Interactive Publishing Plc

April 30, 2008 03:03 ET

Interactive Publishing Plc ('Interactive' or 'the Company'): Attitude Acquisition

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - Interactive (PLUS:INTP) has, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Trojan Publishing Limited ('Trojan') purchased the intellectual property rights for 'Attitude', the UK's number one gay lifestyle magazine.

Attitude was first published in May 1994 and has been synonymous with and at the forefront of gay British culture. Unrivalled with its front page personalities such as David Beckham, Madonna and recently Take That and still the only gay lifestyle publication to have a reigning prime minister as an exclusive interview and front cover shoot, when Tony Blair featured on the April 2005 cover.

Trojan was set up in June 2006 and has become a diverse broad based media company with many well known brands such as Fresh, What Diesel, Flush and Women's Fitness magazine.

Justin Sanders Chief Executive of Interactive said today:-

'This is a very exciting addition to the Interactive portfolio and shows our commitment to becoming a premier publisher within the UK marketplace. We will continue to invest in the magazine's core values, as well as bringing the brand up to date with exciting new media platforms. This will ensure that Attitude continues to be the number one brand within the gay community.'

Notes to editors:

Interactive Publishing plc is a newly incorporated company which floated on the PLUS market on 20 February 2008 for the purpose of making investments in the publishing and marketing services sectors and with the objective of producing long-term capital growth. In accordance with its investment strategy, the Company acquired the entire issued share capital of Trojan Publishing Limited, a London-based magazine publishing company in February 2008. The Directors of the Company hope to expand the Enlarged Group's portfolio through the acquisition of magazine titles primarily in the consumer lifestyle sector.

Contact Information

  • Interactive Publishing plc
    Justin Sanders
    Chief Executive
    (020) 7608 6421
    Corporate Advisor
    Fisher Corporate plc
    Gary Miller
    (020) 7380 4901
    Public Relations
    Griffin Communications Limited
    Melissa Gilmour
    07970 767 869