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FT sees surge in readership

The Financial Times has seen a 14.1% increase year on year in UK readership – to 430,000 readers – in the 12 months to August 2009, according to the latest National Readership Survey figures.

Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said: “There is a greater demand than ever for the Financial Times as a trusted guide during challenging times, and these results are proof that our continued investment in quality journalism is working”.

FT Weekend enjoyed a 11.9% increase in readership in the last year to 330,000 readers, with FT Money rising 18% to 289,000. The weekday edition saw a 14.7% rise year on year to 446,000 readers.

For further information, please contact:

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

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 397,600 (ABC figures, July, 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 1.4 million registered users

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