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Lee C. Bollinger Elected a Director of The Washington Post Company

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2007--The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO) announced today that Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, has been elected to its Board of Directors. His nomination to the Board was announced on March 23, 2007. There are ten members of the Company's Board of Directors.

The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO) is a diversified media and education company whose principal operations include newspaper and magazine publishing, educational and career services, television broadcasting, cable television systems and electronic information services. The Company owns The Washington Post; Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive (WPNI), the online publishing subsidiary whose flagship products include washingtonpost.com, Newsweek.com, Slate magazine, Budget Travel Online and Sprig.com; Express; El Tiempo Latino; The Gazette and Southern Maryland newspapers; The Herald (Everett, WA); Newsweek magazine; Post-Newsweek Stations (Detroit, Houston, Miami, Orlando, San Antonio and Jacksonville); and Cable ONE, serving subscribers in midwestern, western and southern states. The Company's fastest growing division is Kaplan, Inc., based in New York, a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses.

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

SOURCE: The Washington Post Company