This excerpt taken from the MNI 10-K filed Feb 24, 2005.
Biographical information for Class A Directors, Class B Directors and executive officers contained under the captions Nominees for Class A Directors, Nominees for Class B Directors and Other Executive Officers under the heading Election of Directors in the definitive Proxy Statement for the Companys 2005 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the Proxy Statement) is incorporated herein by reference.
In addition, the names of each member of the Companys standing Audit Committee contained under the caption Audit Committee under the heading Corporate Governance and Board Matters in the Proxy Statement are incorporated herein by reference.
Audit Committee Financial Experts - The Board of Directors of McClatchy has determined that S. Donley Ritchey, Chair of the Audit Committee, and Leroy Barnes, Audit Committee member, are audit committee financial experts as defined by Item 401(h) of Regulation S-K of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act) and are independent within the meaning of Item 7(d)(3)(iv) of Schedule 14A of the Exchange Act.
Codes of Conduct - The Board of Directors of McClatchy has adopted a Code of Ethics for Senior Officers for the Companys senior financial and accounting officers and the CEO. In addition, the Board has adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for all officers, directors and employees. The Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and the Code of Ethics for Senior Officers are available on the Companys website at www.mcclatchy.com and are also available in print to any shareholder requesting copies. The Company will disclose on its website when there have been any waivers of, or amendments to, the Code of Ethics for Senior Officers.
Corporate Government Guidelines - The Board of Directors of McClatchy has adopted Corporate Governance Guidelines which are available on the Companys website at www.mcclatchy.com. The Guidelines are also available in print to any shareholder requesting a copy.
Policy Regarding Director Recommendations by Security Holders - Information contained under the caption Consideration of Director Nominees under the heading Corporate Governance and Board Matters in the Proxy Statement is incorporated herein by reference.
Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership - Information contained under the heading Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance in the Proxy Statement is incorporated herein by reference.