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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Keith Murdoch

85 2012 Executive Chairman of the Board

Lachlan Murdoch

45 2014 Non-Executive Co-Chairman of the Board

Robert Thomson

55 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Susan Panuccio

44 2017 Chief Financial Officer

David Pitofsky

51 2015 General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer

Peter Barnes

73 2013 Non-Executive Lead Independent Director

Kelly Ayotte

48 2017 Director

Joel Klein

70 2013 Non-Executive Director

James Murdoch

43 2013 Non-Executive Director

Jose Aznar

63 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Natalie Bancroft

36 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ana Pessoa

49 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Masroor Siddiqui

44 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Michael Florin

SVP, Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Keith Murdoch

Mr. Keith Rupert Murdoch A.C. serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of NEWS Corp. K. Rupert Murdoch AC has served as the Company’s Executive Chairman since December 2012. He has been Executive Chairman of the Company’s former parent, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (formerly named News Corporation) (“21st Century Fox”), a diversified global media and entertainment company, since July 2015, after serving as its Chief Executive Officer from 1979 to July 2015 and its Chairman since 1991. Since July 2016, he has served as Chairman and acting Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century Fox subsidiaries Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Mr. K.R. Murdoch is the father of Messrs. J.R. Murdoch and L.K. Murdoch. Mr. K.R. Murdoch has been the driving force behind the evolution of the Company and 21st Century Fox from the single, family-owned Australian newspaper he took over in 1953 to the global public media companies they are today.

Lachlan Murdoch

Mr. Lachlan Keith Murdoch serves as Non-Executive Co-Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been Co-Chairman of the Company since March 2014. He has been Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox since July 2015, after serving as its Co-Chairman since March 2014. He has served as Executive Chairman of Nova Entertainment Group, an Australian media company, since 2009. Mr. L.K. Murdoch has served as the Executive Chairman of Illyria Pty Ltd, a private investment company, since 2005. He served as a Director of Ten Network Holdings Limited, an Australian media company, from December 2010 to March 2014 and as its Non-Executive Chairman from February 2012 to March 2014, after serving as its Acting Chief Executive Officer from February 2011 to January 2012. Mr. L.K. Murdoch served as an advisor to 21st Century Fox from 2005 to 2007, and served as its Deputy Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2005.

Robert Thomson

Mr. Robert J. Thomson serves as Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company since January 2013. He has served as the Company’s Chief Executive since January 2013. He served as Editor- in-Chief of Dow Jones and Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Thomson previously served as Publisher of Dow Jones from 2007 to 2008, after serving as Editor of The Times of London from 2002 to 2007. Prior to that role, he was Managing Editor of the U.S. edition of the Financial Times.

Susan Panuccio

Ms. Susan Panuccio is Chief Financial Officer of the company. Previously served as Chief Financial Officer of News Corp Australia, a division of the Company, since 2013. From 2008 to 2012, she served as Chief Financial Officer of News UK (formerly known as News International), a division of the Company. Prior to assuming that role, she served in a variety of roles within News UK since joining the Company in 2002. Ms. Panuccio does not have any family relationships with any of the Company's directors or executive officers and since the beginning of the Company's last fiscal year, there have been no transactions between the Company and Ms. Panuccio or any member of her immediate family that would require disclosure under Item 404 of Regulation S-K.

David Pitofsky

Mr. David B. Pitofsky is General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer of Company., effective February 11, 2015. Mr. Pitofsky has served as the Company’s General Counsel since February 2015. He also serves as the Chief Compliance Officer of the Company. Mr. Pitofsky served as a Deputy General Counsel for the Company from April 2013 until February 2015 and as the Company’s Deputy Chief Compliance Officer from June 2013 until February 2015. Mr. Pitofsky previously held the position of partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, a law firm, from 2005 to March 2013. From 1996 to 2005, Mr. Pitofsky was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, rising to the level of Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division.

Peter Barnes

Mr. Peter Leslie Barnes serves as Non-Executive Lead Independent Director of the Company since June 2013. Mr. Barnes was a Director of Metcash Limited, a wholesale distribution and marketing company, from 2005 until August 2015, having served as its Chairman since 2010 and as a Director of its predecessor from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Barnes was also formerly a Director of Ansell Limited from 2001 to 2012, having served as its Chairman from 2005 to 2012. Mr. Barnes served in various senior management positions in the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia at Philip Morris International Inc. from 1971 to 1998, including as President of Philip Morris Asia Inc. Mr. Barnes served as a Director of 21st Century Fox from 2004 until June 2013.

Kelly Ayotte

Ms. Kelly Senator Ayotte is the Director of the Company. She most recently served as a United States Senator for the State ofNew Hampshire from 2011 to2017. Prior to her election to the Senate, she served as the chief of NewHampshire’s Homicide Unit and Deputy Attorney GeneralofNew Hampshire before being named the State’s first female Attorney General, in which role she served from 2004 until 2009. Senator Ayotte graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Villanova University. She will offer valuable insights to the Board on private sector innovation from her service on the Senate Commerce Committee, including on its Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet, as well as financial experience from her service on the Senate Budget Committee. Senator Ayotte will serve on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board. Her appointment follows the recent departure of Elaine L. Chao, who resigned from the Board upon her confirmation as Secretary ofthe United States Department of Transportation.

