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Journal Register Co. Files for Chapter 11, Expects Normal Operations to Continue

February 23, 2009

The company has filed a number of customary first day motions asking the Court for permission to, among other things, continue to pay employee wages and salaries and to provide employee benefits without interruption. The company expects to pay its vendors and service providers on normal terms for post-petition goods and services provided in the ordinary course of business.

The company filed its voluntary Chapter 11 petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Additional information about the Company’s restructuring is available at the Company’s website at For access to Court documents and other general information, please visit

About Journal Register Co.
Journal Register Co. owns 20 daily newspapers, more than 180 non-daily publications and operates over 200 individual Web sites that are affiliated with the company's daily newspapers, non-daily publications and its network of employment Web sites. These Web sites can be accessed at All of the company's operations are strategically clustered in six geographic areas: Greater Philadelphia; Michigan; Connecticut; Greater Cleveland; and the Capital-Saratoga and Mid-Hudson regions of New York. The Company also owns JobsInTheUS, a network of 20 employment Web sites.


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