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European Business and CNBC Europe Link Up to Produce Co-Branded Business Magazine

CNBC Europe, the leading pan-European business and financial TV network, is to appear in print by joining forces with European Business magazine.

CNBC Europe has linked up with London-based Ink Publishing to relaunch European Business magazine as a co-branded, monthly publication renamed CNBC European Business.

It comes as CNBC Europe’s daily audience has grown five times faster than any of its rival channels and capitalises on the success of European Business magazine, launched by travel and business publishing specialist Ink Publishing in October 2004.

CNBC Europe reaches 5.8 million viewers per month, according to the EMS 2005 survey and is attracting 1.8 million more viewers than any other pan-European business and financial channel. Its audience is made up of senior business leaders, financial professionals and active private investors, an audience which is both valuable and difficult to reach for advertisers.

CNBC European Business magazine will echo CNBC Europe’s on-air programming with business features, columns and comment, while allowing for in-depth analysis of interest to the continent’s senior business managers, financial professionals, investors, CEOs and CFOs.

Jeffrey O’Rourke, Chief Executive of Ink Publishing, said: “CNBC Europe and European Business share many of the same objectives in bringing up-to-date, informed and relevant business and economic information to Europe’s business decision makers.

“CNBC Europe has been a key supporter of European Business from the initial launch of the magazine last year. Formalising our relationship by integrating the two brands not only makes good business sense but also offers something new to readers and advertisers. Ink and CNBC Europe will be pooling our editorial, marketing and sales resources to produce a high quality, integrated television and print offering. We are delighted to be part of this exciting initiative to meet a growing appetite for business and financial news in the world’s biggest trading market.”

Mick Buckley. President & CEO, CNBC Europe said: “Working together with Ink to co-produce Europe’s leading business magazine is a great opportunity for CNBC Europe and sets us further apart from other pan-regional channels. The magazine format enables us to promote our programme schedule and integrates extremely well with our on-air programming strategy of bringing more CEO interviews and insights to the channel. It also provides us with an ideal cross media opportunity for our clients.

“Our event-led approach to programming and marketing activities sees us at many of Europe’s leading events such as 3GSM World Congress, CeBIT, and the International Advertising Festival. CNBC European Business will help raise awareness of the channel by being distributed at these events, and give us another way to reach our target audience who see the magazine on the newsstand, in-flight, in business lounges and at their hotels. ”

The World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2006, will be the first event where the new CNBC European Business magazine will be widely available. Other events throughout the year will include the Frankfurt Motor Show, ITB Berlin, MIPIM, the Paris Air Show, the World Investment Conference in La Baule and the World Travel Market London.

CNBC European Business will continue to be distributed by leading magazine distributor COMAG, and will be available on newsstands throughout Europe and around the world. Subscriptions and an online version of the magazine can be found online at www.europeanbusiness.eu.com.

It will also reach high-end business travellers by being available in-flight with key airlines, in airport lounges and in major hotels.

The magazine is an important part of Ink’s portfolio of magazines, which includes more in-flight publications than any other company in the world. Ink also publishes Bradmans Business Travel Guides.

About CNBC European Business magazine and Ink Publishing

CNBC European Business is a globally distributed, monthly magazine available on newsstands, by subscription, in business and first class aircraft cabins, in airport lounges and at a range of top hotels. Working closely with CNBC Europe, the leading pan-European real-time financial and business television channel dedicated to the interests of European CEOs and senior executives, CNBC European Business tells readers what it’s really like doing business in the world’s biggest trading bloc. Europe isn’t just a new market, it’s a fragmented collection of new markets, all of them theoretically open for business. But what’s it like in practice? CNBC Europe European Business dispels the myths, introduces the key players, and profiles the people – from corporate chieftains to entrepreneurs – who have already got a pan-European formula. European Business is an essential tool, a business catalyst that expands horizons and showcases markets. We can’t do the deals for you, but we’ll show you how and why they get done.

Ink Publishing is a fast-growing international publishing company which produces more inflight magazines for more airlines than any other publisher in the world. Ink’s award winning titles include AirTran Airways Go, Bangkok Airways Fah Thai, BMED’s Impressions, easyJet Inflight, Jet2.com Jetaway, MyTravel Recline, Siem Reap International Airways Sarika, SN Brussels Spirit of SN, Tiger Airways Tiger Tales, Virgin Express RedHot, VLM Airlines Velocity and Wizz Air’s wizzit magazine. Ink also publishes Bradmans Business Travel Guides to Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America. Among Ink’s online content clients are The Diamond Trading Company, eBookers, Fiat, Orange, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Vodafone. The company has operations in the UK, US and Singapore.

About CNBC Europe

CNBC Europe is part of the global CNBC 24 hour broadcasting network reporting live financial and business information from the major financial centres of the US, Europe and Asia. Globally, CNBC reaches some 200 million homes. CNBC Europe is the only pan-European real-time financial and business channel dedicated to European CEOs and senior corporate executives, the European financial services industry and the European investor. Today the channel is available in over 100 million homes, 1,400 banks and financial institutions and 340,000 hotel rooms (4* and 5*) throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. CNBC Europe is a service NBC Universal. NBC Universal is the broadcasting unit of General Electric Company (GE).

Media enquiries

Ink Publishing
Julian Reader, MPS International
Mobile: +44 7770 917716
jreader@mpsipr.com

CNBC Europe
Charlotte Blenkinsop, VP, Director of Marketing Communications
Tel: +44 207 653 9448
charlotte.blenkinsop@cnbceurope.com

Advertising enquiries

Michael Tookey
Tel: +44 20 7613 8773
michael.tookey@ink-publishing.com

Distribution enquiries

COMAG: Graeme King
Tel : +44 7876 131843
graeme.king@comag.co.uk

Ink Publishing

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