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GMG to undergo internal reorganisation under new chief

Andrew Miller, the chief executive, said the company is to separate its "core business" from its oth

Andrew Miller, the new chief executive of Guardian Media Group (GMG), has outlined plans for an internal reorganisation, which would align the company more closely with its flagship newspapers and websites.

Miller said in an internal memo that the company is to separate its "core business" -- the Guardian and Observer titles and the guardian.co.uk website network, which includes MediaGuardian.co.uk -- from its other "investments", including a portfolio of multimedia assets.

The Guardian quoted him as saying that the chief executive of GMG "must be closely involved in our core business" and added that he believed that the newspapers would be his "primary focus" on the job.

It is understood that Miller will head a new committee that combines the old executive committee of GMG with the board of Guardian News & Media, the division that publishes the two national newspapers and guardian.co.uk.

He ruled out rumours that some of the company's multimedia assets will be sold. Recently, speculation was abound that GMG would offload its 50.1 per cent stake in Auto Trader.