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Gannett Co., Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results

July 16, 2012

MCLEAN, Va., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), a leading international media and marketing solutions company, today reported second quarter financial results. Earnings per diluted share, on a GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) basis were $0.51 for the second quarter of 2012 compared to $0.62 for the second quarter of 2011. Excluding special items in 2012 and 2011, second quarter earnings per diluted share were $0.56 compared to $0.58 for the same quarter last year.

Gracia Martore, president and chief executive officer, said, “Gannett is making measurable progress in implementing our growth strategy. We are pleased with the early results of these efforts and look forward to strong progress in the second half of the year. Our all access content subscription model has been successfully rolled out in half of our U.S. Community Publishing properties through the end of the quarter, and is generating the revenue growth we had anticipated. We expect to realize year-over-year circulation revenue growth in the range of 25 percent at these properties as we cycle our longer term subscriptions. Demand for our digital marketing services is strong and is already attracting significant new client relationships.

“All of Gannett’s business segments remained solidly profitable in the second quarter, with Broadcasting and Digital operations delivering strong revenue growth. Broadcasting results were positively impacted by significantly higher core and politically related ad demand and retransmission revenue. Company-wide digital revenues were up 13 percent reflecting higher demand for digital solutions and the early success of our new subscription model. Publishing revenues reflected uneven advertising demand. We anticipate that Olympic and political spending and increasing revenue from new initiatives will bolster company-wide results in the second half. Expenses were impacted by $30 million of previously announced initiative investments primarily related to our all access content subscription model, digital marketing services and our digital relaunch which are all gaining traction,” Martore said.

In addition to the $30 million of investments in strategic initiatives, results for the second quarter of 2012 include $20.3 million of special charges affecting operating income. Facility consolidation non-cash charges totaled $5.1 million ($3.1 million after tax or $0.01 per share) reflecting primarily accelerated depreciation costs associated with the transfer of production activities. Workforce restructuring charges in our Publishing segment of $9.7 million ($5.8 million after tax or $0.02 per share) reflect principally the impact of employee acceptances during the second quarter of an early retirement plan announced earlier this year. Results for the second quarter of 2012 also included pension settlement charges totaling $5.4 million ($3.2 million after tax or $0.01 per share).

Results for the second quarter of 2011 included $15.2 million of special charges ($9.3 million after-tax or $0.04 per share) affecting operating income and a $20.1 million ($0.08 per share) net tax benefit.

Amounts reported in accordance with GAAP are contained in Tables 1 through 4. Certain amounts and comparisons included in the following discussion of GAAP results are supplemented by discussions which exclude the effect of special items. Details of these special items and their effect on GAAP results are included on the Non-GAAP Financial Information Tables 5 through 10 attached to this release. The company’s basis for providing discussions of non-GAAP results is detailed below.

CONTINUING OPERATIONS

Net income attributable to Gannett in the second quarter of 2012 totaled $119.9 million while net income attributable to Gannett on a non-GAAP basis was $132.0 million. Reported operating income was $216.5 million and non-GAAP operating income totaled $236.8 million. Operating cash flow in the quarter (a non-GAAP term defined as operating income plus special items, depreciation and amortization) was $285.0 million.

Total operating revenues for the company in the second quarter were $1.31 billion, a decline of just 2.1 percent from the second quarter of 2011. Broadcasting revenues were up 11.4 percent reflecting higher core and politically related advertising demand and significant growth in retransmission revenue. Digital segment revenues were 4.5 percent higher due primarily to revenue growth at CareerBuilder. Publishing segment revenues were 5.8 percent lower reflecting significant volatility in the quarter, particularly softer advertising demand in April and late June offset by firming results in May. On a constant currency basis, Publishing segment revenues were down 5.5 percent.

Operating expenses including the special charges noted above were $1.09 billion in the quarter. They were down slightly from last year’s second quarter. Strategic initiative investments that totaled approximately $30 million and a $4 million increase in pension expense were more than offset by the impact of company-wide efforts to create efficiencies and lower costs particularly through Gannett Publishing Services and sourcing initiatives. Operating expenses on a non-GAAP basis, which exclude special items but include the impact of the investment in strategic initiatives and pension expense declined almost 1 percent from the second quarter last year to $1.07 billion. Lower non-GAAP operating expenses in the Publishing segment were partially offset by strategic initiative investments. The increase in Broadcasting segment and Digital segment expenses was driven primarily by higher costs associated with revenue growth.

In the first quarter, the company announced a new capital allocation plan that included a 150 percent increase in the annual dividend to $0.80 per share and a $300 million share repurchase program targeted to be completed over the next two years. During the second quarter the company purchased approximately 3.4 million shares for $45.5 million.

PUBLISHING

Publishing segment operating revenues in the quarter were $920.3 million compared to $977.1 million in the second quarter last year as volatile advertising demand and the sluggish economic recovery impacted results. Digital revenues in the Publishing segment were up 29.3 percent in the quarter reflecting higher revenue from digital advertising and marketing solutions and the rollout of the all access content subscription model. Close to 25 percent of U.S. Community Publishing properties delivered higher revenues in the second quarter.

Advertising revenues totaled $594.3 million compared to $646.9 million in the second quarter last year. Year-over-year advertising revenue comparisons were choppy in the quarter. Advertising revenues on a constant currency basis were 11.6 percent lower in April, down just 1.9 percent in May and declined 8.8 percent in June. In the U.S., advertising revenues were 8.3 percent lower in the quarter while at Newsquest, the company’s operations in the UK, they were down 5.2 percent, in pounds. The percentage changes for the Publishing segment advertising revenue categories for the quarter were as follows:

                                 Second Quarter 2012 Year-over-Year Comparisons
                                 ----------------------------------------------
                                                                                                      Total
                                                                                  Total            Publishing
                                                                               Publishing            Segment
                  U.S. Publishing                 Newsquest                      Segment
               (including USA TODAY)             (in pounds)               (constant currency)
               --------------------               ----------               ------------------
    Retail                       (7.0%)                         (4.1%)                      (6.7%)             (7.0%)
    National                    (18.2%)                           2.6%                     (16.7%)            (16.9%)
    Classified                   (3.7%)                         (7.1%)                      (4.6%)             (5.3%)
                                 -----                          -----                       -----              -----
                                 (8.3%)                         (5.2%)                      (7.8%)             (8.1%)

Across the Publishing segment, all categories of advertising revenue were better than first quarter year-over-year comparisons except national.

