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Gannett and Concacaf Announce Media Content Partnership

NEW YORK, NY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

The partnership enhances awareness around the Concacaf’s 2024 Champions Cup, which launched in 2024 as a rebranded and revamped elite men’s club competition. Showcasing the top 27 men’s clubs from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, this event offers an exciting platform for competitors in the prestigious Concacaf Club Champion title and an automatic qualifying ticket to represent Concacaf at the FIFA Club World Cup, scheduled to take place in the United States in the Summer of 2025.

The 2024 Champions Cup Final will take place on Saturday, June 1 between CF Pachuca (MEX) and Columbus Crew (USA) at Estadio Hidalgo in Pachuca, Mexico. USA TODAY Sports, Pro Soccer Wire and the USA TODAY Network features full coverage of every match, trending news and on-the-ground action from Gannett’s 200 local publications across the nation.

“We are thrilled to be an official media partner of Concacaf,” said Lesley Webster, Executive Director of Enterprise and Distributed Partnerships at Gannett. “As we witness the rise in popularity of men’s football across the country, we know our dedicated sports audience continues to crave exclusive coverage. The USA TODAY Network is well positioned to draw attention to these exciting club competitions.”

“As we head towards the Final of this first edition of our new and expanded Concacaf Champions Cup, we are extremely pleased with the impact and coverage this important club competition has generated across the region,” said Concacaf General Secretary, Philippe Moggio. “With the support of Gannett, we have made the Champions Cup more available and – crucially – more relevant to fans and consumers across North America. Gannett and the USA TODAY Network’s reach make them an ideal editorial content partner for Concacaf and we are very pleased with the results. We now look forward to a tremendous Final between Pachuca of Mexico and Columbus Crew of USA on Saturday night, and to crowning the winner as Concacaf’s regional club champion.”

As Concacaf’s tournaments continue to captivate audiences across the United States, including the 2024 Copa America, and the 2025 Gold Cup, Gannett and Concacaf will serve the extensive sports audiences of the USA TODAY Network and Concacaf, exceeding 50 million, to instill a passion for the game.

ABOUT GANNETT

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a diversified media company with expansive reach at the national and local level dedicated to empowering and enriching communities. We seek to inspire, inform, and connect audiences as a sustainable, growth focused media and digital marketing solutions company. We endeavor to deliver essential content, marketing solutions, and experiences for curated audiences, advertisers, consumers, and stakeholders by leveraging our diverse teams and suite of products to enrich the local communities and businesses we serve. Our current portfolio of trusted media brands includes the USA TODAY NETWORK, comprised of the national publication, USA TODAY, and local media organizations in the United States, and Newsquest, a wholly-owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom. Our digital marketing solutions brand, LocaliQ, uses innovation and software to enable small and medium-sized businesses to grow, and USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures, our events division, creates impactful consumer engagements, promotions, and races.

ABOUT USA TODAY NETWORK

USA TODAY NETWORK, part of Gannett Co, Inc. (NYSE: GCI), is the leading news media publisher in the U.S. in terms of circulation, powered by our award-winning newsrooms and digital marketing solutions business. Our Domestic Gannett Media segment is comprised of USA TODAY, daily and weekly content brands in approximately 220 local U.S. markets. With deep roots in local communities spanning the U.S., we engage approximately 136 million monthly unique visitors, on average, through a diverse portfolio of multi-platform content offerings and experiences. For more information, visit gannett.com.

ABOUT CONCACAF

The Confederation of North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) is one of FIFA’s six continental confederations, servicing 41 Member Associations, from Canada and the United States in the north to Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana in the south. Concacaf means football first. Our members are united by a shared vision: Love For Our Game, as well as a unique mission to develop, promote, and manage football throughout the region with integrity, transparency, and passion in order to inspire participation in the game.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that relate to our current expectations and views of future events. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release, including statements relating to whether the transaction will drive Concacaf or Gannett’s revenue and cash flow growth, result in or be able to leverage any synergies or be accretive to Concacaf or Gannett’s revenue, are all forward looking statements. These statements represent our opinions, expectations, beliefs, intentions, estimates or strategies regarding the future, which may not be realized. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “plan,” “expect,” “predict,” “potential,” “could,” “will,” “would,” “ongoing,” “future” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions that are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Forward-looking statements are based largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, short-term and long-term business operations and objectives and financial needs. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies, changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially and/or significantly different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statement. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations, see the risks and other factors detailed in Gannett’s 2022 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Gannett’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and each of Gannett’s other filings with the SEC, in each case as such factors may be updated from time to time. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof and accordingly undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. Gannett disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than to the extent required by applicable law.

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Contacts

MEDIA CONTACTS

Lark-Marie Anton

Gannett

Chief Communications Officer

(646) 906-4087

lark@gannett.com

Nicholas Noble

Concacaf

Director of Communications

(786) 598-2261

media@conacaf.org

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