Journal Media Group, Inc. (NYSE: JMG) announced that it will hold a special meeting of its shareholders on March 1, 2016 at which shareholders will be asked to approve the previously announced transaction with Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI).

Gannett and Journal Media Group announced on October 7, 2015 that they entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Gannett will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Journal Media Group for $12 per share in cash.

The board of directors has fixed the close of business on January 21, 2016 as the record date to determine Journal Media Group shareholders eligible to receive notice of and to vote on the proposed merger. The special meeting of shareholders will be held at 10 a.m. (Central) on March 1, 2016 at Journal Media Group's headquarters in Milwaukee.

The board of directors has unanimously approved the proposed transaction.

A formal notice of the special meeting of shareholders and required proxy materials are expected to be mailed to shareholders by the end of January 2016.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval of the merger by holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of Journal Media Group common stock and antitrust regulatory clearance.

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016.

About Journal Media Group

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Journal Media Group (NYSE: JMG) is a media company with print and digital publishing operations serving 14 U.S. markets in nine states, including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Naples Daily News, The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, and Ventura County Star in California. Formed in 2015 through a merger of the newspaper operations of The E.W. Scripps Company and Journal Communications, Inc., the company serves local communities with daily newspapers, affiliated community publications, and a growing portfolio of digital products that inform, engage and empower readers and advertisers. Learn more at

Additional Information and Where to Find It

The proposed merger involving Journal Media Group, Inc. ("JMG") and Gannett Co., Inc. will be submitted to the shareholders of JMG for their consideration. JMG has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a preliminary proxy statement in connection with the proposed merger. JMG also intends to file with the SEC and mail to its shareholders a definitive proxy statement. JMG urges investors and shareholders to read the definitive proxy statement when it becomes available, as well as other documents filed with the SEC, because they will contain important information. Investors and security holders will be able to receive the definitive proxy statement and other documents (when they are available) free of charge at the SEC's web site, or from JMG upon request to Jason R. Graham, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, at 414-224-2363 or

Participants in the Merger Solicitation

This communication is not a solicitation of a proxy from any investor or shareholder. However, JMG and certain of its directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed merger under the rules of the SEC. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of the shareholders of JMG in connection with the proposed merger will be set forth in the proxy statement when it is filed with the SEC. You can find information about JMG's directors and executive officers in its Registration Statement on Form S-4 (Registration No. 333-201540) originally filed with the SEC on January 16, 2015 and declared effective on February 6, 2015 and JMG's subsequently filed reports with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 filed with the SEC on March 31, 2015. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of JMG and certain plans and objectives of JMG with respect thereto, including certain matters relating to the proposed merger with Gannett Co., Inc. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate only to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements often use words such as "anticipate", "target", "expect", "estimate", "intend", "plan", "goal", "believe", "hope", "aim", "continue", "will", "may", "would", "could" or "should" or other words of similar meaning or the negative thereof. There are several factors which could cause actual plans and results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, uncertainties as to the expected closing date of the proposed merger; potential disruption from the proposed merger making it more difficult to maintain business and operational relationships; the risk that unexpected costs will be incurred; the risk of litigation and other legal proceedings related to the proposed merger; changes in economic, business or political conditions, licensing requirements or tax matters; risks related to the timing (including possible delays) of the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended; the possibility that the proposed merger does not close, including, but not limited to, due to the failure to obtain shareholder approval or the failure to satisfy the other closing conditions; and the risk that the merger agreement may be terminated in certain circumstances that require us to pay Gannett a termination fee of $9 million. These forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and assessments made by JMG in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, business strategies, operating environment, future developments and other factors that it believes appropriate. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. The factors described in the context of such forward-looking statements in this communication could cause actual results, performance or achievements, industry results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Although it is believed that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct and persons reading this communication are therefore cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements which speak only as at the date of this communication. JMG does not assume any obligation to update the information contained in this communication (whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise), except as required by applicable law. A further list and description of risks and uncertainties can be found in JMG's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and in its reports filed on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K during 2015.

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