WASHINGTON (Feb. 27, 2014)—Garant Holding visited National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., today to officially sign on to publish the local-language edition of National Geographic magazine in Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani edition will become the 40th local-language edition of National Geographic magazine, in addition to the English-language edition.
The new edition will publish content from the English-language edition and will introduce local content of interest to the Azerbaijani reader. The first issue of National Geographic Azerbaijan is expected to be available on newsstands and by subscription in September 2014.
Representing National Geographic at today’s signing were Terry Adamson, National Geographic Society executive vice president; Yulia Boyle, senior vice president for International Publishing; Kristin Alberse, vice president and associate generate counsel; Amy Kolczak, deputy managing editor and director of International Editions; and Darren Smith, deputy director of International Editions. Representing Garant Holding were Anar Mammadov, chairman and CEO; and Elnur Abdullayev, head director, Intelligent Transport Systems. Also present were representatives from Washington, D.C.-based Fabiani & Company, who worked with both National Geographic and Garant Holding to set deal terms.
“National Geographic Azerbaijan marks the 40th local-language edition of our magazine, and we couldn’t be more pleased to extend our editorial offerings to their country,” said Adamson. “We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Garant as we welcome them into the fold.”
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