McClatchy Interactive Awards Hosted Solutions Second Multi-Year Colocation Contract

Released on = March 14, 2006, 9:36 am

Press Release Author = Jonathan Jordan

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = Companies extend partnership to deliver breaking news 24/7
in the digital age

Press Release Body = Hosted Solutions, the Carolinas' premier data center and
hosting company, today announced that McClatchy Interactive, the Internet subsidiary
of the McClatchy Company, has awarded the company its second multi-year hosting

McClatchy Interactive provides both content and business support for interactive
media nationwide, including the McClatchy Company's 12 daily and 17 community
newspapers. McClatchy papers such as the News & Observer, Sacramento Bee and
Minneapolis Star Tribune are read by millions of subscribers each day and operate
leading news Web sites and portals across North America. Hosted Solutions will
provide colocation services, high-availability bandwidth (200 Mbps), 14 cabinets of
equipment and 24/7 advanced monitoring services out of their Raleigh data center for
all of McClatchy's newspapers as well as other McClatchy Interactive clients.

"Subscribers rely on our Web sites and portals to deliver up-to-the-minute, breaking
news and information," said Mike Dickerson, Technology Manager for McClatchy
Interactive. "Over the last two years we have come to rely on Hosted Solutions as
our partner for ensuring this delivery is not interrupted. Expanding our
relationship was absolutely the best decision. We look forward to working with the
Hosted Solutions team for many more years to come." This announcement comes shortly
after The McClatchy Company released plans to purchase Knight Ridder Inc., the
publisher of 32 newspapers including the Charlotte Observer.

"We take great pride in our company every time a client decides to renew or expand
upon their relationship with us," said Hosted Solutions CEO Rich Lee. "This is
certainly no exception. We truly respect McClatchy's 147-year heritage in the news
business and are excited to be contributing to the company's future." Hosted
Solutions' full suite of services includes Colocation, Fully-Managed Servers,
Dedicated Servers, Business Continuity Services, Managed Storage, Enterprise Backup,
Managed Firewall, Intrusion and Vulnerability Detection, Load Balancing, High
Availability Clustering and comprehensive 24/7 Monitoring and Management of
e-commerce infrastructures.

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About The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company, headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., is a leading newspaper
and internet publisher. It publishes 12 daily and 17 non-daily newspapers located in
western coastal states, North and South Carolina, and the Twin Cities of
Minneapolis/St. Paul. McClatchy has daily circulation of 1.4 million and Sunday
circulation of 1.8 million. McClatchy\'s newspapers include, among others, the Star
Tribune in Minneapolis, The Sacramento Bee, The Fresno Bee and The Modesto Bee in
California, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)
and the Anchorage Daily News.

McClatchy also operates leading local websites in each of its daily newspaper
markets, offering readers information, comprehensive news, advertising, e-commerce
and other services, and owns and operates McClatchy Interactive, an interactive
operation that provides websites with content, publishing tools and software
development. McClatchy is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol

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Contact Details = Jonathan Jordan
919 Marketing/919.557.7890

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