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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Dickey

59 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Alison Engel

46 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Sharon Rowlands

58 2015 Chief Executive Officer - ReachLocal

Henry Walker

44 2014 Chief Executive Officer - Newsquest Media Group

John Zidich

62 2015 President - Domestic Publishing

Barbara Wall

62 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Daniel Bernard

48 2015 Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer

Joanne Lipman

54 2015 Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer

Maribel Wadsworth

44 2015 Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy

Jamshid Khazenie

54 2015 Chief Technology Officer

Andy Yost

51 2015 Chief Marketing Officer

David Harmon

49 2015 Chief People Officer

Matthew Barzun

46 2017 Director

Lawrence Kramer

66 2015 Director

John Cody

70 2015 Independent Director

Stephen Coll

58 2015 Independent Director

Donald Felsinger

69 2015 Independent Director

Lila Ibrahim

47 2015 Independent Director

John Louis

54 2015 Independent Director

Tony Prophet

58 2015 Independent Director

Debra Sandler

57 2015 Independent Director

Chloe Sladden

42 2015 Independent Director

Michael Dickerson

Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Dickey

Mr. Robert J. Dickey President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Dickey is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. From February 2008 until the separation, he served as President of the U.S. Community Publishing Division of the Company’s former parent, formerly the Newspaper Division. Previously, he served as Senior Group President of the Pacific Group of the Company’s former parent and Chairman of Phoenix Newspapers Inc. from 2005 to 2008; President and Publisher of The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA) from 1993 to 2005; and Group Vice President of the Pacific Group of the Company’s former parent from 1997 to 2005. Mr. Dickey currently serves on the board of The Associated Press and served as chairman from March 2014 until March 2015. He has served as a director of the Company since June 29, 2015.

Alison Engel

Ms. Alison K. Engel is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of the company. Formerly: Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of A.H. Belo Corporation (2008-2014).

Sharon Rowlands

Ms. Sharon T. Rowlands is Chief Executive Officer - ReachLocal of the company. Formerly: Chief Executive Officer of Altegrity (2011-2014); Chief Executive Officer of Penton Media (2008-2011); Chief Executive Officer and President of Thomson Financial (2005-2008).

Henry Walker

Mr. Henry Faure Walker is Chief Executive Officer - Newsquest Media Group of the company. Formerly: Digital Director of Johnston Press plc (2010-2014); General Manager of Scotsman Publications Ltd. (2006-2010).

John Zidich

Mr. John Zidich is President - Domestic Publishing of the company. Formerly, prior to the separation: Chief Executive of Republic Media and Publisher of The Arizona Republic (2010-2015); President and Publisher of Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal (2000-2001).

Barbara Wall

Ms. Barbara Wall is Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the company. Formerly, prior to the separation: Vice President, Senior Associate General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer (2009-2015).

Daniel Bernard

Mr. Daniel Bernard is Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer of the company. Formerly: Head of Product of Time, Inc. (2013-2015); Chief Product Officer of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network (2008-2013).

Joanne Lipman

Mr. Joanne Lipman is Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer of the company. Formerly: Principal of Surrey Lane Media (2010-2015); Founding Editor-in-Chief of Conde Nast Portfolio Magazine (2005-2009).

Maribel Wadsworth

Ms. Maribel Perez Wadsworth is Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of the company. Formerly, prior to the separation: Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, U.S. Community Publishing (2014-2015); Vice President, Audience Development and Engagement, U.S. Community Publishing (2012-2014).

Jamshid Khazenie

Mr. Jamshid Khazenie is Chief Technology Officer of the company. Formerly, prior to the separation: Vice President, Digital Technology and Operations (2014-2015); Vice President, Digital Media Technologies of Turner Broadcasting Systems (2011-2014).

Andy Yost

Mr. Andy Yost is Chief Marketing Officer of the company. Formerly, prior to the separation: Senior Vice President, Consumer Marketing (2014-2015); Senior Vice President, Marketing and Customer Relationship Management of Viacom Media Networks (2010-2014).

David Harmon

Mr. David Harmon is Chief People Officer of the company. Formerly: Deputy Director and Chief Human Capital Officer of Federal Reserve Board (2012-2015); and Executive Vice President, Human Resources of AOL Inc. (2007-2011).

