Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced that its subsidiary, Gannett SpinCo, Inc., today filed a Form 10 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in connection with Gannett's previously announced plan to separate into two publicly traded companies, a publishing company under the current Gannett name and a broadcasting and digital company under a new name. The planned separation, which will be effected through a tax-free dividend of shares in the publishing company to existing Gannett shareholders, is on track to be completed in mid-2015. Gracia Martore, president and chief executive officer, said, “The filing of the registration statement for the publishing business is a key step forward in completing our separation, which will create two sharply focused, independent companies with enhanced flexibility to align their strategies and resources with their growth profiles and priorities.”
Hearst Magazines today announced that James Wildman has been named president of Hearst Magazines Europe. Wildman, who has been president and chief executive officer of Hearst Magazines UK—publisher of Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Good Housekeeping and Harper’s BAZAAR—adds oversight of Hearst Magazines in Italy, the Netherlands and Spain to his responsibilities. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Magazines President Troy Young, to whom Wildman will continue to report.
“James is an enterprising leader who immediately made a positive impact on our U.K. business,” Young said. “His passion for our industry coupled with his keen understanding of the European market will enable him to further advance our growth overseas, an increasingly important focus for us.”
Since joining Hearst Magazines UK in 2017, Wildman has led the business forward by accelerating the company’s revenue diversification and digital strategy, expanding its data capabilities and consumer event offerings and transforming the company’s culture.
more at: https://www.hearst.com/newsroom/james-wildman-elevated-to-president-of-hearst-magazines-europe