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KNIGHT-RIDDER RELEASES STATISTICAL REPORT FOR THE FIVE WEEKS ENDED MAY 3, 1992

 KNIGHT-RIDDER RELEASES STATISTICAL REPORT
 FOR THE FIVE WEEKS ENDED MAY 3, 1992
 MIAMI, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Knight-Ridder, Inc. (NYSE: KRI) today released its monthly statistical report for the five weeks ended May 22, 1992 as follows --
 KNIGHT-RIDDER, INC.
 STATISTICAL REPORT FOR THE FIVE WEEKS ENDED MAY 3, 1992
 FOURTH PERIOD Percent YEAR-TO-DATE Percent
 1992 1991 Change 1992 1991 Change
 REVENUE ($000) (A) (B)
 Business Information
 Services $32,424 $30,341 6.9 $128,864 $119,855 7.5
 Newspaper
 Advertising
 Retail $74,803 $74,609 0.3 $240,710 $247,878 (2.9)
 General 20,251 18,369 10.2 64,636 61,736 4.7
 Classi-
 fied 50,451 51,210 (1.5) 174,182 174,987 (0.5)
 Total 145,505 144,188 0.9 479,528 484,601 (1.0)
 Circulation 44,734 42,154 6.1 159,969 148,761 7.5
 Other
 Revenue 3,803 3,193 19.1 13,543 12,100 11.9
 Total Newspaper
 Revenue $194,042 $189,535 2.4 $653,040 $645,462 1.2
 Total Operating
 Revenue $226,466 $219,876 3.0 $781,904 $765,317 2.2
 AVERAGE CIRCULATION - Including
 Detroit
 (000s of copies) (B)
 Morning 3,236 3,247 (0.3) 3,229 3,296 (2.0)
 Evening 482 525 (8.1) 481 550 (12.6)
 Sunday 4,814 4,809 0.1 4,823 4,840 (0.4)
 ADVERTISING LINAGE
 (000s of six column inches)
 (B) (C) & (D)
 Full run ROP
 Retail 1,523.1 1,538.1 (1.0) 5,035.5 5,283.1 (4.7)
 General 193.6 183.6 5.4 562.7 582.4 (3.4)
 Classified 1,208.4 1,237.7 (2.4) 4,113.7 4,183.0 (1.7)
 Total 2,925.1 2,959.4 (1.2) 9,711.9 10,048.5 (3.3)
 Factored Part
 Run ROP 158.0 157.7 0.2 514.0 523.4 (1.8)
 Full Run
 Preprint 1,714.0 1,557.1 10.1 5,047.9 4,799.1 5.2
 Part Run
 Preprint 1,852.8 1,684.1 10.0 5,008.6 4,962.7 0.9
 TOTAL PREPRINTS
 INSERTED
 (000s) 442,966 435,945 1.6 1,406,127 1,421,106 (1.1)
 BASIC CABLE
 TELEVISION
 SUB-
 SCRIBERS 323,000 311,000 3.9
 FULL RUN ROP ADVERTISING LINAGE DATA
 By Market (000s of six column inches)
 -- Notes (B) (C) and (D)
 Akron Beacon
 Journal 123.5 136.0 (9.2) 404.1 435.8 (7.3)
 Charlotte
 Observer 145.7 153.2 (4.9) 475.5 501.7 (5.2)
 Columbia
 State 127.3 137.8 (7.6) 424.6 473.5 (10.3)
 Detroit 110.0 112.9 (2.6) 347.3 376.6 (7.8)
 Ft. Wayne News-
 Sentinel, Journal-
 Gazette 143.4 153.5 (6.6) 477.1 500.2 (4.6)
 Lexington
 Herald-
 Leader 93.5 96.8 (3.4) 307.2 324.4 (5.3)
 Long Beach Press-
 Telegram 123.2 115.3 6.9 417.5 411.4 1.5
 Miami
 Herald 206.6 203.4 1.6 721.9 726.5 (0.6)
 Philadelphia
 Inquirer,
 News 277.7 279.0 (0.5) 887.3 914.7 (3.0)
 St. Paul Pioneer
 Press 110.0 120.4 (8.6) 361.1 384.2 (6.0)
 San Jose Mercury
 News 279.1 256.8 8.7 919.1 908.2 1.2
 Wichita
 Eagle 97.9 101.2 (3.3) 323.5 338.7 (4.5)
 All Other Daily
 News-
 papers 1,087.2 1,093.1 (0.5) 3,645.7 3,752.6 (2.8)
 Total - Full Run
 ROP 2,925.1 2,959.4 (1.2) 9,711.9 10,048.5 (3.3)
 (A) -- For purposes of comparability, Business Information Services Revenue for 1991 has been restated to reflect a change in reporting certain revenues which previously were recorded net of related royalties. These revenues will now be recorded gross, with a corresponding increase to royalty expense. The restatement has no impact on operating profit.
 (B) -- On Nov. 27, 1989, the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press began operations under a Joint Operating Agreement as the Detroit Newspaper Agency (DNA). Revenue, linage and circulation for 1992 and 1991 include 50 percent of the DNA.
 (C) -- Full run ROP linage of the joint operating agency between the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post Intelligencer was 233 for the period (up 3.4 percent from the prior year) and 865 for the year-to-date (up 0.3 percent from the prior year). Knight- Ridder owns 49.5 percent of the voting stock and 65 percent of the non-voting common stock of the Seattle Times. None of the linage is included in the Advertising Linage section.
 (D) -- Measured by individual Knight-Ridder newspapers. Where necessary, certain previously reported linage has been restated to be consistent with measurement guidelines currently in use.
 -0- 5/22/92
 /CONTACT: Frank N. Hawkins Jr. of Knight-Ridder, Inc., 305-376-3838/
 (KRI) CO: Knight-Ridder, Inc. ST: Florida IN: PUB SU:


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