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Invitation to 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
DATE:Wednesday, April 24, 2024
TIME:11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
PLACE:
Virtual meeting only at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/NYT2024
March 8, 2024
Dear Fellow Stockholder:
Please join me at our Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. At the meeting, you will be asked to vote on the matters set forth in the Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which follows.
There are a few changes to our proposed Board slate this year. I am very pleased that we have two new nominees for election at this year’s Annual Meeting: Anuradha B. Subramanian and Margot Golden Tishler. Anuradha is chief financial officer of Bumble Inc. and joined our Board in November 2023. With two decades of experience in key financial roles at a variety of public consumer and media companies, she brings to the Board valuable financial and accounting expertise and considerable strategic experience. Margot is a fifth-generation member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family who has served as chair of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust since 2022 and, if elected, will bring to the Board a deep appreciation of the values and societal contributions of The New York Times Company throughout its history.
Hays N. Golden, a fifth-generation member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family who has served on our Board since 2017, is not standing for election at this year’s Annual Meeting. I speak for the entire Board in expressing our gratitude for his invaluable advice and many contributions during his tenure.
You can join our Annual Meeting at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/NYT2024. Stockholders will be able to listen, submit questions and vote at the meeting. Information on how to participate in this year’s virtual meeting can be found beginning on page 8.
Your vote is important to us. Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, I encourage you to vote your shares as soon as possible. You may vote your shares electronically, by phone or by mail. Instructions on each of these voting methods are outlined on page 6.
Thank you for your ongoing support and continued interest in The New York Times Company.
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A.G. SULZBERGER
Chairman of the Board



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Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders
To be held Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
To the Holders of Class A and Class B
Common Stock of The New York Times Company:
The Annual Meeting of Stockholders of The New York Times Company will be held at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. The meeting will be conducted virtually through a live audio webcast at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/NYT2024.
Proposals
1.To elect a Board of 13 members;
2.To ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024;
3.To hold an advisory vote to approve executive compensation; and
4.To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
Record Date and Eligibility to Vote
Holders of the Class A and Class B common stock as of the close of business on March 1, 2024, are entitled to notice of, and to attend, the Annual Meeting as set forth in the Proxy Statement. Class A stockholders are entitled to vote for the election of four of the 13 director nominees. Class B stockholders are entitled to vote for the election of nine of the 13 director nominees and on the advisory resolution with respect to executive compensation. Class A and Class B stockholders, voting together as a single class, are entitled to vote on the proposal to ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as auditors for the 2024 fiscal year. Class B stockholders are entitled to vote on any other matters presented at the meeting.
Attending the Annual Meeting
To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting, visit www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/NYT2024 and enter your 16-digit control number included on your Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials, your proxy card or on the instructions that accompanied your proxy materials. Those without a control number may also attend the Annual Meeting as guests by logging in to the same virtual meeting platform and following the instructions on the website for guest access. Guests will not have the option to vote shares or ask questions. The Annual Meeting will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Online check-in will begin at 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time, and you should allow ample time for the online check-in procedures. Technical support will be available beginning at 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time and will remain available until the meeting has ended.
Your vote is important. Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, please vote as promptly as possible using the internet or the designated toll-free telephone number, or by requesting a printed copy of the proxy materials and returning by mail the proxy card you receive in response to your request.
New York, NY
March 8, 2024
By Order of the Board of Directors
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MICHAEL A. BROWN
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary



TABLE OF CONTENTSPAGE
INFORMATION ABOUT THE ANNUAL MEETING
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Employment Agreement of Meredith Kopit Levien
PROPOSAL NUMBER 3—ADVISORY VOTE TO APPROVE EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION






Proxy Statement Summary
This summary highlights certain information contained in this proxy statement. You should read the entire proxy statement carefully before voting. We are making this proxy statement available to stockholders beginning on March 8, 2024.
ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
Date:
April 24, 2024
Time:11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Location:
Virtual meeting only at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/NYT2024

For further information about participating in the Annual Meeting, please see “Information About the Annual Meeting” beginning on page 5.
VOTING MATTERS
ProposalBoard
Recommendation
More Information
1. Election of Board of Directors of the CompanyFor
p. 18
Class A stockholdersClass B stockholders
Amanpal S. Bhutani
Manuel Bronstein
Beth Brooke
Anuradha B. Subramanian
Rachel Glaser
Arthur Golden
Meredith Kopit Levien
Brian P. McAndrews
David Perpich
John W. Rogers, Jr.
A.G. Sulzberger
Margot Golden Tishler
Rebecca Van Dyck
2. Ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024 (Class A and B stockholders)
For
p. 38
3. Advisory vote to approve executive compensation (Class B stockholders)
For
p. 82

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DIRECTOR NOMINEES
NameAgePosition with The New York Times CompanyDirector Since
Class A Nominees (4)
Amanpal S. Bhutani
47Independent Director2018
Manuel Bronstein48Independent Director2021
Beth Brooke64Independent Director2021
Anuradha B. Subramanian42Independent Director2023
Class B Nominees (9)
Rachel Glaser62Independent Director2018
Arthur Golden67Non-Employee Director2021
Meredith Kopit Levien52President, Chief Executive Officer and Director2020
Brian P. McAndrews65Independent Director2012
David Perpich46Publisher, The Athletic, and Director2019
John W. Rogers, Jr.65Independent Director2018
A.G. Sulzberger43Chairman of the Board and Publisher of The New York Times2018
Margot Golden Tishler47Non-Employee Director
Rebecca Van Dyck54Independent Director2015
Our Board is composed of a diverse group of individuals. Nine of our 13 director nominees (69%), including three out of four Committee Chairs, self-identify as female, LGBTQ+ or from a racially/ethnically underrepresented group. Our director nominees have an average tenure of 4.7 years, with longer serving directors providing important experience and institutional knowledge, and newer directors providing fresh perspective to deliberations. The Nominating & Governance Committee regularly assesses our directors’ mix of skills, experience, tenure and diversity in light of the Company’s business and long-term strategy, and advises the Board of its determinations with respect to Board composition, short- and long-term director refreshment and succession planning.
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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE HIGHLIGHTS
We believe strong corporate governance is a critical component of our corporate culture. Central to our governance is our dual-class capital structure that includes Class A stock, which is publicly traded, and Class B stock, which is controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family trust. The primary objective of this trust is to maintain the editorial independence and the integrity of The New York Times and to perpetuate it “as an independent newspaper, entirely fearless, free of ulterior influence and unselfishly devoted to the public welfare.”
The Company’s unique dual-class structure, combined with the Ochs-Sulzberger family trust’s stated purpose to protect The Times’s editorial independence and integrity, have enabled the Company to remain focused on its long-term strategy, particularly during periods of significant change and uncertainty in our industry, when many news organizations have struggled. We believe this long-term focus has helped foster the original, independent and high-quality reporting and journalistic excellence that drives our “essential subscription” business strategy, is critical to the Company’s success and value creation for all stockholders, and helps to promote a more informed and just society.
Below are certain highlights of our governance practices that are designed to safeguard the interests of both Class A and Class B stockholders. More information can be found beginning on page 24.
lMajority independent Board (notwithstanding NYSE “controlled company” exception) elected annually and with fiduciary duties to Class A and Class B stockholderslCommitment to Board refreshment, with a robust director nominee selection process and five new non-employee directors (three independent) since the beginning of 2019
lAnnual rotation policy for independent directors, under which each independent director is nominated for election by Class A stockholders at least once every three years and annual Class A nominee slate includes at least one member of each of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating & Governance CommitteeslFully independent Audit, Compensation and Nominating & Governance Committees (notwithstanding NYSE “controlled company” exception with respect to Compensation and Nominating & Governance Committees)
lActive lead independent director as Presiding DirectorlRegular executive sessions of non-employee directors and independent directors
lRegular outreach to top Class A stockholders on various matterslDirector/executive stock ownership requirements
lAnnual Board and Committee self-evaluation processlComprehensive director orientation
lEthics policies for all directors and employeeslRetirement policy for non-employee directors that applies at the earlier of age 75 and 20 years of service
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Prohibition on hedging/pledging of Company stocklCompensation recoupment policy, which was revised in 2023 to comply with new NYSE listing standards issued pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act, that applies to incentive-based compensation
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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION HIGHLIGHTS
The Company’s executive compensation program is designed to drive performance through the achievement of short- and long-term objectives and to link our executives’ compensation to the interests of our stockholders. Below are certain highlights of our 2023 executive compensation program. More information can be found beginning on page 42.

Pay for Performance
lSignificant portion of named executive officers’ target compensation is variable:
– Approximately 86% for CEO
– Approximately 73% for other NEOs
lPursuant to financial metrics in annual incentive compensation plan, above-target compensation paid only for above-target Company performance
lSignificant portions of annual and long-term incentive compensation tied to performance against pre-established, measurable financial performance goalslPursuant to total stockholder return metric of long-term incentive compensation plan, above-target compensation paid only for above-median Company performance and no payout for lower quartile performance

Executive Compensation Governance
What We Do
üAlign pay and performanceüSet meaningful stock ownership guidelines for executive officers (2-5x annual base salary)
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Engage with significant Class A stockholders periodically on executive compensation mattersüHave a compensation recoupment policy that applies to incentive compensation paid to executive officers
üAnnual Compensation Committee benchmarking review of compensation of Company executives with the Committee’s independent compensation consultantüPerform annual risk assessment of executive compensation program
üHold an annual “say-on-pay” advisory vote
What We Do Not Do
ûNo tax “gross-ups” for executive officersû
No hedging/pledging of Company stock
ûNo significant perks for executive officersûNo individual change in control agreements


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The New York Times Company
Proxy Statement
Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be Held on April 24, 2024