Retail advertising was 7.0 percent lower in the quarter, reflecting volatility as positive year-over-year comparisons in May did not offset softer ad demand in April and June.

National advertising declined 16.9 percent, driven by declines at USA TODAY and U.S. Community Publishing. National advertising was positive at Newsquest, in pounds, and improved sequentially in the quarter.

Classified advertising revenues in the U.S. were 3.7 percent lower. All domestic classified category comparisons were better than first quarter comparisons. Automotive advertising was almost 1 percent higher compared to the second quarter last year, while employment was just 0.7 percent lower. Real estate advertising was down 13.8 percent, reflecting the slow recovery in the housing market. Classified advertising comparisons, in pounds, at Newsquest were uneven in the quarter with lagging results in April and June offsetting slightly positive results in May.

The percentage changes in the classified categories were as follows:

                           Second Quarter 2012 Year-over-Year Comparisons
                           ----------------------------------------------

                                                                              Total
                                                                           Publishing             Total
                   U.S.                       Newsquest                      Segment           Publishing
                Publishing                   (in pounds)               (constant currency)       Segment
                ----------                    ----------               ------------------        -------
    Automotive                 0.8%                        (14.1%)                      (1.3%)             (1.8%)
    Employment               (0.7%)                         (4.3%)                      (1.8%)             (2.6%)
    Real Estate             (13.8%)                         (8.1%)                     (11.7%)            (12.6%)
    Legal                    (3.1%)                           ---                       (3.1%)             (3.1%)
    Other                    (7.0%)                         (5.5%)                      (6.6%)             (7.4%)
                             -----                          -----                       -----              -----
                             (3.7%)                         (7.1%)                      (4.6%)             (5.3%)

The positive impact of the all access content subscription model offset the anticipated decline in circulation volumes. Circulation revenue for U.S. Community Publishing was 1.3 percent higher while circulation revenue company-wide was down slightly.

Reflecting the company’s strategic efforts to provide digital advertising and marketing solutions as well as the impact of the new content subscription model, digital revenues were 29.3 percent higher in the Publishing segment. Digital revenues at U.S. Community Publishing were up 33.1 percent due primarily to the content subscription model. At USA TODAY and its associated businesses, digital revenue increased 37.4 percent while Newsquest’s digital revenues were 10.1 percent higher, in pounds.

Despite approximately $28.2 million in strategic initiative investments, reported Publishing segment operating expenses were $816.1 million in the quarter, a 2.7 percent decline from $838.5 million in the second quarter last year. On a non-GAAP basis, Publishing segment operating expenses were also 2.7 percent lower and totaled $801.3 million as strategic investments offset, in part, successful efforts to create efficiencies as well as facility consolidations in prior quarters. Newsprint expense was down 7.4 percent in the quarter due to lower consumption. For the third quarter of 2012, the company expects its newsprint expense will again be below year ago levels.

Reported Publishing segment operating income, which includes the impact of strategic investments, was $104.2 million. Publishing segment operating income on a non-GAAP basis totaled $119.0 million in the quarter and operating cash flow was $147.7 million. In U.S. Community Publishing, more than half of our properties had higher profitability compared to the second quarter last year. Newsquest’s profitability, in pounds, was higher as well due to revenue initiatives and continued cost containment.

BROADCASTING

Broadcasting revenues (which include Captivate) totaled $205.4 million in the quarter, an 11.4 percent increase compared to $184.4 million in the second quarter last year. This reflects primarily stronger television advertising demand and revenue growth of 15.3 percent at Captivate.

Television revenues increased 11.2 percent to $197.7 million, compared to $177.7 million in the second quarter last year. A $9.0 million increase in politically related ad demand, as well as significantly higher core advertising led by auto, drove the revenue growth. Retransmission revenues totaled $22.7 million, a 17.1 percent increase from the second quarter a year ago and television station digital revenues were 11.5 percent higher. Total adjusted television revenues, defined to exclude the incremental impact of even year political ad demand, were up 6.2 percent. Based on current trends, we expect the percentage increase in television advertising revenues to be in the low-thirties for the third quarter of 2012 compared to the same quarter last year, benefiting from the Summer Olympic Games and political advertising. However, it is too early in the quarter to gauge results, particularly for political spending which will be placed primarily late in the quarter.

Broadcasting segment operating expenses were up 6.6 percent and totaled $110.8 million in the quarter. The increase reflects higher sales and marketing costs and $1.7 million in strategic initiative investments. Reported operating income was up 17.6 percent to $94.6 million, while operating cash flow was 15.8 percent higher and totaled $101.7 million.

DIGITAL

Digital segment operating revenues totaled $181.3 million in the quarter, an increase of 4.5 percent due primarily to strong revenue growth at CareerBuilder. Digital segment operating expenses were up 5.5 percent to $144.8 million due to higher costs at CareerBuilder and strategic spending on digital initiatives. Digital segment operating income totaled $36.5 million and operating cash flow was $44.9 million.

Digital revenues company-wide, including the Digital segment and all digital revenues generated by the other business segments, totaled $311.7 million, an increase of 12.9 percent. The increase reflected higher digital advertising and marketing solutions and the continued rollout of the new all access content subscription model.

