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New Media and Gannett Announce Shareholder Approvals of Merger Agreement

New Media Investment Group Inc. (“New Media”) (NYSE: NEWM) and Gannett Co., Inc. (“Gannett”) (NYSE: GCI) jointly announced that at their respective special shareholder meetings held today, New Media and Gannett stockholders approved all of the proposals necessary to complete the previously announced acquisition of Gannett by New Media for a combination of cash and stock (the “Merger”).


“We appreciate the support we have received from New Media and Gannett shareholders for the Merger,” said Michael Reed, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of New Media. “This combination will create the leading U.S. print and digital news organization with deep local roots and national scale. Together, we will be stronger, with a more viable path to growth for our shareholders and employees, while sustaining journalism in hundreds of markets across the country and enhancing the services we provide to small and midsized businesses nationally. We are extremely excited to embark upon this new chapter together as the new Gannett.”
New Media and Gannett expect to complete the Merger on November 19, 2019, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.


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