INFORMATION ABOUT THE ANNUAL MEETING
VOTING ON MATTERS BEFORE THE ANNUAL MEETING
Q:    What am I voting on?
A:    Stockholders are asked to vote on three items at the 2024 Annual Meeting:
Proposal 1: Election of the Board of Directors of The New York Times Company (the “Board” or the “Board of Directors”).
Proposal 2: Ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024.
Proposal 3: Advisory vote to approve executive compensation (the “say-on-pay” vote).
Q:    How does the Board of Directors recommend voting?
A:    The Board of Directors recommends voting:
FOR each nominee to the Board; and
FOR the approval, on an advisory basis, of the executive compensation of our named executive officers;
and
The Audit Committee of the Board recommends voting:
FOR ratification of Ernst & Young LLP as auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024.
Q:    Who is entitled to vote?
A:    The New York Times Company has two classes of outstanding voting securities: Class A common stock, $.10 par value per share (“Class A stock”), and Class B common stock, $.10 par value per share (“Class B stock”). Stockholders of record of Class A stock or Class B stock as of the close of business on March 1, 2024, may vote at the 2024 Annual Meeting. As of March 1, 2024, there were 163,669,176 shares of Class A stock and 780,724 shares of Class B stock outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. Each share of stock is entitled to one vote.
Proposal 1: Class A stockholders vote for the election of four of the 13 director nominees. Class B stockholders vote for the election of nine of the 13 director nominees.
Proposal 2: Class A and B stockholders, voting together as a single class, vote on this proposal.
Proposal 3: Class B stockholders vote on this proposal.
Q:    Why did I receive a notice in the mail regarding the internet availability of the proxy materials instead of a paper copy of the proxy materials?
A:    The Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials (the “Notice”) that we mail to our stockholders (other than those who previously requested printed copies or electronic delivery) directs you to a website where you can access our proxy materials and view instructions on how to vote. By furnishing this Proxy Statement and our 2023 Annual Report to our stockholders by providing access to these documents on the internet rather than mailing printed copies, we save natural resources and reduce printing and distribution costs, while providing a convenient way to access the materials and vote. If you would prefer to receive a paper copy of these materials, please follow the instructions included in the Notice.
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Q:    How do I get electronic access to the proxy materials?
A:    The Notice provides instructions on how to view the proxy materials for our Annual Meeting on the internet. In addition, this Proxy Statement is available at http://investors.nytco.com/investors/proxy-statements, and the 2023 Annual Report is available at http://investors.nytco.com/investors/annual-reports.
You can elect to receive all future stockholder communications (i.e., notices of internet availability of proxy materials and other correspondence) electronically by email instead of in print, by choosing this delivery method in the “Investors” section of our website at http://investors.nytco.com/investors/investor-resources/annual-meeting-information. If you choose to receive future stockholder communications electronically, and we encourage you to do so, you will receive an email next year with instructions containing links to those materials and to the proxy voting site. Your election to receive stockholder communications by email will remain in effect until you terminate it or for as long as the email address you provided is valid.
Q:    How do I cast my vote?
A:    You can vote your shares either by proxy or at the virtual Annual Meeting. If you choose to vote by proxy, you may do so by using the internet or the designated toll-free telephone number, or if you received a printed copy of the proxy materials, by mail. Whichever method you use, for your proxy to be counted, it must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 23, 2024. Each of these procedures is more fully explained below.
Vote by Internet
You can vote your shares by internet on the voting website, http://www.proxyvote.com. Internet voting is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Follow the instructions and have your Notice, proxy card or voting instruction form in hand, as you will need to reference your assigned 16-digit control number(s) included on your proxy card, Notice or voting instruction form that you have received.
Vote by Telephone
You can also vote your shares by calling the toll-free telephone number provided on the voting website, http://www.proxyvote.com, and on the proxy card. Telephone voting is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Vote by Mail
If you received a printed copy of the proxy materials, you can vote by completing and returning the proxy card or voting instruction form in the envelope provided. If you received a Notice, you can request a printed copy of the proxy materials by following the instructions in the Notice. If you voted by internet or telephone, you do not need to return your proxy card or voting instruction form.
Even if you plan to attend the virtual Annual Meeting, you may still cast your vote in advance using any of the methods described above. If you wish to vote at the virtual Annual Meeting, shortly before the start of the Annual Meeting, visit www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/NYT2024, enter the 16-digit control number included on your Notice, proxy card, voting instruction form or other instructions that you received with your proxy materials, and follow the instructions for voting.
If you are a registered holder and submit a proxy without giving instructions, your shares will be voted as recommended by the Board.
If you are a beneficial owner of shares, voting your shares is critical due to a New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) rule that prohibits your broker from voting your shares on Proposals 1 and 3 without your instructions. See “What is a broker non-vote?”

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Q:    What is the difference between holding shares as a registered holder and as a beneficial owner of shares held in street name?
A:    Registered Holder. If your shares are registered directly in your name on the books of the Company maintained with the Company’s transfer agent, Computershare, Inc., you are considered the “registered holder” of those shares, and the Notice is sent directly to you by the Company.
Beneficial Owner of Shares Held in Street Name. If your shares are held in a stock brokerage account or by a bank or other nominee, you are considered the “beneficial owner of shares held in street name” (also called a “street name holder”), and the Notice is forwarded to you by your broker, bank or other nominee. As a beneficial owner, you have the right to direct your broker, bank or other nominee on how to vote the shares held in your account.
Q:    How will my stock be voted on other business brought up at the Annual Meeting?
A:    By submitting your proxy, you authorize the persons named as proxies to use their discretion in voting on any other matter brought before the Annual Meeting. The Company does not know of any other business that will be voted upon at the Annual Meeting.
Q:    Can I change my vote or revoke my proxy?
A:    Yes. If you are a registered holder, you can change your vote or revoke your proxy at any time before it is voted at the Annual Meeting, subject to the voting deadlines that are described on the proxy card or voting instruction form, as applicable, by submitting a later-dated proxy (either by mail, telephone or Internet) or by voting by ballot at the Annual Meeting.
If you are a beneficial owner of shares, you can submit new voting instructions by contacting your broker, bank or other nominee. You can also vote in person at the Annual Meeting if you obtain a legal proxy as described above.
Q:    What is the quorum requirement for the Annual Meeting?
A:    The holders of record of a majority of the Company’s shares of stock issued and outstanding on the record date and entitled to vote, in person or by proxy, constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at the Annual Meeting. However, the Certificate of Incorporation of the Company provides that Class A stockholders, voting separately, are entitled to elect 30% of the Board of Directors (or the nearest larger whole number) and Class B stockholders, voting separately, are entitled to elect the balance of the Board of Directors. Accordingly, with respect to the election of directors, the holders of a majority of the shares of each of the Class A and Class B stock, respectively, constitute a quorum for the election of the Board of Directors. In addition, only Class B stockholders are entitled to vote on the advisory say-on-pay vote to approve executive compensation. Accordingly, the holders of a majority of the shares of Class B stock constitute a quorum for this proposal. Broker non-votes and abstentions (as described below) are counted as present for establishing a quorum.
Q:    What is the voting requirement to elect the directors and to approve each of the other proposals?
A:    Pursuant to the Company’s By-laws, the voting requirements are as follows:
Proposal 1: Directors are elected by a plurality of the votes cast in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting. However, please see our policy described on page 27 regarding directors who do not receive a majority of the votes cast.
Proposal 2: Ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024, requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the shares of Class A and Class B stock represented at the Annual Meeting, in person or by proxy, and entitled to vote on the proposal, voting together as a single class.
Proposal 3: The advisory say-on-pay vote to approve executive compensation requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the shares of Class B stock represented at the Annual Meeting, in person or by proxy, and entitled to vote on the proposal.
Q:    What is a broker non-vote?
A:    If you are a beneficial owner whose shares are held by a broker, bank or other nominee, you must instruct the broker, bank or other nominee how to vote your shares. If you do not provide voting instructions, your shares
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will not be voted on proposals on which brokers do not have discretionary authority, namely: Proposal 1 (election of the Board of Directors) and Proposal 3 (advisory vote to approve executive compensation). This is called a “broker non-vote.” Your shares will be counted as present at the meeting for quorum purposes but not present and entitled to vote for purposes of these specific proposals. Therefore, it is very important that beneficial owners instruct their broker, bank or other nominee how they wish to vote their shares.
If you do not provide your broker, bank or other nominee with voting instructions with respect to Proposal 2 (ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024), your broker, bank or other nominee has discretion to vote your shares on this proposal, which is considered a “routine” management proposal.
Q:    How will broker non-votes, withheld votes and abstentions affect the voting results?
A:    Pursuant to the Company’s By-laws, withheld votes and broker non-votes will have no effect on the election of directors; broker non-votes will have no effect on advisory Proposal 3; and abstentions will have the same effect as votes against Proposal 2 and advisory Proposal 3.
Q:    Who pays for the solicitation of proxies and how are they solicited?
A:    Proxies are solicited by our Board of Directors. The Company bears the costs of the solicitation of the proxies on behalf of the Board of Directors. Our directors, officers or employees may solicit proxies in person or by mail, telephone, facsimile or electronic transmission. The costs associated with the solicitation of proxies include the cost of preparing, printing and mailing our proxy materials, the Notice and any other information we send to stockholders.
We also pay banks, brokers and other persons representing beneficial owners of shares held in street name certain fees associated with forwarding our proxy materials and obtaining beneficial owners’ voting instructions. We reimburse those firms for their reasonable expenses in accordance with applicable rules. In addition, we have engaged Okapi Partners LLC to assist in soliciting proxies for an estimated fee of $17,500, plus out-of-pocket expenses and certain administrative fees.
Q:    Who will serve as inspector of election?
A:    We have engaged Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. as the independent inspector of election to tabulate stockholder votes at the Annual Meeting.
PARTICIPATING IN THE ANNUAL MEETING
Q:    What are the procedures for attending the Annual Meeting?
A:    All stockholders as of the record date or holders of valid proxies are entitled to attend and participate in the virtual Annual Meeting. To attend the Annual Meeting, visit www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/NYT2024 and enter your 16-digit control number included on your Notice, your proxy card or on the instructions that accompanied your proxy materials. Those without a control number may also attend the Annual Meeting as guests by logging in to the same virtual meeting platform and following the instructions on the website for guest access. Guests will not have the option to vote shares or ask questions.
The Annual Meeting will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Online check-in will begin at 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time, and you should allow ample time for the online check-in procedures. Technical support will be available beginning at 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time on April 24, 2024, and will remain available until the meeting has ended.
You do not need to attend the Annual Meeting to vote. See “How do I cast my vote?” above.
Q:    Can I ask questions at the Annual Meeting?
A:    Stockholders as of the record date may submit questions online on the day of the Annual Meeting, beginning at 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time before the meeting starts, and during the meeting, by logging in with the 16-digit control number at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/NYT2024.
Our moderators will review questions received. We will answer questions during the 2024 Annual Meeting that are pertinent to the Company as time permits; questions and answers may be grouped by topic and substantially similar questions may be grouped and answered at once.
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GLOSSARY OF CERTAIN TERMS
To improve the readability of this Proxy Statement, we use certain shortened “defined terms” to refer to various terms that are used frequently. These defined terms are generally provided the first time the longer term appears in the text and, for your convenience, certain defined terms are also set forth below.
“2010 Incentive Plan” means The New York Times Company 2010 Incentive Compensation Plan;
“2020 Incentive Plan” means The New York Times Company 2020 Incentive Compensation Plan (which replaced the 2010 Incentive Plan upon its approval by stockholders in 2020);
“Class A stock” means the Company’s Class A common stock, $.10 par value per share;
“Class B stock” means the Company’s Class B common stock, $.10 par value per share;
“Company,” “we,” “our” and “us” means The New York Times Company;
“Company 401(k) Plan” means The New York Times Companies Supplemental Retirement and Investment Plan;
“Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended;
“NYSE” means the New York Stock Exchange;
“Ochs-Sulzberger Trust” means the family trust that currently holds 738,810 shares of Class B stock and 1,400,000 shares of Class A stock (See “General Information—The Ochs-Sulzberger Trust” for more information);
“say-on-pay vote” means the advisory vote to approve executive compensation under Proposal 3;
“SEC” means the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; and
“Trustees” means the current trustees of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust: Arthur Golden, David Golden, Hays N. Golden, Carolyn Greenspon, Leah Keith, David Perpich, A.G. Sulzberger and Margot Golden Tishler; and their successors.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON APRIL 24, 2024.
This Proxy Statement is available at http://investors.nytco.com/investors/proxy-statements, and the 2023 Annual Report is available at http://investors.nytco.com/investors/annual-reports.