Joel Klein

Mr. Joel I. Klein serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. has served as the Chief Policy and Strategy Officer of Oscar Insurance Corporation, a health insurance company with a focus on technology, since January 2016. Mr. Klein served as Chief Executive Officer of Amplify, a digital education business formerly owned by the Company, from 2011 until the Company’s sale of Amplify in September 2015, and as an Executive Vice President, Office of the Chairman of the Company from June 2013 until December 2015. Mr. Klein previously served as a Director and Executive Vice President of 21st Century Fox from 2011 until June 2013. He was the Chancellor of the New York City public school system from 2002 through 2010. He was the U.S. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bertelsmann, Inc. and Chief U.S. Liaison Officer to Bertelsmann AG from 2001 to 2002. Mr. Klein also served with the Clinton administration in a number of roles, including Deputy White House Counsel from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Klein also serves on the Board of Boston Properties, Inc., where he is the lead independent director.

James Murdoch

Mr. James R. Murdoch serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company since June 2013. Mr. J.R. Murdoch has been the Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century Fox since July 2015, after serving as its Co-Chief Operating Officer from March 2014 to July 2015. He previously served as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, International of 21st Century Fox from 2011 to 2014, after serving as 21st Century Fox’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Europe and Asia beginning in 2007. Since April 2016, Mr. J.R. Murdoch has served as Chairman of Sky plc (formerly British Sky Broadcasting Group), a pan-European digital television provider in which 21st Century Fox holds an approximate 39% interest, where he has served as a Director since 2003, as Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2007 and as Chairman from 2007 to 2012. Mr. J.R. Murdoch was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of STAR Group Limited, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, from 2000 to 2003. Mr. J.R. Murdoch previously served as an Executive Vice President of 21st Century Fox, and served as a member of the Board from 2000 to 2003. Mr. J.R. Murdoch was formerly a Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc from 2009 to 2012 and Sotheby’s from 2010 to 2012.

Jose Aznar

Mr. Jose Maria Aznar serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since June 2013. Mr. José María Aznar has served as the President of the Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis, a political research and educational organization focused on Spain, since 1989. Mr. Aznar has served on the Board of Directors of Afiniti, a developer of artificial intelligence systems, since 2016. Mr. Aznar has been a senior advisor to the Global Board of DLA Piper LLP since 2015 and a member of the International Advisory Board of Barrick Gold Corporation since 2011. From 2011 until 2015, Mr. Aznar was a Distinguished Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, where he was also Chairman of the Atlantic Basin Initiative. He was previously a Distinguished Scholar at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Georgetown University from 2004 to 2011. Mr. Aznar is the Honorific President of the Partido Popular of Spain and served as its Executive President from 1990 to 2004. Mr. Aznar was a member of The State Council of Spain from 2005 to 2006 and served as the President of Spain from 1996 to 2004. Mr. Aznar served as a Director of 21st Century Fox from 2006 until June 2013.

Natalie Bancroft

Ms. Natalie Bancroft serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since June 2013. She is a professionally trained opera singer, has studied journalism and is a graduate of L’Institut de Ribaupierre in Lausanne, Switzerland. Ms. Bancroft has a culturally diverse background, having lived across Europe, and speaks several languages fluently. Ms. Bancroft served as a Director of 21st Century Fox from 2007 until June 2013.

Ana Pessoa

Ms. Ana Paula Pessoa serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since June 2013. She has been the Chief Financial Officer of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro since September 2015. She previously served as a Partner at Brunswick Group, an international corporate communications firm, from May 2012 to August 2015. Ms. Pessoa was a founding Partner of Black-Key Participações SA, which invests in digital start-up companies in Brazil, before selling her position in March 2015. She was also an investor and a partner of Neemu.com, an e-commerce technology firm, before selling her position in August 2015. She is also the founder of Avanti SC, a strategic planning consulting firm, where she has served as a consultant since 2000. Ms. Pessoa previously served in numerous roles during her 18-year career at the Globo Organizations (“Globo”), a media group in South America, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2011 and New Business Director from 2008 to 2011 of Infoglobo, the newspaper, Internet and information services business of Globo. She also served as a Director of Globo’s subsidiaries including Valor Economico, a financial newspaper in Brazil, and Zap Internet, an online classified service in Brazil, from 2001 to 2011 and as a Director of SPIX Macaw Internet SA, an online news distribution start-up company, from 2009 to 2011. Ms. Pessoa currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vinci S.A., a French infrastructure company, and is a member of the Strategy and Investments Committee. She also serves as a member of the Audit Committee of Fundacao Roberto Marinho, as a member of the Rio de Janeiro City Council and as a member of the advisory board of The Nature Conservancy Brasil.

Masroor Siddiqui

Mr. Masroor T. Siddiqui serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since June 2013. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Naya Capital Management UK Limited (formerly Naya Management LLP), an investment firm he co-founded in May 2012. He was previously a Partner at The Children’s Investment Fund Management (UK) LLP, a hedge fund, from 2009 to 2011 and a Managing Director at Canyon Partners, an investment firm, from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Siddiqui previously served as a Senior Vice President at Putnam Investments, where he was responsible for a broad range of investments.

Michael Florin

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Keith Murdoch

5,344,510

Lachlan Murdoch

989,708

Robert Thomson

11,336,900

Susan Panuccio

--

David Pitofsky

2,716,460

Peter Barnes

361,564

Kelly Ayotte

--

Joel Klein

3,136,130

James Murdoch

281,250

Jose Aznar

311,176

Natalie Bancroft

309,178

Ana Pessoa

289,250

Masroor Siddiqui

307,250

Michael Florin

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As Of  29 Jun 2016