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GRAHAM HOLDINGS CO filed this Form DEF 14A on 03/31/1994
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annual fee of $30,000 for service as a Director and an additional $5,000 for
service as chairman of a committee of the Board. The Company reimburses all such
Directors for their expenses incurred in attending Board and committee meetings.
     In May 1991, the Company entered into a three-year agreement with Mr.
Richard D. Simmons, a Director of the Company, for a term commencing July 1,
1991, following termination of his employment with the Company (see page 24).
Pursuant to this agreement, Mr. Simmons provides consulting and other services
to the Company.
     The Securities and Exchange Commission requires the Company to submit to a
vote at its annual meetings, and to include in its proxy materials for such
meetings, stockholder proposals meeting the requirements of the Commission's
proxy rules if such proposals are submitted in a timely fashion by stockholders
entitled to vote thereon. Eligible proposals intended to be submitted to the
Company's annual meeting to be held in 1995 must be received by the Secretary of
the Company at its offices in Washington, D.C., no later than November 30, 1994.
     Holders of Class B Stock are entitled to vote only for the election of 30%
of the members of the Board of Directors (and, if required by the rules of the
New York Stock Exchange, on management proposals to reserve shares for stock
options or to acquire the stock or assets of other companies under certain
circumstances). In accordance with the rules of the Securities and Exchange
Commission, proposals submitted on other matters by holders of Class B Stock
have not been and will not be included in the Company's proxy materials for
annual meetings.
     The information in the following two tables relates to each person who on
February 1, 1994, was a "beneficial owner" (as defined under the proxy rules of
the Securities and Exchange Commission) of more than 5% of the Company's Class A
or Class B Stock. Under the proxy rules a person is deemed to be the "beneficial
owner" of stock if such person has (or shares) either investment power or voting
power over such stock, or has (or shares) the right to acquire such stock within
60 days by any of a number of means, including the conversion of another
security which is convertible into such stock. A substantial number of shares of
the Company's Class A and Class B Stock is held in trusts or subject to other
agreements which provide for the sharing of investment power, voting power or
both among several persons, each of whom is deemed by the Securities and
Exchange Commission to be a "beneficial owner" of the shares so held.
Furthermore, in many cases such persons do not include the beneficiary of the
trust who, although not deemed to be a "beneficial owner" in the absence of
voting or investment power over the shares, is nevertheless shown below as a
beneficial owner because of the beneficiary's economic interest in the shares.
In addition, since all the shares of Class A Stock are convertible at the option
of the holder into Class B Stock on a share-for-share basis, each "beneficial
owner" of shares of Class A Stock is deemed by the Securities and Exchange
Commission to be a "beneficial owner" of the