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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mary Junck

69 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board

Kevin Mowbray

55 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ronald Mayo

55 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

Michele White

54 2011 Vice President - Information Technology, Chief Information Officer

Nathan Bekke

47 2015 Vice President - Consumer Sales & Marketing

Paul Farrell

61 2015 Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Astrid Garcia

66 2013 Vice President - Human Resources

Suzanna Frank

46 2008 Vice President - Audience

James Green

50 2013 Vice President - Digital

Michael Gulledge

56 2015 Vice President - Advertising Sales Leadership

John Humenik

53 2015 Vice President - News

Robert Fleck

54 2016 Vice President - Business Development

Herbert Moloney

65 2015 Lead Independent Director

Gregory Schermer

62 2016 Director

Richard Cole

74 2006 Independent Director

Nancy Donovan

65 2003 Independent Director

Leonard Elmore

64 2008 Independent Director

Brent Magid

51 2010 Independent Director

William Mayer

76 1998 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mary Junck

Ms. Mary E. Junck is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. She elected Executive Chairman of the Company in February 2016. Ms. Junck was elected President of the Company in 2000, Chief Executive Officer in 2001 and Chairman in January 2002. 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, the world’s largest news gathering organization. In October 2016, Ms. Junck became a director of Postmedia Network Canada Corp., a public company based in Toronto, Canada, that owns newspapers. Ms. Junck leads the Company’s senior executive team and provides the Board with in-depth 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 valuable and unique perspective in Board deliberations about the Company's business, competitive landscape, strategic relationships and opportunities, senior leadership and operational and financial performance. As Executive Chairman, Ms. Junck serves as an advisor and mentor to the Chief Executive Officer and provides overall leadership for the Board. Her key areas of focus include strategic direction, financial matters and revenue growth initiatives.

Kevin Mowbray

Mr. Kevin D. Mowbray is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Mowbray was elected the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") in February 2016. Prior to his election as CEO, Mr. Mowbray was the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from April 2015, and served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2013. He previously was publisher of the Company’s largest newspaper, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, from 2006 to 2013. Mr. Mowbray provides the Board with nearly 30 years of executive and management experience in the publishing industry and invaluable knowledge about the Company, having begun his career with the Company in 1986. As President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mowbray has direct responsibility for all aspects of the Company’s operations, including more than 49 divisions in 21 states and the corporate staff, with special focus on revenue growth and business transformation.

Ronald Mayo

Mr. Ronald A. Mayo is a Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Mayo was elected Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in June 2015. Prior to joining the Company, he was Chief Financial Officer of Halifax Media Group from July 2014 to January 2015 and previously served MediaNews Group, Inc, most recently as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Michele White

Ms. Michele Fennelly White is a Vice President - Information Technology, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Ms. White was appointed Vice President - Information Technology and Chief Information Officer in June 2011. From 1999 to June 2011, she served as Director of Technical Support.

Nathan Bekke

Mr. Nathan E. Bekke is Vice President - Consumer Sales & Marketing of the Company. Mr. Bekke was appointed Vice President - Consumer Sales and Marketing in February 2015. From 2003 to February 2015, he served as Publisher of the Casper Star-Tribune.

Paul Farrell

Mr. Paul M. Farrell is a Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the Company. Mr. Farrell was appointed Vice President - Sales in October 2015. From October 2013 to October 2015, he served as Vice President - Digital Sales. 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 is a Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Ms. Garcia was appointed Vice President - Human Resources in December 2013. From 2006 to November 2013 she served as Vice President of Human Resources, Labor Relations and Operations of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Suzanna Frank

Ms. Suzanna M. Frank is Vice President - Audience of the Company. Ms. Frank was appointed Vice President - Audience in March 2008. From 2003 to March 2008 she served as Director of Research and Marketing of the Company.

James Green

Mr. James A. Green is a Vice President - Digital of the Company. Mr. Green was appointed Vice President - Digital in March 2013. From June 2011 to March 2013, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Travidia, Inc., a developer of newspaper digital shopping media and marketing programs. From 2004 to June 2011 he served as Chief Marketing Officer of Travidia, Inc.

Michael Gulledge

Mr. Michael R. Gulledge is a Vice President - Advertising Sales Leadership of the Company. Mr. Gulledge was elected Vice President - Sales and Marketing in September 2012 and named Publisher of the Billings Gazette in 2000. From 2005 to September 2012 he served as a Vice President - Publishing.

