EUROPEAN UNION: Hearst Magazines International has appointed Arnaud de Puyfontaine managing director for Western Europe, effective Sept. 1.

Puyfontaine, 49, has been chief executive officer of Hearst Magazines U.K. since 2009 and executive vice president of Hearst Magazines International since 2011. He will now oversee the activities of Hearst Magazines in Spain, Italy, Holland, Germany and France.

He will continue to report to Duncan Edwards, president and ceo of Hearst Magazines International.

Hearst Magazines International is building a presence in the region, launching a German edition of Harper’s Bazaar in September and a French edition in 2014.

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