NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2007--The New York Times
Company announced today that Catherine J. Mathis, vice president,
corporate communications has been promoted to senior vice president,
corporate communications and Kenneth A. Richieri, vice president and
general counsel, has been promoted to senior vice president and
general counsel. Both promotions are effective immediately. Ms. Mathis
will continue to report to James Follo, senior vice president and
chief financial officer, and Mr. Richieri will continue to report to
Janet L. Robinson, president and CEO, of the Times Company.
In making the announcement, Ms. Robinson said, "These appointments
reflect the depth of experience and numerous contributions Catherine
and Ken have made to our business during their respective tenures."
"Catherine is the consummate communications professional. She has
a deep understanding of our business and, under her leadership, we
have taken a smart, strategic approach to media and investor
"Ken's breadth of knowledge has served us well for the past 24
years, and his expertise is invaluable to us as the Company continues
to execute complex business strategies."
Ms. Mathis will continue to be responsible for investor relations,
media relations, public relations, community relations, crisis
communications, corporate speechwriting, employee communications and
the Company's Internet and Intranet sites. She joined the Company in
1997 as director of investor relations. In 2006 Ms. Mathis was named
Communicator of the Year by the New York chapter of International
Association of Business Communicators. The award is the chapter's
highest award, recognizing integrity and excellence in everyday
communications or in response to specific crises or challenges.
From 1992 until 1997, Ms. Mathis was vice president of corporate
relations at the Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. Previously she held
various management positions at International Paper Company. Ms.
Mathis graduated with a B.S. degree in business administration and an
M.B.A. degree in marketing and management information systems from the
University of Minnesota.
Ms. Mathis serves on the Board of the National Investor Relations
Institute and is president of the Investor Relations Association.
Mr. Richieri became general counsel of The New York Times Company
in January 2006. He served as deputy general counsel from 2001 until
2005, and was promoted to vice president in 2002. He served as
assistant general counsel for The New York Times Company since January
1993, handling electronic publishing, intellectual property and
business issues. Previously, he was senior counsel since 1989. Mr.
Richieri joined The New York Times Company in 1983 as legal counsel.
Before joining the Times Company, Mr. Richieri was an associate at
Cahill Gordon & Reindel from 1976 through 1982. Mr. Richieri received
an A.B. degree in political science from Brown University in 1973 and
a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, graduating cum laude.
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About The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company
with 2006 revenues of $3.3 billion, includes The New York Times, the
International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily
newspapers, WQXR-FM and more than 30 Web sites, including NYTimes.com,
Boston.com and About.com. The Company's core purpose is to enhance
society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news,
information and entertainment.
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