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Morris Acquires Compass Maps Ltd., Publisher of PopOut Maps

Morris Acquires Compass Maps Ltd., Publisher of PopOut Maps

AUGUSTA, GA — September 14, 2007 — Morris Communications Company is adding PopOut Maps and travel guides to its range of travel publications with the acquisition of Compass Maps Ltd. The announcement was made today by William S. Morris III, chairman and CEO of Morris Communications Co.

"Compass produces innovative, high-quality maps that travelers can literally take anywhere," Morris said. "PopOut maps and guides are an excellent resource and can be customized to provide a variety of information to visitors. Compass is a great fit for Morris and will augment our travel publications portfolio."

Derek Dacey founded Compass Maps in 1993 and will continue to serve with the Bristol, England-based company as its managing director. Compass' maps and guides are distributed in more than 50 countries and in multiple languages across the world, including North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

"Our core PopOut product range and unique positioning in both retail publishing and special markets will flourish within Morris' unique visitor publications and book publishing divisions," Dacey said. "Our commitment to create and innovate in travel publishing is ideally matched by the Morris determination for growth and consolidation across world markets. The right ingredients have come together."

About Morris Communications
Morris Communications Company, LLC is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper publishing, visitor guide publishing, outdoor advertising, magazine publishing, radio broadcasting, book publishing and distribution and online services. For more information, visit

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