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Press release from Marketwire

Christopher Goodridge Named President of Torstar Digital

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Christopher Goodridge Named President of Torstar Digital06:29 EDT Wednesday, May 09, 2012TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 9, 2012) - Torstar (TSX:TS.B) today announced that Christopher Goodridge has been appointed as President of Torstar Digital effective immediately.Mr. Goodridge has been with Torstar Corporation since 2004. During that time he has held a number of positions with both Torstar Corporation and Torstar Digital. His most recent role, prior to being appointed Acting President of Torstar Digital in April 2012, was as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Torstar Digital where he was responsible for leading the Finance function, partnering with the business leaders on digital strategy & operations as well as leading the M&A and partnership activities for Torstar Digital. Prior to assuming the Finance role at Torstar Digital, Chris was the Director of Corporate Development for Torstar. Mr. Goodridge holds an Executive MBA from the University of Toronto and a Law Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School."Chris has played an important role over the years in establishing many of our important digital initiatives. He is a strong leader, a strategic thinker and someone we have confidence will have a significant impact on our efforts in the digital space," said David Holland, President & Chief Executive Officer of Torstar Corporation. ABOUT TORSTAR CORPORATION Torstar Corporation is a broadly based media and book publishing company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). Its businesses include the Star Media Group led by the Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily newspaper, and digital properties including thestar.com, toronto.com, Workopolis, Olive Media, and eyeReturn Marketing; Metroland Media Group, publisher of community and daily newspapers in Ontario; and Harlequin, a leading global publisher of books for women.Torstar's news releases are available on the Internet at www.torstar.com.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Lorenzo DeMarchiTorstar CorporationExecutive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer(416) 869-4776www.torstar.com