WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 18, 2013--
The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO) announced today that it will
change its name to Graham Holdings Company, effective November 29, 2013.
The Company’s new ticker symbol will be GHC, also effective November 29.
These changes are pursuant to the Company’s agreement with Jeffrey P.
Bezos following the sale of The Washington Post newspaper and other
publishing businesses, which closed on October 1, 2013.
The Company owns Kaplan, a leading global provider of educational
services to individuals, schools and businesses, with programs that
include higher education, test preparation, language instruction and
professional training; Post–Newsweek Stations: WDIV–Detroit
(NBC), KPRC–Houston (NBC), WPLG–Miami (ABC), WKMG–Orlando
(CBS), KSAT–San Antonio (ABC) and WJXT–Jacksonville (independent); Cable
ONE, headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, serving small-city subscribers in 19
midwestern, western and southern states, providing digital video,
Internet and phone service to homes and businesses; The Slate Group
(Slate, Slate V, theRoot and Foreign Policy); Social Code, a leading
social marketing solutions partner dedicated to driving cross-platform
ROI; Celtic Healthcare, a provider of home healthcare and hospice
services; and Forney Corporation, a global supplier of products and
systems that control and monitor combustion processes in electric
utility and industrial applications.
Source: The Washington Post Company
The Washington Post Company
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