannett shareholders, preserving their rights and making it simpler for either company to be acquired if shareholders wish to see this effectuated,” wrote Carl Icahn, who holds a 6.6% stake in Gannett. Gannett said in a separate statement that it will evaluate Icahn’s proposals.

Gannett Plans to Close Printing Plant in St. Louis

Gannett will close its St. Louis printing plant by mid-March, affecting 19 employees.

Gannett Co., Inc. Appoints Al Getler President and Publisher of the Burlington (VT) Free Press

Gannett Co., Inc. named Al Getler as president and publisher of The Burlington (VT) Free Press. Getler previously served as group publisher of the North of Boston Media Group. Getler returns to Gannett where he spent nearly a decade with the Newspaper Network of Central Ohio, working in various marketing and circulation roles as well as publisher of The Advocate. Getler has also worked for The Record in Troy, NY, The Press of Atlantic City (NJ) and the North Jersey Media Group.

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