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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Arthur Sulzberger

63 2012 Chairman of the Board

Mark Thompson

57 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Golden

65 2012 Vice Chairman of the Board

James Follo

55 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Kenneth Richieri

63 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

R. Anthony Benten

51 2008 Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller

Steven Green

2012 Director

Carolyn Greenspon

46 2010 Director

Raul Cesan

67 1999 Independent Director

Robert Denham

69 2014 Presiding Independent Director

Joichi Ito

48 2012 Independent Director

James Kohlberg

57 2008 Independent Director

David Liddle

69 2000 Independent Director

Ellen Marram

68 2014 Independent Director

Brian McAndrews

56 2012 Independent Director

Doreen Toben

65 2004 Independent Director

Andrea Passalacqua

2014 Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Arthur Sulzberger

Mr. Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., is Chairman of the Board of New York Times Co. He has been Publisher, The New York Times, since 1992. Mr. Sulzberger, Jr. 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, The New York Times.

Mark Thompson

Mr. Mark Thompson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of New York Times Co. From 2004 to 2012, 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 Vice Chairman of the Board of New York Times Co. From 2009 to 2012, 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 New York Times Co. effective March 2013. 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 New York Times Co. effective March 2013. 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).

R. Anthony Benten

Mr. R. Anthony Benten is Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller of New York Times Company effective April 2008. 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.

Steven Green

Mr. Steven B. Green is Director of New York Times Company, since April 25, 2012. Mr. Green is General Partner of Ordinance Capital L.P., an investment firm ( since 1997). From 1988 to 1995, he was President, 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 New York Times Co. 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, including Child Outpatient Therapist, Clinical Manager, Program Manager and Clinical Supervisor, Child and Adolescent Program, McLean Hospital. 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.

Raul Cesan

Mr. Raul E. Cesan is Independent Director of New York Times Company., since 1999. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 1999. 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, Schering-Plough Corporation. He was Executive Vice President, Schering-Plough Corporation and President, Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals from 1994 to 1998. From 1992 to 1994, he was President, Schering Laboratories, U.S. Pharmaceutical Operations, and from 1988 to 1992, he was President, Schering-Plough International. Mr. Cesan has been a director of Gartner, Inc. since 2012.

Robert Denham

Mr. Robert E. Denham is Presiding Independent Director of New York Times Co., since 2008. Mr. Denham is a Partner of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP (since 1998). From 1992 to 1998, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Salomon Inc, and from 1991 to 1992, he was General Counsel, Salomon Inc and Salomon Brothers. From 1985 to 1991, he was Managing Partner, and from 1973 to 1991, he was Partner, 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. Mr. Denham’s legal practice emphasizes advising clients on strategic and financial issues and providing disclosure and corporate law advice to public and private corporations and boards of directors. In addition, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Salomon Inc, Mr. Denham successfully guided that investment banking firm as it was rebuilding. Mr. Denham also has extensive experience serving on the boards (and various board committees) of other large public companies and brings significant financial expertise to the Company, the Board and the Finance Committee. Mr. Denham has also held numerous leadership positions with associations and councils focusing on corporate governance, executive compensation, accounting, professional ethics and business, including serving as Chairman of the Financial Accounting Foundation from 2004 to 2009.

Joichi Ito

Mr. Joichi Ito is Independent Director of New York Times Co., since June 21, 2012. Mr. Ito is Director, Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a laboratory devoted to research projects at the convergence of design, multimedia and technology (since 2011). He has been General Partner of Neoteny Labs, an early-stage investment fund focusing on Asia and the Middle East, since 2009 and has been Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Neoteny Co., Ltd., a venture capital firm, since 1999. 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, Technorati, Inc. and from 1996 to 2003, he was Chairman, Infoseek Japan. He was Co-Founder, 1994, and Chief Executive Officer, Digital Garage, Inc. from 1995 to 1999. From 1995 to 1996, he was Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PSINet Japan. Mr. Ito has been a director of Sony Corporation since 2013, Digital Garage, Inc. since 2006 and Tucows Inc. since 2008.

James Kohlberg

Mr. James A. Kohlberg is Independent Director of New York Times Co. 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, Kohlberg Ventures LLC since 2008, and Co-Founder and Chairman, Halogen Media Networks (d/b/a Social Chorus) since 2007. From 2004 to 2015, he served as Chairman, ClearEdge Power. He was an investment professional with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. from 1984 to 1987.

David Liddle

Dr. David E. Liddle Ph.D., is no longer an Independent Director of New York Times Co., effective May 6, 2015. He Chairman (1999), Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer (from 1992 to 1999), Interval Research Corporation; Vice President, New Systems Business Development, Personal Systems, International Business Machines Corporation (1991); Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Metaphor Computer Systems, Inc. (from 1982 to 1991) Specific Experience: Dr. Liddle’s background in developing technologies for interaction between people and computers has given him deep experience in articulating technological trends and directions, which is instrumental to the Company’s strategy to grow its digital businesses. His current role as partner at U.S. Venture Partners provides him with exposure to investee companies in high-growth markets. In addition, Dr. Liddle brings significant financial expertise to the Company, the Board and the Audit Committee.

Ellen Marram

Ms. Ellen R. Marram is Independent Director of The New York Times Company., since 2006. Ms. Marram is President, 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, North Castle Partners, LLC. She was President and Chief Executive Officer, 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, The Seagram Company Ltd. and Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc. from 1993 to 1998. From 1988 to 1993, she was Senior Vice President, Nabisco Foods Group and President and Chief Executive Officer, Nabisco Biscuit Company. Ms. Marram has been a director of Eli Lilly and Company since 2002 and Ford Motor Company since 1988.

Brian McAndrews

Mr. Brian P. McAndrews is Independent Director of New York Times Company., since June 21, 2012. he has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2012. 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, Madrona Venture Group, LLC. From 2007 to 2008, he was Senior Vice President, Advertiser and Publisher Solutions, 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, 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 New York Times Co. She has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2004. 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, 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, 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.

Andrea Passalacqua

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