Matthew Barzun

Mr. Matthew W. Barzun serves as Director of the company. Mr. Barzun served as U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom from August 2013 to January 2017. He served as National Finance Chair for former President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in 2011 and 2012. From August 2009 to May 2011, he served as U.S. ambassador to Sweden. In 2007 and 2008, he volunteered for then-Senator Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign, leading the effort to conduct supporter-driven small-dollar fundraisers. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Barzun was a private investor in a number of internet start-ups, including co-founding MedTrackAlert. He joined CNET Networks in 1993 as its fourth employee and held various management positions during his 11 years with the company, including Chief Strategy Officer. Through his leadership positions at CNET, his work as a private investor in internet companies, and his participation in former President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 election campaigns, Mr. Barzun possesses significant experience in efforts to engage with consumers via online and mobile platforms. He also brings to the Board significant experience in international business and negotiations through his service as U.S. ambassador to Sweden and the United Kingdom. He is an active member of the Louisville, Kentucky, community (one of the Company’s local markets), where he has served on the boards of several civic and non-profit organizations, including the Louisville Free Public Library, Public Radio Partnership, Center for Interfaith Relations and Louisville Urban League. Barzun is an active member of the Louisville, KY, community, having served on the boards of the Louisville Free Public Library, Public Radio Partnership, Center for Interfaith Relations and Louisville Urban League. He is a graduate of Harvard College, where he received his A.B. in history and literature, magna cum laude.

Lawrence Kramer

Mr. Lawrence S. Kramer is Director of the Company. Mr. Kramer served as interim Chief Executive Officer and President of TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST), a financial information services company, from February 2016 to June 2016, at which time he resumed his role as its non-executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Kramer has served as a director of TheStreet since October 2015 and as Chairman since December 2015. In March 2016, Mr. Kramer joined the board of directors of MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA), a marketing and communications consulting firm. Mr. Kramer served with the Company’s former parent as President and Publisher of USA TODAY from May 2012 until the separation. Prior to joining the Company’s former parent, he was a media consultant and adjunct professor of Media Management at the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. From January 2008 to January 2010, Mr. Kramer was a Senior Advisor of Polaris Venture Partners. Mr. Kramer served as a director of Discovery Communications Inc. from 2008 until 2012. From March 2005 until March 2008, he served in a number of positions at CBS, including President of CBS Digital Media. Prior to joining CBS, he was Chairman, CEO and Founder of MarketWatch, Inc. until its sale to Dow Jones in January 2005. He was Founder, Executive Editor, and President of Data Sport Inc. from 1991 to 1994. Prior to founding Data Sport, he spent more than 20 years in journalism as a reporter and editor, including as Assistant Managing Editor and Metro Editor of the Washington Post and Editor of the San Francisco Examiner. While a journalist, he won several awards for reporting, including the National Press Club Award, and his staff won two Pulitzer Prizes. Mr. Kramer also serves on the board of directors of Harvard Business Publishing and the board of trustees of Syracuse University. He was a founding board member and former Chairman of The Online Publishers Association. He has served as a director of the Company since June 29, 2015.

John Cody

Mr. John E. Cody is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cody served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Broadcast Music, Inc. from November 2006 until his retirement in November 2010. Previously, he served as BMI’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to 2006. Before joining BMI, he served as Vice President/Controller of the Hearst Book Group and Vice President/Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. headquarters of LM Ericsson. He currently serves as a director of Creative and Dreams Music Network, LLC, and served as a director of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center until June 2016. He served as a director of the Company’s former parent from 2011 until the separation, and has served as a director of the Company since June 29, 2015.

Stephen Coll

Mr. Stephen W. Coll is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Coll is the Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism for Columbia University in New York, a position he has held since 2013, a staff writer at The New Yorker, the author of seven non-fiction books, and a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Previously, Mr. Coll served as President of New America Foundation, a public policy institute and think tank in Washington, DC, between 2007 and 2012. Between 1985 and 2005, Mr. Coll served in various positions with the Washington Post as a writer, foreign correspondent and senior editor. There, he covered Wall Street, served as the paper’s South Asia correspondent, and was the Post’s first international investigative correspondent, based in London. Over the years, he won the Gerald R. Loeb Award for his business coverage, the Livingston Award for his work from India and Pakistan, and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for his coverage of the civil war in Sierra Leone. He served as managing editor of the Post between 1998 and 2004. Our Board elected Mr. Coll as a Company director on July 28, 2015.

