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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Arthur Sulzberger

64 2012 Chairman of the Board

Mark Thompson

58 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Golden

66 2012 Vice Chairman of the Board

James Follo

56 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Kenneth Richieri

64 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Meredith Kopit Levien

44 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer

Robert Benten

52 2008 Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller

Rebecca Dyck

46 2015 Director

Steven Green

51 2012 Director

Carolyn Greenspon

47 2010 Director

Dara Khosrowshahi

46 2015 Director

Raul Cesan

68 1999 Independent Director

Robert Denham

70 2014 Presiding Independent Director

Joichi Ito

49 2012 Independent Director

James Kohlberg

58 2008 Independent Director

Ellen Marram

69 2014 Independent Director

Brian McAndrews

57 2012 Independent Director

Doreen Toben

66 2004 Independent Director

Andrea Passalacqua

2014 Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Arthur Sulzberger

Mr. Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Sulzberger was chief executive officer of the Company from 2011 to 2012. From 1988 to 1992, he was deputy publisher and from 1987 to 1988, he was assistant publisher, of The New York Times. Mr. Sulzberger, Jr. is a fourth-generation member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family and brings a deep appreciation of the values and societal contributions of The New York Times and the Company throughout their history to his roles as chairman and publisher of The New York Times. He has served in a variety of critical positions since joining the Company in 1978. As a long-time employee of the Company, including over 20 years as publisher of The New York Times and over 15 years as chairman, Mr. Sulzberger, Jr. has extensive knowledge of our Company and our businesses

Mark Thompson

Mr. Mark Thompson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, He was Director-General, British Broadcasting Corporation (“BBC”), and from 2002 to 2004, he was Chief Executive, Channel 4 Television Corporation. From 1979 to 2001, he served in various positions of increasing responsibility at the BBC, including Director of Television and Controller of BBC Two. As the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Thompson has primary responsibility for overseeing and coordinating all of the Company’s strategy, operations and businesses. Mr. Thompson brings to the Company and the Board a global perspective and more than 30 years of experience in the media industry, including extensive international business and management experience gained serving as Director-General of the BBC and Chief Executive of Channel 4 Television Corporation. In addition, his experience in reshaping the BBC to meet the challenge of the digital age is highly valued by the Company and the Board as the Company continues to expand its businesses digitally and globally.

Michael Golden

Mr. Michael Golden is no longer Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective December 31, 2016. He was President and Chief Operating Officer, Regional Media Group of the Company and, from 2003 to 2008, he was Publisher, International Herald Tribune. From 1997 to 2004, he was Senior Vice President, and from 1996 to 1997, he was Vice President, Operations Development, of the Company. He was Executive Vice President and Publisher, Tennis Magazine, from 1994 to 1996 and Executive Vice President and General Manager, NYT Women’s Magazines, from 1991 to 1994. Mr. Golden is a fourth-generation member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family and brings a deep appreciation of the values and societal contributions of The New York Times and the Company throughout their history to his roles as director and a key member of the Company’s management team. In addition to his current role, he has served in a variety of critical positions since joining the Company in 1984. As a long-time employee of the Company, Mr. Golden has extensive knowledge of our Company and our businesses. In addition, his life-long affiliation with the Company provides the Board with an important historical perspective and a focus on the long-term interests of the Company.

James Follo

Mr. James M. Follo is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He has been Executive Vice President (since March 2013) and Chief Financial Officer (since 2007); Senior Vice President (2007 to March 2013); Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (2001 to 2006).

Kenneth Richieri

Mr. Kenneth A. Richieri is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Richieri was promoted to Executive Vice President (since March 2013) and General Counsel (since 2006); Senior Vice President (2007 to March 2013); Secretary (2008 to 2011); Vice President (2002 to 2007); Deputy General Counsel (2001 to 2005); Vice President and General Counsel, New York Times Digital (1999 to 2003).

Meredith Kopit Levien

Ms. Meredith Kopit Levien has been Chief Revenue Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Ms. Kopit Levien will add oversight of the company's consumer business to her existing responsibilities as executive vice president and head of advertising. She will lead the groups charged with the generation of all advertising and subscription revenue from The Times's multiplatform products and services. Ms. Kopit Levien, 44, joined The New York Times Company in August 2013 as executive vice president of advertising. She previously served as chief revenue officer at Forbes Media. She joined Forbes in 2010 as vice president and publisher of ForbesLife and ForbesWoman.com before being named senior vice president and group publisher of the Forbes Magazine Group. Before Forbes, Ms. Kopit Levien held various successively senior and strategic ad sales positions at The Atlantic Media Company from 2001-2008. She began her professional career at the Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC in 1993. A graduate of the University of Virginia,

Robert Benten

Mr. Robert Anthony Benten is Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller of the Company. In his role, Mr. Benten will add the treasury function to his current areas of responsibility, which include the accounting department and credit and collection areas. He became vice president and corporate controller in 2007. He was named vice president in 2003 and treasurer in 2001, after having served as assistant treasurer since 1997. He has served in various positions in the treasury department and the Forest Products Group. Before joining the Company in 1989 as a financial analyst, Mr. Benten was an accountant at Deloitte & Touche LLP from 1987 to 1989. He is a certified public accountant. Mr. Benten was named one of the "Forty under Forty" finance executives in the November 2002 edition of Treasury Risk & Management magazine. He was also featured in the March/April 2004 edition of the Association of Financial Professionals' publication, AFP Exchange. He serves on the Board of the Worldwide Orphans Foundation. Mr. Benten graduated cum laude with a B.S. degree in finance from Louisiana State University in 1985 and earned an M.B.A. degree in accounting and finance from Rice University in 1987.