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WHERE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ON THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
Documents Filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
This Proxy Statement is accompanied by our 2023 Annual Report, which includes our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023, which we have previously filed with the SEC and which includes audited financial statements.
You can obtain any of the documents we file with the SEC (including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023). To obtain documents from us, please direct requests in writing, by telephone or by email to:
The New York Times Company
Attention: Corporate Secretary
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 556-8092
nytsecretary@nytimes.com
We will send you the requested documents without charge, excluding exhibits.
Additional Information
There are a number of other sources for additional information on The New York Times Company:
SEC. We file reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC’s website (http://www.sec.gov).
The New York Times Company website. Our website at http://www.nytco.com provides ongoing information about the Company and its performance, including documents filed with the SEC. In addition, printable versions of the following materials can be found on the Corporate Governance section of our website at http://www.nytco.com/investors/corporate-governance:
Corporate Governance Principles
Board Committee Charters:
Audit Committee
Compensation Committee
Finance Committee
Nominating & Governance Committee
Code of Ethics for the Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Financial Officers
Code of Ethics for Directors
Code of Conduct
Policy on Transactions with Related Persons
Procedures Regarding Communications by Security Holders and Other Interested Parties to the Board of Directors
Compensation Recoupment Policy
Please note that information contained on our website does not constitute part of this Proxy Statement.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
This Proxy Statement is dated March 8, 2024. You should not assume that the information contained in this Proxy Statement is accurate as of any date other than such date, and the furnishing of this Proxy Statement to stockholders shall not create any implication to the contrary.
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GENERAL INFORMATION

The Ochs-Sulzberger Trust
Since the purchase of The New York Times newspaper by Adolph S. Ochs in 1896, control of The New York Times and related properties has rested with his family. Family members have taken an active role in the stewardship and management of The New York Times Company. The position of Publisher of The New York Times has been held by various family members, from Adolph S. Ochs to the current Publisher, A.G. Sulzberger, who also serves as the Chairman of the Company’s Board.
In February 1990, on the death of Adolph S. Ochs’s daughter, Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger (“Mrs. Sulzberger”), control passed to her four children through the automatic termination of a trust established by Mr. Ochs (the “Ochs Trust”). That trust held 83.7% of the Class B stock of the Company, which is not publicly traded. Holders of Class B stock have the right to elect approximately 70% of the Board of Directors. Mrs. Sulzberger’s four children, all of whom are now deceased, were Marian S. Heiskell, Ruth S. Holmberg, Judith P. Sulzberger and Arthur Ochs Sulzberger (each, a “Grantor,” and collectively, the “Grantors”).
In 1997, the Grantors executed an indenture creating a new trust (the “Ochs-Sulzberger Trust”) for the benefit of each Grantor and his or her family, and entered into a first amendment to the indenture on December 14, 2000 (the indenture and first amendment thereto are collectively referred to as the “Trust Indenture”). The Grantors transferred to the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust all shares of Class B stock previously held by the Ochs Trust, together with a number of shares of Class A stock. The Ochs-Sulzberger Trust currently holds 738,810 shares of Class B stock and 1,400,000 shares of Class A stock. The primary objective of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust is to maintain the editorial independence and the integrity of The New York Times and to perpetuate it “as an independent newspaper, entirely fearless, free of ulterior influence and unselfishly devoted to the public welfare” (the “primary objective of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust”) in accordance with the wishes of Adolph S. Ochs as expressed in his will.
The current trustees of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust are Arthur Golden, David Golden, Hays N. Golden, Carolyn Greenspon, Leah Keith, David Perpich, A.G. Sulzberger and Margot Golden Tishler (each, a “Trustee,” and collectively, together with their successors, the “Trustees”).
The Trust Indenture is subject to the terms and provisions of a 1986 shareholders agreement (the “Shareholders Agreement”) among the Grantors, their children and the Company, which restricts the transfer of Class B stock that is held by the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust by requiring, prior to any sale or transfer, the offering of those shares among the other family stockholders and then to the Company at the Class A stock market price then prevailing (or if the Company is the purchaser, at the option of the selling stockholder, in exchange for Class A stock on a share-for-share basis). The Shareholders Agreement provides for the conversion of such shares into Class A stock if the purchase rights are not exercised by the family stockholders or the Company, and such shares of Class A stock are to be transferred to a person or persons other than family stockholders or the Company. There are certain exceptions for gifts and other transfers among the descendants of Adolph S. Ochs, provided that the recipients become parties to the Shareholders Agreement.
In addition, the Shareholders Agreement provides that, if the Company is a party to a merger (other than a merger solely to change the Company’s jurisdiction of incorporation), consolidation or plan of liquidation in which such Class B stock is exchanged for cash, stock, securities or any other property of the Company or of any other corporation or entity, each signing stockholder will convert his or her shares of such Class B stock into Class A stock prior to the effective date of such transaction so that a holder of such shares will receive the same cash, stock or other consideration that a holder of Class A stock would receive in such a transaction. Except for the foregoing, each signing stockholder has agreed not to convert any shares of such Class B stock received from a trust created under the will of Adolph S. Ochs into Class A stock. The Shareholders Agreement will terminate upon the expiration of 21 years after the death of the last remaining survivor of all descendants of Mrs. Sulzberger living on August 5, 1986.
The Trustees, subject to the limited exceptions described below, are directed to retain the Class B stock held in the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust and not to sell, distribute or convert such shares into Class A stock and to vote such Class B stock against any merger, sale of assets or other transaction pursuant to which control of The New York Times passes from the Trustees, unless they determine that the primary objective of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust can be best achieved by the sale, distribution or conversion of such stock or by the implementation of such transaction. If, upon such determination, any Class B stock is distributed to the beneficiaries of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust, it must be distributed
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only to descendants of Mrs. Sulzberger, subject to the provisions of the Shareholders Agreement (if it is still in effect). Similarly, any sale by the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust of Class B stock upon such determination can be made only in compliance with the Shareholders Agreement.
The Trustees are granted various powers and rights, including among others, (i) to vote all of the shares of Class A and Class B stock held by the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust; (ii) to nominate the successor Trustees who may also serve on the Company’s Board of Directors; and (iii) to amend certain provisions of the Trust Indenture, but not the provisions relating to retaining the Class B stock or the manner in which such shares may be distributed, sold or converted. The Trust Indenture provides for eight Trustees. All actions of the Trustees require the affirmative vote of six of the eight Trustees. Any Trustee may be removed without cause by a vote of six Trustees. In general, the Trustees will appoint four of the Trustees and the beneficiaries of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust will elect the remaining four Trustees.
The Ochs-Sulzberger Trust will continue in existence until the expiration of 21 years after the death of the last survivor of all of the descendants of Mrs. Sulzberger then living on December 14, 2000. Upon the termination of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust at the end of the stated term thereof, all of the trust property, including the shares of Class A and Class B stock held by the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust, will be distributed to the descendants of Mrs. Sulzberger then living.
The Company has been informed by representatives of the Ochs-Sulzberger family that, as of March 1, 2024, the aggregate holdings of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust and an additional entity controlled by descendants of Mrs. Sulzberger represented approximately 94.6% of the Company’s Class B stock and 3.5% of the Company’s Class A stock. These amounts do not include the personal holdings of the more than 80 individual members of the Ochs-Sulzberger family, many of which are sizable.

