Jan Vandenwyngaerden (48), CEO of Sanoma Magazines Belgium and Senior Vice President of Sanoma Magazines (Amsterdam) has announced his resignation from his post from January 31, 2003.

Further announcements about his succession will follow in due time.

Sanoma Magazines Belgium, publisher of 18 magazines in Belgium, is part of SanomaWSOY Group's magazine publishing division Sanoma Magazines B.V. Sanoma Magazines is the fifth largest magazine publisher in Europe and publishes over 240 magazines in Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, The Netherlands, Romania and Slovakia.