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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Arthur Sulzberger

67 2018 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Mark Thompson

61 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Roland Caputo

58 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

David Perpich

41 2019 President, General Manager - Wirecutter, Director

Meredith Kopit Levien

47 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Diane Brayton

50 2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Robert Benten

54 2016 Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Corporate Controller

Arthur Sulzberger

38 2018 Director and Publisher

Hays Golden

34 2017 Non-Employee Director

Amanpal Bhutani

42 2018 Independent Director

Robert Denham

73 2014 Presiding Independent Director

Rebecca Dyck

49 2015 Independent Director

Rachel Glaser

57 2018 Independent Director

Joichi Ito

52 2012 Independent Director

Brian McAndrews

60 2012 Independent Director

John Rogers

61 2018 Independent Director

Doreen Toben

69 2004 Independent Director

Harlan Toplitzky

2016 Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Arthur Sulzberger

Mr. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., has been appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Sulzberger, Jr. to Non-Executive Chairman effective January 1, 2018. He has served as Chairman of the Board since 1997. In addition, until he retired as an executive in 2017, he served as publisher of The New York Times from 1992, and as executive chairman of the Company from 1997. Mr. Sulzberger, Jr. was also 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. He served in a variety of critical positions since joining the Company in 1978. As a long-time employee of the Company, including 25 years as publisher of The New York Times and 20 years as executive chairman, Mr. Sulzberger, Jr., gained extensive knowledge of the Company and our businesses and provides a unique insight and perspective to the Board about the Company’s business strategy and industry opportunities and challenges. In addition, his life-long affiliation with the Company provides the Board with an important historical perspective and a focus on long-term interests of the Company.

Mark Thompson

Mr. Mark Thompson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, He has served as our president and chief executive officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since 2012. From 2004 to 2012, he was director-general of the British Broadcasting Corporation (the “BBC”), and from 2002 to 2004, he was chief executive of 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 challenges of the digital age is highly valued by the Company and the Board as the Company continues to expand its businesses digitally and globally.

Roland Caputo

Mr. Roland A. Caputo is re designated as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (since 2018); Executive Vice President, Print Products and Services Group (2013 to 2018); Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The New York Times Media Group (2008 to 2013)

David Perpich

Mr. David Perpich is President, General Manager - Wirecutter and Director of the Company. Mr. Perpich is the president and general manager of Wirecutter, a subsidiary of the Company (since 2017). From 2015 to 2017, he served as senior vice president of product for the Company, where he was responsible for overseeing The Times’s digital product portfolio across mobile and web products. Mr. Perpich served the Company as general manager, new digital products, from 2013 to 2015, and as vice president, product management, from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Perpich joined the Company in February 2010 as executive director, NYTimes.com paid products. Mr. Perpich is a fifth-generation member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family and will bring to the Board a deep appreciation of the values and societal contributions of The New York Times and the Company throughout their history. In addition, he has served in a variety of critical executive positions that have provided him with extensive knowledge of our Company and its operations. His alignment with stockholder interests will make Mr. Perpich an important part of the Board’s leadership and decision-making process.

Meredith Kopit Levien

Ms. Meredith Kopit Levien is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Ms. Kopit Levien is Executive Vice President (since 2013) and Chief Operating Officer (since 2017); Chief Revenue Officer (2015 to 2017); Executive Vice President, Advertising (2013 to 2015); Chief Revenue Officer, Forbes Media LLC (2011 to 2013)

Diane Brayton

Ms. Diane Brayton is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. She is Executive Vice President, General Counsel (since January 2017) and Secretary (since 2011); Deputy General Counsel (2016); Assistant Secretary (2009 to 2011) and Assistant General Counsel (2009 to 2016)

Robert Benten

Mr. Robert Anthony Benten is Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller of the Company. In his role, Mr. Benten is Senior Vice President, Treasurer (since December 2016) and Corporate Controller (since 2007); Senior Vice President, Finance (2008 to 2016).

Arthur Sulzberger

Mr. Arthur Gregg Sulzberger is Director and Publisher of the Company. A.G. Sulzberger has served as publisher of The New York Times and a member of our Board of Directors since 2018. Mr. Sulzberger was deputy publisher of The New York Times from November 2016 to December 2017. He joined The New York Times as a reporter in 2009 from various reporting roles at other publications. From 2010 to 2012, he served as head of the Kansas City bureau, and later served as an assistant editor (from 2012 to 2015) and associate editor (from 2015 to 2016) of The Times, before he was appointed deputy publisher. Mr. Sulzberger is a fifth-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 to his role as publisher of The New York Times. In addition, as one of the driving forces behind the Company’s digital transformation and subscription-first focus, Mr. Sulzberger brings a deep understanding and unique perspective to the Board about the Company’s business strategy and industry opportunities and challenges.

Hays Golden

Dr. Hays N. Golden is Non-Employee Director of the Company. Dr. Golden has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2017. Dr. Golden is the senior director for science and strategy at Crime Lab New York, which is part of the University of Chicago’s Urban Labs (since 2019). From 2017 to 2018, he was vice president of commercial underwriting at American International Group, Inc. (“AIG”). Prior to that, he was senior manager in the commercial underwriting division of AIG from 2016 to 2017. From 2013 to 2016, he held various positions in AIG Science, a division of AIG with a focus on data cience and analytics.

