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The New York Times Announces Marc Z. Kramer Named SVP, Circulation and Thomas P. Lombardo Named VP, Production.

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2004

The New York Times announced today that Marc Z. Kramer, senior vice president, production, has been named senior vice president, circulation, and Thomas P. Lombardo, executive director of production and plant manager at the Company's Flushing, N.Y. facility, has been named vice president, production.

"Marc is a seasoned and proven executive who combines a strategic perspective with strong management skills," said Scott Heekin-Canedy, president and general manager of The New York Times, to whom Mr. Kramer will report. "He has a great track record in production, distribution and labor, and I look forward to the vision he will bring to circulation."

Mr. Kramer will continue to oversee production and labor relations, which he has been responsible for since 1999.

In announcing Mr. Lombardo's appointment, Mr. Kramer said, "Tom has shown strong leadership in motivating and educating employees to help them achieve better results. He has been instrumental in spearheading cost savings initiatives, capital projects and quality improvements."

Mr. Kramer, 48, became senior vice president, production in February 2001 after having served as vice president of production and labor relations since 1999. He joined The New York Times as vice president for labor relations in 1998, with responsibility for directing labor relations with all of its unions.

Mr. Kramer came to The Times from The Daily News where, since 1993, he was vice president and general counsel and was responsible for labor relations, developing a companywide labor strategy and supervising all aspects of the company's legal department. Concurrently, he worked with Applied Graphics Technologies, Inc. and Applied Printing Technologies, L.P. as their labor counsel.

From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Kramer was a labor associate at Proskauer Rose. From 1985 to 1990 he was first the deputy general counsel and later the general counsel at the New York City Mayor's Office of Labor Relations. He began his law career as a staff attorney in the labor department of the New York City Board of Education.

From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Kramer was an adjunct professor of labor law at New York University. He is the co-author of "State Regulations of Public Employment" New York Employment Law, (Matthew Bender).

Mr. Kramer received a B.A. degree in history from the State University at Albany in 1977 and a J.D. degree from New York Law School in 1980.

Mr. Lombardo, 50, was named executive director of production in 1999, retaining his position as plant manager of The New York Times's printing and distribution facility in Flushing, N.Y., which he assumed in 1996. He is responsible for the production segment of the Company's Masters Program, which taps outstanding managers to teach tools and techniques to other employees. Since 2001, he has also served as the chairman of the Company's production optimization committee, which has identified significant cost savings.

Previously he had been group director of production facilities since 1992 after having served as construction manager from 1988 to 1992. Before that time, he had been plant manager of The Times's Carlstadt, N.J. plant since 1987 and assistant plant manager since 1983.

Mr. Lombardo joined The Times in 1976 as a part-time driver while attending college. A year later, he became delivery foreman and in 1982, he became assistant general foreman.

Mr. Lombardo graduated in 1976 with a B.A. from C.W. Post College on Long Island.

The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2003 revenues of $3.2 billion, includes The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 16 other newspapers, eight network-affiliated television stations, two New York City radio stations and more than 40 Web sites, including NYTimes.com and Boston.com. For the third consecutive year, the Company was ranked No. 1 in the publishing industry in Fortune's 2002 list of America's Most Admired Companies. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

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