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Johnston Press is a UK-based publishing company, founded in Falkirk, Scotland, in 1767. It publishes over 250 regional newspapers in the UK and Ireland, including The Scotsman, The Yorkshire Post, and The Falkirk Herald. In 2016 it bought the i national newspaper.

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28 Jul, 2011

Appointed CEO of Johnston Press

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Highfield is appointed CEO of Johnston Press. He will start on November 1.  He will be given a £500,000 “golden hello” share package, in a compensation package that is biased towards equity. The publisher currently has only about 7% of total revenues from digital sources, and it is struggling with a huge debt burden and tough advertising market. Chairman Russell:

His combined online and media sector pedigree will be a major strength in enabling us to grow our business again. On behalf of the board I would also like to thank John for his major contribution to the company and wish him well for the future.