April 16 – April 23, 2009 Edition

Adler Leaves Gruner to Head
Prinovis Communications

Gütersloh/Authorlink News/04/14/09–Alexander Adler (36), Vice President Media Relations at Gruner + Jahr AG, has been appointed the new Head of Corporate Communication at Prinovis Ltd., Hamburg with effect from July 1, 2009. He will supervise all external communications, internal communications and the marketing department, and will report to Prinovis CEO Thorsten Thiel.

Gruner + Jahr and Prinovis are associated with Bertlesmann, which owns Random House in the United States. Prinovis is a printing company.

Adler has worked in communications and public relations for the Bertelsmann group for over ten years. After earlier career stations, he joined AOL Germany/Europe, Hamburg in 1999, first as a press relations officer, later as spokesman for the company. In 2000, he was appointed spokesman for the Bertelsmann eCommerce Group, Hamburg, and in 2002 moved to Bertelsmann AG in Gütersloh as a member of its spokesmen group. He has served as spokesman for Gruner + Jahr AG, Hamburg since 2004, and as interim Head of Corporate Communications since the beginning of the year 2009.

Dr. Bernd Buchholz, G+J Chairman & CEO and President of G+J Germany, said: “Alexander Adler has rendered superb services to Gruner + Jahr in the past five years.

I would like to thank him in particular for his excellent work as G+J’s interim Head of Corporate Communications since the beginning of this year. I regret but respect his decision to leave Gruner + Jahr and wish him the best of luck and success both for his exciting future task at Prinovis and in his personal future.“

Thorsten Thiel: “Alexander Adler’s professional qualities, his close network of contacts in the journalist community, and his standing within the Bertelsmann group make him a first-rate addition to the Prinovis team, which faces great tasks and challenges going forward. Thanks to his previous activities, Alexander Adler is also very well acquainted with Prinovis’s three shareholders. I greatly look forward to working with him.”

Prinovis was created through the merger of the German rotogravure divisions of the three media companies Gruner + Jahr, Axel Springer, and arvato Bertelsmann. The Hamburg-based company operates under the legal structure of a Limited & Co. KG. Prinovis is a decentralized association of medium-sized companies and the market leader in European illustration printing. The company provides innovative rotogravure printing solutions as well as flexible services to customers across Europe.