At the end of the quarter, Gannett had about 120 domestic web sites affiliated with its local publishing and television markets, USA TODAY, Gannett Government Media and Gannett Healthcare Group. USATODAY.com is one of the most popular newspaper sites and the USA TODAY app is now a top news app with almost 15 million downloads across iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows and Kindle Fire. USA TODAY’s mobile traffic was up in June this year as page views increased 154 percent and total monthly visitors were 49 percent higher compared to June a year ago. In June, Gannett’s consolidated domestic Internet audience share increased 5.8 percent from June of 2011 to 52.3 million unique visitors reaching 24 percent of the Internet audience, according to Comscore Media Metrix. Newsquest is also an Internet leader in the UK where its network of web sites attracted 87.0 million monthly page impressions from approximately 10.1 million unique users in June 2012. CareerBuilder’s unique visitors in the second quarter averaged 21.4 million.

NON-OPERATING ITEMS

The company’s equity earnings include its share of operating results from unconsolidated investees including the California Newspapers Partnership, Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership, Tucson newspaper partnership and other online/digital businesses including Classified Ventures.

Equity income in unconsolidated investees totaled $8.7 million in the quarter compared to $8.0 million in the second quarter last year. Solid results at Classified Ventures primarily drove the increase.

Interest expense declined 19.2 percent from last year’s second quarter and totaled $36.1 million. The decline was primarily due to lower average debt balances.

Other non-operating items declined $6.1 million due primarily to a gain in the second quarter last year associated with the prepayment of a secured promissory note the company received in connection with the disposition of certain publishing operations in 2010.

The company reported pre-tax income attributable to Gannett of $171.1 million for the second quarter, which includes the effects of the special operating charges discussed above. Tax provided on this income totaled $51.2 million which represents an effective tax rate of 29.9 percent. This tax provision reflects the benefit of favorable tax settlements during the quarter. Excluding the effects of the special charges discussed above, the effective tax rate on pre-tax income attributable to Gannett was 31.0 percent compared to 33.0 percent for the second quarter of 2011.

Net cash flow from operating activities was $154.5 million, while free cash flow (a non-GAAP measure) totaled $140.4 million in the quarter. Both numbers reflect the impact of a $22 million contribution to the company’s principal retirement plan during the second quarter. The balance of long term debt at quarter end was $1.66 billion. Total cash at the end of the quarter was $202.1 million.

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USE OF NON-GAAP INFORMATION

The company uses non-GAAP financial performance and liquidity measures to supplement the financial information presented on a GAAP basis. These non-GAAP financial measures are not to be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for the related GAAP measures, and should be read only in conjunction with financial information presented on a GAAP basis.

In this earnings report, the company discusses non-GAAP financial performance measures that exclude from its reported GAAP results the impact of special items consisting of workforce restructuring charges, facility consolidation expenses, pension settlement charges and certain credits to its income tax provision. The company believes that such expenses and credits are not indicative of normal, ongoing operations and their inclusion in results makes for more difficult comparisons between periods and with peer group companies. Workforce restructuring and facility consolidation expenses primarily relate to incremental expenses the company has incurred to consolidate or outsource production processes and centralize other functions. These expenses include payroll and related benefit costs and accelerated depreciation. The pension settlement charges result from the acceleration of expense related to the timing of certain pension payments. The credit to the tax provision is related primarily to a tax settlement covering multiple years.

The company also discusses operating cash flow, a non-GAAP financial performance measure that it believes offers a useful view of the overall operation of its businesses. This non-GAAP measure is calculated by adding amounts associated with the special expense items described above, as well as depreciation and amortization, to operating income as reported on a GAAP basis. This earnings report also discusses free cash flow, a non-GAAP liquidity measure. Free cash flow is defined as “net cash flow from operating activities” as reported on the statement of cash flows reduced by “purchase of property, plant and equipment” as well as “payments for investments” and increased by “proceeds from investments.” The company believes that free cash flow is a useful measure for management and investors to evaluate the level of cash generated by operations and the ability of its operations to fund investments in its businesses, repay indebtedness, add to the company’s cash balance, or use in other discretionary activities. Management uses free cash flow to monitor cash available for repayment of indebtedness and in its discussions with the investment community.

Management uses non-GAAP financial performance measures for purposes of evaluating business unit and consolidated company performance. The company therefore believes that each of the non-GAAP measures presented provides useful information to investors by allowing them to view the company’s businesses through the eyes of management and the Board of Directors, facilitating comparison of results across historical periods, and providing a focus on the underlying ongoing operating performance of its businesses. In addition, many of the company’s peer group companies present similar non-GAAP measures so the presentation of such measures facilitates industry comparisons.

Tabular reconciliations for the non-GAAP financial measures are contained in Tables 5 through 10 attached to this news release.

As previously announced, the company will hold an earnings conference call at 10:00 a.m. ET today. The call can be accessed via a live webcast through the company’s web site, www.gannett.com, or listen-only conference lines. U.S. callers should dial 1-888-587-0612 and international callers should dial 719-325-2217 at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. The confirmation code for the conference call is 9851504. To access the replay, dial 1-888-203-1112 in the U.S. International callers should use the number 719-457-0820. The confirmation code for the replay is 9851504. Materials related to the call will be available through the Investor Relations section of the company’s web site Monday morning.

About Gannett

Gannett Co., Inc. is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people – and the companies who want to reach them – with their interests and communities. For more information, visit www.gannett.com.

Certain statements in this press release may be forward looking in nature or “forward looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward looking statements contained in this press release are subject to a number of risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual performance to differ materially from these forward looking statements. A number of those risks, trends and uncertainties are discussed in the company’s SEC reports, including the company’s annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Any forward looking statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important risk factors.

Gannett is not responsible for updating the information contained in this press release beyond the published date, or for changes made to this press release by wire services, Internet service providers or other media.

     CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
     Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
     Unaudited, in thousands (except per share amounts)

     Table No. 1

                                                                                Thirteen                 Thirteen
                                                                              weeks ended              weeks ended             % Inc
                                                                             Jun. 24, 2012            Jun. 26, 2011             (Dec)
                                                                             -------------            -------------             ----
     Net Operating Revenues:
     Publishing advertising                                                                 $594,262                 $646,864          (8.1)
     Publishing circulation                                                                  263,938                  265,433          (0.6)
     Digital                                                                                 181,326                  173,447           4.5
     Broadcasting                                                                            205,381                  184,353          11.4
     All other                                                                                62,133                   64,842          (4.2)
     Total                                                                                 1,307,040                1,334,939          (2.1)
                                                                                           ---------                ---------          ----

     Operating Expenses:
     Cost of sales and operating expenses, exclusive of depreciation                         720,889                  739,654          (2.5)
     Selling, general and administrative expenses, exclusive of depreciation                 316,301                  297,196           6.4
     Depreciation                                                                             40,157                   42,070          (4.5)
     Amortization of intangible assets                                                         8,078                    7,871           2.6
     Facility consolidation charges                                                            5,097                    6,394         (20.3)
     Total                                                                                 1,090,522                1,093,185          (0.2)
                                                                                           ---------                ---------          ----
     Operating income                                                                        216,518                  241,754         (10.4)
                                                                                             -------                  -------         -----

     Non-operating (expense) income:
     Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net                                            8,663                    7,973           8.7
     Interest expense                                                                        (36,142)                 (44,741)        (19.2)
     Other non-operating items                                                                (2,280)                   3,841           ***
     Total                                                                                   (29,759)                 (32,927)         (9.6)
                                                                                             -------                  -------          ----

     Income before income taxes                                                              186,759                  208,827         (10.6)
     Provision for income taxes                                                               51,200                   43,300          18.2
     Net income                                                                              135,559                  165,527         (18.1)
     Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest                                      (15,670)                 (14,000)         11.9
     Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.                                           $119,889                 $151,527         (20.9)
                                                                                            ========                 ========         =====

     Net income per share - basic                                                              $0.51                    $0.63         (19.0)

     Net income per share - diluted                                                            $0.51                    $0.62         (17.7)

     Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
     Basic                                                                                   233,334                  240,311          (2.9)
     Diluted                                                                                 237,136                  243,995          (2.8)

     Dividends declared per share                                                              $0.20                    $0.04           ***
                                                                                               =====                    =====           ===
     CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
     Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
     Unaudited, in thousands (except per share amounts)

     Table No. 2

                                                                               Twenty-six                Twenty-six
                                                                              weeks ended               weeks ended              % Inc
                                                                             Jun. 24, 2012             Jun. 26, 2011              (Dec)
                                                                             -------------             -------------              ----
     Net Operating Revenues:
     Publishing advertising                                                                $1,145,700                $1,248,600          (8.2)
     Publishing circulation                                                                   527,274                   533,646          (1.2)
     Digital                                                                                  349,678                   331,041           5.6
     Broadcasting                                                                             381,554                   348,235           9.6
     All other                                                                                121,421                   124,678          (2.6)
     Total                                                                                  2,525,627                 2,586,200          (2.3)
                                                                                            ---------                 ---------          ----

     Operating Expenses:
     Cost of sales and operating expenses, exclusive of depreciation                        1,443,129                 1,457,169          (1.0)
     Selling, general and administrative expenses, exclusive of depreciation                  624,620                   594,743           5.0
     Depreciation                                                                              79,860                    83,708          (4.6)
     Amortization of intangible assets                                                         15,957                    16,160          (1.3)
     Facility consolidation charges                                                             9,885                    14,050         (29.6)
     Total                                                                                  2,173,451                 2,165,830           0.4
                                                                                            ---------                 ---------           ---
     Operating income                                                                         352,176                   420,370         (16.2)
                                                                                              -------                   -------         -----

     Non-operating (expense) income:
     Equity income in unconsolidated investees, net                                            12,975                    11,431          13.5
     Interest expense                                                                         (75,713)                  (91,370)        (17.1)
     Other non-operating items                                                                   (245)                    5,138           ***
     Total                                                                                    (62,983)                  (74,801)        (15.8)
                                                                                              -------                   -------         -----

     Income before income taxes                                                               289,193                   345,569         (16.3)
     Provision for income taxes                                                                77,800                    81,900          (5.0)
     Net income                                                                               211,393                   263,669         (19.8)
     Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests                                      (23,281)                  (21,649)          7.5
     Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.                                            $188,112                  $242,020         (22.3)
                                                                                             ========                  ========         =====

     Net income per share - basic                                                               $0.80                     $1.01         (20.8)

     Net income per share - diluted                                                             $0.79                     $0.99         (20.2)

     Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
     Basic                                                                                    234,807                   240,012          (2.2)
     Diluted                                                                                  238,774                   243,652          (2.0)

     Dividends declared per share                                                               $0.40                     $0.08           ***
                                                                                                =====                     =====           ===
    BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION
    Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
    Unaudited, in thousands of dollars

    Table No. 3
                                                                                                Thirteen weeks ended                                                 Thirteen weeks ended                                     % Inc
                                                                                                    Jun. 24, 2012                                                        Jun. 26, 2011                                         (Dec)
                                                                                                    -------------                                                        -------------                                        ----
    Net Operating Revenues:
    Publishing                                                                                                                $920,333                                                             $977,139                           (5.8)
    Digital                                                                                                                    181,326                                                              173,447                            4.5
    Broadcasting                                                                                                               205,381                                                              184,353                           11.4
    Total                                                                                                                   $1,307,040                                                           $1,334,939                           (2.1)
                                                                                                                            ----------                                                           ----------                           ----

    Operating Income (net of depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges):
    Publishing                                                                                                                $104,211                                                             $138,646                          (24.8)
    Digital                                                                                                                     36,531                                                               36,173                            1.0
    Broadcasting                                                                                                                94,586                                                               80,405                           17.6
    Corporate                                                                                                                  (18,810)                                                             (13,470)                          39.6
    Total                                                                                                                     $216,518                                                             $241,754                          (10.4)
                                                                                                                              --------                                                             --------                          -----

    Depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges:
    Publishing                                                                                                                 $33,736                                                              $37,271                           (9.5)
    Digital                                                                                                                      8,330                                                                7,648                            8.9
    Broadcasting                                                                                                                 7,124                                                                7,465                           (4.6)
    Corporate                                                                                                                    4,142                                                                3,951                            4.8
    Total                                                                                                                      $53,332                                                              $56,335                           (5.3)
                                                                                                                               -------                                                              -------                           ----

    Operating Cash Flow:
    Publishing                                                                                                                $137,947                                                             $175,917                          (21.6)
    Digital                                                                                                                     44,861                                                               43,821                            2.4
    Broadcasting                                                                                                               101,710                                                               87,870                           15.8
    Corporate                                                                                                                  (14,668)                                                              (9,519)                          54.1
    Total                                                                                                                     $269,850                                                             $298,089                           (9.5)
                                                                                                                              --------                                                             --------                           ----

    Operating Cash Flow represents operating income for each of the company's business segments plus related depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges.  See Table No. 9 for reconciliation of amounts to
     the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.
    BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION
    Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
    Unaudited, in thousands of dollars

    Table No. 4
                                                                                               Twenty-six weeks ended                                               Twenty-six weeks ended                                 % Inc
                                                                                                    Jun. 24, 2012                                                        Jun. 26, 2011                                      (Dec)
                                                                                                    -------------                                                        -------------                                      ----
    Net Operating Revenues:
    Publishing                                                                                                              $1,794,395                                                           $1,906,924                        (5.9)
    Digital                                                                                                                    349,678                                                              331,041                         5.6
    Broadcasting                                                                                                               381,554                                                              348,235                         9.6
    Total                                                                                                                   $2,525,627                                                           $2,586,200                        (2.3)
                                                                                                                            ----------                                                           ----------                        ----

    Operating Income (net of depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges):
    Publishing                                                                                                                $166,251                                                             $256,243                       (35.1)
    Digital                                                                                                                     52,794                                                               52,258                         1.0
    Broadcasting                                                                                                               167,201                                                              143,864                        16.2
    Corporate                                                                                                                  (34,070)                                                             (31,995)                        6.5
    Total                                                                                                                     $352,176                                                             $420,370                       (16.2)
                                                                                                                              --------                                                             --------                       -----

    Depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges:
    Publishing                                                                                                                 $66,950                                                              $76,191                       (12.1)
    Digital                                                                                                                     16,235                                                               15,072                         7.7
    Broadcasting                                                                                                                14,234                                                               14,924                        (4.6)
    Corporate                                                                                                                    8,283                                                                7,731                         7.1
    Total                                                                                                                     $105,702                                                             $113,918                        (7.2)
                                                                                                                              --------                                                             --------                        ----

    Operating Cash Flow:
    Publishing                                                                                                                $233,201                                                             $332,434                       (29.9)
    Digital                                                                                                                     69,029                                                               67,330                         2.5
    Broadcasting                                                                                                               181,435                                                              158,788                        14.3
    Corporate                                                                                                                  (25,787)                                                             (24,264)                        6.3
    Total                                                                                                                     $457,878                                                             $534,288                       (14.3)
                                                                                                                              --------                                                             --------                       -----

    Operating Cash Flow represents operating income for each of the company's business segments plus related depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges.  See Table No. 9 for reconciliation of amounts
     to the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.
     NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
     Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
     Unaudited, in thousands of dollars (except per share amounts)

    The company uses non-GAAP financial performance and liquidity measures to supplement the financial information presented on a GAAP basis.  These non-GAAP financial measures are not to be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for the related GAAP measures, and should be read only in conjunction with financial information presented on a GAAP basis.

    Tables No. 5 through No. 10 reconcile these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure.

     Table No. 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Non-GAAP
                                                                                                                                          GAAP Measure                                                     Special Items                                                                        Measure
                                                                                                                                        ------------                                                   -------------                                                                       -------
                                                                                                                                          Thirteen                                                                                                             Facility                                                    Pension                                            Thirteen
                                                                                                                                        weeks ended                                                  Workforce                                               consolidation                                                settlement                                        weeks ended
                                                                                                                                       Jun. 24, 2012                                               restructuring                                                charges                                                    charges                                         Jun. 24, 2012
                                                                                                                                       -------------                                              -------------                                                -------                                                     -------                                         -------------

     Cost of sales and operating expenses,
                      exclusive of depreciation                                                                                                              $720,889                                                   $(8,156)                               $                        -                                   $                        -                                    $712,733
     Selling, general and administrative expenses,
                      exclusive of depreciation                                                                                                               316,301                                                    (1,580)                                                        -                                                       (5,423)                                    309,298
     Facility consolidation charges                                                                                                                             5,097                                                         -                                                    (5,097)                                                           -                                           -
     Operating expenses                                                                                                                                     1,090,522                                                    (9,736)                                                   (5,097)                                                      (5,423)                                  1,070,266
     Operating income                                                                                                                                         216,518                                                     9,736                                                     5,097                                                        5,423                                     236,774
     Income before income taxes                                                                                                                               186,759                                                     9,736                                                     5,097                                                        5,423                                     207,015
     Provision for income taxes                                                                                                                                51,200                                                     3,900                                                     2,000                                                        2,200                                      59,300
     Net income                                                                                                                                               135,559                                                     5,836                                                     3,097                                                        3,223                                     147,715
     Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.                                                                                                             119,889                                                     5,836                                                     3,097                                                        3,223                                     132,045
     Net income per share - diluted                                                                                                                             $0.51                                                     $0.02                                                     $0.01                                                        $0.01                                       $0.56 (a)

     (a) Total per share amount does not sum due to rounding.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Non-GAAP
                                                                                                                                        GAAP Measure                                                   Special Items                                                                       Measure
                                                                                                                                        ------------                                                   -------------                                                                       -------
                                                                                                                                          Thirteen                                                                                                             Facility                                                   Prior year                                          Thirteen
                                                                                                                                        weeks ended                                                  Workforce                                               consolidation                                               tax reserve                                        weeks ended
                                                                                                                                       Jun. 26, 2011                                               restructuring                                                charges                                                adjustments, net                                    Jun. 26, 2011
                                                                                                                                       -------------                                              -------------                                                -------                                                ----------------                                     -------------

