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October 10, 2013

Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Penguin Random House Canada is thrilled and extremely honoured to announce that Alice Munro has won this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature.

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July 1, 2013

CEO Markus Dohle Announces Penguin Random House Global Leadership Team

The global senior executive team for Penguin Random House was announced today by Chief Executive Officer Markus Dohle, following the closing of the transaction by shareholders Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA and Pearson this morning to formally establish the venture.

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April 19, 2013

Canadian Authorities Cleared Penguin Random House

  • Bertelsmann welcomes decisions by Canadian Competition Bureau and Department of Canadian Heritage
  • Another approval without conditions
  • Closing once all official approvals are in

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October 29, 2012

Bertelsmann and Pearson to Combine Book Businesses

  • Thomas Rabe implements new Bertelsmann strategy in the book publishing business
  • Bertelsmann to hold 53 percent of new publishing group, Pearson 47 percent
  • Markus Dohle (Random House) appointed as CEO, John Makinson (Penguin) as Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Bertelsmann to appoint five representatives to the Board of Directors, Pearson four

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