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KNIGHT-RIDDER STOCK BEGINS LISTING ON FRANKFURT STOCK EXCHANGE

 KNIGHT-RIDDER STOCK BEGINS LISTING ON FRANKFURT STOCK EXCHANGE
 FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The stock of Knight- Ridder, Inc. (NYSE: KRI) was today formally listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. This was Knight-Ridder's third global exchange listing. The company's stock has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1969 (KRI) and on the Tokyo Stock Exchange since 1988 (9491).
 The listing was sponsored by Dresdner Bank, DG Bank, Commerzbank, Union Bank of Switzerland and Goldman Sachs.
 In announcing the listing, Tony Ridder, president of Knight-Ridder, said, "This is another major step in a long and mutually productive relationship between our company and the German financial community. The growth of our products including MoneyCenter, Dialog and Knight- Ridder Financial News in Europe and Germany has been very encouraging.
 "We intend for Knight-Ridder to become an increasingly important player in the German and European financial and information markets. Our Frankfurt listing symbolizes our growing commitment to a new, united Germany and to the worldwide significance of the German financial community."
 Knight-Ridder, one of America's leading newspaper publishers, has been providing news and price quotes to the German commodity and financial markets since 1978. Dialog, the world's largest online information retrieval service, which Knight-Ridder acquired in 1988, has been providing database retrieval services in Germany since 1972.
 In May 1991, Knight Ridder announced a new joint venture in Germany with REALTIME INFORMATION GMBH, the company that has been the German distributor for Knight-Ridder's MoneyCenter, Financial News and other information products since May 1990. Knight-Ridder currently has news operations in Frankfurt, Bonn, Hamburg, Berlin and other locations.
 Knight-Ridder, Inc., headquartered in Miami, is a global media and information company that publishes 29 daily newspapers in the United States and is a major supplier of financial news and information. Virtually all of the world's leading financial institutions use Knight- Ridder's services in their daily investment and trading activities. The company also has important investments in the United States in newsprint manufacturing and cable television. The company ranks 193 in the Fortune 500. Around the world, news, advertising and information from Knight-Ridder reach more than 100 million people in 135 countries.
 REALTIME INFORMATION GMBH was formed in May 1990 in Frankfurt by Peter von Wartenberg and Eugen Klaussner, two former senior executives of a German news agency. RTI has offices in Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich.
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 /CONTACT: Peter von Wartenberg in Frankfurt, 011-49-69-770331; John Windsor in London, 011-44-71-353-4861; Frank N. Hawkins Jr. in Miami, 305-376-3838 or Lee Ann Schlatter, 305-376-3839, all of Knight-Ridder/
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