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PRINCIPAL HOLDERS OF COMMON STOCK
The following table sets forth the only persons who, to the knowledge of management, owned beneficially on March 1, 2024, more than 5% of the outstanding shares of either Class A stock or Class B stock:
Name and AddressShares of Class A StockPercent of Class A StockShares of Class B StockPercent of Class B Stock
Ochs-Sulzberger Trust1,2
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
2,138,810 1.3 %738,810 94.6 %
Arthur Golden1,2,3
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
2,264,005 1.4 %739,928 94.8 %
David Golden1,2,4
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
2,145,857 1.3 %738,810 94.6 %
Hays N. Golden1,2,5
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
2,306,628 1.4 %738,810 94.6 %
Carolyn Greenspon1,2,6
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
2,182,198 1.3 %740,043 94.8 %
Leah Keith1,2,7
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
2,195,451 1.3 %740,490 94.8 %
David Perpich1,2,8
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
2,359,409 1.4 %741,615 95.0 %
A.G. Sulzberger1,2,9
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
2,297,472 1.4 %738,810 94.6 %
Margot Golden Tishler1,2,10
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
2,196,130 1.3 %738,810 94.6 %
The Vanguard Group11
100 Vanguard Boulevard
Malvern, PA 19355
15,809,453 9.7 %
BlackRock, Inc.12
55 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10055
14,111,319 8.6 %
Farallon Capital Partners, L.P. and affiliated entities13
One Maritime Plaza, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94111
9,476,7915.8 %
T. Rowe Price Investment Management, Inc.14
101 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
9,129,725 5.6 %
Footnotes appear on following pages.
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1.Includes 1,400,000 shares of Class A stock and 738,810 shares of Class A stock issuable upon the conversion of 738,810 shares of Class B stock directly owned by the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust. Each of the Trustees of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust shares voting and investment power with respect to the shares owned by the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust. Therefore, under SEC regulations, each may be deemed a beneficial owner of the shares held by the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust. Such shares are therefore included in the amounts listed in this table for each Trustee. As a result of this presentation, there are substantial duplications in the number of shares and percentages shown in the table. By virtue of their being Trustees of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust, the Trustees could be deemed to comprise a “group” within the meaning of SEC regulations. Such group is the beneficial owner in the aggregate of 2,962,800 shares of Class A stock, representing approximately 1.8% of the outstanding shares of Class A stock. This amount includes those shares directly held by the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust, as well as (a) 775,310 shares of Class A stock directly or indirectly held by individual Trustees; (b) 5,156 shares of Class A stock issuable upon the conversion of 5,156 shares of Class B stock held directly or indirectly by individual Trustees; and (c) 43,524 shares of Class A stock underlying restricted stock units awarded under the Company’s 2010 Incentive Compensation Plan (the “2010 Incentive Plan”) and the Company’s 2020 Incentive Compensation Plan (the “2020 Incentive Plan”) that have vested or will vest within 60 days.
2.Class B stock is convertible into Class A stock on a share-for-share basis. Ownership of Class B stock is therefore deemed to be beneficial ownership of Class A stock under SEC regulations. For purposes of the presentation of ownership of Class A stock in this table, it has been assumed that each person listed therein as holding Class B stock has converted into Class A stock all shares of Class B stock of which that person is deemed the beneficial owner. Thus, all shares of Class B stock held by the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust and by the Trustees have been included in the calculation of the total amount of Class A stock owned by each such person as well as in the calculation of the total amount of Class B stock owned by each such person. As a result of this presentation, there are substantial duplications in the number of shares and percentages shown in the table.
3.In addition to the amounts of Class A stock and Class B stock described in footnotes 1 and 2, the holdings of Arthur Golden include (a) 12,486 restricted stock units for Class A stock (which will be distributed upon his cessation of service on the Board), including 4,506 unvested restricted stock units for Class A stock that will vest within 60 days, on the date of the 2024 Annual Meeting; (b) 1,118 shares of Class B stock held through a family trust of which Mr. Golden is a co-trustee; (c) 42,073 shares of Class A stock held by a family trust of which Mr. Golden is the sole trustee; and (d) 69,518 shares of Class A stock held by a trust of which Mr. Golden’s wife is a trustee.
4.In addition to the amounts of Class A stock and Class B stock described in footnotes 1 and 2, the holdings of David Golden include 7,047 shares of Class A stock held solely.
5.In addition to the amounts of Class A stock and Class B stock described in footnotes 1 and 2, the holdings of Hays N. Golden include (a) 19,563 shares of Class A stock held solely; (b) 31,038 restricted stock units for Class A stock (which will be distributed upon his cessation of service on the Board), including 4,506 unvested restricted stock units for Class A stock that will vest within 60 days, on the date of the 2024 Annual Meeting; and (c) 117,217 shares of Class A stock held by a trust of which he is a co-trustee. The holdings of Class A stock reported for Dr. Golden exclude 3,450 shares of Class A stock held by a trust of which his wife is the sole trustee and for which Dr. Golden disclaims beneficial ownership.
6.In addition to the amounts of Class A stock and Class B stock described in footnotes 1 and 2, the holdings of Ms. Greenspon include (a) 14,210 shares of Class A stock and 360 shares of Class B stock held by a trust for which Ms. Greenspon is the sole trustee; (b) 27,945 shares of Class A stock held by three family trusts for which Ms. Greenspon serves as a co-trustee; and (c) 873 shares of Class B stock held by one of such family trusts.
7.In addition to the amounts of Class A stock and Class B stock described in footnotes 1 and 2, the holdings of Ms. Keith include (a) 54,961 shares of Class A stock held by seven family trusts for which Ms. Keith serves as a co-trustee and (b) 1,680 shares of Class B stock held by one of such family trusts. Of the shares of Class A stock and Class B stock reported in (a) and (b) above, Ms. Keith shares beneficial ownership of 11,000 shares of Class A stock and 1,680 shares of Class B stock with Mr. Perpich through one family trust for which they serve as co-trustees.
8.In addition to the amounts of Class A stock and Class B stock described in footnotes 1 and 2, the holdings of Mr. Perpich include (a) 18,910 shares of Class A stock held solely; (b) 11,000 shares of Class A stock and 1,680 shares of Class B stock held by a family trust for which Mr. Perpich serves as co-trustee; (c) 186,901 shares of Class A stock and 1,125 shares of Class B stock held by a family trust for which Mr. Perpich serves as co-trustee; and (d)
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983 shares of Class A stock held in two custodial accounts created for the benefit of his children for which Mr. Perpich serves as custodian. Mr. Perpich disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares described in (b) and (c) above. Subject to such disclaimer, Mr. Perpich shares beneficial ownership of 11,000 shares of Class A stock and 1,680 shares of Class B stock included in (b) above with Leah Keith as co-trustees. The amounts reported exclude 5,487 stock-settled restricted stock units for Class A stock granted under the 2020 Incentive Plan that are subject to vesting conditions.
9.In addition to the amounts of Class A stock and Class B stock described in footnotes 1 and 2, the holdings of Mr. Sulzberger include (a) 91,960 shares of Class A stock held solely; (b) 60,323 shares of Class A stock held by a trust of which Mr. Sulzberger is the sole trustee; (c) 4,825 shares of Class A stock held by a trust of which Mr. Sulzberger is a trustee; and (d) 1,554 shares of Class A stock held in a custodial account for which Mr. Sulzberger serves as a custodian. The amounts reported exclude 26,897 stock-settled restricted stock units for Class A stock granted under the 2020 Incentive Plan that are subject to vesting conditions.
10.In addition to the amounts of Class A stock and Class B stock described in footnotes 1 and 2, the holdings of Ms. Tishler include (a) 16,820 shares of Class A stock held by a trust of which she is the sole trustee and (b) 40,500 shares of Class A stock held by a trust of which she is the sole trustee. Ms. Tishler disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares described in (b) above.
11.According to information contained in a Schedule 13G/A filed with the SEC pursuant to the Exchange Act, as of December 31, 2023, The Vanguard Group beneficially owned 15,809,453 shares of Class A stock. The filing states that, to the best of the holder’s knowledge, the shares were acquired in the ordinary course of such holder’s business and were not acquired for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the Company.
12.According to information contained in a Schedule 13G/A filed with the SEC pursuant to the Exchange Act, as of December 31, 2023, BlackRock, Inc. beneficially owned 14,111,319 shares of Class A stock. The filing states that, to the best of the holder’s knowledge, the shares were acquired in the ordinary course of such holder’s business and were not acquired for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the Company.
13.According to information contained in a joint Schedule 13G filed with the SEC pursuant to the Exchange Act, as of December 20, 2023, Farallon Capital Partners, L.P., Farallon Capital Institutional Partners, L.P., Farallon Capital Institutional Partners II, L.P., Farallon Capital Institutional Partners III, L.P., Four Crossings Institutional Partners V, L.P., Farallon Capital Offshore Investors II, L.P., Farallon Capital (AM) Investors, L.P., Farallon Equity Partners Master, L.P., Farallon Capital F5 Master I, L.P., Farallon Partners, L.L.C., Farallon Institutional (GP) V, L.L.C., Farallon F5 (GP), L.L.C., Farallon Equity Partners (GP), L.L.C., Joshua J. Dapice, Philip D. Dreyfuss, Hannah E. Dunn, Richard B. Fried, Varun N. Gehani, Nicolas Giauque, David T. Kim, Michael G. Linn, Rajiv A. Patel, Thomas G. Roberts, Jr., Edric C. Saito, William Seybold, Daniel S. Short, Andrew J. M. Spokes, John R. Warren and Mark C. Wehrly beneficially owned 9,476,791 shares of Class A stock. The filing states that, to the best of the holders’ knowledge, the shares were acquired in the ordinary course of such holder’s business and were not acquired for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the Company.
14.According to information contained in a Schedule 13G filed with the SEC pursuant to the Exchange Act, as of December 31, 2023, T. Rowe Price Investment Management, Inc. beneficially owned 9,129,725 shares of Class A stock. The filing states that, to the best of the holder’s knowledge, the shares were acquired in the ordinary course of such holder’s business and were not acquired for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the Company.

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SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF MANAGEMENT AND DIRECTORS
The following table shows the beneficial ownership, reported to the Company as of March 1, 2024, of Class A stock and Class B stock, including shares as to which a right to acquire ownership exists (by the exercise of stock options, the vesting of restricted stock units or the conversion of Class B stock into Class A stock) within the meaning of Rule 13d-3(d)(1) under the Exchange Act, of each director and director nominee named in this Proxy Statement, each named executive officer identified in the 2023 Summary Compensation Table on page 59 of this Proxy Statement, and all directors and executive officers of the Company as a group. A portion of the shares reported below are held by the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust, whose Trustees share voting and investment power with respect thereto. See “General Information—The Ochs-Sulzberger Trust.” The table also shows, under “Class A Stock Units,” in the case of non-employee directors, cash-settled phantom stock units credited under the Company’s Non-Employee Directors Deferral Plan (the “Directors’ Deferral Plan”).
Class A StockPercent of Class A 
Stock
Class A Stock UnitsClass B StockPercent of Class B 
Stock
William Bardeen2
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
3,574*— — 
Amanpal S. Bhutani1
Director
21,465 *— — 
Diane Brayton2
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
27,985 *— — 
Manuel Bronstein1
Director
10,047 *— — 
Beth Brooke1
Director
11,758 *— — 
Roland A. Caputo
Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
52,403 *— — 
Rachel Glaser1
Director
25,098 *— — 
Arthur Golden1,3,4
Director
2,264,005 1.4 %— 739,928 94.8 %
Hays N. Golden1,3,4
Director
2,306,628 1.4 %— 738,810 94.6 %
Meredith Kopit Levien2
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
84,494 *— — 
Brian P. McAndrews1
Director
48,793 *16,785 — 
David Perpich2,3,4
Publisher, The Athletic, and Director
2,359,409 1.4 %— 741,615 95.0 %
John W. Rogers, Jr.1
Director
43,845 *— — 
Anuradha B. Subramanian1
Director
1,812*— — 
A.G. Sulzberger2,3,4
Chairman of the Board and Publisher of The New York Times
2,297,472 1.4 %— 738,810 94.6 %
Margot Golden Tishler3,4
Nominee for Director
2,196,130 1.3 %— 738,810 94.6 %
Rebecca Van Dyck1
Director
45,633 *— — 
Jacqueline Welch2
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
5,453 *— — 
All Directors and Executive Officers3
(18 Individuals)
3,235,296 2.0 %16,785 742,73395.1 %
*Indicates beneficial ownership of less than 1%.Footnotes continue on following page.
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1.The amounts reported for the directors include (a) unvested restricted stock units for Class A stock that will vest within 60 days, on the date of the 2024 Annual Meeting, and (b) vested restricted stock units for Class A stock (which will be distributed upon cessation of service on the Board) as follows: Mr. Bhutani, 16,959; Mr. Bronstein, 5,541; Ms. Brooke, 7,252; Ms. Glaser, 20,592; Arthur Golden, 7,980; Hays N. Golden, 26,532; Mr. McAndrews, 41,127; Mr. Rogers, 19,339; and Ms. Van Dyck, 41,127.
2.The amounts reported exclude stock-settled restricted stock units granted under the 2020 Incentive Plan that are subject to vesting conditions: Mr. Bardeen 8,741; Ms. Brayton, 11,327; Ms. Kopit Levien, 48,126; Mr. Perpich, 5,487; Mr. Sulzberger, 26,897; and Ms. Welch, 5,806.
3.Class B stock is convertible into Class A stock on a share-for-share basis. Therefore, ownership of Class B stock is deemed to be beneficial ownership of Class A stock under SEC regulations. For purposes of the presentation of ownership of Class A stock in this table, it has been assumed that each individual has converted into Class A stock all shares of Class B stock of which that person is deemed the beneficial owner. Thus, all shares of Class B stock held by each individual, including shares held by the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust, have been included in the calculation of the total amount of Class A stock owned by such person, as well as in the calculation of the total amount of Class B stock owned by such person. As a result of this presentation, there are duplications in the number of shares and percentages shown in this table.
4.See “Principal Holders of Common Stock” and “General Information—The Ochs-Sulzberger Trust” for a discussion of this person’s holdings.

