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Journal Communications Announces Andre J. Fernandez Named President; Steven J. Smith Remains Chairman and CEO


Journal Communications, Inc. (NYSE: JRN) today announced that its board has named Andre J. Fernandez President in addition to his role as Chief Financial Officer. Steven J. Smith, who was President, will remain Chairman and CEO.

Andre Fernandez joined Journal Communications in October 2008 from NBC Universal, where he was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Telemundo Communications Group, Inc since 2004. Prior to Telemundo, he served in a number of financial leadership roles for GE including: Chief Financial Officer & Controller for GE Latin America based in Mexico City; Chief Financial Officer for GE Digital Energy in Atlanta; Assistant Treasurer and Risk Manager-Latin America for GE Corporate Treasury in Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Chief Financial Officer, GE Capital Information Technology Solutions, also in Brazil.

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