FP Newspapers Income Fund

FP Newspapers Income Fund

November 15, 2007 16:58 ET

FP Newspapers Income Fund Announces Management Appointments

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2007) - Ronald Stern, Chairman of FP Newspapers Income Fund (TSX:FP.UN), is pleased to announce the following appointments:

Bob Cox, Editor and interim Publisher, becomes Publisher of the Winnipeg Free Press. Mr. Cox joined the Free Press in 2005 from the Globe and Mail, and began his newspaper career as a journalist at the Winnipeg Free Press in 1984. Mr. Cox will report to Mr. Stern.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Stern said, "As Editor of the Free Press, Bob demonstrated an impressive level of leadership skills and a real appreciation of the evolution taking place in the newspaper industry today. Bob's knowledge and approach should allow us to further benefit from the enormous talent pool that exists at the Winnipeg Free Press," he added.

Margo Goodhand, Deputy Editor and interim Editor, becomes Editor of the Winnipeg Free Press. Ms. Goodhand joined the Free Press in 1991, and began her newspaper career as a journalist at the Medicine Hat News in 1985. Ms. Goodhand will report to Mr. Cox.

"Margo has performed very well in her role as Deputy Editor, and through out her career at the paper," noted Mr. Stern. "Margo is the 14th Editor of the 135 year old Winnipeg Free Press, and is the first woman to be appointed to that position," he added.

"Margo is committed to continuing to strengthen the Winnipeg Free Press' printed paper, so as to preserve the exceptionally high readership levels we enjoy, and is also committed to the development of the Free Press as the authoritative and leading on-line source of news and information in Manitoba," said Mr. Cox.

FP Canadian Newspapers Limited Partnership owns the Winnipeg Free Press, the Brandon Sun, and their related businesses, as well as Canstar Community News Limited, the publisher of seven community and special interest newspapers in the Winnipeg region. The Winnipeg Free Press newspaper publishes seven days a week, serving Winnipeg and Manitoba with an average seven-day circulation of approximately of 124,000 copies. The Brandon Sun also publishes seven days a week, serving the region with an average circulation of approximately 14,000 copies. Canstar Community News publishes weekly with an average circulation of approximately 206,000 copies. Based in Winnipeg, the businesses employ approximately 630 people in Winnipeg, Brandon and Thunder Bay. Further information can be found at www.fpnewspapers.com, and in the disclosure documents filed by FP Newspapers Income Fund with the securities regulatory authorities available at www.sedar.com.

Contact Information

  • FP Newspapers Income Fund
    Kevin Karr
    Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
    (604) 646-3782
    (604) 681-8861 (FAX)
    Website: www.fpnewspapers.com