Gannett Announces Q1 Departure of Chief Financial Officer

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gannett Co., Inc. (“Gannett” or the “Company”) (NYSE: GCI) announced today that Alison (Ali) K. Engel, Chief Financial Officer, will depart the Company at the end of the first quarter to pursue other opportunities. The Board of Directors has begun a process to identify and appoint a successor to Ms. Engel. Mark Maring, current Treasurer of Gannett, is expected to lead the finance function after Ms. Engel’s departure until a new Chief Financial Officer is appointed. Mr. Maring had most recently served as the Treasurer of GateHouse Media for 10 years prior to the merger.

Paul Bascobert, Gannett Media Corp. Chief Executive Officer said, “On behalf of our Board and leadership team, we thank Ali for her dedication and invaluable contributions over the past five years. She has been a tireless leader and advocate for our mission and helped us to successfully navigate both a proxy fight and merger this past year. We wish her all the best as she considers her next adventure.”

“I greatly enjoyed my time at Gannett and wish the Company nothing but success in the future,” said Ms. Engel.

About Gannett

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 140 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include the USA TODAY and more than 260 daily local newspaper brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, WordStream, and ThriveHive and U.K. media company Newsquest. Following the completion of the recent merger, starting November 20, 2019, New Media Investment Group Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under Gannett Co., Inc. and its ticker symbol has changed to “GCI”. To connect with us, visit

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Ashley Higgins & Stacy Cunningham, Gannett Investor Relations

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