New York Times Company 8-K 2012
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At the February 16, 2012, meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of The New York Times Company (the “Company”), on the recommendation of the Nominating & Governance Committee, the Board approved a slate of candidates for the Company’s Board of Directors for election to the Board at the Company’s 2012 annual meeting of stockholders, which is currently scheduled to be held on April 25, 2012. Lynn Dolnick will retire from the Board upon the expiration of her current term at the annual meeting and, accordingly, is not standing for re-election. Other than Ms. Dolnick, all of the current directors will stand for re-election. In addition, Steven B. Green, the husband of a fourth-generation member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family, has been nominated to stand for election as a director.
A copy of the Company’s press release dated February 16, 2012, relating to these matters is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K. Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.