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Front page from a 3 April 2008 edition[clarification needed]
|Type||Free daily newspaper|
|Owner(s)||Media Punkt AG|
|Founded||17 September 2007|
|Ceased publication||4 May 2009|
|Website||punkt.ch (former website; in German)[clarification needed]|
With a claimed initial print run of 435,000, it was one of the largest daily newspapers in Switzerland, according to 2006 statistics. The newspaper was distributed directly to homes in Basel, Bern, Lucerne, St. Gallen and Zürich. It competed mainly with other free newspapers in Switzerland including 20 Minuten, heute and the News.
The newspaper's editor-in-chief was Rolf Leeb.
The newspaper's chief executive officer was Caroline Thoma.
It ceased publication, because of poor economic performance, with the last issue on 4 May 2009. All 69 employees of the newspaper were laid off.
- [dead link] 2006 statistics Archived 8 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine. published by WEMF AG für Medienforschung. Retrieved 30 September 2007.
- [clarification needed] Staff (4 May 2009). "Pendlerzeitung '.ch' wird eingestellt – 69 Angestellte entlassen". Berner Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 11 August 2012.
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