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Related Party Transactions and Outside Related Director Information

New York Times Company (The) (NYT)

3/3/2006 Proxy Information

1. In the ordinary course of business, the Company and its subsidiaries from time to time engage in transactions with other corporations whose officers or directors are also Directors of the Company. These include the Company's purchase of products and services from Verizon Communications, Inc. and the running of advertising in Company properties for the products and services of Ford Motor Company, The Procter & Gamble Company, Sprint Nextel Corporation and Verizon Communications, Inc., as well as other Director-affiliated companies. All of these arrangements are conducted on an arm's-length basis. The relevant outside Director does not participate in these business relationships nor profit directly from them. Due to the nature of these transactions, they may not even come to the attention of the Company's Board or the relevant Director.

Any transaction with the Company in which a Director has a direct, or indirect, material interest would be specifically disclosed by the Company in its public filings.

None of the current transactions would render any of the Company's independent Directors not independent under the categorical standards the Board has adopted to assist it in making independence determinations (see "Board of Directors and Corporate GovernanceŅIndependent Directors").

2. During 2005, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. was employed as Chairman of the Company and Publisher of The New York Times, and Michael Golden was employed as Vice Chairman of the Company and Publisher of the International Herald Tribune. See "Compensation of Executive Officers" for a description of Mr. Sulzberger, Jr.'s and Mr. Golden's compensation. James Dryfoos was employed as Senior Analyst Systems (IT Department) and was paid a total of $112,000 in 2005. Michael Greenspon is Director, Sales & Operations (Circulation, Retail Sales, LLC), and was paid a total of $109,371 in 2005. Messrs. Dryfoos and Greenspon are each the son of a cousin of Mr. Sulzberger, Jr., Cathy J. Sulzberger, Mr. Golden and Lynn G. Dolnick. Mr. Sulzberger, Jr. and Ms. Sulzberger are siblings, and are cousins of Mr. Golden and Ms. Dolnick, who are also siblings.

3/11/2005 Proxy Information

In the ordinary course of business, the Company and its subsidiaries from time to time engage in transactions with other corporations whose officers or directors are also Directors of the Company. These include the Company's purchase of products and services from Verizon Communications, Inc. and Lucent Technologies Inc. and the running of advertising in Company properties for the products and services of Ford Motor Company and Verizon Communications, Inc., as well as other Director-affiliated companies. All of these arrangements are conducted on an arm's-length basis. The relevant outside Director does not participate in these business relationships nor profit directly from them. Due to the nature of these transactions, they may not even come to the attention of the Company's Board or the relevant Director.

Any transaction with the Company in which a Director has a direct, or indirect, material interest would be specifically disclosed by the Company in its public filings. None of the current transactions would render any of the Company's independent Directors not independent under the categorical standards the Board has adopted to assist it in making independence determinations (see "Board of Directors and Corporate GovernanceŅIndependent Directors").

During 2004, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. was employed as Chairman of the Company and Publisher of The New York Times, and Michael Golden was employed as Vice Chairman of the Company and Publisher of the International Herald Tribune. See "Compensation of Executive Officers" for a description of Mr. Sulzberger, Jr.'s and Mr. Golden's compensation. Michael Greenspon is Director, Youth Readership of The Boston Globe, and was paid a total of $103,402 in 2004. Mr. Greenspon is Ms. Jacqueline Dryfoos's son. Cathy J. Sulzberger and Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. are siblings, as are Michael Golden and Lynn G. Dolnick. Michael Golden, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Cathy J. Sulzberger, and Lynn G. Dolnick are cousins.

3/2/2004 Proxy Information

During 2003, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. was employed as Chairman of the Company and Publisher of The New York Times, and Michael Golden was employed as Vice Chairman and Senior Vice President of the Company and Publisher of the International Herald Tribune. See "Compensation of Executive Officers" for a description of Mr. Sulzberger, Jr.'s and Mr. Golden's compensation. Michael Greenspon is Director, Youth Readership, of The Boston Globe, and was paid a total of $95,285 in 2003. Mr. Greenspon is Ms. Jacqueline Dryfoos's son. Ms. Sulzberger is the sister of Mr. Sulzberger, Jr. and cousins of Mr. Golden, and Ms. Dryfoos.