John Humenik

Mr. John M. Humenik is a Vice President - News of the Company. Mr. Humenik was appointed Vice President - News in February 2015. He is also president and publisher of the Wisconsin State Journal and president of Madison Newspapers Inc., a position he has held since 2013. He was publisher and editor of the Arizona Daily Star from 2005 to 2010 and additionally served president of Tucson Newspapers Inc until 2013.

Robert Fleck

Mr. Robert P. Fleck is Vice President - Business Development of the Company. Mr. Fleck was appointed Vice President - Business Development in May 2016. Prior to joining the Company, he was with The Tribune Company. His 24-year career with Tribune included Executive Vice President of Tribune Publishing Company; General Manager and Senior Vice President for TRIBUNE365; and Senior Vice President of the Chicago Tribune Media Group.

Herbert Moloney

Mr. Herbert W. Moloney, III, is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Moloney was President and Chief Operating Officer of Western Colorprint, Inc., 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 leading retail and consumer services companies. Mr. Moloney provides the Board with more than 30 years of executive and management experience in the publishing and television industries. Mr. Moloney is Chairman of the Executive Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Executive Committee. Mr. Moloney has been designated as the Company’s Lead Director by the independent directors to preside over executive sessions of non-management directors, among other duties.

Gregory Schermer

Mr. Gregory P. Schermer is Director of the Company. Mr. Schermer served as Vice President-Strategy of the Company from March 2012 until his retirement in September 2016. From 1989 to July 2006, Mr. Schermer served as Corporate Counsel of the Company, and from July 2006 until October 2012, he served as Vice President-Interactive Media of the Company. Mr. Schermer led the development of the Company’s digital media strategies and platforms and represented the Company in several industry digital media initiatives, including The Local Media Consortium (the “Consortium”), a group of 62 companies that represent more than 1,600 local newspapers and hundreds of local broadcast outlets in the United States helping local advertisers to reach digital audiences. Mr. Schermer served as a member of the Consortium's executive committee. Mr. Schermer provides the Board with insight and operational perspective on the Company's digital media strategies.

Richard Cole

Dr. Richard R. Cole is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Cole is the John Thomas Kerr Jr. Distinguished Professor-Emeritus 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 over 40 years’ experience in the profession of journalism and journalism-mass communications education.

Nancy Donovan

Ms. Nancy S. Donovan is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Donovan is a founding partner of Circle Financial Group, LLC, New York, NY, a wealth 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. Ms. Donovan provides the Board with experience in corporate finance, capital markets, risk analysis and strategic investment.

Leonard Elmore

Mr. Leonard J. Elmore is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Elmore is an attorney and is also a basketball analyst for ESPN and CBS Sports. Mr. Elmore served as a board member of iHoops, the official youth basketball initiative of the NCAA and the NBA, from its inception in April 2009, and from May 2010 as its Chief Executive Officer, until October 2011. Prior to joining iHoops, Mr. Elmore was a partner or senior counsel with several large New York City law firms from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Elmore served as a trustee of the University of Maryland, and is 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. Mr. Elmore brings to the Board his skills and experience in diverse roles as a lawyer, broadcaster and executive and in public sector board service.

Brent Magid

Mr. Brent Magid is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Magid is President and Chief Executive Officer of Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc., a research-based strategy consulting company with expertise in a wide range of media. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Magid served as a director of Quattro Wireless, a mobile advertising company. Mr. Magid provides the Board with experience and insight into key marketing and advertising trends and related media industry strategies. Also, Mr. Magid provides his financial experience, including strong oversight of financial and disclosure responsibilities, procedures and controls, which qualify him to serve as Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee and as its designated financial expert.

William Mayer

Mr. William E. Mayer is an Independent Director of the Company. 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 Capital Investment Corporation and Premier Inc., a public company in healthcare improvement with an alliance of hospitals and other providers, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Columbia Group of Mutual Funds. Since 1976, Mr. Mayer has served on the boards of directors of 17 public companies, and as chairman of the boards of trustees 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. Mr. Mayer provides the Board with business leadership experience, an understanding of the strategic, operational and financial issues confronting public companies, and experience with respect to corporate governance matters.