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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Dickey

58 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Alison Engel

45 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Henry Walker

43 2014 Chief Executive Officer of Newsquest Media Group

John Zidich

61 2015 President of Domestic Publishing

Barbara Wall

61 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Daniel Bernard

47 2015 Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer

Joanne Lipman

54 2015 Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer

Maribel Wadsworth

43 2015 Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy

Jamshid Khazenie

53 2015 Chief Technology Officer

Andy Yost

50 2015 Chief Marketing Officer

David Harmon

48 2015 Chief People Officer

John Cody

69 2015 Independent Director

Stephen Coll

57 2015 Independent Director

Donald Felsinger

68 2015 Independent Director

Lila Ibrahim

46 2015 Independent Director

Lawrence Kramer

66 2015 Independent Director

John Louis

53 2015 Independent Director

Tony Prophet

57 2015 Independent Director

Debra Sandler

56 2015 Independent Director

Chloe Sladden

41 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. 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 Newspaper Association of America and served as chairman from March 2014 until March 2015. Mr. Dickey brings extensive publishing industry and management experience and a deep knowledge of the Company’s day-to-day operations as a result of his role as President of the Company’s former parent’s U.S. Community Publishing Division and the many senior leadership positions he held with Company’s former parent prior to the separation. 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 since June 2015. Formerly: Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of A.H. Belo Corporation (2008-2014).

Henry Walker

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

John Zidich

Mr. John Zidich is President of Domestic Publishing of the company since June 2015. 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 since June 2015. 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 since December 2015. 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 since December 2015. 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 since June 2015. 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 since July 2015. 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 since June 2015. 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 since July 2015. 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).

John Cody

Mr. John E. Cody is Independent Director of the Company. He 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 is also a director of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Mr. Cody has financial expertise, significant management, leadership and operational experience in the areas of licensing, information technology, human resources, public policy, business development and implementing enterprise-wide projects, and broad business experience in the music broadcast, publishing and telecommunications industries from the various senior leadership positions he held with BMI, Hearst and Ericsson. 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. He 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 books of nonfiction, 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. Mr. Coll offers us significant experience and expertise in journalism as well as leadership skills. 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. He retired in December 2012 from his position as Executive Chairman of Sempra Energy, an energy services company, a position which he had held from 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 (ADM) 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. Mr. Felsinger’s leadership roles at Sempra Energy and other energy companies have allowed him to provide our board of directors with his expertise in mergers and acquisitions, environmental matters, corporate governance, strategic planning, engineering, finance, human resources, compliance, risk management, international business and public affairs. Our Board elected Mr. Felsinger as a Company director on September 28, 2015.

Lila Ibrahim

Ms. Lila Ibrahim is Independent Director of the Company. She is Chief Business 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 April 2014. She served as President of Coursera 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. Ms. Ibrahim has extensive expertise in technology development, business development, investing in companies, building new businesses, strategic planning, and leading technology operations as a result of the various senior leadership positions she has held with Coursera, KPCB and Intel. She has served as a director of the Company since June 29, 2015.

Lawrence Kramer

Mr. Lawrence (Larry) S. Kramer is Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed interim Chief Executive Officer and President of TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST), a financial information services company, in February 2016. Mr. Kramer has served as a director of TheStreet since October 2015 and as Chairman of the Board 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 1991-1994. 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 Louis

Mr. John Jeffry Louis is Independent Director of the Company. He 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, S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc., and chairman of the board of the U.S./U.K. Fulbright Commission. Mr. Louis has financial expertise, substantial experience in founding, building and selling companies and in investing in early stage companies from his years of experience in the venture capital industry as a leader of Parson Capital and as an entrepreneur who has founded a number of companies. He served as a director of the Company’s former parent from 2006 until the separation, and has served as a director of the Company since June 29, 2015.

Tony Prophet

Mr. Tony A. Prophet is Independent Director of the Company, He is Corporate Vice President, Education Marketing, of Microsoft Corporation, a position he has held since June 2015. He served 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. Mr. Prophet has extensive leadership experience and broad operational expertise in brand strategy, product pricing and marketing, creating, managing and optimizing global supply chains, and developing new technologies and businesses as a result of the various positions he has held with Hewlett-Packard Company, United Technologies Corporation, Honeywell International, Inc., Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., and General Motors Company. 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. She 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 her tenure at Mars, Inc., 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 10 years with Johnson & Johnson in a variety of leadership roles. She is a Trustee of Hofstra University, a Board member of the Ad Council and LEAD, and a member of the Executive Leadership Council. Ms. Sandler has strong marketing and operating experience and a proven record of creating, building, enhancing and leading well-known consumer brands as a result of the leadership positions she has held with Mars and Johnson & Johnson. 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, She 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 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. Ms. Sladden has significant experience in digital media, building strategic media and entertainment partnerships, designing and producing interactive media, content strategy, advising and investing in early stage companies and driving innovation as a result of the leadership positions she held with #Angels, Twitter and Current TV. She has served as a director of the Company since June 29, 2015.

Michael Dickerson