Sound Publishing, Inc. agrees to purchase Everett Herald

The Bellevue Reporter's parent company, Sound Publishing, Inc., announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Washington PostCompany to acquire the Everett (WA) Daily Herald, a 46,000 circulation daily and Sunday newspaperand its other print and online products. The transaction is expected to close in early March.

The Herald has been owned by the Washington Post Company (WPO:NYSE) for 35 years and is aleading provider of local news and information for the Snohomish County area.

“We are thrilled to have The Daily Herald join our growing family of newspapers,” said GloriaFletcher, President of Sound Publishing. “The Herald is a very well respected newspaper and it is agreat fit with our print and digital products serving the greater Seattle area.”

Sound Publishing is the largest community media organization in Washington, with 39 newspaper anddigital titles with a combined circulation of over 730,000. Sound is a subsidiary of Black Press, Ltd.Black Press publishes more than 170 newspapers and other publications in British Columbia, Albertaand Washington, as well as the Honolulu (Hawaii) Star-Advertiser and the Akron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal daily newspapers.


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