DELINQUENT SECTION 16(a) REPORTS
The Company’s directors and executive officers and beneficial owners of more than 10% of the Class A stock are required to file reports with the SEC of changes in their ownership of Company stock within specified periods. Based solely on a review of such reports furnished to the Company and written representations that no other reports were required, during fiscal year 2023, we believe that all such reports that were required to be filed under Section 16(a) were timely filed, except for one Form 4 filing for Mr. Sulzberger on July 31, 2023, for a transaction consummated earlier that month.
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PROPOSAL NUMBER 1—ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
Thirteen directors will be elected to the Board of The New York Times Company at the 2024 Annual Meeting. Nominees proposed for election as directors are listed below. Directors will hold office until the next annual meeting and until their successors are elected and qualified.
Each nominee, except for Margot Golden Tishler, is a current director. Other than Anuradha B. Subramanian, each current director was elected at the 2023 Annual Meeting. Ms. Tishler was recommended for the Nominating & Governance Committee’s consideration by the Trustees of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust. Ms. Subramanian was appointed to the Board on November 13, 2023. She had been recommended for the Nominating & Governance Committee’s consideration by a global executive recruiting firm retained by the Committee that helps identify, evaluate and conduct due diligence on potential director candidates.
Hays N. Golden, who currently serves on the Board, is not standing for re-election.
The Certificate of Incorporation of the Company provides that Class A stockholders have the right to elect 30% of the Board of Directors (or the nearest larger whole number). Accordingly, Class A stockholders will elect four of the 13 directors; Class B stockholders will elect nine directors. Directors are elected by a plurality of the votes cast. (Please see our policy described on page 27 regarding directors who do not receive more “for” votes than “withheld” votes.) Once elected, our directors have no ongoing status as “Class A” or “Class B” directors and have the same duties and responsibilities to all stockholders. Our Board serves as one Board with fiduciary responsibilities to all stockholders of the Company.
Proxies will be used to vote for the election of the nominees named below unless you withhold the authority to do so when you vote your proxy. Each person nominated for election has consented to being named in this Proxy Statement and has agreed to serve if elected. If any of the nominees become unavailable for election, all uninstructed proxies will be voted for such other person or persons designated by the Board. The Board has no reason to anticipate that this will occur.
NameAgePosition with The New York Times CompanyDirector Since
Class A Nominees (4)
Amanpal S. Bhutani
47Independent Director2018
Manuel Bronstein48Independent Director2021
Beth Brooke64Independent Director2021
Anuradha B. Subramanian42Independent Director2023
Class B Nominees (9)
Rachel Glaser62Independent Director2018
Arthur Golden1
67Non-Employee Director2021
Meredith Kopit Levien52President, Chief Executive Officer and Director2020
Brian P. McAndrews65Independent Director2012
David Perpich2
46Publisher, The Athletic, and Director2019
John W. Rogers, Jr.65Independent Director2018
A.G. Sulzberger2
43Chairman of the Board and Publisher of The New York Times2018
Margot Golden Tishler2
47Non-Employee Director
Rebecca Van Dyck54Independent Director2015
1.Arthur Golden is a fourth-generation member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family.
2.David Perpich, A.G. Sulzberger and Margot Golden Tishler are fifth-generation members of the Ochs-Sulzberger family.

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Qualifications and Diversity
Consistent with the Company’s Corporate Governance Principles, the Nominating & Governance Committee is responsible for reviewing with the Board, on an annual basis, the requisite skills and characteristics of director nominees, as well as the composition of the Board as a whole. This assessment includes consideration of directors’ independence, character, judgment and business experience, as well as their appreciation of the Company’s mission and values. The Nominating & Governance Committee also considers the diversity of Board candidates, which may include diversity of skills and experience, as well as race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age and geographic diversity. Nine of the Company’s 13 director nominees, including three of four Board Committee Chairs, self-identify as female, LGBTQ+ or from a racially/ethnically underrepresented group.
We believe that the combination of backgrounds, skills and experiences represented by the 13 director nominees will enable the Board and each of its committees to continue to provide sound judgment and leadership in the context of an evolving business environment and the Company’s long-term strategy, and to function effectively as a group. The biographical information for each director nominee includes a summary of the specific experience, qualifications, attributes or skills that led the Board to conclude that the person should serve as a director of the Company. While it is not possible to detail all of the experience, qualifications, attributes or skills possessed by each director, we have set out those unique and important professional characteristics that each person would bring to the Board.
Director Tenure
Our Board is composed of directors with a mix of tenure, with longer serving directors providing important experience and institutional knowledge, and newer directors providing fresh perspective to deliberations. Three of the eight independent director nominees joined the Board in the last five years, and four of the five non-independent director nominees joined the Board in the last five years. The average tenure of all director nominees is 4.7 years.
Director Retirement Policy
Under the Company’s director retirement policy, which is set forth in our Corporate Governance Principles, a non-employee director may not stand for re-election following the earlier of (a) his or her 75th birthday or (b) 20 years of service on the Board, unless the Board determines otherwise.

PROFILES OF NOMINEES FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Class A Nominees
Amanpal S. Bhutani has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2018. Mr. Bhutani is the chief executive officer and a member of the Board of GoDaddy Inc., an internet domain registrar and web hosting company (since 2019). Prior to this, he served in senior leadership roles at Expedia Group, Inc., including as president of the Brand Expedia Group from 2015 to 2019 and senior vice president of Expedia Worldwide Engineering from 2010 to 2015. From 2008 to 2010, he was a technology senior director at JPMorgan Chase & Co. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Bhutani was at Washington Mutual, Inc., including most recently as senior vice president of ecommerce technology, when JPMorgan Chase & Co. acquired it in 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Bhutani was the founder and technical lead at a startup, and a senior engineer at a consultancy.
Mr. Bhutani brings to the Board extensive technological, information security and international business expertise, as well as human capital management experience, gained from his senior leadership roles at digital and consumer-facing public companies, including as chief executive officer of a public company in the technology industry.
Manuel Bronstein has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2021. Mr. Bronstein is the chief product officer of Roblox Corporation, an online gaming and entertainment platform (since March 2021). Prior to this, he served in senior product roles at Alphabet, including as vice president of product at Google, leading Google Assistant from 2018 to 2021, and at YouTube, as director of product management from 2014 to 2016 and vice president of product management from 2016 to 2018. From 2010 to 2014, he held senior product leadership roles at Zynga Inc., and from 2003 to 2010, he served in various product leadership roles for Xbox at Microsoft.
Mr. Bronstein is a deeply experienced product leader who brings to the Board extensive product, design and data science expertise, as well as human capital management experience, gained from senior leadership roles at digital and consumer-facing public companies.
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Beth Brooke has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2021. Ms. Brooke served as the global vice chair of public policy for Ernst & Young LLP from 2007 to 2019, where she was a member of the firm’s global executive board and global sponsor of the firm’s diversity and inclusiveness efforts. Prior to this, she served as Ernst & Young’s vice chair of public policy, sustainability and stakeholder engagement in the Americas from 2000 to 2007, and held various roles in tax practice management from 1981 to 2000. From 1993 to 1995, Ms. Brooke served in the U.S. Department of the Treasury and was responsible for tax policy matters related to insurance and managed care, including working on healthcare and superfund legislative reform efforts. Ms. Brooke has been a director of eHealth, Inc. since 2019.
Ms. Brooke brings to the Board extensive financial and strategic expertise, as well as risk management, public policy and international experience, gained from nearly 40 years of service at Ernst & Young. In addition, she provides the Board with meaningful insight gained from both her past experience as a global sponsor of Ernst & Young’s diversity and inclusiveness efforts and her service on various private and nonprofit boards, including as co-chair of the steering committee of The Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality, in conjunction with the World Economic Forum.
Anuradha B. Subramanian has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2023. Since 2020, Ms. Subramanian has served as the chief financial officer of Bumble Inc., a company that provides online dating and social networking platforms. From 2018 to 2020, she was the chief financial officer of digital at Univision Communications Inc. During 2017, Ms. Subramanian served as chief financial officer, digital at VICE Media. From 2010 to 2017, she served in various roles at Scripps Networks Interactive, including most recently as the head of finance, digital. Prior to Scripps Networks, Ms. Subramanian worked in investment banking at Citi as part of the media and telecom group.
Ms. Subramanian’s deep financial and accounting expertise, gained from her service in key financial roles at a variety of public consumer and media companies, is a valuable asset to the Board and the Audit Committee. In addition, Ms. Subramanian brings to the Board considerable strategic experience from her service in key leadership roles at a variety of public consumer and media companies.
Class B Nominees
Rachel Glaser has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2018. Ms. Glaser is the chief financial officer of Etsy, Inc., a global creative commerce platform (since 2017). From 2015 to 2017, she was the chief financial officer of Leaf Group Ltd., a company that owns and operates consumer media and marketplaces. From 2012 to 2015, she was the chief financial officer of Move, Inc., the parent company of Realtor.com. From 2008 to 2011, she was the chief operating and financial officer of MyLife.com, a subscription-based search business, and from 2005 to 2008, she was the senior vice president of finance at Yahoo! Inc. Prior to these roles, Ms. Glaser held various finance and operations positions at The Walt Disney Company from 1986 to 2005.
Ms. Glaser brings to the Board extensive strategic expertise, as well as international and human capital management experience, gained from her service in key leadership roles at digitally focused, consumer-facing public companies. In addition, Ms. Glaser’s deep financial and accounting expertise is a valuable asset to the Board and the Audit Committee, which she chairs.
Arthur Golden has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2021. Mr. Golden is a bestselling author. He attended Harvard College, where he received a degree in art history. He also earned a master’s degree in East Asian languages and culture from Columbia University and a master’s degree in English from Boston University.
Mr. Golden is a fourth-generation member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family and brings to the Board a deep appreciation of the values and societal contributions of The New York Times and the Company throughout their history. His alignment with stockholder interests makes Mr. Golden an important part of the Board’s decision-making process.
Meredith Kopit Levien has served as our president and chief executive officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since 2020. She previously served the Company as executive vice president and chief operating officer from 2017 to 2020; executive vice president and chief revenue officer from 2015 to 2017; and executive vice president, advertising from 2013 to 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Kopit Levien served in various roles at Forbes Media LLC, including as chief revenue officer from 2011 to 2013, and in various advertising and publishing roles at The Atlantic. She has been a director of Instacart since 2021.
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As the Company’s president and chief executive officer, Ms. Kopit Levien has primary responsibility for overseeing and coordinating the Company’s strategy and business operations. She brings to the Company and the Board extensive business and management experience in the media industry, gained from 20 years spent in a variety of senior operational and executive roles at the Company, Forbes Media and The Atlantic. Her deep understanding of the Company and her strategic and operational leadership experience from her various roles at the Company provide the Board with highly valuable insights.
Brian P. McAndrews has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2012 and as Presiding Director since 2019. Mr. McAndrews was president, chief executive officer and chairman of Pandora Media, Inc. from 2013 to 2016. From 2012 to 2013, he was a venture partner, and from 2009 to 2011, he was managing director of Madrona Venture Group, LLC. From 2007 to 2008, he was senior vice president, advertiser and publisher solutions, of Microsoft Corporation. From 2000 to 2007, he was president and chief executive officer, and from 1999 to 2000 he served as chief executive officer of aQuantive, Inc. From 1990 to 1999, he held various positions of increasing responsibility at ABC, Inc., including executive vice president and general manager of ABC Sports. Mr. McAndrews has been a director of Frontdoor, Inc. since 2018 and Xero Limited since 2022. He previously served as a director of Chewy, Inc. from 2019 to 2021, Grubhub Inc. from 2011 to 2021 (including as chairman of its board of directors from 2014 to 2021) and Teladoc Health, Inc. from 2017 to 2020.
Mr. McAndrews brings to the Board extensive digital expertise gained through his experience leading public companies in the technology industry. His background in both traditional and digital media has also given him an understanding of digital advertising and the integration of emerging technologies. His extensive understanding of the Company’s business, his experience as a chief executive officer of a public company in the technology industry, as well as his prior service as chairman of the board of two public companies, make him uniquely positioned as the Board’s Presiding Director to work collaboratively with our Chairman and our Chief Executive Officer. In addition, through his experience leading a public company and his service on the boards of other public companies, Mr. McAndrews provides the Board with a highly valuable strategic perspective, as well as extensive corporate governance, human capital management and succession planning experience.
David Perpich has served as the publisher of The Athletic, the Company’s sports media product, since 2022, and he has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2019. Mr. Perpich previously served as publisher of Wirecutter, the Company’s shopping recommendation product, from 2022 to 2023; head of standalone products at the Company from 2020 to 2022; president and general manager of Wirecutter from 2017 to 2020; and senior vice president of product for the Company from 2015 to 2017, during which time he was responsible for overseeing The Times’s digital product portfolio across mobile and web products. In addition, Mr. Perpich served as general manager, new digital products, at the Company from 2013 to 2015, and as vice president, product management, from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Perpich joined the Company in 2010 as executive director, NYTimes.com paid products.
Mr. Perpich is a fifth-generation member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family and brings a deep appreciation of the values and societal contributions of The New York Times and the Company throughout their history to his role as director. In addition, through his service in a variety of critical executive positions that have provided him with extensive knowledge of our Company and operations, Mr. Perpich brings a deep understanding and unique perspective to the Board about the Company’s business strategy and industry opportunities and challenges.
John W. Rogers, Jr. has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2018. Mr. Rogers is the founder, chairman, co-chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Ariel Investments, LLC, an institutional money management firm, as well as a trustee of Ariel Investment Trust, an investment company. He has been a director of Nike, Inc. since 2018 and Ryan Specialty Group since 2014. Mr. Rogers was a director of Exelon Corporation from 2000 to 2019 and a director of McDonald’s Corporation from 2003 to 2023.
Mr. Rogers brings to the Board extensive business, financial and risk-management experience gained as the founder and long-serving chief executive officer (co-chief executive officer since 2019) and chief investment officer of a firm with billions in assets under management. In addition, as a result of his service on the boards (and several board committees) of large public companies, he provides the Board a highly valuable strategic perspective, as well as extensive corporate governance, human capital management and succession planning experience.
A.G. Sulzberger has served as chairman of the Company since 2021 and as publisher of The New York Times and a member of our Board of Directors since 2018. Mr. Sulzberger previously served as deputy publisher of The New York Times from 2016 to 2017. He joined The New York Times as a reporter in 2009 after serving in various reporting roles at other publications. From 2010 to 2012, he served as head of the Kansas City bureau, and he later
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served as an assistant editor from 2012 to 2015 and associate editor from 2015 to 2016 of The Times before he was appointed deputy publisher.
Mr. Sulzberger is a fifth-generation member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family and brings a deep appreciation of the values and societal contributions of The New York Times and the Company to his role as chairman and publisher of The New York Times. In addition, as one of the driving forces behind the Company’s digital transformation and subscription-first focus, Mr. Sulzberger brings a deep understanding and unique perspective to the Board about the Company’s business strategy and industry opportunities and challenges.
Margot Golden Tishler is a freelance graphic designer (since 2009) and manages a company that sells accessories for children’s clothing (since 2019). She also serves as the chair of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust (since 2022). She holds an associate degree in graphic design from Pratt Institute.
Ms. Tishler is a fifth-generation member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family and brings to the Board a deep appreciation of the values and societal contributions of The New York Times and the Company throughout their history. Her alignment with stockholder interests will make Ms. Tishler an important part of the Board’s decision-making process.
Rebecca Van Dyck has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2015. Ms. Van Dyck served as chief operating officer for Reality Labs at Meta Platforms, Inc. from 2020 to May 2022, having previously served as chief marketing officer for AR/VR from 2017 to 2020, and as vice president of consumer and brand marketing from 2012 to 2017. From 2011 to 2012, she was senior vice president and global chief marketing officer of Levi Strauss & Co. From 2007 to 2011, she was senior director, worldwide marketing and communications, of Apple Inc., and from 1994 to 2006, she held various positions at Wieden + Kennedy, Inc., including as global account director for Nike International, from 2002 to 2006. From 1992 to 1994, she held various positions at TBWA Worldwide Inc.
Ms. Van Dyck brings to the Board extensive knowledge of digital consumer brand marketing and management as well as international experience from her roles as a senior executive at large digital and consumer-focused companies and in the advertising industry.

