Network Communications, Inc. (NCI) acquires the Kansas City luxury homes publications

Lawrenceville, GA (August 1, 2003) - Network Communications, Inc. ("NCI"), the leading publisher and provider of printed and online real estate information and advertising in North America, announced today that it had acquired Kansas City Homes & Gardens, Relocating in Kansas City and Welcome! to Kansas City from Showcase Publishing, Inc. The magazines serve the luxury home and lifestyle markets in Kansas City.

"This acquisition of Kansas City Homes & Gardens expands our Luxury Group, which currently includes Unique Homes and Enclave magazines," said Daniel McCarthy, President & CEO of Network Communications. "We will continue to build this group through other acquisitions and launches."

"The time was right to take our Kansas City publications to the next level and Network Communications was the correct fit," said Dave Leathers, President of Showcase Publishing, Inc. which will continue to publish Relocating in Las Vegas, Relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks and Cabo Living.

Network Communications has publications serving the residential real estate, multifamily housing and commercial real estate markets in over 350 cities across the United States and Canada. NCI's titles include The Real Estate Book, Apartment Finder, Apartment Blue Book, Mature Living Choices, New Home Finder, Unique Homes, Enclave, Corporate Choices and Black's Guide. The company also has a significant Internet presence through its Web site,

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