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TopGear Australia magazine closure announcement



August 31st, 2015

Dear Customer,

Bauer Media has announced with regret that TopGear Australia magazine is ceasing publication. The final issue of TopGear Australia magazine will be the October edition on sale 28th September 2015. This will be the last issue subscribers will receive.

Therefore Magshop is now unable to accept any further orders for this magazine from new or renewing customers.

If you are an existing TopGear Australia magazine subscriber you do not need to take any action now.

You will receive a letter in the coming weeks from Bauer Media explaining your options for transferring the unused portion of your subscription to other relevant titles or receiving a refund if applicable.

If you have any questions or concerns in the interim, feel free to call Magshop's customer service centre on 136 116 during business hours or e-mail magshop@magshop.com.au.

Bauer Media appreciates your support and apologises for any inconvenience the closure of TopGear Australia magazine may have had on you.

The official press release from Bauer Media announcing the closure follows below.

Regards
The Magshop Team

Bauer Media Announces TopGear Australia Magazine Closure



31 August, 2015

Bauer Media today announced the closure of TopGear Australia magazine and its companion website, with the magazine ceasing publication from the October 2015 edition – which goes on sale September 28, 2015 will be the last issue subscribers will receive.

From today TopGear Australia magazine will no longer be available for sale on Magshop and we sincerely apologise to our existing subscribers for any inconvenience the closure will cause.

Existing subscribers will be advised of options for the remaining value of their subscription within 21 days. This will either be a refund on the value of issues left in your current subscription or the opportunity to transfer to another relevant title.

There is no need to act now as we will contact you directly on your options in writing. However you are welcome to call our customer service centre on 136 116 or email magshop@magshop.com.au if you require further information.

Bauer Media Chief Executive Officer David Goodchild said, “TopGear Australia magazine had entertained and delighted many hundreds of thousands of readers over the years with its irreverent take on the motoring genre, however TopGear’s skew towards international content meant it no longer fitted Bauer Media’s evolving motoring strategy.”

Mr Goodchild added, “We remain Australia’s largest publisher of specialist motoring titles, with iconic brands such as Wheels, Motor, Street Machine, Unique Cars, 4x4 Australia and Auto Action reaching hundreds of thousands of readers in print and online each month.”

The closure of TopGear Australia magazine encompasses all platforms: print, website and social media assets, with the BBC Worldwide continuing to manage topgear.com and all other global assets.

Once again we sincerely apologise to our valued subscribers for any inconvenience the closure of TopGear Australia magazine has caused.

Ewen Page
Associate Publisher - Specialist Division
Men's & Sport
Bauer Media


About Bauer Media:
Bauer Media publishes 60-plus magazines in Australia, selling more than 60 million copies each year. They include some of the longest-running and most successful mastheads, such as the country’s biggest-selling monthly magazine, The Australian Women’s Weekly, Australia’s number-one weekly magazine, Woman’s Day, Dolly, NW, TV Week, Cleo, Cosmopolitan, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Australian House & Garden and Wheels. Integral to the company’s success are vibrant, information-packed websites, mobile apps and social media platforms managed by Bauer Xcel Media, Bauer’s global digital division. Bauer Custom Media leads the way in creating branded cross platform editorial content for major clients including Telstra, Myer and Weight Watchers. For more information visit http://bauer-media.com.au