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RELATED PERSON TRANSACTIONS
Policy on Transactions with Related Persons.  The Board of Directors recognizes that transactions with related persons may present actual or apparent conflicts of interest and has approved a policy governing the review and approval or ratification of these transactions.
Under this policy, any transaction (or series of transactions) in which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a participant and a director, director nominee, executive officer or beneficial holder of more than 5% of any class of the Company’s voting securities, or any immediate family member of the foregoing (each, a “related person”) has a direct or indirect material interest, and where the amount involved exceeds $120,000, is subject to reasonable prior review and oversight by the Nominating & Governance Committee, or in the discretion of the Board, such other independent committee to which such matter has been delegated for review. If it is impractical or undesirable to defer consideration of the matter until a Board or committee meeting, the policy allows the Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee (or, if he or she is not disinterested, by the Presiding Director) to review and approve the transaction, and report any such approval to the Nominating & Governance Committee at the next regularly scheduled meeting.
The policy provides that the Company or any of its subsidiaries may employ a related person in the ordinary course of business consistent with the Company’s policies and practices with respect to the employment of non-related persons in similar positions.
Under the policy, if the transaction involves a related person who is a director or an immediate family member of a director, that director may not participate in the deliberations or vote. In approving a transaction under this policy, the committee or director considering the matter must conduct a reasonable prior review of such transaction for potential conflicts of interest and will prohibit such a transaction if such committee or director determined it to be inconsistent with the interests of the Company and its stockholders. In addition, the committee or director must determine that the transaction is fair and reasonable to the Company.
A printable version of this policy is available on our website, as described on page 10.
Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. Our Code of Ethics applicable to directors discourages directors from engaging in transactions that present a conflict of interest or the appearance of one. Our Code of Conduct applicable to employees, including executive officers and others who may be “related persons,” similarly discourages transactions where there is or could be an appearance of a conflict of interest. In addition, that policy requires specific approval of Company transactions in which employees have an interest. These provisions are intended to operate in addition to, and independently of, the policy on transactions with related persons described above.
Interests of Directors in Certain Transactions of the Company. In the ordinary course of our business, the Company and its subsidiaries from time to time engage in transactions with entities whose officers or directors are also directors of the Company. In 2023, these transactions included, among other things, the running of advertising in Company properties for products and services of director-affiliated entities. All of these arrangements were conducted on an arm’s-length basis on customary terms, and the relevant non-employee director did not participate in these business relationships or profit from them.
Certain Members of the Ochs-Sulzberger Family Employed by the Company During Our 2023 Fiscal Year. A.G. Sulzberger was employed as Chairman and Publisher of The New York Times during 2023. See “Compensation of Executive Officers” for a description of his compensation. David Perpich, who was employed as publisher of The Athletic in 2023 and for a portion of the year, as publisher of Wirecutter, was paid $1,134,033 in 2023 and received grants of time-based and performance-based equity awards under the 2023-2025 long-term incentive compensation program with a total fair value of $571,099. Michael Greenspon, who was employed as global head of the Company’s licensing and print innovation group, was paid $490,387 in 2023 and received time-vested restricted stock units with a grant date fair value of $30,000.
Mr. Greenspon, Mr. Perpich and Mr. Sulzberger are all fifth-generation members of the Ochs-Sulzberger family.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
We believe strong corporate governance is a critical component of our corporate culture. Central to our governance is our dual-class capital structure that includes Class A stock, which is publicly traded, and Class B stock, which is controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust. The primary objective of this trust is to maintain the editorial independence and the integrity of The New York Times and to perpetuate it “as an independent newspaper, entirely fearless, free of ulterior influence and unselfishly devoted to the public welfare.”
The Company’s unique dual-class structure, combined with the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust’s stated purpose to protect The Times’s editorial independence and integrity, have enabled the Company to remain focused on its long-term strategy, particularly during periods of significant change and uncertainty in our industry, when many news organizations have struggled. We believe this long-term focus has helped foster the original, independent and high-quality reporting and journalistic excellence that drives our “essential subscription” business strategy, is critical to the Company’s success and value creation for all stockholders, and helps to promote a more informed and just society.
The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the direction, affairs and management of the Company to ensure that they are aligned with the long-term interests of our stockholders. In exercising its oversight role, the Board recognizes its fiduciary duty to both Class A and Class B stockholders.
The Board has adopted Corporate Governance Principles that serve as a framework for the way in which the Board conducts its business and that are intended to promote the long-term interests of stockholders. A copy of the Corporate Governance Principles is available on our website, as described on page 10.
The Board’s leadership structure and key corporate governance policies and practices applicable to the Board are summarized below.
Board Leadership Structure
We believe that strong leadership is essential for the Board to effectively perform its oversight function. The Board is led by our Chairman, A.G. Sulzberger, who also serves as publisher of The New York Times. Brian P. McAndrews, an independent director, serves as our Presiding Director.
The Chairman of the Board has historically been a member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family, and the Company has separate positions for the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The Board believes that this leadership structure serves the long-term interests of our stockholders.
In his role as Chairman, Mr. Sulzberger:
presides over meetings of stockholders and directors;
develops the agenda for Board meetings in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer and Presiding Director;
with the Presiding Director, serves as a liaison between the Board and management;
with the other Ochs-Sulzberger family directors, serves as a liaison between the family and the Board;
facilitates communication among Board members between meetings; and
makes himself available for consultation with stockholders and other interested bodies as a representative of the Board and the Company.
The Presiding Director, who is selected annually by the Board from the independent directors upon the recommendation of the Nominating & Governance Committee, generally provides leadership to, and fosters coordination among, our independent directors. Consistent with the Company’s Corporate Governance Principles, no director shall serve more than five consecutive one-year terms as Presiding Director, unless the Board determines otherwise. Mr. McAndrews has served as our Presiding Director since 2019.
As outlined in the Company’s Corporate Governance Principles, Mr. McAndrews, in his role as Presiding Director:
chairs all executive sessions of our non-employee and independent directors;
serves as a liaison between our Chairman and our Chief Executive Officer, on the one hand, and our non-employee and independent directors, on the other;
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consults with the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in setting Board meeting agendas;
consults with senior executives of the Company as to any concerns the executives might have;
has the authority to call meetings of the non-employee and independent directors in his discretion; and
makes himself available for direct consultation with major stockholders.
Among other things, as part of these responsibilities and to assist the Board in the fulfillment of its duties, Mr. McAndrews has:
regularly engaged with our Chairman and our Chief Executive Officer between Board meetings to discuss any matters of concern, often in consultation with other independent directors;
met with other members of senior management; and
met with significant Class A stockholders as part of the Company’s stockholder outreach efforts.
The Board’s Role in Risk Oversight
Risk is an integral part of the Board’s deliberations throughout the year and the Board exercises its oversight responsibility both directly and through its committees. The Board’s risk oversight is enabled by management reporting processes, including a robust enterprise risk management program designed to identify, prioritize and assess a broad range of risks (e.g., strategic, operational, financial, human capital, legal and compliance, environmental and reputational) that may affect the Company’s ability to execute its corporate strategy and fulfill its business objectives, and to formulate plans to mitigate their effects. In particular, the Audit Committee reviews the Company’s policies with respect to risk assessment and risk management, and the Board and Audit Committee annually review an assessment prepared by management of the critical risks facing the Company, their relative magnitude and management’s actions to mitigate them.
The Board and Audit Committee also actively oversee risks related to information security, including cybersecurity risks. Under the oversight of the Board and the Audit Committee, the Company has developed and maintains an information security program that includes technical, administrative and physical measures designed to safeguard our information and information systems, and cybersecurity risk management is integrated into the Company’s broader risk management framework. Our information security program includes response procedures to be followed in the event of a cybersecurity incident, including internal notifications to management, the Audit Committee and the Board, as appropriate. In addition, members of management, including the Company’s Chief Information Security Officer, provide the Audit Committee with updates at least twice a year on cybersecurity and information technology matters, and the Audit Committee and management also provide updates to the Board.
While the full Board has overall responsibility for risk oversight, it has delegated oversight responsibilities related to certain risks to specific committees. Each of these committees is composed entirely of independent directors (other than the Finance Committee) and reports regularly to the full Board. The following summarizes the significant risk oversight responsibilities of each committee:
Audit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeNominating & Governance CommitteeFinance Committee
Oversees risks related to financial, legal and compliance, cybersecurity and information technology, data privacy and environmental-related risks.

