Sanoma acquires rights to educational materials from School Publishers PWN in Poland

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Sanoma Corporation, Press Release, 28 January 2015 at 15:00CET+1

Sanoma Learning’s subsidiary Nowa Era in Poland acquired the rights to the portfolio of educational materials from School Publishers PWN (Wydawnictwo Szkolne PWN) for grades 1 to 12 in primary and secondary education. Net sales of the acquired products totalled above EUR 2 million in 2014.

The agreement excludes language learning materials and materials for kindergarten.

Nowa Era will incorporate the educational materials from WSz PWN into its own portfolio and thus will offer the wider range of products to schools in 2015, in line with the requirements of the Educational Act.

“The combined list offering will strengthen Nowa Era’s leadership position in the Polish educational market. It enables teachers to choose textbooks from a more comprehensive offer, written by outstanding authors from Nowa Era and WSz PWN, and published in print and digital format “, said John Martin, CEO at Sanoma Learning.

Dorota Twarowska, CEO of WSz PWN, commented:  ”In line with our strategy we continue our focus on foreign languages and educational publications for kindergartens. We are pleased to give part of our textbook portfolio a home within Nowa Era, a leading educational publisher in Poland, appreciated by students, teachers and parents. We share the ambition to satisfy the educational needs of every student by providing the highest quality learning products.”

Additional information

Sanoma Learning’s Communications Director, Alice Beijersbergen, + 31 653 549 361 or alice.beijersbergen@sanoma.com.

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About WSz PWN

School Publishers PWN (or Wydawnictwo Szkolne PWN) belongs to PWN Group. It has been on the education book market since January 1997 and specializes in foreign languages products, educational publications for kindergartens and materials for students with special education needs. As one of the best known brands in the educational market, it is associated with high quality, prestige and reliability. The Group publishes and provides varied content and services as traditional paper books or new technologies, like internet platforms, mobile applications and e-books.