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NewspaperDirect To Grow Germany Distribution Network

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK, NY--Nov 13, 2001-- NewspaperDirect, the leading innovator in print-on-demand newspaper delivery, announced today that a separate entity, NewspaperDirect Germany, will be expanding the ND service throughout Germany. NewspaperDirect Germany, based in Hamburg, plans to drive expansion of the NewspaperDirect demand-printing model to deliver more than 80 international newspaper titles to demanding readers in Germany. The company will initially focus on home delivery in Hamburg, and Corporate, Retail, and Hospitality installations of the ND printing system throughout Germany. Joerg Bluemel, President of NewspaperDirect Germany, has more than 10 years in traditional newspaper distribution. "I know very well its disadvantages", he said, "The future is digital distribution and printing. And the proven ND business model will drive our success." Alex Gruntsev, NewspaperDirect's VP of Business Development, welcomed NewspaperDirect Germany. "Germany is a very important market for us, we expect it to be a gateway for us into the European Market." About NewspaperDirect The leading innovator in electronic newspaper delivery, NewspaperDirect is making it easier for people to read the newspapers they want. NewspaperDirect utilizes its proprietary technology and the power of the Internet to distribute and print digitally imaged, full-format newspapers. With its international network of License Partners, NewspaperDirect opens new distribution channels for newspaper publishers, providing readers with their favorite newspaper whether they are working at the office, relaxing at home, or traveling the world.