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MEREDITH CORPORATION NAMES ANDREW AMILL PUBLISHER OF EATINGWELL BRAND

NEW YORK, NY (August 24, 2016) – Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP; www.meredith.com), the nation’s leading media and marketing company serving over 102 million American women, including three out of four Millennial women, today announced that Andrew Amill has been named Publisher of the EatingWell brand.  

Amill joins Meredith from Weight Watchers International, where most recently he served as Vice President, Media Sales of the Weight Watchers Media Group. In this role, he was responsible for managing advertising sales and marketing for the multi-channel health-wellness platform.

Amill replaces Deidre Finnegan, who has been named Associate Publisher for Better Homes and Gardens.

Amill has held senior leadership positions at a number of media brands and publications, including Modern Bride Connections; Elegant Bride; Footwear News; Us Magazine; and Redbook. In addition, he served as Vice President, Corporate Sales at Times Mirror, and Vice President of Sales at Listen.com.

“Andy brings a wealth of magazine and digital media experience to the EatingWell brand, including more than a decade of leading one of the industry’s top health and wellness brands,” says Jon Werther, President, Meredith National Media Group.  “We believe his background and success across media channels will enable us to continue to build on the great growth of the EatingWell brand.”

EatingWell magazine is published six times a year by Meredith with a rate base of one million and an audience of 6.2 million readers. EatingWell is a seven-time winner of the coveted Bert Greene Award, the highest award in magazine journalism given by the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), and was selected to the Advertising Age “A-List” in 2013.

In addition to its award-winning flagship bimonthly magazine, the Eating Well brand includes a robust website (www.eatingwell.com); content and brand licensing; custom publishing; and consumer cookbooks and health books.

Amill is a graduate of Boston University. He was three times named to MIN’s Sales Leader of the Year. He was inducted into the MIN Advertising Hall of Fame in 2010.  He will be based in Meredith’s New York offices at 805 Third Avenue.

ABOUT MEREDITH CORPORATION

Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com) has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.

Meredith's National Media Group reaches more than 100 million unduplicated women every month, including nearly 75 percent of U.S. Millennial women. Meredith is the leader in creating and distributing content across platforms in key consumer interest areas such as food, home, parenting and health through well-known brands such as Better Homes and Gardens, Allrecipes, Parents, Shape and EatingWell.

Meredith also features robust brand licensing activities, including more than 3,000 SKUs of branded products at 4,000 Walmart stores across the U.S. Meredith Xcelerated Marketing is an award-winning, strategic and creative agency that provides fully integrated marketing solutions for many of the world’s top brands, including Kraft, Lowe’s, TGI Friday’s and NBC Universal.

Meredith's Local Media Group includes 17 owned or operated television stations reaching 11 percent of U.S. households. Meredith's portfolio is concentrated in large, fast-growing markets, with seven stations in the nation's Top 25 – including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis and Portland – and 13 in Top 50 markets. Meredith's stations produce over 660 hours of local news and entertainment content each week, and operate leading local digital destinations.

Meredith’s balanced portfolio consistently generates substantial free cash flow, and the Company is committed to growing Total Shareholder Return through dividend payments, share repurchases and strategic business investments.  Meredith’s current annualized dividend of $1.98 per share yields approximately 4 percent.  Meredith has paid a dividend for 69 straight years and increased it for 23 consecutive years.

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Contacts: 

Patrick Taylor, VP, Communications, 212/551-6984; Patrick.Taylor@meredith.com

Liv Ren, Public Relations Manager, 212/551-7033; Liv.Ren@meredith.com

 

Date: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016