the Audit and Finance Committees of the Board of Directors. He is also a
director of GEICO Corporation and the New York Theatre Workshop and is a
trustee of the Y.W.C.A. of New York and The Carmel Hill Fund.
RICHARD D. SIMMONS
Mr. Simmons, age 59, has been retired since June 30, 1991; prior to his
retirement he had been President and Chief Operating Officer of the
Company for nearly ten years. Since September 1981, he has been a
Director of the Company and is a member of the Compensation Committee of
the Board of Directors. Mr. Simmons is President of International Herald
Tribune, S.A., French publishing company owned jointly by the Company
and The New York Times Company, a position he has held since 1989. Mr.
Simmons is also a director of Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York,
J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc., and Union Pacific Corporation, a member of the
General Electric Investment Corporation Equity Advisory Board, a trustee
of The Phillips Collection and a member of the Council of the White
Burkett Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.
ALAN G. SPOON
Mr. Spoon, age 42, has been President since September 9, 1993 and Chief
Operating Officer of the Company and a Director of the Company since May
9, 1991 and is a member of the Executive and Finance Committees of the
Board. Mr. Spoon has served in various capacities with the Company since
joining in 1982 as Vice President for business development and planning.
He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Norwood School and a
Director of the National Museum of Natural History.
GEORGE W. WILSON
Mr. Wilson, age 56, has for more than thirteen years been President and
Chief Executive Officer of Newspapers of New England, Inc., Newspapers
of New Hampshire, Inc., Newspapers of Massachusetts, Inc. and President
of the Concord Monitor, which is published in Concord, N.H. He was
elected a Director of the Company in September 1985 and is a member of
the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Wilson is also
a director of New Directions for News, The Bakersfield (California)
Californian and The Associated Press.