Rebecca Dyck

Ms. Rebecca Van Dyck is Director of the Company. She is vice president, Consumer and Brand Marketing, of Facebook, Inc. (since 2012). From 2011 to 2012, she was senior vice president and global chief marketing officer of Levi Strauss & Co. From 2007 to 2011, she was senior director, Worldwide Marketing and Communications, of Apple Inc., and from 1994 to 2006, she held various positions at Wieden + Kennedy, Inc., including global account director for Nike International, from 2002 to 2006. From 1992 to 1994, she held various positions at TBWA Worldwide Inc.

Steven Green

Mr. Steven B. Green is Director of the Company. Mr. Green is general partner of Ordinance Capital L.P., an investment firm (since 1997). From 1988 to 1995, he was president of Captain Gardner House, a real estate development property, and from 1988 to 1993, he was owner of Medical Transportation Inc. Mr. Green is married to Mr. Sulzberger, Jr.’s sister, a fourth-generation member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family, and brings to the Board a deep appreciation of the values and societal contributions of The New York Times and the Company throughout their history. His alignment with stockholder interests makes Mr. Green an important part of the Board’s leadership and decision-making process.

Carolyn Greenspon

Ms. Carolyn D. Greenspon is Director of the Company. Ms. Greenspon is senior consultant (since 2013), and was consultant from 2010 to 2013, at Relative Solutions, LLC, a family business consulting firm. Since 2002, she has been a psychotherapist at Comprehensive Psychiatric Associates. She was a family business consultant from 2008 to 2010. From 1997 to 2003, she held various roles at McLean Hospital, Child and Adolescent Program, including child outpatient therapist, clinical manager, program manager and clinical supervisor. Ms. Greenspon is a fifth-generation member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family and brings to the Board a deep appreciation of the values and societal contributions of The New York Times and the Company throughout their history. Her alignment with stockholder interests makes Ms. Greenspon an important part of the Board’s leadership and decision-making process.

Dara Khosrowshahi

Mr. Dara Khosrowshahi is Director of the Company. Mr. Khosrowshahi is president and chief executive officer of Expedia, Inc. and president of Expedia Worldwide (since 2005). From 1998 to 2005, he held various positions at IAC/InterActive Corp, including president and chief executive officer of IAC Travel, in 2005, and executive vice president and chief financial officer from 2002 to 2005. From 1991 to 1998, he held various positions at Allen & Company LLC. Mr. Khosrowshahi has been a director of Expedia, Inc. since 2005. He was a director of eLong, Inc. (a majority-owned subsidiary of Expedia, Inc.) from 2011 to 2015 and TripAdvisor, Inc. from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Khosrowshahi brings to the Company and the Board extensive digital and international experience gained as the chief executive of a leading online business. In addition, Mr. Khosrowshahi brings significant financial expertise to the Company and the Board based on his business experience, which includes serving as a chief executive officer and chief financial officer of public companies. Mr. Khosrowshahi‘s digital, international and financial expertise provide the Board with a valuable perspective highly relevant to the Company’s digital strategy.

Raul Cesan

Mr. Raul E. Cesan is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cesan is founder and managing partner of Commercial Worldwide LLC, an investment firm (since 2001). From 1998 to 2001, he was president and chief operating officer of Schering-Plough Corporation. He was executive vice president of Schering-Plough Corporation and president of Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals from 1994 to 1998. From 1992 to 1994, he was president of Schering Laboratories, U.S. Pharmaceutical Operations, and from 1988 to 1992, he was president of Schering-Plough International. Mr. Cesan has been a director of Gartner, Inc. since 2012. During his nearly 25-year career at Schering-Plough Corporation, Mr. Cesan served in various capacities, including as the president and chief operating officer as well as the president of Schering-Plough International. Mr. Cesan’s international business and general management experience are valuable assets to the Company and the Board. In addition, Mr. Cesan brings significant financial expertise to the Company, the Board and the Audit Committee.

Robert Denham

Mr. Robert E. Denham is Presiding Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Denham is a partner of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP (since 1998). From 1992 to 1998, he was chairman and chief executive officer of Salomon Inc, and from 1991 to 1992, he was general counsel of Salomon Inc and Salomon Brothers. From 1985 to 1991, he was managing partner, and from 1973 to 1991, he was partner, of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. Mr. Denham has been a director of Oaktree Capital Group LLC since 2007, Chevron Corporation since 2004 and Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A. de C.V. since 2001. Mr. Denham was a director of UGL Limited from 2012 to 2013 and of Wesco Financial Corporation from 2000 to 2011.

