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New York Times To Print in Missouri: To Use Biggest Goss Press in U.S.

Press release from the issuing company

Launch Continues National Expansion of The Times NEW YORK---March 27, 2002--The New York Times announced today that it will begin printing its National edition in Columbia, Missouri, on April 2 through an agreement with Tribune Publishing Company, owner of The Columbia Daily Tribune. This will allow The Times to extend home delivery to several new markets and better serve existing markets. Seven-day home delivery will become available in Columbia and Kansas City and delivery will be expanded in St. Louis, Springfield, Independence and other parts of Missouri and Kansas. Additionally, many current subscribers will receive earlier and expanded home delivery and later Sunday editions. "We will better serve our readers and advertisers through this effort,'' said Janet L. Robinson, president and general manager of The New York Times and senior vice president, newspaper operations, The New York Times Company. "As part of our newspaper expansion initiative and commitment to long-term growth, we are pleased to add this print site to our national network and to partner with The Columbia Daily Tribune.'' "The Times is available for home delivery in more than 210 markets, up from 62 markets just five years ago,'' said Scott Heekin-Canedy, senior vice president, circulation. "We are delighted to offer readers in these added markets benefits such as seven-day home delivery, earlier delivery times and later-breaking news in the newspaper due to later production deadlines.'' With the addition of this site, The New York Times's National edition will be printed at 15 locations in total. Current print sites include Ann Arbor, Mich; Atlanta, Ga.; Austin, Tex.; Princeton, Minn.; Canton, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.; Denver, Colo.; Lakeland and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Gastonia, N.C.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Kent, Wash. and Torrance and Concord, Calif. Facilities in Billerica, Mass., and Springfield, Va., print the Northeast edition of the newspaper and a Dayton, Ohio, site prints advance sections of the Sunday Times. Additionally, the New York edition continues to be printed at sites in College Point, N.Y., and Edison, N.J. The Daily Tribune's new production addition begins operations April 2, 2002. The $16 million, 39,000-square foot expansion will create an 88,000 square foot printing facility that includes the biggest Goss Universal 45 press in the United States. This press will be able to print up to 72 full pages at a time, with 32 of those pages in full color. Anyone interested in ordering home delivery of The New York Times or obtaining more information about subscribing may call 1-800-NYTIMES or visit www.homedelivery.nytimes.com.