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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mary Junck

66 2002 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Carl Schmidt

57 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

Kevin Mowbray

51 2013 Chief Operating Officer, Vice President

Michele White

51 2011 Vice President - Information Technology, Chief Information Officer

Michael Gulledge

53 2012 Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Paul Farrell

58 2013 Vice President - Digital Sales

Astrid Garcia

63 2013 Vice President - Human Resources

Gregory Schermer

59 2012 Vice President - Strategy, Director

Joyce Dehli

56 2006 Vice President - News

Suzanna Frank

43 2008 Vice President - Audience

James Green

47 2013 Vice President - Digital

Daniel Hayes

68 2005 Vice President - Corporate Communications

Greg Veon

61 1999 Vice President - Publishing

William Mayer

74 Lead Independent Director

Richard Cole

71 2006 Independent Director

Nancy Donovan

62 2003 Independent Director

Leonard Elmore

61 2008 Independent Director

Brent Magid

48 2010 Independent Director

Herbert Moloney

62 2001 Independent Director

Andrew Newman

69 1991 Independent Director

Mark Vittert

59 1986 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mary Junck

Ms. Mary E. Junck is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Lee Enterprises, Inc. She is also a director of TNI Partners, which is owned 50% by the Company. Ms. Junck is a director and chairman of the board of directors of the Associated Press and a director of The Newspaper Association of America. Ms. Junck leads the Company's senior executive team and provides the Board of Directors with knowledge of the Company and the publishing industry, in which she has worked in executive and senior management positions for more than 30 years. Ms. Junck provides a perspective in Board deliberations about the Company's business, competitive landscape, strategic relationships and opportunities, senior leadership and operational and financial performance.

Carl Schmidt

Mr. Carl G. Schmidt is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of Lee Enterprises, Inc. He was elected Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in 2001. Since 2007, he has also served as a Vice President - Publishing.

Kevin Mowbray

Mr. Kevin D. Mowbray is Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Lee Enterprises, Inc. He has been president and publisher of the Post-Dispatch since 2006. As a Lee vice president of publishing, he has had recent additional responsibility for 13 other markets in Arizona, California, Illinois, New York, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Utah. He began his career with Lee in 1986 as an advertising sales representative in his hometown of Kewanee, Ill. He advanced to sales positions in Helena, Butte and Billings, Montana, before moving to Chicago as Lee's national sales manager for corporate sales and marketing. In 1995, he joined the Lincoln Journal Star as advertising manager, where he served three years before becoming general manager at the Missoulian in Missoula, Montana, in 1998. In 2000, he advanced to publisher of The Bismarck Tribune in Bismarck, North Dakota, where he guided the newspaper to the 2001 Lee President's Award for Enterprise of the Year. In 2002, he was appointed vice president for sales and marketing, and in 2004 he became a vice president for publishing, with responsibility for markets in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina, while also serving as publisher of The Times of Northwest Indiana.

Michele White

Ms. Michele Fennelly White is Vice President - Information Technology, Chief Information Officer of Lee Enterprises, Inc. From June 1999 to June 2011, she served as Director of Technical Support.

Michael Gulledge

Mr. Michael R. Gulledge is Vice President - Sales and Marketing of Lee Enterprises, Inc. During his 30 years with Lee he has served as advertising manager at The Southern Illinoisan, advertising manager at the Herald & Review in Decatur; advertising manager at the Quad-City Times in Davenport; general manager at the Herald & Review in Decatur; publisher Herald & Review in Decatur and in 2000, he was appointed publisher of the Billings Gazette. He was elected an officer and operating vice president in 2005. The Billings Gazette received Lee's highest honor, Enterprise of the Year, in 2006. He is active in the Billings community and has served on the boards of private college institutions, economic development organizations, and health organizations. He is chairman of the Montana Meth Project and past president of the Billings Chamber of Commerce.

Paul Farrell

Mr. Paul M. Farrell is Vice President - Digital Sales of Lee Enterprises, Inc. He was appointed Vice President - Digital Sales in October 2013. From September 2012 to October 2013, he served as Publisher of the Connecticut Media Group of Hearst Media Services. From May 2007 to August 2012, he served as Vice President - Sales and Marketing of the Company.

Astrid Garcia

Ms. Astrid J. Garcia has been appointed as Vice President - Human Resources of the company., effective December 2, 2013. Garcia joined Lee at the Post-Dispatch in 2006. Her career includes top leadership positions in human resources and operations for the former Knight Ridder Inc., serving at The Miami Herald, St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News and the San Jose Mercury News. She also served as vice president for human resources and operations at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She began her newspaper human resources career in 1985 at the Hartford Courant. From 1981 to 1985, she served as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Connecticut and New York. She also previously was an attorney for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Educational Fund in New York. She is a graduate of Columbia University and Brooklyn Law School. In St. Louis, she is a member of the board of directors of the Urban League, the YMCA and United Way. She is a past president of the National Association of Minority Media Executives. Her husband, Bob Gillespie, is a psychologist. They have two sons who are graduates of the University of Iowa.

Gregory Schermer

Mr. Gregory P. Schermer is Vice President - Strategy, Director of Lee Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Schermer is Vice President-Interactive Media of the Company. From 1989 to July 2006, Mr. Schermer also served as Corporate Counsel of the Company. Mr. Schermer leads the development of digital media strategies and platforms and represents the Company in several industry digital media initiatives, including The Newspaper Consortium (the "Consortium"), a group of 30 companies that represent nearly 800 local newspapers helping local advertisers to reach digital audiences.

