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Press release from Business Wire

The New York Times Company Confirms It Is in Discussions to Sell Its About Group

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

The New York Times Company Confirms It Is in Discussions to Sell Its About Group13:29 EDT Wednesday, August 08, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) confirmed today that it is engaged in discussions regarding the potential sale of its About Group. No definitive agreement has been reached. The negotiations are ongoing and there can be no assurances that an agreement will be reached or that a transaction will be completed. Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include national and local conditions, as well as competition, that could influence the levels (rate and volume) of national, retail and classified advertising and circulation generated by our various markets, material increases in newsprint prices and the development of our digital businesses. They also include other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's publicly filed documents, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 25, 2011. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. About The New York Times Company The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information company with 2011 revenues of $2.3 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe,,,, and related properties. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment. The New York Times CompanyFor Media:Robert H. Christie, 212-556-1981robert.christie@nytimes.comAbbe Serphos, 212-556-4425serphos@nytimes.comorFor Investors:Paula Schwartz, 212-556-5224paula.schwartz@nytimes.comAndrea Passalacqua,