     Cost of sales and operating expenses,
                      exclusive of depreciation                                                                                                              $739,654                                                   $(7,415)                               $                        -                                   $                        -                                    $732,239
     Selling, general and administrative expenses,
                      exclusive of depreciation                                                                                                               297,196                                                    (1,377)                                                        -                                                            -                                     295,819
     Facility consolidation charges                                                                                                                             6,394                                                         -                                                    (6,394)                                                           -                                           -
     Operating expenses                                                                                                                                     1,093,185                                                    (8,792)                                                   (6,394)                                                           -                                   1,077,999
     Operating income                                                                                                                                         241,754                                                     8,792                                                     6,394                                                            -                                     256,940
     Income before income taxes                                                                                                                               208,827                                                     8,792                                                     6,394                                                            -                                     224,013
     Provision for income taxes                                                                                                                                43,300                                                     3,400                                                     2,500                                                       20,100                                      69,300
     Net income                                                                                                                                               165,527                                                     5,392                                                     3,894                                                      (20,100)                                    154,713
     Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.                                                                                                             151,527                                                     5,392                                                     3,894                                                      (20,100)                                    140,713
     Net income per share - diluted                                                                                                                             $0.62                                                     $0.02                                                     $0.02                                                       $(0.08)                                      $0.58

     NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
     Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
     Unaudited, in thousands of dollars (except per share amounts)

     Table No. 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Non-GAAP
                                                                      GAAP Measure                     Special Items                                       Measure
                                                                      ------------                     -------------                                       -------
                                                                       Twenty-six                                                Facility                                 Pension                 Twenty-six
                                                                      weeks ended                  Workforce                   consolidation                             settlement              weeks ended
                                                                     Jun. 24, 2012               restructuring                    charges                                 charges               Jun. 24, 2012
                                                                   -------------              -------------                    -------                                  -------               -------------

     Cost of sales and operating expenses,
                        exclusive of depreciation                                  $1,443,129                      $(22,064)   $                   -                     $                 -                  $1,421,065
     Selling, general and administrative expenses,
                        exclusive of depreciation                                     624,620                        (3,961)                       -                                  (5,423)                    615,236
     Facility consolidation charges                                                     9,885                             -                   (9,885)                                      -                           -
     Operating expenses                                                             2,173,451                       (26,025)                  (9,885)                                 (5,423)                  2,132,118
     Operating income                                                                 352,176                        26,025                    9,885                                   5,423                     393,509
     Income before income taxes                                                       289,193                        26,025                    9,885                                   5,423                     330,526
     Provision for income taxes                                                        77,800                        10,500                    3,900                                   2,200                      94,400
     Net income                                                                       211,393                        15,525                    5,985                                   3,223                     236,126
     Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.                                     188,112                        15,525                    5,985                                   3,223                     212,845
     Net income per share - diluted                                                     $0.79                         $0.07                    $0.03                                   $0.01                       $0.89 (a)

     (a) Total per share amount does not sum due to rounding.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Non-GAAP
                                                                    GAAP Measure                   Special Items                                      Measure
                                                                    ------------                   -------------                                      -------
                                                                     Twenty-six                                                Facility                                Prior year               Twenty-six
                                                                    weeks ended                  Workforce                   consolidation                            tax reserve              weeks ended
                                                                   Jun. 26, 2011               restructuring                    charges                             adjustments, net          Jun. 26, 2011
                                                                   -------------              -------------                    -------                             ----------------           -------------

     Cost of sales and operating expenses,
                        exclusive of depreciation                                  $1,457,169                      $(12,210)   $                   -                     $                 -                  $1,444,959
     Selling, general and administrative expenses,
                        exclusive of depreciation                                     594,743                        (2,549)                       -                                       -                     592,194
     Facility consolidation charges                                                    14,050                             -                  (14,050)                                      -                           -
     Operating expenses                                                             2,165,830                       (14,759)                 (14,050)                                      -                   2,137,021
     Operating income                                                                 420,370                        14,759                   14,050                                       -                     449,179
     Income before income taxes                                                       345,569                        14,759                   14,050                                       -                     374,378
     Provision for income taxes                                                        81,900                         5,500                    5,600                                  20,100                     113,100
     Net income                                                                       263,669                         9,259                    8,450                                 (20,100)                    261,278
     Net income attributable to Gannett Co., Inc.                                     242,020                         9,259                    8,450                                 (20,100)                    239,629
     Net income per share - diluted                                                     $0.99                         $0.04                    $0.03                                  $(0.08)                      $0.98
    NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
    Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
    Unaudited, in thousands of dollars

    Table No. 7
                                                                                                                                                                         Non-GAAP
                                                   GAAP Measure                  Special Items                                        Measure
                                                   ------------                  -------------                                        -------
                                                     Thirteen                                            Facility                                Pension                 Thirteen
                                                   weeks ended              Workforce                 consolidation                             settlement             weeks ended
                                                  Jun. 24, 2012           restructuring                  charges                                 charges              Jun. 24, 2012
                                                  -------------           -------------                  -------                                 -------              -------------
    Operating Income
    Publishing                                                  $104,211                       $9,736                         $5,097            $                  -                $119,044
    Digital                                                       36,531                            -                              -                               -                  36,531
    Broadcasting                                                  94,586                            -                              -                               -                  94,586
    Corporate                                                    (18,810)                           -                              -                           5,423                 (13,387)
    Total Operating Income                                      $216,518                       $9,736                         $5,097                          $5,423                $236,774
                                                                --------                       ------                         ------                          ------                --------

    Depreciation, amortization and facility
    consolidation charges
    Publishing                                                   $33,736    $                       -                        $(5,097)           $                  -                 $28,639
    Digital                                                        8,330                            -                              -                               -                   8,330
    Broadcasting                                                   7,124                            -                              -                               -                   7,124
    Corporate                                                      4,142                            -                              -                               -                   4,142
    Total depreciation, amortization and facility                $53,332    $                       -                        $(5,097)           $                  -                 $48,235
    consolidation charges

    Operating Cash Flow (a)
    Publishing                                                  $137,947                       $9,736   $                          -            $                  -                $147,683
    Digital                                                       44,861                            -                              -                               -                  44,861
    Broadcasting                                                 101,710                            -                              -                               -                 101,710
    Corporate                                                    (14,668)                           -                              -                           5,423                  (9,245)
    Total Operating Cash Flow                                   $269,850                       $9,736   $                          -                          $5,423                $285,009
                                                                --------                       ------   ----------------------------                          ------                --------

    (a) Refer to Table No. 9.