Donald Felsinger

Mr. Donald E. Felsinger is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Felsinger retired in December 2012 from his position as Executive Chairman of Sempra Energy, an energy services company, a position which he had held since June 2011. Mr. Felsinger served as Chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy from February 2006 until June 2011, and had served as CEO and President of Sempra Energy Global Enterprises beginning August 1997. Before joining Sempra Energy, he formerly served as Executive Vice President, President and COO of Enova Corporation, the parent company of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), and held other executive positions within SDG&E. He currently serves as lead director on the boards of Archer-Daniels-Midland and Northrop Grumman Corp., and previously served as a director of Sempra Energy and SDG&E. Mr. Felsinger brings extensive experience as a board member, chair and CEO with Fortune 500 companies. Our Board elected Mr. Felsinger as a Company director on September 28, 2015.

Lila Ibrahim

Ms. Lila Ibrahim is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Ibrahim is Chief Operations Officer of Coursera Inc., an education company that partners with leading universities and organizations to offer free online courses, a position she has held since May 2016. She served as Chief Business Officer of Coursera from April 2014 to May 2016 and as its President from August 2013 to April 2014. From July 2010 to March 2015, Ms. Ibrahim served as a Senior Operating Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), which has an ownership stake in Coursera, during which time she also served as Chief of Staff to John Doerr. Prior to joining KPCB, Ms. Ibrahim spent 18 years with Intel Corporation in a variety of roles, most recently as General Manager of the Education Platform Group from 2007 until 2010. She is a Co-Founder and serves on the board of Team4Tech, a non-profit organization established in 2012 to improve education in developing countries through innovative technology solutions. She has served as a director of the Company since June 29, 2015.

John Louis

Mr. John Jeffry Louis is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Louis was Co-Founder of Parson Capital Corporation, a Chicago-based private equity and venture capital firm, and served as its Chairman from 1992 to 2007. He is currently a director of The Olayan Group and S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc., and Chairman of the Board of the U.S./U.K. Fulbright Commission. He served as a director of the Company’s former parent from 2006 until the separation, and has served as Chairman of the Board of the Company since June 29, 2015.

Tony Prophet

Mr. Tony A. Prophet is Independent Director of the Company, Mr. Prophet is Chief Equality Officer of salesforce.com, inc., a position he has held since September 2016. Previously, he served as Corporate Vice President, Education Marketing, of Microsoft Corporation, from June 2015 to September 2016, as Corporate Vice President, Windows and Search Marketing, from February 2015 to June 2015, and as Corporate Vice President, Windows Marketing, from May 2014 to February 2015. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Prophet served as Senior Vice President of Operations, Printing and Personal Systems at Hewlett-Packard Company from 2012 to 2014 and as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Operations, Personal Systems Group, Hewlett-Packard Company from 2006 until 2012. He served as a director of the Company’s former parent from 2013 until the separation, and has served as a director of the Company since June 29, 2015.

Debra Sandler

Ms. Debra A. Sandler is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Sandler founded and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of La Grenade Group, LLC, a privately held consulting firm advising a wide range of clients on marketing innovation and overall business development. Previously, Ms. Sandler served as Chief Health and Wellbeing Officer of Mars, Inc., from July 2014 through June 2015. Prior to assuming that role, Ms. Sandler served as President, Chocolate, North America from April 2012 to July 2014; and Chief Consumer Officer, Mars Chocolate North America from November 2009 to March 2012. Prior to joining Mars, Ms. Sandler spent ten years with Johnson & Johnson in a variety of leadership roles. She is a director of Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM), a Trustee of Hofstra University, a board member of The Ad Council and LEAD, and a member of the Executive Leadership Council. Ms. Sandler also is a regular speaker on topics such as diversity and inclusion, multicultural business development and health and wellbeing in the consumer packaged goods industry. She has served as a director of the Company since June 29, 2015.

Chloe Sladden

Ms. Chloe R. Sladden is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Sladden advises and invests in early stage companies at #Angels, an investment group made up of current and former Twitter executives, which she co-founded in 2015. Prior to founding #Angels, Ms. Sladden served as Vice President, Media at Twitter, Inc. from February 2012 to August 2014, and as Director, Media of Twitter from April 2009 to February 2012. Before joining Twitter, Ms. Sladden held leadership positions at Current TV LLC, which previously operated a cable television channel and website. Before joining Current TV, Ms. Sladden advised traditional media companies as a member of Booz Allen’s media practice. She has served as a director of the Company since June 29, 2015.

Michael Dickerson