20 Minutes launched in Paris, Published 15/03/2002 10:20:52

20 Minutes Paris is distributed in approximately 175 000 copies. The circulation is expected to be increased to 450 000. So far the distribution has been carried through without substantial problems.

The company has been established as a joint venture, whereas Schibsted/20 Min Holding AG and the French companies SPIR and Sofiouest owns 50% each. 20 Minutes is now published in six cities; Zürich, Bern, Basel, Madrid, Barcelona and Paris.

A press conference will take place today at 11 am CET in Paris.