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tronc Inc (TRNC.OQ)

TRNC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Justin Dearborn

48 2018 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Timothy Knight

52 2017 President

Terry Jimenez

45 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Ross Levinsohn

54 2018 Chief Executive Officer of Tribune Interactive, LLC

Julie Xanders

53 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Michael Lavey

60 2018 Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Eddy Hartenstein

67 2016 Director

Carol Crenshaw

61 2016 Independent Director

David Dreier

65 2016 Independent Director

Philip Franklin

66 2014 Independent Director

Richard Reck

68 2016 Independent Director

Aaron Miles

2017 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Justin Dearborn

Mr. Justin C. Dearborn, CPA is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Dearborn has served as Chief Executive Officer of tronc and a director since February 2016. The Board of Directors elected Mr. Dearborn to be the Chair of the Board of Directors effective March 18, 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dearborn was Chief Executive Officer and a director of Merge Healthcare Incorporated (“Merge”), an information technology company supplying radiology and cardio information solutions to healthcare providers. Merge was a publicly-traded company until its acquisition by IBM in October 2015. Mr. Dearborn served as Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Financial Officer of Merge at various times from 2008 to 2016. From January 2007 to June 2008, Mr. Dearborn served as managing director at Merrick Ventures, LLC (“Merrick Ventures”), a venture capital and private equity firm focused on big data, deep learning, and content aggregation and distribution technologies. Prior to Merrick Ventures, he served in various executive and senior management positions for Click Commerce, Inc., a publicly-traded software and services company. Mr. Dearborn holds a B.S. in Accounting from Illinois State University and a J.D. from DePaul University.

Timothy Knight

Mr. Timothy P. Knight is President of the Company. Mr. Knight has served as our President since October 30, 2017 and before that, was our President, troncX since February 2017. Before joining the Company, Mr. Knight served as President of Advance Ohio, a digital media and marketing company, since October 2015. Before that, from December 2011 to October 2015, Mr. Knight served as Chief Executive Officer of Wrapports. Prior to joining Wrapports, he held various roles at Newsday including President, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher. Before joining Newsday in 2003, he held various senior management positions at Tribune Publishing Company, the Chicago Tribune Media Group, and Classified Ventures, LLC. Prior to joining Classified Ventures in 1997, Mr. Knight served as mergers and acquisitions counsel for Tribune Company and a senior associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, an international law firm. He has been engaged in a number of civic organizations over the years and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of DePaul University and the Board of Regents of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls (Chicago). He also was a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Destination Cleveland, United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Long Island Chapter of Young President’s Organization. Mr. Knight holds a B.S. in accounting from Marquette University and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.

Terry Jimenez

Mr. Terry Jimenez is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Jimenez has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since April 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Jimenez was a Partner for IBM’s Global Business Services, where he served in that capacity since 2012. Before that, from April 2012 until October 2012, Mr. Jimenez worked as a consultant for Wrapports, LLC (“Wrapports”), a holding company that owns the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader, and Chicago.com. From September 2009 through February 2012, he served as President of Newsday Media Group, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Jimenez served as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer of Newsday, LLC and Publisher of amNew York, subsidiaries of Cablevision Systems Corporation. Prior to Cablevision’s acquisition of Newsday from Tribune Company (now known as Tribune Media Company), he served in various roles at Tribune Media Company. From 2005 to 2008, he was Vice President Finance/Chief Financial Officer of Newsday, Inc. and from 2003 to 2005, he served as Controller for the Chicago Tribune Group. Prior to joining Tribune Media Company, from 1994 to 2002, Mr. Jimenez served in roles at McDonald’s Corporation, including Finance Director for McDonald’s Partner Brands Group, Controller for Donatos Pizzeria and other accounting, financial consulting, strategy and merger & acquisition roles. Mr. Jimenez holds a B.S. in accountancy from Northern Illinois University and an M.B.A. from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

