SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 22, 2012 (May 22, 2012)
GateHouse Media, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|350 WillowBrook Office Park, Fairport, New York||14450|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (585) 598-0030
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Section 8 Other Events
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On May 22, 2012, GateHouse Media, Inc. (the Company) issued a press release announcing the hiring of Peter Newton to the newly created position of President of GateHouse Ventures, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 , which is incorporated herein by reference.
The information furnished pursuant to this Current Report on Form 8-K (including the exhibit hereto) shall not be considered filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be incorporated by reference into any filing by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, unless the Company expressly sets forth by specific reference in such filing that such information is to be considered filed or incorporated by reference therein.
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|99.1||Press Release dated May 22, 2012|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|GATEHOUSE MEDIA, INC.|
/s/ Michael E. Reed
|Michael E. Reed|
|Chief Executive Officer|
Date: May 22, 2012
|99.1||Press Release dated May 22, 2012|
Peter Newton Joins GateHouse Media as President of GateHouse Ventures
FAIRPORT, N.Y., May 22, 2012 GateHouse Media, Inc. (the Company or GateHouse Media), a leading multi-media company providing news and information to local communities, today announced the hiring of Peter Newton to the newly created position of President of GateHouse Ventures. GateHouse Ventures mission is to identify and develop high-growth business ventures that can leverage Company resources and access local markets to expand the local services we offer, while also expanding our geographic reach.
Commenting on Mr. Newtons appointment, Kirk Davis, Chief Operating Officer of GateHouse Media, said, We are very excited to announce the addition of Peter Newton as President of GateHouse Ventures. Peters appointment comes as we are moving from a successful diligence phase in some of our new ventures to an execution phase, a period in which we begin to scale our new businesses. Peter will be directly working with the business unit leaders and teams associated with our first two ventures, Propel Marketing (propelmarketing.com) and Compass Aging Services (compassaging.com). In addition, Peter will also work closely with our directory business, SureWest, in Sacramento, and the national expansion of adhance media (adhancemedia.com), our private digital ad exchange, which is already up and running and seeing positive growth.
Mr. Newton brings a distinguished media background that spans traditional and digital publishing. Since 2010, he has been building a successful consulting practice that specializes in media and marketing services. He leveraged his expertise in sales and marketing, and his knowledge of digital services and technologies to help small and mid-sized businesses grow. Mr. Newton spent 17 years at The Boston Globe where he held several leadership positions in finance and advertising, which resulted in his becoming VP Advertising. His role expanded when he added responsibilities as President of BostonWorks, where he directed the successful transformation of a traditional print business into a multi-media company. Mr. Newton also held several leadership positions at MONSTER including SVP/GM of Small & Mid-Sized Businesses. He also launched MONSTERs Media Alliances business, scaling the business from having no partners to having over 350 nationally in just two years.
The Company also announced that Jay Fogarty, currently VP of New Revenue Platforms who has been with the Company since 2009 and helped found and develop the new business ventures group, will become VP, Strategy and Innovation. He will continue to source new business development opportunities company-wide, which is an essential part of the Companys transformation into a truly multi-media enterprise.
About GateHouse Media, Inc.
GateHouse Media, Inc., headquartered in Fairport, New York, is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by its 78 daily publications. GateHouse Media currently serves local audiences of approximately 10 million per week across 21 states through hundreds of community publications and local websites. GateHouse Media is traded in the over-the-counter market under the symbol GHSE.
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