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TRIBUNE COMPANY BOARD ELECTS NEW DIRECTOR; ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

TRIBUNE COMPANY BOARD ELECTS NEW DIRECTOR; ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND
 CHICAGO, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Company's (NYSE: TRB) board of directors has elected Donald H. Rumsfeld, chairman and chief executive officer of General Instrument Corporation, to a seat on the company's board.
 Rumsfeld, 60, will serve a term that expires next year. His election brings the number of Tribune Company board members to 14, nine of whom are outside directors.
 Rumsfeld's career has included key posts in public service as well as in the private sector.
 In 1962, at the age of 30, he was elected to the first of four terms in the U.S. Congress. In 1969, he resigned from Congress to join President Richard Nixon's Cabinet. He served as director of the Office Of Economic Opportunity and assistant to the president, and then as director of the Economic Stabilization Program and counselor to the president. In January 1973, he was posted to Brussels, Belgium, as U.S. ambassador to N.A.T.O.
 In August 1974, Rumsfeld was called back to Washington, D.C., to chair the transition to the presidency of Gerald Ford. He served as chief of staff of the White House and as a member of the president's Cabinet, 1974-75 and as the 13th Secretary of Defense, the youngest in history, 1975-77, also in the Ford Administration.
 In 1977, Rumsfeld left Washington, D.C., after 20 years of public service. He lectured at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and at Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
 Rumsfeld joined G.D. Searle, a worldwide pharmaceutical company, as CEO in June 1977, where he served until 1985. He was a senior advisor to William Blair & Co., 1985-90, prior to joining General Instruments.
 GI is a leading proponent of HDTV technology and a world leader in broadband transmission, distribution and access control technologies for cable, satellite and terrestrial broadcasting applications, as well as in discrete power rectifying components.
 In other business, Tribune Company's board of directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.24 per common share payable on Thursday, Sept. 10 to stockholders of record on Thursday, Aug. 27.
 Tribune Company is a leading information and entertainment company. It publishes seven daily newspapers, owns and operates seven television and four radio stations, produces and syndicates information and entertainment and manufactures newsprint.
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 /CONTACT: Ruthellyn Musil of Tribune Company, 312-222-3787 (office) or, 708-559-0852 (home)/
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