Amanpal Bhutani

Mr. Amanpal S. Bhutani is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2018. Mr. Bhutani is the president of the Brand Expedia Group at Expedia Group, Inc. (since 2015). From 2010 to 2015, he was the senior vice president of Expedia Worldwide Engineering at Expedia Group, Inc. From 2008 to 2010, he was a technology senior director at JPMorgan Chase and Co., and from 2002 to 2008, he was the senior vice president of ecommerce technology at Washington Mutual, Inc., which was acquired by JPMorgan Chase and Co. in 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Bhutani was the founder and technical lead at a startup, and was a senior engineer at a consultancy. Mr. Bhutani brings to the Company and the Board extensive technological and international business expertise gained from his collective experiences in senior leadership roles at digital and consumer-facing companies. This experience provides the Board with a valuable, highly relevant perspective to the Company’s innovation efforts as the Company positions itself for further global growth.

Robert Denham

Mr. Robert E. Denham is Presiding Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Denham has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2008 and as our presiding director since 2013. Mr. Denham is a partner of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP (from 1973 to 1991 and 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. Mr. Denham has been a director of Oaktree Capital Group LLC since 2007 and Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A. de C.V. since 2001. Mr. Denham was a director of Chevron Corporation from 2004 to 2018. 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.

Rebecca Dyck

Ms. Rebecca Van Dyck is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Van Dyck has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2015. Ms. Van Dyck is chief marketing officer for AR/VR at Facebook, Inc. (since 2017). Previously, she was vice president of consumer and brand marketing, of Facebook, Inc. from 2012 to 2017. 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. Ms. Van Dyck brings to the Company and the Board extensive knowledge of digital consumer brand marketing and management, gained from her experience in senior executive roles at large digital and consumer-focused companies and in the advertising industry. Ms. Van Dyck’s brand expertise, as well as her international experience, provide the Board with a valuable perspective highly relevant to the Company’s digital strategy.

Rachel Glaser

Ms. Rachel C. Glaser is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Glaser has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2018. Ms. Glaser is the chief financial officer of Etsy, Inc., a global creative commerce platform (since 2017). From 2015 to 2017, she was the chief financial officer of Leaf Group Ltd., a company that owns and operates consumer media and marketplaces. From 2012 to 2015, she was the chief financial officer of Move, Inc., the parent company of Realtor.com. From 2008 to 2011, she was the chief operating and financial officer of MyLife.com, a subscription-based search business, and from 2005 to 2008, she was the senior vice president of finance at Yahoo! Inc. From 1986 to 2005, Ms. Glaser held various finance and operations positions at The Walt Disney Company. She was a director of Sport Chalet, Inc. from 2010 to 2014. Ms. Glaser brings to the Company and the Board extensive financial and strategic expertise, gained from her experience in key roles at digitally focused, consumer-facing public companies. This experience provides the Board with a valuable perspective as the Company continues to expand its digital and subscription-first strategy. In addition to this experience, Ms. Glaser’s financial and accounting expertise is a valuable asset to the Company, the Board and the Audit Committee.

Joichi Ito

Dr. Joichi Ito is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Ito has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2012. Dr. Ito is director of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”) (since 2011) and professor of the Practice of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT (since 2016). Entities formed and managed by Dr. Ito have been general partner of Neoteny Labs, an early-stage investment fund focusing on Asia and the Middle East, since 2009, and as general partner of venture capital funds Neoteny 3, LP and Neotany 4, LP since 2015 and 2018, respectively. Dr. 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. Dr. Ito is a director of Digital Garage, Inc. (since 2006) and a director (since 2014) and chairman (since 2015) of PureTech Health. He was a director of Sony Corporation from 2013 to 2017 and Tucows Inc. from 2008 to 2016. Dr. Ito brings to the Company and the Board deep digital and international experience in the technology industry, including in the area of cybersecurity, 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, an early investor in numerous businesses and a director of various public and private companies.

Brian McAndrews

Mr. Brian P. McAndrews is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McAndrews has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2012. Mr. McAndrews was president, chief executive officer and chairman of Pandora Media, Inc. from 2013 to 2016. 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 is a director of Frontdoor, Inc. (since 2018) and Teladoc, Inc. (since 2017) and has been a director of GrubHub, Inc. since 2011 and chairman since 2014. Mr. McAndrews brings to the Company and the Board extensive digital expertise gained through his experience as a chief executive officer of public companies in the technology industry, as well as his private and public company director experience. His background in both traditional and digital media has also given him an understanding of digital advertising and the integration of emerging technologies, which is highly valued by the Company and the Board as the Company continues to expand its digital businesses.

John Rogers

Mr. John W. Rogers, Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Rogers has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2018. Mr. Rogers is the founder, chairman, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Ariel Investments, LLC, an institutional money management and mutual fund firm, as well as a trustee of Ariel Investment Trust. He has been a director of Nike, Inc. since 2018, McDonald’s Corporation since 2003 and Exelon Corporation since 2000.

Doreen Toben

Ms. Doreen A. Toben is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Toben 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 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 also been a director of ARRIS International plc since 2013. She was a director of Tapestry, Inc. from 2017 to 2018 and Kate Spade & Company from 2009 to 2017. 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.

Harlan Toplitzky

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