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Marketing Company Gannett Appoints of Independent Director

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Gannett Co., Inc. (“Gannett”, “we”, “us”, “our”, or the “Company”) (NYSE: GCI) today announced the appointment of Vinayak Hegde as an independent director to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective February 15, 2021.

“We are excited to welcome Vinayak to our Board,” said Michael Reed, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gannett. “He brings significant digital and operational experience to our Board, which will be highly valuable to both our management team and strategy goals. We look forward to having his diverse perspectives as we continue on our transformation journey.”

Mr. Hegde is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer at Blink Health, where he is responsible for leveraging their unique technology to remove all friction points so that patients fill their prescriptions and stay on therapy. He is responsible for commercialization, product, engineering, sales, account management, revenue management and operations. Prior to his current role, he served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Airbnb Homes. He was responsible for the growth and marketing of their global business, which grew to $4.8 billion in revenue and over $38 billion in bookings during his tenure. Previously, he served as Global Chief Marketing Officer at Groupon where he managed marketing, national sales and revenue management. He launched their brand campaigns and growth strategy, which grew to service over 50 million customers worldwide with over 160 million Groupon app downloads. He led Groupon’s acquisition of, an online marketplace for users to buy and share things to do in their city, serving as President after the transaction. Prior to Groupon, he spent over twelve years at Amazon, serving as General Manager for Amazon Smile, Amazon Goldbox, the CRM program and all social media channels. Additionally, he led product and engineering for Amazon’s traffic and marketing organization. Mr. Hegde graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India.

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