MCLEAN, Va. – Shareholders of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) re-elected Chairman, President and CEO Craig A. Dubow, Howard D. Elias, Marjorie Magner, Scott K. McCune, Duncan M. McFarland, Donna E. Shalala, Neal Shapiro and Karen Hastie Williams to the Board of Directors at the annual meeting held at the company’s headquarters. Each received more than 95% of the votes cast.
The directors were elected to serve one-year terms ending at Gannett’s annual meeting in 2010. Gannett’s shareholders also ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young as the company’s independent accounting firm for the 2009 fiscal year.
The Board of Directors also declared a regular quarterly dividend of 4 cents per share, payable on July 1, 2009, to shareholders of record on June 5, 2009.
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites; CareerBuilder.com, the nation’s top employment site; USATODAY.com; and more than 80 local MomsLikeMe.com sites. Gannett publishes 85 daily U.S. newspapers, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper, and more than 850 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company with 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of Web sites.