Joichi Ito

Mr. Joichi Ito is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ito is director of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a laboratory devoted to research projects at the convergence of design, multimedia and technology (since 2011). Mr. Ito has been general partner of Neoteny Labs, an early-stage investment fund focusing on Asia and the Middle East, since 2009, and general partner of Neoteny 3, LP, a venture capital fund, since 2015. Mr. Ito was chairman from 2010 to 2012, and chief executive officer from 2008 to 2011, of Creative Commons. From 2004 to 2006, he was general manager, Global Operations, of Technorati, Inc. and from 1996 to 2003, he was chairman of Infoseek Japan. He was co-founder, 1994, and chief executive officer, from 1995 to 1999, of Digital Garage, Inc. From 1995 to 1996, he was founder and chief executive officer of PSINet Japan. Mr. Ito has been a director of Digital Garage, Inc. since 2006 and Sony Corporation since 2013. He has been a director of PureTech Health since 2014 and chairman since 2015. He was a director of Tucows Inc. from 2008 to 2016. Mr. Ito brings to the Company and the Board deep digital and international experience in the technology industry, which is highly valued as the Company continues to expand its businesses digitally and globally. He has gained exposure to a wide range of digital businesses as a founder of several Internet companies, as an early investor in numerous businesses and as a director of various public and private companies.

James Kohlberg

Mr. James A. Kohlberg is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kohlberg is co-founder (since 1987) and chairman (since 2007) of Kohlberg & Company, a middle-market private equity firm. He has been co-founder and chairman of Kohlberg Ventures LLC since 2008, and co-founder and chairman of Halogen Media Networks (d/b/a Social Chorus) since 2007. From 2004 to 2015, he served as chairman of ClearEdge Power. He was an investment professional with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. from 1984 to 1987. Mr. Kohlberg brings to the Company and the Board his broad business and financial experience. He co-founded and serves on the boards of several private companies, including as chairman of Kohlberg & Company, a private equity firm with over $2 billion of equity capital under management.

Ellen Marram

Ms. Ellen R. Marram is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Marram is president of The Barnegat Group, LLC, a business advisory firm (since 2006). From 2006 to 2010, she was operating advisor and from 2000 to 2005, she was managing director, of North Castle Partners, LLC. She was president and chief executive officer of efdex, Inc. from 1999 to 2000. From 1993 to 1998, she was president, and from 1997 to 1998 chief executive officer, of Tropicana Beverage Group. She was executive vice president of The Seagram Company Ltd. and Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc. from 1993 to 1998. From 1988 to 1993, she was senior vice president of Nabisco Foods Group and president and chief executive officer of Nabisco Biscuit Company. Ms. Marram has been a director of Eli Lilly and Company since 2002 and Ford Motor Company since 1988. Ms. Marram has spent more than 35 years building brands and companies, serving in key positions at public companies and private equity firms and advising private and public companies. As a result, she brings to the Company and the Board her extensive management, business, consumer brand and marketing experience. In addition, Ms. Marram’s experience in advising companies provides her with multiple perspectives on successful strategies across a variety of businesses.

Brian McAndrews

Mr. Brian P. McAndrews is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McAndrews is president, chief executive officer and chairman of Pandora Media, Inc. (since 2013). From 2012 to 2013, he was venture partner, and from 2009 to 2011, he was managing director, of Madrona Venture Group, LLC. From 2007 to 2008, he was senior vice president, Advertiser and Publisher Solutions, of Microsoft Corporation. From 2000 to 2007, he was president and chief executive officer, and from 1999 to 2000 chief executive officer, of aQuantive, Inc. From 1990 to 1999, he held various positions of increasing responsibility at ABC, Inc., including executive vice president and general manager of ABC Sports. Mr. McAndrews has been a director of GrubHub, Inc. since 2011 and chairman since 2014. Mr. McAndrews was a director of Clearwire Corporation from 2009 to 2013 and Fisher Communications, Inc. from 2006 to 2013.

Doreen Toben

Ms. Doreen A. Toben is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Toben was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Verizon Communications, Inc. from 2002 to 2009. From 2000 to 2002, she was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Telecom Group, Verizon Communications, Inc. From 1999 to 2000, she was vice president and controller, and from 1997 to 1999 she was vice president and chief financial officer, of Telecom/Network, Bell Atlantic Inc. Ms. Toben has been a director of ARRIS Group, Inc. since 2013 and Kate Spade & Company (formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc.) since 2009. Ms. Toben was a director of Virgin Media Inc. from 2010 to 2013. Ms. Toben has over 25 years of experience in the communications industry, serving until 2009 as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Verizon Communications, Inc., where she was responsible for Verizon’s finance and strategic planning efforts. In addition to her deep communications industry experience, Ms. Toben’s financial and accounting expertise is a valuable asset to the Company, the Board and the Audit Committee.

Andrea Passalacqua