Reviews at least annually and discusses with management the policies and process for assessing and managing risk exposures.
Considers at least annually whether risks arising from the Company’s compensation plans, policies and programs are reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the Company, including whether the Company’s incentive compensation plans encourage excessive or inappropriate risk taking.

Reviews risks related to the Company’s corporate governance structure, policies and practices.
Reviews risks related to the Company’s significant financial policies and practices.
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Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) Oversight
We believe a healthy and sustainable environment; a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace; and strong governance practices are each critically important to the long-term success of our business and our stakeholders.
We have a highly engaged Board that has ultimate responsibility for overseeing our ESG practices, policies and initiatives, and that receives regular updates from members of management who have the day-to-day responsibility for these matters. This oversight is handled at the Board level or by the standing committees, each of which reports regularly to the Board. Below is a summary of oversight responsibilities in each ESG category:
Environmental
The Board and the Audit Committee periodically review and discuss environmental and climate-related matters with management. Among other things, the Board approved a goal to achieve net zero emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) across the Company’s operations by year end 2030, and oversees the Company’s sustainability practices, which are designed to align with our long-term strategy. The Company conducts an annual greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and began reporting emissions data (Scopes 1 and 2) in 2023.
As part of its oversight of the Company’s enterprise risk management program, the Audit Committee also reviews environmental-related risks impacting the Company.
Social
As described below in “—The Board’s Role in Human Capital Management,” the Board reviews and discusses with management a wide range of social matters, including succession planning, talent development and workplace culture. In addition, the Compensation Committee oversees matters related to the Company’s human capital management, including with respect to compensation structure; pay equity; and diversity, equity and inclusion.
Governance
The Nominating & Governance Committee oversees corporate governance matters and developments, including advising on Board structure and composition and key policies, as well as making recommendations to the Board regarding Board diversity and Board succession planning.
The Board’s Role in Human Capital Management
Attracting, developing, retaining and maximizing the contributions of the talented employees who make up our workplace are vital to the continued success of our business and central to our long-term strategy. The Board plays a critical role in supporting these efforts.
Among other things, the Board reviews and discusses with management a wide range of human capital management matters, including succession planning, talent development and workplace culture. In addition, the Compensation Committee oversees matters related to the Company’s human capital management, including with respect to compensation structure; pay equity; and diversity, equity and inclusion.
Recognizing the critical importance of executive leadership to the success of the Company, the Board works with senior management to ensure that effective plans are in place for both short-term and long-term executive succession at the Company. On an annual basis, management reviews with the Board the Company’s leadership pipeline and succession plans for key senior leadership roles. In addition, in consultation with all non-employee directors, the Compensation Committee annually evaluates the performance of the Chairman and Publisher and the President and Chief Executive Officer.