                                                                                                                                                 Non-GAAP
                                                   GAAP Measure           Special Items                  Measure
                                                   ------------           -------------                  -------
                                                     Thirteen                                            Facility                                Thirteen
                                                   weeks ended              Workforce                 consolidation                            weeks ended
                                                  Jun. 26, 2011           restructuring                  charges                              Jun. 26, 2011
                                                  -------------           -------------                  -------                              -------------
    Operating Income
    Publishing                                                  $138,646                       $8,792                         $6,394                        $153,832
    Digital                                                       36,173                            -                              -                          36,173
    Broadcasting                                                  80,405                            -                              -                          80,405
    Corporate                                                    (13,470)                           -                              -                         (13,470)
    Total Operating Income                                      $241,754                       $8,792                         $6,394                        $256,940
                                                                --------                       ------                         ------                        --------

    Depreciation, amortization and facility
    consolidation charges
    Publishing                                                   $37,271    $                       -                        $(6,394)                        $30,877
    Digital                                                        7,648                            -                              -                           7,648
    Broadcasting                                                   7,465                            -                              -                           7,465
    Corporate                                                      3,951                            -                              -                           3,951
    Total depreciation, amortization and facility                $56,335    $                       -                        $(6,394)                        $49,941
    consolidation charges

    Operating Cash Flow (a)
    Publishing                                                  $175,917                       $8,792   $                          -                        $184,709
    Digital                                                       43,821                            -                              -                          43,821
    Broadcasting                                                  87,870                            -                              -                          87,870
    Corporate                                                     (9,519)                           -                              -                          (9,519)
    Total Operating Cash Flow                                   $298,089                       $8,792   $                          -                        $306,881
                                                                --------                       ------   ----------------------------                        --------

    (a) Refer to Table No. 9.

    NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
    Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
    Unaudited, in thousands of dollars

    Table No. 8
                                                                                                                                                                           Non-GAAP
                                                   GAAP Measure                  Special Items                                          Measure
                                                   ------------                  -------------                                          -------
                                                    Twenty-six                                             Facility                                Pension                Twenty-six
                                                   weeks ended              Workforce                   consolidation                             settlement             weeks ended
                                                  Jun. 24, 2012           restructuring                    charges                                 charges              Jun. 24, 2012
                                                  -------------           -------------                    -------                                 -------              -------------
    Operating Income
    Publishing                                                  $166,251                       $27,681                          $9,885           $                   -                $203,817
    Digital                                                       52,794                             -                               -                               -                  52,794
    Broadcasting                                                 167,201                             -                               -                               -                 167,201
    Corporate                                                    (34,070)                       (1,656)                              -                           5,423                 (30,303)
    Total Operating Income                                      $352,176                       $26,025                          $9,885                          $5,423                $393,509
                                                                --------                       -------                          ------                          ------                --------

    Depreciation, amortization and facility
    consolidation charges
    Publishing                                                   $66,950    $                        -                         $(9,885)         $                    -                 $57,065
    Digital                                                       16,235                             -                               -                               -                  16,235
    Broadcasting                                                  14,234                             -                               -                               -                  14,234
    Corporate                                                      8,283                             -                               -                               -                   8,283
    Total depreciation, amortization and facility               $105,702    $                        -                         $(9,885)          $                   -                 $95,817
    consolidation charges

    Operating Cash Flow (a)
    Publishing                                                  $233,201                       $27,681  $                            -            $                  -                $260,882
    Digital                                                       69,029                             -                               -                               -                  69,029
    Broadcasting                                                 181,435                             -                               -                               -                 181,435
    Corporate                                                    (25,787)                       (1,656)                              -                           5,423                 (22,020)
    Total Operating Cash Flow                                   $457,878                       $26,025   $                           -                          $5,423                $489,326
                                                                --------                       -------   -----------------------------                          ------                --------

    (a) Refer to Table No. 9.

                                                                                                                                                   Non-GAAP
                                                   GAAP Measure           Special Items                    Measure
                                                   ------------           -------------                    -------
                                                    Twenty-six                                             Facility                               Twenty-six
                                                   weeks ended              Workforce                   consolidation                            weeks ended
                                                  Jun. 26, 2011           restructuring                    charges                              Jun. 26, 2011
                                                  -------------           -------------                    -------                              -------------
    Operating Income
    Publishing                                                  $256,243                       $14,759                         $14,050                        $285,052
    Digital                                                       52,258                             -                               -                          52,258
    Broadcasting                                                 143,864                             -                               -                         143,864
    Corporate                                                    (31,995)                            -                               -                         (31,995)
    Total Operating Income                                      $420,370                       $14,759                         $14,050                        $449,179
                                                                --------                       -------                         -------                        --------

    Depreciation, amortization and facility
    consolidation charges
    Publishing                                                   $76,191    $                        -                        $(14,050)                        $62,141
    Digital                                                       15,072                             -                               -                          15,072
    Broadcasting                                                  14,924                             -                               -                          14,924
    Corporate                                                      7,731                             -                               -                           7,731
    Total depreciation, amortization and facility               $113,918    $                        -                        $(14,050)                        $99,868
    consolidation charges

    Operating Cash Flow (a)
    Publishing                                                  $332,434                       $14,759    $                          -                        $347,193
    Digital                                                       67,330                             -                               -                          67,330
    Broadcasting                                                 158,788                             -                               -                         158,788
    Corporate                                                    (24,264)                            -                               -                         (24,264)
    Total Operating Cash Flow                                   $534,288                       $14,759    $                          -                        $549,047
                                                                --------                       -------    ----------------------------                        --------

    (a) Refer to Table No. 9.

    NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
    Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
    Unaudited, in thousands of dollars

    Table No. 9

    "Operating cash flow," a non-GAAP measure, is defined as operating income plus depreciation, amortization and facility consolidation charges.  Management believes that use of this measure allows investors and management to measure, analyze and compare the performance of its business segment operations at a more
     detailed level and in a meaningful and consistent manner.

    A reconciliation of these non-GAAP amounts to the company's operating income, which the company believes is the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP on the company's consolidated statements of income, follows:

    Thirteen weeks ended Jun. 24, 2012

                                                                                                                                      Publishing                                       Digital                                     Broadcasting                                     Corporate                                Consolidated Total
                                                                                                                                      ----------                                       -------                                     ------------                                     ---------                                ------------------

    Operating cash flow                                                                                                                              $137,947                                        $44,861                                       $101,710                                       $(14,668)                                     $269,850
    Less:
    Depreciation                                                                                                                                      (24,869)                                        (4,203)                                        (6,943)                                        (4,142)                                      (40,157)
    Amortization                                                                                                                                       (3,770)                                        (4,127)                                          (181)                                             -                                        (8,078)
    Facility consolidation charges                                                                                                                     (5,097)                                             -                                              -                                              -                                        (5,097)
    Operating income as reported (GAAP basis)                                                                                                        $104,211                                        $36,531                                        $94,586                                       $(18,810)                                     $216,518
                                                                                                                                                     ========                                        =======                                        =======                                       ========                                      ========

    Thirteen weeks ended Jun. 26, 2011

                                                                                                                                      Publishing                                       Digital                                     Broadcasting                                     Corporate                                Consolidated Total
                                                                                                                                      ----------                                       -------                                     ------------                                     ---------                                ------------------

    Operating cash flow                                                                                                                              $175,917                                        $43,821                                        $87,870                                        $(9,519)                                     $298,089
    Less:
    Depreciation                                                                                                                                      (27,261)                                        (3,575)                                        (7,283)                                        (3,951)                                      (42,070)
    Amortization                                                                                                                                       (3,616)                                        (4,073)                                          (182)                                             -                                        (7,871)
    Facility consolidation charges                                                                                                                     (6,394)                                             -                                              -                                              -                                        (6,394)
    Operating income as reported (GAAP basis)                                                                                                        $138,646                                        $36,173                                        $80,405                                       $(13,470)                                     $241,754
                                                                                                                                                     ========                                        =======                                        =======                                       ========                                      ========

    Twenty-six weeks ended Jun. 24, 2012

                                                                                                                                      Publishing                                       Digital                                     Broadcasting                                     Corporate                                Consolidated Total
                                                                                                                                      ----------                                       -------                                     ------------                                     ---------                                ------------------

    Operating cash flow                                                                                                                              $233,201                                        $69,029                                       $181,435                                       $(25,787)                                     $457,878
    Less:
    Depreciation                                                                                                                                      (49,620)                                        (8,085)                                       (13,872)                                        (8,283)                                      (79,860)
    Amortization                                                                                                                                       (7,445)                                        (8,150)                                          (362)                                             -                                       (15,957)
    Facility consolidation charges                                                                                                                     (9,885)                                             -                                              -                                              -                                        (9,885)
    Operating income as reported (GAAP basis)                                                                                                        $166,251                                        $52,794                                       $167,201                                       $(34,070)                                     $352,176
                                                                                                                                                     ========                                        =======                                       ========                                       ========                                      ========

    Twenty-six weeks ended Jun. 26, 2011

                                                                                                                                      Publishing                                       Digital                                     Broadcasting                                     Corporate                                Consolidated Total
                                                                                                                                      ----------                                       -------                                     ------------                                     ---------                                ------------------

    Operating cash flow                                                                                                                              $332,434                                        $67,330                                       $158,788                                       $(24,264)                                     $534,288
    Less:
    Depreciation                                                                                                                                      (54,375)                                        (7,041)                                       (14,561)                                        (7,731)                                      (83,708)
    Amortization                                                                                                                                       (7,766)                                        (8,031)                                          (363)                                             -                                       (16,160)
    Facility consolidation charges                                                                                                                    (14,050)                                             -                                              -                                              -                                       (14,050)
    Operating income as reported (GAAP basis)                                                                                                        $256,243                                        $52,258                                       $143,864                                       $(31,995)                                     $420,370
                                                                                                                                                     ========                                        =======                                       ========                                       ========                                      ========
    NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
    Gannett Co., Inc. and Subsidiaries
    Unaudited, in thousands of dollars

    Table No. 10

    "Free cash flow" is a non-GAAP liquidity measure used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP.  Free cash flow should not be relied upon to the
     exclusion of GAAP financial measures.

    Free cash flow is a non-GAAP liquidity measure that is defined as "Net cash flow from operating activities" as reported on the statement of cash flows reduced by "Purchase of property, plant
     and equipment" as well as "Payments for investments" and increased by "Proceeds from investments."  The company uses free cash flow because it believes this measure presents a useful business
     metric to evaluate the liquidity generated by its businesses.

                                                                                                                   Thirteen                                            Twenty-six
                                                                                                                  weeks ended                                          weeks ended
                                                                                                                 Jun. 24, 2012                                        Jun. 24, 2012
                                                                                                                 -------------                                        -------------

    Net cash flow from operating activities                                                                                         $154,495                                             $316,582
    Purchase of property, plant and equipment                                                                                        (20,187)                                             (38,352)
    Payments for investments                                                                                                               -                                                 (500)
    Proceeds from investments                                                                                                          6,067                                               10,393
    Free cash flow                                                                                                                  $140,375                                             $288,123
                                                                                                                                    ========                                             ========

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