Apartments.com Partners with San Antonio Express-News and MySanAntonio.com to Service Local San Antonio Rental Market


  CHICAGO, March 21, 2006 - Apartments.com, a leading national online apartment resource, announced today that it has partnered with the San Antonio Express-News to provide apartment listings for MySanAntonio.com, an online partnership between the Express-News and KENS 5. Apartments.com, a division of Classified Ventures, LLC, welcomes the Express-News and MySanAntonio.com to its growing network of local distribution sites, which includes more than 170 television and newspaper Web sites across the country. The partnership will increase the depth of resources offered through MySanAntonio.com by enabling Web site visitors to access a comprehensive rental inventory covering almost every city and town in the San Antonio vicinity.

"We are pleased to partner with the pioneer in online apartment listing and relocation services," said Julie Weber, general manager for MySanAntonio.com. "The alliance promises to provide San Antonio residents and soon-to-be residents with a conduit to a robust and easily accessible database of apartments and housing opportunities throughout the area."

"Apartments.com is proud to be an apartment provider to MySanAntonio.com," said Tim Fagan, senior vice president and general manager of Apartments.com. "Not only does this partnership provide further distribution of our listings to bring more leads to our advertisers, it also heightens the Apartments.com position as a leader in the online rentals category."

In 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau determined that San Antonio is home to more than 169,000 renter-occupied units. MySanAntonio.com averages over 14 million page-views per month and in the fall of 2002 was cited as the number one locally-affiliated Web site in attracting the largest at-home and at-work audience. By selecting Apartments.com when clicking through the For Rent search of the MySanAntonio.com Real Estate section, this diverse group of active Internet users will have access to local, highly visual Apartments.com listings.

About Apartments.com

Apartments.com is the most visited national apartment Internet Listing Service distinguished by more than two million rental listings from managed properties, newspaper classifieds and for-rent-by-owner units. Its personalized searches and highly visual ads featuring detailed descriptions, virtual tours and professional photography make it possible for visitors to access rental inventory from across town or across the country. Apartments.com delivers highly qualified, ready-to-rent prospects to more than 14,000 trade customers, which increases closure rates and decreases the average cost of leasing an apartment. Apartments.com is the 2005 Webby Awards People's Voice winner, a tremendous honor that indicates the highest level of loyalty and commitment from its visitor base. For more information, please visit www.apartments.com.

About Classified Ventures
Classified Ventures is a strategic joint venture among six media companies, including Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC), Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI), Knight Ridder Inc. (NYSE: KRI), The McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Co. (NYSE: TRB) and The Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO), whose objectives are to collectively capitalize on the revenue growth in the online advertising categories of automotive, real estate, and rentals. To execute on its objectives, Classified Ventures has four leading businesses - Apartments.com, Cars.com, HomeGain and Homescape.

About San Antonio Express-News

The San Antonio Express-News, a leading member of The Hearst Corporation newspapers, is the third largest daily newspaper in Texas. Reaching 39 percent of daily readers and 62 percent of Sunday readers in the San Antonio metropolitan area, the Express-News is the largest and most comprehensive distributor of news and information in South Texas. MySanAntonio.com, a partnership between the San Antonio Express-News and KENS 5, provides Express-News content and KENS 5 video to more than 750,000 unique visitors per month. MySanAntonio.com is the 2005 Best Online Newspaper winner awarded by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors.

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