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FT leads the way in national readership survey

The Financial Times has gained 50,000 readers year on year in the UK for its weekday edition, the National Readership Survey reveals today.

This represents a 13 per cent rise and the largest increase of any UK newspaper. The total number of readers in the UK is now 449,000, the highest level since 2003.

Lionel Barber, editor ofthe Financial Times, said: “The latest National Readership Survey is a good indicator of the reliance on trusted brands in challenging economic times. In 2009 the Financial Times has recorded growth in readership in all global markets.”

FT Weekend continues to reap the benefits of its redesign earlier in 2009 by recording impressive results with a 2 per cent increase to 314,000 UK readers year on year.

For further information, please contact:

Kristina Eriksson, Financial Times, +44 20 7873 4961 or kristina.eriksson@ft.com

About the Financial Times:

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed at 23 print sites across the globe, has a daily circulation of 412,854 (ABC figures October 2009) and a readership of 1.3 million people worldwide. FT.com is the definitive home for business intelligence on the web, providing an essential source of news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community. FT.com attracts 11.4 million unique users, generating 83.2 million page views (ABCe figures, March 2009) and now has over 1.2 million registered users.

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