Ross Levinsohn

Mr. Ross B. Levinsohn is Chief Executive Officer of Tribune Interactive, LLC., subsidiary of the company. Mr. Levinsohn has served as Chief Executive Officer, Tribune Interactive, LLC since February 2018. Prior to that, since August 21, 2017, he was Publisher and Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Times. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Levinsohn had been the managing partner of Whisper Partners, an advisory firm, since June 2016 and founder of WAYD, Inc., a consulting firm, since January 2010. Previously, Mr. Levinsohn served as Chief Executive Officer at Guggenheim Digital Media, an affiliate of Guggenheim Securities, focused on diversified media holdings, from January 2013 to June 2014. Mr. Levinsohn served in various executive positions at Yahoo! Inc., a multinational internet company, from October 2010 to August 2012, including as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, Head of Global Media and Head of the Americas. Mr. Levinsohn currently serves on the board of Tribune Media Company, which formerly owned the Company, and has served on the boards of other public companies, including Millennial Media and TheMaven.

Julie Xanders

Ms. Julie K. Xanders is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Ms. Xanders has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of tronc since the Distribution in August 2014. Ms. Xanders previously served as the Assistant General Counsel/West Coast Media of Tribune Media Company and served as Senior Vice President, Legal for the Los Angeles Times. Ms. Xanders joined The Times Mirror Company, a media company, in 1993 as Corporate Counsel for Times Mirror Cable Television, Inc. and was promoted to Assistant General Counsel in 1995 for Times Mirror, Associate General Counsel in 1997, Deputy General Counsel in 1998, and Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Los Angeles Times in August 1998. Prior to joining Times Mirror, Ms. Xanders worked for four years in private practice with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, a law firm, as an associate attorney. Ms. Xanders earned a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law (UC Berkeley) and has a B.A. from Yale University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. She is a past chair and continues to serve as a member of the Executive Committee of the Corporate Law Departments Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She served on the Board of Trustees and several Board committees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association from July 2004 to June 2009 and from July 2010 to June 2011. She serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Southwestern Law School and is co-chair of the Membership and Governance Committee, chair of the Executive Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. From October 2013 to October 2015, she served on the Board of Directors of the California Newspaper Publishers Association and was Chair of its Governmental Affairs Committee.

Michael Lavey

Mr. Michael N. Lavey is Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the company. He has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller since May 2015. Previously, Mr. Lavey served as vice president and corporate controller of A. H. Belo Corporation, a media company, from January 2010 to May 2015, and as controller of the Dallas Morning News in 2009. Earlier in his career, Mr. Lavey held financial management positions with, or served as a financial consultant for, imc2, Alliance Data Systems Corporation, Lighting Science Group Corporation, MetroPCS, Inc., Excel Communications, Inc., BancTec, Inc. and NAC, Inc. Mr. Lavey began his career in the audit manager function at Arthur Andersen & Co. in 1979.

Eddy Hartenstein

Mr. Eddy W. Hartenstein serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Hartenstein has served as a director since the Distribution in August 2014 and was the Non-Executive Chairman from August 2014 until February 2016. From August 2008 until the Distribution, Mr. Hartenstein served as Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Times, where he was responsible for all aspects of print, digital and mobile operations of the metropolitan daily news organization, as well as those of the Los Angeles Times Media Group’s portfolio. Prior to Tribune Media Company’s January 2013 change of ownership, he was also President and Chief Executive Officer of Tribune Media Company, a multimedia company operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting. From December 2012 until July 2014, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Tribune Media Company and until the Distribution, continued to serve as special advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Tribune Media Company. Previously, Mr. Hartenstein served in a variety of positions at DIRECTV Inc., including as President from its inception in 1990 through 2001, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from late 2001 through 2004, and as Vice Chairman of the board of The DIRECTV Group Inc. from late 2003 through 2004. Mr. Hartenstein currently serves on the boards of directors of SIRIUS XM Holdings Inc., a satellite radio broadcaster (where he is the lead independent director); Broadcom Limited, a semiconductor company; and TiVo Corporation, a digital entertainment technology provider. He previously served on the board of directors of Yahoo!, before its acquisition by Verizon, and SanDisk Corp., a manufacturer of flash memory. Mr. Hartenstein holds Bachelor of Science degrees in aerospace engineering and mathematics from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Master of Science degree from Cal Tech, and a Doctorate of Science (HON) from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Carol Crenshaw

