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Veronica Dillon Will Be Named Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of The Washington Post Company

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 2006--Veronica Dillon will be named vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO). She will assume her new position on January 2, 2007, after the retirement of Diana M. Daniels, who has served the Company as vice president and general counsel since 1988 and added the role of corporate secretary in 1991.

Donald Graham, chairman and chief executive officer of The Washington Post Company, said: "Ronnie Dillon has been a key member of the management team at Kaplan, Inc., for 15 years and her extraordinary talents as a lawyer and businesswoman have contributed greatly to our success. I am thrilled she will join our corporate office as general counsel."

"Diana Daniels has guided us for many years through complex legal and regulatory waters with tremendous skill," Graham said. "During her 28 years with the Company and at several divisions, Diana has demonstrated her sharp legal mind and her keen insight, and we are all the better for having had access to her wise counsel. We will miss her."

Dillon has been chief administrative officer and chief legal officer of Kaplan, Inc., the education division of The Washington Post Company, since 2003. She added vice chairman to her duties in April 2006. Formerly she served as Kaplan's general counsel; in that role she oversaw the acquisition of 30 companies in the U.S. and abroad. Dillon joined Kaplan in February 1991 as corporate counsel.

From 1982 through 1990, Dillon was assistant general counsel at Macmillan, Inc. She had served as a staff attorney at the New York Regional Office of the Federal Trade Commission from 1980 to 1982, with responsibility for consumer protection and antitrust matters.

Dillon received a B.A. from St. Johns in 1971 and taught at the Commander Shea School in Manhattan for two years. After graduating from Fordham Law School in 1976, she was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for four years.

CONTACT: The Washington Post Company
Rima Calderon, 202-334-6617

SOURCE: The Washington Post Company