Journal Register Names COO, CFO

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(AP) Newspaper publisher Journal Register Co. on Wednesday said it named Jean B. Clifton president and chief operating officer and hired Joseph W. Pooler as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

The two will be part of the newly created Office of the Chairman, which includes Chairman and Chief Executive Robert M. Jelenic, Journal Register said. Jelenic formerly held the title of president.

Clifton previously served as the company’s CFO and as an executive vice president and director since 1990, and has worked more than 18 years as a senior manager in the newspaper industry, the company said.

Before joining Journal Register, Pooler most recently served as senior vice president and CFO of Pegasus Communications Corp., a provider of direct-broadcast satellite television.

Shares of Journal Register rose 12 cents to $16.92 in morning trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

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