Joyce Dehli

Ms. Joyce L. Dehli is Vice President - News of Lee Enterprises, Inc. From April 2005 to February 2006, she served as Director of Editorial Development. From October 2004 to April 2005 she served as Editorial Training Manager. From 2003 to October 2004 she served as Managing Editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.

Suzanna Frank

Ms. Suzanna M. Frank is Vice President - Audience of Lee Enterprises, Inc. From 2003 to March 2008 she served as Director of Research and Marketing. From 2001 to 2003 she served as Market Research Manager for the San Diego Union-Tribune.

James Green

Mr. James A. Green has been appointed as Vice President - Digital of Lee Enterprises Inc. He most recently served as executive vice president and general manager of Travidia, Inc., developer of digital shopping media and marketing programs for nearly 800 newspapers. Before serving as executive vice president and general manager at Travidia from 2011 to 2012, Green had been chief marketing officer since 2004. From 2000 to 2004 he led development of Internet operations at The McClatchy Company as president and publisher of Nando Media. His 24-year career includes executive positions in interactive media, marketing, strategic planning and sales at The Modesto Bee, The Sacramento Bee, The Newspaper Network and Equifax National Decision Systems. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and earned a master's degree at the University of San Diego. He is a former board member of the National Association of Minority Media Executives.

Daniel Hayes

Mr. Daniel K. Hayes is Vice President - Corporate Communications of Lee Enterprises, Inc. From 1998 to September 2005 he served as Director of Communications.

Greg Veon

Mr. Greg R. Veon is Vice President - Publishing of Lee Enterprises, Inc. He was named Publisher of the Quad-City Times in June 2011.

William Mayer

Mr. William E. Mayer is Lead Independent Director of Lee Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Mayer is a founding partner of Park Avenue Equity Partners, L.P., New York, NY, a private equity firm. He is also a director of BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation, a closed-end management investment company, DynaVox, Inc. and a trustee of the Columbia Mutual Funds. Since 1976, Mr. Mayer has served on the boards of directors of 16 public companies, and as chairman of the board of the University of Maryland, College Park, and The Aspen Institute. Mr. Mayer also served as a professor and dean of the College of Business and Management at the University of Maryland from 1992 to 1996.

Richard Cole

Dr. Richard R. Cole is Independent Director of Lee Enterprises, Inc., since 2006. Dr. Cole is the John Thomas Kerr Jr. Distinguished Professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 1979 to 2005, Dr. Cole served as dean of the school and brings to the Board of Directors over 40 years experience in the profession of journalism and journalism-mass communication education.

Nancy Donovan

Ms. Nancy S. Donovan is Independent Director of Lee Enterprises, Inc. Ms. Donovan is a founding partner of Circle Financial Group, LLC, New York, NY, a advisory and private equity firm, and the founding partner of Oakmont Partners, LLC, Lake Forest, IL, a private equity firm. From 1989 to 2001, Ms. Donovan was President and Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley Credit Corporation, Riverwoods, IL. Prior to 1989, Ms Donovan was instrumental in the development of the Discover Card, and led all marketing and merchant sales.

Leonard Elmore

Mr. Leonard J. Elmore is Independent Director of Lee Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Elmore is an attorney. Mr. Elmore has been the Chief Executive Officer of iHoops, the official youth basketball initiative of the NCAA and the NBA, since May 2010 and served as a board member of iHoops from its inception in April 2009. Prior to joining iHoops, Mr. Elmore was a partner with the law firm of Dreier LLP from September 2008 until December 2008, and senior counsel with the law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Elmore is also a basketball analyst for ESPN and CBS Sports. Mr. Elmore serves as a trustee of the University of Maryland, and a commissioner on the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Mr. Elmore also serves as a member of the board of directors and chairman of the nominating and corporate governance committee of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

Brent Magid

Mr. Brent Magid is Independent Director of Lee Enterprises Inc. Mr. Magid is President and Chief Executive Officer of Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc., a research-based strategy consulting company with in a wide range of media. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Magid served as a director of Quattro Wireless, a mobile advertising company.

Herbert Moloney

Mr. Herbert W. Moloney, III, is Independent Director of Lee Enterprises, Inc. From December 2006 through July 2011, Mr. Moloney was President and Chief Operating Officer of Western Colorprint, Inc. (“Western Colorprint”), a privately-held company that provided advertising supplements and commercial printing services to the publishing industry. From April 2005 to November 2006, Mr. Moloney was President and Publisher of the Washington Examiner. From 2000 to March 2005, Mr. Moloney was the Chief Operating Officer, North America, and an Executive Vice President of Vertis, Inc., a premium provider of targeted advertising and marketing solutions to retail and consumer services companies.

Andrew Newman

Mr. Andrew E. Newman is Independent Director of Lee Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Newman is Chairman of Hackett Security, Inc., a security systems company with operations in several states; a private investor, and a trustee of Washington University, St. Louis. Mr. Newman has been a founder, principal and/or chief executive officer of several retail and restaurant companies and a group of business publications.

Mark Vittert

Mr. Mark B. Vittert is Independent Director of Lee Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Vittert has been a private investor for more than 20 years. Over the past 40 years, Mr. Vittert has been involved as a founder, developer of, or investor in several companies involved in market research and youth marketing, publishing, sporting goods and the food and beverage industries. Mr. Vittert was a founder of Business Journals Publishing Corp., with publications in metropolitan markets including Indianapolis, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Cincinnati. Since the sale of the business, he continues to be an investor in several publications. Mr. Vittert has also served on the boards of directors of several public companies.

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