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MediaNews Group and 21st Century Media Transaction Has Been Finalized

Newly Combined Company to Be Branded as Digital First Media

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 12/30/13 -- Digital First Media today announced the MediaNews Group and 21st Century Media combination has been finalized and that the two Companies will operate under the Digital First Media name.

The transaction, first announced on December 17, brings together the two companies jointly managed by Digital First Media under one name.

The newly combined company has approximately $1.3 billion in annual revenues with more than 800 multi-platform products and a monthly audience of more than 67 million Americans. As the nation's second largest newspaper company, Digital First Media is among the largest providers of digital news and information in the United States.

"This is an important moment for our Company and positions us to accelerate our growth under a single and innovative brand," said John Paton, Chief Executive Officer of Digital First Media.

About Digital First Media
Digital First Media, headquartered in New York City, reaches 67 million Americans each month through more than 800 multi-platform products across 18 states.

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For more information contact:
Jonathan Cooper
Vice President Media Relations & Employee Communications
Digital First Media
(215) 867-2022

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