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Bauer Publishing is Number One on Newsstand According to FAS-FAX Report.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. -- Bauer Publishing

--In Touch Weekly is Fastest Growing Magazine in the Country

--Woman's World is Number One Newsstand Magazine

--First for Women Leads Women's Service on Newsstand

--J-14 is Number One Teen Newsstand Magazine

Bauer Publishing is the number one seller of magazines on the newsstand in the United States according to the just released FAS-FAX from the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC).

"Success on the newsstand is quickly becoming the number one metric for advertisers," said Ian Scott, President and CEO of Bauer Advertising Sales. "With Bauer's history on the newsstand, Madison Avenue is seeing the enormous value of reaching consumers through our dynamic roster of newsstand titles."

"Today's solid gains represent the importance of building a strong distribution platform for all of our magazines nationwide," said Richard Parker, Senior Vice President, Bauer Publishing. "We would like to thank our retail partners for all of their support and we look forward to continued growth on the newsstand in 2005."

Based on the ABC FAS-FAX report in the 2nd half of 2004, Bauer Publishing's highlights include:

--Top Newsstand Sellers -- Features two of the top five selling titles on the newsstand. Woman's World remains #1 for the third straight year and In Touch Weekly moves up to #4.

--Fastest Growing Newsstand Titles -- In Touch Weekly remains the fastest growing magazine in the country, increasing average weekly sales from 557,767 to nearly one million copies sold on the newsstand. In total, Bauer features five of the top 15 largest sales increases in 2004 including, In Touch Weekly, Woman's World, First for Women, M, and J-14.

--Women's Service Leader -- Bucking the downward trend in the women's service category, First for Women is up 4.2 percent.

--Number #1 Teen Magazine on the Newsstand -- J-14 remains the number one magazine on the newsstand with over 451,000 copies sold.

About Bauer Publishing USA

Bauer Publishing USA is headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, is the number one seller of magazines on the newsstand in the United States generating an annual 320 million dollars in single copy revenue. Bauer publishes top entertainment, women's and teen titles including: In Touch Weekly, Life & Style Weekly, Woman's World, First for Women, J-14, TWIST, M, Soaps in Depth and Life Story.
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