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NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY ANNOUNCES SENIOR EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS

 NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Times Company (AMEX: NYT) announced today several senior executive appointments and the creation of a five-member Management Committee, said Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, chairman and chief executive officer of the company.
 The new committee, which becomes effective immediately, will report for operations to Lance R. Primis, president and chief operating officer of the company, and to Mr. Sulzberger and Mr. Primis for planning, corporate development and other nonoperational functions.
 Katharine P. Darrow, age 49, currently vice president, broadcasting/information services and corporate development, will become senior vice president. Mrs. Darrow will assume primary responsibility for corporate development, including real estate activities. She will continue to oversee the company's broadcasting operations and will add human resources.
 Gordon Medenica, age 41, currently vice president, corporate planning, will become vice president, operations and planning. He will work closely with the operating groups of the company on day-to-day business operation while also overseeing the cross-company activities that will provide new marketing opportunities for all of the company's divisions. He retains responsibility for corporate strategic planning and acquisitions, and also adds corporate communications.
 The newly created Management Committee will comprise these executives along with Mr. Primis, David L. Gorham, senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Michael E. Ryan, senior vice president, responsible for the legal department, forest products and special projects.
 "The Management Committee will bring a diverse and experienced perspective in coping with the broad needs of our company," Mr. Primis said. "It will provide an overview to all operations of the company, assist in the creation of company policy and help identify development and acquisition opportunities."
 In a related move, James A. Cutie, age 42, senior vice president marketing of The New York Times newspaper, will become president of the Information Services Group, which includes The New York Times News Service and Syndication Sales, The New York Times Index, Times On-Line Services, TimesFax and other services. In addition, NYT Custom Publishing and the new business development function of The New York Times will move to this operating group and report to Mr. Cutie. The group will focus on the development of information services businesses while providing needed support for the growth of custom publishing and the development of new product and business opportunities.
 "Together, these new appointments will give us the flexibility to react quickly to changes in the market place and to realize the synergies among our businesses," said Mr. Primis.
 Mrs. Darrow joined The New York Times Company in 1968 as an intern in the legal department and became a fulltime attorney in 1970. She was appointed general counsel in 1981 and in 1987 she was made director of the Information Services Group. She became a vice president of the company in 1988 and added the Broadcast Group to her responsibilities a year later.
 She received a B.A. degree from the University of Chicago in 1965 and a J.D. degree from the Columbia University Law School in 1969.
 Mrs. Darrow is a director of The International Herald Tribune Corporation and a member of the board of trustees of the University of Chicago.
 Mr. Medenica joined The New York Times Company in 1982 as a senior analyst in strategic planning. He later served as a project manager, and then manager of strategic planning and corporate development, and director of corporate planning. He was named vice president of corporate planning in 1990.
 Prior to joining the company, Mr. Medenica was a senior planning analyst with the Marriott Corporation in Washington, D.C. Earlier he was a city planning consultant for Boca Raton, Fla., executive director of an automobile owners' organization, and a staff accountant for a Boston C.P.A. firm.
 Mr. Medenica received an A.B. degree from Harvard College in 1973 and an


M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School in 1979. He is a member of the Conference Board's Council of Planning Executives.
 Mr. Gorham joined The New York Times Company in 1974 as corporate controller. He was named a vice president in 1979 and chief financial officer and senior vice president in 1980.
 Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gorham was controller at General Signal Corp. Before that, he was division controller at DeLaval Turbine, Inc., and treasurer at DeLaval Separator Company. He began his career at the accounting firm of Ernst & Ernst in Salt Lake City. He is a certified public accountant.
 He received a B.S. degree from the University of Utah in 1954 and a M.B.A. degree from the University of California in 1968.
 Mr. Gorham served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot.
 Mr. Ryan joined The Times's accounting department in 1956. Subsequently he served in managerial positions in various areas of the newspaper. In 1967, after receiving his law degree, he moved to the Company as an attorney. He was later named secretary of the Company and corporate counsel. He was named a vice president in 1979 and a senior vice president in 1980.
 He received a B.A. degree from St. John's University in 1963, a J.D. degree from Fordham University's Law School in 1967, and an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science from St. John's University in 1989.
 Mr. Ryan is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
 Mr. Cutie joined The Times in 1980 as a research project manager. He has served in a number of positions in the marketing and advertising departments including marketing services manager, marketing and promotion director, business advertising director, national advertising director and vice president of marketing. He was appointed senior vice president of marketing in 1992.
 Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Cutie was a research and promotion manager at Gannett Newspaper Advertising Sales and before that he was a research manager for Newhouse Newspapers.
 He received a B.A. degree from Brooklyn College in 1972. He serves on the board of trustees of several newspaper and advertising associations and on the Regional Planning Association.
 The New York Times Company is a $1.8 billion communications company with four lines of business: newspapers, magazines, broadcasting/information services and forest products. In addition to The New York Times, the company publishes 31 regional newspapers; owns a wholesale newspaper distribution business in the New York metropolitan area, a one-half interest in the International Herald Tribune; publishes 20 magazines, including McCall's, Family Circle, Golf Digest and Tennis; owns five broadcasting television stations and two radio stations; operates The New York Times News Service, The New York Times Syndication Sales, TimesFax, Times On-Line Services and The New York Times Index Operations, and has equity interests in two newsprint mills and a supercalendered mill.
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