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Johnston Press property websites now powered by Zoopla

5th March 2012

Through an exclusive partnership with Zoopla, leading independent media group Johnston Press plc has today launched a new property platform across all of its 273 local websites.

The new property websites, which provide Johnston Press with a market-leading online property offering, will be a clear win for agents and developers who currently advertise with Zoopla and will extend the distribution and exposure of their properties onto hundreds of leading local websites across the UK.

Johnston Press publishes 18 daily newspapers including the Yorkshire Evening Post, The Scotsman and Portsmouth News as well as 237 weekly newspapers and operates over 270 local websites including Scotsman.com which was the most popular regional press website in the second half of 2011 with over 2.5 million unique users per month. Johnston Press will be supporting the launch of the new property websites with both online and offline marketing activities across all of their titles and websites.

This latest strategic partnership for Zoopla further extends the unrivalled exposure it offers advertisers to home movers in the UK, operating both the #2 property website in the UK with over 12 million visits per month and exclusively powering the property search on over 500 leading independent local and national websites.

Alex Chesterman, Founder & CEO of Zoopla said: “We are delighted to be launching this strategic partnership with Johnston Press, one of the UK’s leading regional media groups. It is a win for consumers and advertisers of both businesses, giving consumers of Johnston Press media access to an enhanced online property offering and providing advertisers on the Zoopla network access to an even wider audience across the UK.”

Joe Slavin, Managing Director, Johnston Press Digital Classifieds added: “A key reason for partnering with Zoopla is the great technological features they bring to our new online property offering and Zoopla.co.uk is a proven winner with over 12 million monthly visits.”

Example of the new Johnston Press property website: http://www.scotsman.com/property

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For further information, please contact Tim Vooght at pr@zoopla.co.uk or on 020 3872 5615.

Notes to editors

Zoopla is the UK's most comprehensive property website, focused on empowering users with the resources they need to make better-informed property decisions. We help consumers both find their next home and research the market by combining hundreds of thousands of property listings with market data, local information and community tools.

At Zoopla we are fans of transparency and everything we do is aimed at making the market more efficient for both property consumers and advertisers alike. Zoopla has rapidly become the UK’s leading online destination for property consumers to search for homes and do their market research and the favoured online marketing partner for UK estate agents, letting agents and property developers.

Launched in 2008, Zoopla has since been one of the fastest growing websites in the UK, now attracting over 40 million visits per month and we are proud to have collected numerous awards and accolades along the way, including being named one of the Top 10 UK Tech Companies (Guardian) and one of the Top 10 Most Innovative UK Companies (Smarta).

Zoopla is part of Zoopla Limited which was founded in 2007.

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