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Gannett selects SAXoTECH’s Web CMS
Publicus system will power all of the media giant’s daily newspaper sites

ROCKVILLE, MD

SAXoTECH, a recognized leader in the development of cross-media news publishing solutions, is pleased to announce that Gannett Co., Inc., (NYSE: GCI) has signed a long-term contract that makes the Publicus Online Publishing System the content management solution for its local or regional daily newspaper Web sites.

Gannett will use Publicus to standardize and centralize its Web site operations.

"SAXoTECH’s solution for online newspapers has been proven under real-world use," said Jack Williams, Senior Vice President/Diversified Business and Development at Gannett. "We evaluated all of the available options based on several criteria, including time to market, total cost of ownership and integration capability. SAXoTECH’s content management system was the one that stood out, and best met our needs. We are confident that SAXoTECH will be a solid long-term partner."

Gannett joins a growing list of media companies worldwide that have chosen Publicus to help them automate their New Media publishing efforts, improve their Web users’ experience, as well as significantly expand their online revenue options.

Gannett will begin the deployment of the Publicus system immediately.

"This is a very big win for us, and it validates what we’ve been saying — that Publicus offers media companies a uniquely valuable Web publishing solution,” said Mark Prokosch, President of SAXoTECH, Inc. "Gannett spent the last 24 months looking at all of the content management system vendors and evaluating all of their options. At the end of that process, SAXoTECH had the only solution that could satisfy all of their requirements."

As part of the contract, SAXoTECH has integrated industry-leading iCPS (from Publishing Connections Inc.), as the QuarkXPress-to-XML conversion tool. This software will transform Gannett’s editorial content and allow it to be automatically ingested into Publicus.

The SAXoTECH contract includes training, consulting services, support and software maintenance. Gannett’s Web sites will be hosted and managed by Gannett Media Technologies International (GMTI), a subsidiary of Gannett Co., Inc., at GMTI’s datacenters.

ABOUT GANNETT CO., INC.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 100 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns almost 500 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes more than 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 22 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.

ABOUT SAXOTECH
SAXoTECH is a recognized leader in the development of cross-media news publishing solutions. Our integrated applications give journalists a complete suite of print and online tools to plan, create, publish and archive the news. Our products include the multi-platform SAXoPRESS Publishing System (editorial print production), and the award-winning Publicus Online Publishing System (dynamic, automated Internet publishing). Over 200 clients worldwide depend on our software and services to help them meet their multi-channel deadlines and lower their production costs.

For additional details about this press release, contact:
Robert A. Laszlo,
V.P. Customer Fulfillment
SAXoTECH, Inc.
Phone: (941) 447-6662
E-mail: rlaszlo@saxotechonline.com


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