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Independent House

27-32 Talbot Street

Dublin, 1


Phone: 353 1 466 3200

Fax: 353 1 466 3222

Independent News & Media PLC operates as a newspaper and communications company. The company has interests in Australia, India, Indonesia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The company publishes approximately 200 newspaper and magazine titles, delivering a combined weekly circulation of approximately 32 million copies with a weekly audience of approximately 100 million consumers. The company has an online presence, with approximately 100 editorial, classified, and transactional sites. The company also is a radio operator with approximately 130 stations and an audience of approximately 6 million people in Australasia. It is an outdoor advertising operator in Australasia and Africa and also has outdoor advertising operations in Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, and Indonesia. Australasia National Publishing: The company’s subsidiary, APN News & Media Ltd (APN), publishes The New Zealand Herald, Herald on Sunday, and four magazines. Regional Publishing: APN Australian publishing operates 14 regional daily newspapers and approximately 60 non-daily and community titles across Queensland and northern New South Wales. Radio: The Australian Radio Network (ARN) broadcasts 12 metropolitan FM and AM stations on 2 networks, Classic Hits and Mix. The Radio Network (TRN) in New Zealand broadcasts across approximately 120 FM and AM frequencies around the country, reaching 1.5 million listeners each week. Outdoor: APN Outdoor operates in each of the main outdoor advertising categories in Australia. During the year 2008, APN acquired the operations of Media 1, a billboard company in New Zealand. The acquisition added 130 sites to APN’s existing national portfolio of 500 billboard sites across all markets. APN is also a transit advertising operator in Hong Kong and an operator of premium billboards. Online: In Australia, APN operates the APN Regional News Network. The sites are being developed with a suite of finda-branded online businesses, which provide local communities with listings and directory information for their specific region. Sites have been launched in Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast, with a response from local advertisers and audiences. The New Zealand Herald website,, averages 730,000 browsers and 11.8 million page impressions per week. South Africa Newspapers: In Cape Town, the company publishes mainstream titles in the morning (The Cape Times), the afternoon (The Cape Argus) and over weekends (The Weekend Argus Saturday and The Weekend Argus Sunday), as well as weekly community newspapers. The company’s title, The Star, is published in Gauteng, along with the Saturday Star in Johannesburg, the Pretoria News (which includes a weekend edition) in Pretoria and The Diamond Fields Advertiser in Kimberley. The Gauteng operation also publishes The Sunday Independent nationally and holds a 25% interest in 12 free/community newspapers in Pretoria. The company, in Kwazulu Natal, publishes the Daily News, The Mercury, the Post, The Independent on Saturday, the Sunday Tribune, and Isolezwe. It also has a 33% interest in free/community newspapers which are distributed in and around Durban. A stand-alone Sunday edition of Izolezwe (Izolezwe ngeSonto) was also launched. Outdoor: The company’s Outdoor advertising business, Clear Channel Independent, was acquired in March 2008 and has been rebranded as INM Outdoor. This division operates in 12 countries outside of South Africa. Magazines: The wholly-owned Magazine division is operated through Condé Nast Independent Magazines. Glamour is a fashion and beauty magazine in South Africa. Online: The online and newspaper divisions have been integrated to serve the company’s content. The portal, South Africa’s news, current affairs and classified site, together with the company’s individual newspaper titles and other sites, deliver approximately two million unique visitors per month. United Kingdom Nationals Division: The Nationals division comprises The Independent and Independent on Sunday. The company has entered into a service-sharing agreement with Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT) under which t


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