Ms. Carol Crenshaw serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Crenshaw has served as a director since April 2016. She is the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for The Chicago Community Trust, a community foundation dedicated to improving the Chicagoland region through strategic grant making, civic engagement and inspiring philanthropy. She joined The Chicago Community Trust in 1983 as assistant controller, was promoted to controller in 1984, and has served in her current role since 1994. Prior to joining The Chicago Community Trust, she was an auditor with the certified public accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick/Chicago. Ms. Crenshaw is a member of the Accounting Practices Committee of Community Foundations, a trustee of the John L. Patten Charitable Trust and a member of the board of directors of Northern Illinois University Foundation. Ms. Crenshaw received her certified public accountant certificate in 1982 and holds a B.S. from Northern Illinois University.

David Dreier

Mr. David Dreier serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Dreier has served as a director of tronc since June 2016. He has served as the Chairman of the Annenberg-Dreier Commission at Sunnylands, an initiative focused on the role of technology in enhancing prosperity, good governance, and cross-cultural links throughout the Greater Pacific region, since February 2013. Prior to that, he served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to January 2013. While in Congress, Mr. Dreier served as Chairman of the Rules Committee from 1999 to 2007 and 2011 to 2013. He was also the founding Chairman of the bipartisan House Democracy Partnership, which works to strengthen legislative bodies in new and reemerging democracies on five continents, and founded the bipartisan Congressional Trade Working Group. Mr. Dreier is an honors graduate of Claremont McKenna College and holds a Master’s degree from Claremont Graduate University.

Philip Franklin

Mr. Philip G. Franklin serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Franklin has served as a director since the consummation of the Company’s distribution and separation from Tribune Media Company (the “Distribution”) in August 2014. Mr. Franklin retired from serving as Chief Financial Officer of Littelfuse, Inc., a manufacturer of electronic components, in April 2016 after 17 years of service. Prior to joining Littelfuse in 1998, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of OmniQuip International, a private equity sponsored roll-up in the construction equipment industry. Previously, Mr. Franklin served as Chief Financial Officer for Monarch Marking Systems, a subsidiary of Pitney Bowes, and Hill Refrigeration. Earlier in his career, he worked in a variety of finance and general management positions at FMC Corporation. Mr. Franklin also currently serves as a director of TTM Technologies, Inc., where he is chairman of the audit committee. Mr. Franklin attended Dartmouth College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA at the Tuck School of Business.

Richard Reck

Mr. Richard A. Reck serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Reck has served as a director since April 2016. He is the founder and President of Business Strategy Advisors LLC, a business strategy consultancy firm that focuses on serving technology, information and entertainment companies, and has served in such capacity since August 2002. Mr. Reck joined the certified public accounting firm of KPMG LLP in June 1973 and remained employed there until his retirement as a partner in July 2002. He currently serves on the board of directors and chairs the audit committee of SilkRoad, Inc., a venture capital backed multinational human capital management software company; serves on the board of advisors of Ultra Corporation, a private IT consultancy firm; and serves on the board of directors and chairs the audit committee of Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company that has been inactive since 2011. He previously served on the board of directors, as well as the audit and compensation committees, of Interactive Intelligence Group, Inc., a public communications software company which was acquired by Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. in December 2016, and the board of directors of Merge Healthcare, Inc., which was a publicly-traded company until its acquisition by IBM in October 2015 where he served on the audit committee and chaired the nominating and governance committee. Mr. Reck is a registered certified public accountant in Illinois and holds a B.A. from DePauw University and an M.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Michigan.

Aaron Miles

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Justin Dearborn

757,474

Timothy Knight

4,288,480

Terry Jimenez

458,973

Ross Levinsohn

6,932,200

Julie Xanders

1,326,850

Michael Lavey

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Eddy Hartenstein

185,013

Carol Crenshaw

205,013

David Dreier

185,013

Philip Franklin

225,013

Richard Reck

225,013

Aaron Miles

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As Of  30 Dec 2017