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Annual Director Election and Nominee Rotation
All directors stand for election annually. Voting is not cumulative. Under our Certificate of Incorporation, 30% (or the nearest larger whole number) of the directors are elected by the holders of the Company’s Class A stock and the remaining directors are elected by the holders of the Company’s Class B stock. Under the New York Business Corporation Law and our Corporate Governance Principles, once elected, our directors have no ongoing status as “Class A” or “Class B” directors and serve as one Board with the same fiduciary duties and responsibilities to all stockholders.
Directors are elected by a plurality of votes cast. However, if, in an uncontested election, a nominee is elected to the Board but fails to receive a majority of the votes cast, our Corporate Governance Principles provide that such nominee must agree to resign upon the request of the Board. In determining whether to require the director to resign, the Board, with such person not participating, will consider all relevant facts and circumstances. The Board must make a decision as to whether to request such resignation within 60 days of the certification of the stockholder vote and disclose its decision within 65 days.
The Company has a policy that provides for annual rotation of the independent director nominees for election to the Board by holders of the publicly traded Class A stock. Under this policy, which is outlined in our Corporate Governance Principles, it is intended that each of the Company’s independent directors be nominated for election by the Class A stockholders at least once every three years and that the annual slate of Class A nominees always includes at least one member of each of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating & Governance Committees. This policy reinforces the principle that, once elected, our directors have no ongoing status as “Class A” or “Class B” directors. All directors owe fiduciary duties and responsibilities to all of our stockholders.
Board Composition
We believe that the combination of backgrounds, skills and experiences represented by the members of our Board enables the Board and its committees to continue to provide sound judgment and leadership in the context of an evolving business environment and the Company’s long-term strategy, and to function effectively as a group.
Our Board is currently composed of a diverse group of 13 individuals. Nine of our 13 currently serving directors (69%), including three of four Committee Chairs, self-identify as female, LGBTQ+ or from a racially/ethnically underrepresented group. Our Board is also composed of directors with a mix of tenure, with longer-serving directors providing important experience and institutional knowledge, and newer directors providing fresh perspective to deliberations. Of the eight independent director nominees, three have joined the Board in the last five years. In addition, of the five non-independent director nominees, three have joined the Board in the last five years and a fourth would be newly joining the Board upon election at the Annual Meeting. The average tenure of our 13 director nominees is 4.7 years.
The Nominating & Governance Committee regularly assesses our directors’ mix of skills, experience, tenure and diversity in light of the Company’s long-term strategy and advises the Board of its determinations with respect to Board composition, short- and long-term director refreshment and succession planning. As needed, the Committee identifies and evaluates potential director nominees, taking into consideration the overall needs, composition and size of the Board, as well as the criteria described more fully on page 34 under “Nominating & Governance Committee.”
Board Refreshment
The Board and committee evaluation process has also informed Board and committee composition, succession planning and refreshment, which has been particularly active in recent years. Of the eight independent director nominees, three (Mr. Bronstein, Ms. Brooke and Ms. Subramanian) have joined the Board in the last five years. This refreshment demonstrates the Board’s focus on ensuring that the members of the Board bring the necessary attributes and areas of expertise to contribute to discussions regarding the Company’s long-term strategy and to oversee the risks that the Company is facing and as they evolve.
Under the Board’s director retirement policy, which is set forth in our Corporate Governance Principles, a non-employee director may not stand for re-election following the earlier of (a) his or her 75th birthday or (b) 20 years of service on the Board, unless the Board determines otherwise.
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Director Orientation and Ongoing Education
The Company has a comprehensive orientation program for all new non-employee directors with respect to their role as directors and as members of the particular Board committees on which they will serve. It includes meetings with members of business and newsroom senior leadership and extensive written materials to familiarize new directors with the Company’s structure, operations, financial performance, strategic plans, executive compensation program and corporate governance policies and practices, as well as the key responsibilities of the Board committees to which new directors have been appointed. New non-employee directors are also partnered with a more senior director to provide mentorship during the onboarding process. Meetings with key advisors are provided for incoming Audit, Finance and Compensation Committee members. Additional orientation is also provided when a director assumes a leadership role, such as becoming a Committee Chair.
From time to time, the Company provides directors with educational materials and presentations from Company and/or third-party experts on subjects that enable directors to enhance their skills and knowledge to better perform their duties and to recognize and deal appropriately with issues that arise. The Company pays reasonable expenses for any director to attend a director continuing education program. In addition, members of the Board are regularly invited to attend Times events, which provide the directors an opportunity to engage with senior leaders and staff and to deepen their understanding of The Times, as well as the Company’s business, strategy and corporate culture.
Board and Committee Evaluations
Our Board has an annual Board and committee evaluation process to examine and discuss whether the Board and its committees are functioning effectively as groups and with senior management of the Company, and to identify any areas for improvement. Under this process, each director completes a written Board/committee assessment and then participates in a one-on-one interview with the Presiding Director. The results of the evaluation are then discussed with the Board and respective committee.
The Nominating & Governance Committee annually reviews the format of the evaluation process. In recent years, the evaluation process has led to a broader scope of topics covered in Board meetings, as well as refinements to various Board processes and Board materials. The process has also informed decisions about Board composition, including criteria for director candidate skills and qualifications.
Independence of Directors
The NYSE rules require listed companies to have a board of directors with at least a majority of independent directors, as well as independent audit, compensation and nominating/corporate governance committees. Other than with respect to the audit committee, exceptions to these requirements are available to companies of which more than 50% of the voting power for the election of directors is held by a single entity (a “controlled company”). Because of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust’s holdings of Class B stock, the Company qualifies as a controlled company and is exempt from these NYSE requirements. However, as a matter of good corporate governance, the Board has determined not to take advantage of these exceptions and, for many years, has been composed of a majority of independent directors and fully independent Compensation and Nominating & Governance Committees.
In making independence determinations, the Board adheres to the specific tests for independence included in the NYSE rules. In addition, to assist in its independence assessment, the Board has adopted guidelines with respect to “material relationships.” Under these guidelines, the Board has determined that the following relationships—provided they are not required to be disclosed in the Company’s public filings by SEC rules—are categorically immaterial to a determination of independence:
if the director does business with the Company, or is affiliated with an entity with which the Company does business, so long as payments by or to the Company do not exceed the greater of $1 million or, in the case of an affiliated entity, 2% of the annual revenues of such entity; or
if the director serves as an officer or director of a charitable organization to which the Company or The New York Times Communities Fund (previously known as The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund) makes a donation, so long as the aggregate annual donations do not exceed the greater of $1 million or 2% of that organization’s annual charitable receipts.
In conducting its annual director independence determination, the Board considers all of the relevant facts and circumstances, including certain transactions, relationships and arrangements with entities whose officers or directors
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are also directors of the Company. In 2023, these included, among other things, the running of advertising in Company properties for the products and services of director-affiliated entities. All of these arrangements were conducted on an arm’s-length basis and in each case resulted in payments within the permitted amounts described above. See “Related Person Transactions—Interests of Directors in Certain Transactions of the Company.”
Based on the foregoing, the Board affirmatively determined that each of Mr. Bhutani, Mr. Bronstein, Ms. Brooke, Ms. Glaser, Mr. McAndrews, Mr. Rogers, Ms. Subramanian and Ms. Van Dyck has no direct or indirect material relationships with the Company, and each is independent pursuant to applicable NYSE rules. The remaining directors are not considered independent. Mr. Sulzberger and Ms. Kopit Levien are executive officers of the Company and Mr. Perpich is an employee of the Company. Arthur Golden, Hays N. Golden and Margot Golden Tishler (along with Mr. Sulzberger and Mr. Perpich) are members of the Ochs-Sulzberger family and, accordingly, are not considered independent.
Executive Sessions of Non-Employee Directors
The NYSE rules require that, at the listed company’s option, either non-employee directors or independent directors of such company meet periodically in executive sessions without management participation. The Company’s non-employee directors meet separately at the end of each regular meeting of the Board. Additionally, at least once a year, the independent directors meet in executive session. Arthur Golden and Hays N. Golden are non-employee directors who, as members of the Ochs-Sulzberger family, are not considered independent. Ms. Tishler, if elected, would similarly not be considered independent. As noted above, all executive sessions of independent and non-employee directors are led by our Presiding Director.
Board Committees and Audit Committee Financial Experts
The Board has four standing committees: Audit, Compensation, Finance and Nominating & Governance.
In accordance with applicable NYSE requirements, the Board has determined that all members of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating & Governance Committees are independent and satisfy the relevant independence standards of the Company, the SEC (in the case of the Audit Committee) and the NYSE. See “Board Committees” for committee descriptions and membership.
The Company must disclose annually whether our Audit Committee has one or more “audit committee financial experts,” as defined by the SEC. The Board has determined that Mss. Brooke, Glaser and Subramanian each qualify as an “audit committee financial expert” as defined by the SEC and satisfy the “financial management expertise” standard of the NYSE. In addition, the Board has determined that every member of the Audit Committee meets the “financial literacy” standard of the NYSE.
Stockholder Engagement
The Company engages in regular outreach to representatives of significant holders of our Class A stock to solicit their feedback on a range of matters. As part of our ongoing investor relations activities, Company management actively engages year-round with the portfolio management teams at existing and potential stockholders. In addition to these conversations, management conducts outreach each spring ahead of our Annual Meeting to representatives of significant Class A stockholders seeking feedback on corporate governance, executive compensation and other matters.
We receive valuable feedback from stockholders through these engagements, which is shared with the Board of Directors. Among other things, the Board and Compensation Committee consider the views of significant Class A stockholders in designing executive compensation.
Director and Executive Stock Ownership Guidelines
To encourage alignment of the interests of our directors and stockholders, all non-employee directors are expected to own stock in the Company equal in value to at least four times the annual Board cash retainer as set from time to time by the Board. Each non-employee director is expected to accumulate this stock over an approximately five-year period. The Nominating & Governance Committee reviews non-employee directors’ compliance annually. All of our directors are in compliance with these guidelines.
In addition, our executive officers are subject to minimum stock ownership guidelines that require the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer to own shares of Class A stock equal in value to five times their annual base salary, and all other executive officers to own shares of Class A stock equal in value to two times their annual
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base salary. The Compensation Committee reviews executive officers’ compliance annually. All of our executive officers are in compliance with these guidelines.
Under our insider trading policy, directors, executive officers and employees generally may not engage in short-term, speculative trading in Company stock, such as entering into short sales, buying, selling or writing puts or calls, or engaging in hedging or other derivative transactions; hold Company stock in a margin account; or pledge Company stock as collateral for a loan.
Clawback Policy
In October 2023, the Board adopted a new compensation recoupment, or “clawback,” policy for cash and equity incentive awards paid to executive officers providing for the recovery of applicable incentive-based compensation from current and former executive officers of the Company in the event the Company is required to restate its financial results due to the Company’s material non-compliance with any financial reporting requirement under the federal securities laws as required by the Dodd-Frank Act and corresponding NYSE listing standards. The recovery of such compensation applies regardless of whether an executive officer engaged in misconduct or otherwise caused or contributed to the requirement for a restatement. We filed our revised compensation recoupment policy as an exhibit to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023.
Codes of Ethics and Employee Hotline
The Company has adopted a Code of Conduct applicable to all employees; a code of ethics that applies to the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and senior financial officers; and a code of ethics for directors. A printable version of each of these documents is available on our website, as described on page 10. The employee Code of Conduct was introduced in December 2023 to replace, refresh and modernize the Company’s Business Ethics Policy.
The Company maintains an employee hotline and online reporting tool to allow employees to lodge complaints, confidentially and anonymously, about any accounting, internal control or auditing matter; any potential securities law violation; or any human resources issue.
Independent Compensation Consultant
The Compensation Committee has directly engaged an independent compensation consultant, Exequity LLP (“Exequity”). In preparation for the Committee’s decision-making regarding 2023 executive compensation, Exequity reported on its review of target total compensation for executive officers in relation to a peer group of companies operating in the journalism, media and digital industries, and survey data where applicable. More generally, an Exequity representative regularly attended Compensation Committee meetings and provided general advice on executive and director compensation trends and programs. During the Company’s 2023 fiscal year, Exequity did not provide any services to the Company other than those relating to its role as compensation adviser to the Committee. See “Compensation Committee—Compensation Committee Procedures.”
Communications with Directors
Stockholders may communicate with the Board of Directors by mail, care of the Corporate Secretary, The New York Times Company, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018, or by email at nytsecretary@nytimes.com. Stockholders and other interested parties may also express their concerns to the Company’s non-employee directors or the independent directors by contacting the Presiding Director by mail, care of the Corporate Secretary, The New York Times Company, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018, or by email at nytsecretary@nytimes.com.
All such correspondence is handled in accordance with our procedures regarding communications by security holders and other interested parties to the Board of Directors, available on our website, as described on page 10. Such correspondence will be relayed to the appropriate director or directors, unless the Corporate Secretary determines it is primarily commercial in nature, is related to an improper or irrelevant topic or requests general information about the Company.

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BOARD MEETINGS AND ATTENDANCE
Total Board Meetings in 2023:  5
Total Committee Meetings in 2023:  19
2023 Board and Committee Meeting Attendance:  All directors attended 75% or more of the total meetings of the Board and of the committees on which they served.
Annual Meeting Attendance: All directors are generally expected to attend the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders. All directors attended the Company’s 2023 Annual Meeting.
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BOARD COMMITTEES
The Board has four standing committees: Audit, Compensation, Finance and Nominating & Governance.
The following chart sets out the membership and summarizes the principal functions of each standing committee under its charter.
Name of Committee and Members    Principal Functions of the Committee
Meetings in 2023
Audit
Rachel Glaser, Chair
Amanpal S. Bhutani
Beth Brooke
Anuradha B. Subramanian
Engages the Company’s independent auditors, subject to ratification by the stockholders, and receives periodic reports from the auditors and management regarding the auditors’ independence and other matters. Recommends appropriate action to ensure the auditors’ independence.
Reviews with management and the independent auditors the Company’s quarterly and annual financial statements and other financial disclosures, the adequacy of internal controls and disclosure controls and procedures and major issues regarding accounting principles and practices, including any changes resulting from amendments to the rules of any authoritative body affecting the Company’s financial disclosure.
Meets regularly with the Company’s senior internal audit executive, representatives of management and the independent auditors in separate executive sessions.
Reviews and approves the scope of the audit at the outset and reviews the performance of the independent auditors and any audit problems or difficulties encountered.
Reviews the Company’s risk assessment and risk management policies, including with respect to financial, legal and compliance; cybersecurity and information technology; data privacy and environmental-related risks, and the steps the Company has taken to prevent, detect, monitor and control such exposures.
Reviews the scope of the annual audit plan of the Company’s internal audit department, its progress and results. Reviews the responsibility, organization, resources, competence and performance of the Company’s internal audit department.
Prepares the report to stockholders included in the annual Proxy Statement.
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Nominating & Governance
Rebecca Van Dyck, Chair
Manuel Bronstein
Brian P. McAndrews
John W. Rogers, Jr.
Recommends director nominees for election to the Board.
Makes recommendations to the Board regarding the structure and composition of the Board Committees, including size and qualifications for membership, director independence and the designation of a presiding director.
Advises the Board on appropriate compensation for non-employee directors. Assesses periodically the Company’s director stock ownership guidelines and the directors’ ownership relative to such guidelines, and makes recommendations as appropriate.
Advises the Board on corporate governance matters.
Reviews and approves or ratifies transactions with related persons if required in accordance with the Company’s policy.
Oversees the annual evaluation of the Board and its Committees.
Has sole authority to engage a search firm to identify director candidates.
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Name of Committee and Members    Principal Functions of the Committee
Meetings in 2023
Compensation
Brian P. McAndrews, Chair
Beth Brooke
Rachel Glaser
Rebecca Van Dyck
In consultation with all non-employee directors, evaluates the performance of the Chairman and Publisher and the President and Chief Executive Officer, and together with the other independent directors, approves their compensation arrangements.
Approves compensation arrangements for the Company’s other executive officers, including base salaries, salary increases, participation in incentive compensation plans and equity awards.
Reviews and approves and, when appropriate, recommends to the Board for approval, incentive compensation plans for all executive officers and broad-based equity-based plans, subject to stockholder approval if required.
Advises the Board on the reasonableness and appropriateness of executive compensation plans and levels generally, including whether these effectively serve the interests of the Company and its stockholders by creating appropriate incentives for high levels of individual and Company performance.
Oversees human capital management matters, including with respect to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Considers at least annually whether risks arising from the Company’s compensation plans, policies and programs are reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the Company, including whether the Company’s incentive compensation plans encourage excessive or inappropriate risk taking.
Establishes and oversees stock ownership guidelines and policies with respect to the recoupment, or “clawback,” of excess compensation for executive officers.
Has sole authority to engage an executive compensation consultant.
Reviews and approves the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, considers the results of the most recent stockholder advisory vote on executive compensation and prepares the report to stockholders included in the annual Proxy Statement.
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Finance
John W. Rogers, Jr., Chair
Amanpal S. Bhutani
Arthur Golden
Hays N. Golden
Anuradha B. Subramanian
Reviews, and makes recommendations to the Board regarding, the Company’s material financial policies, practices and matters, including, without limitation, its dividend policy, investment of cash, stock repurchases and issuances, short- and long-term financings, foreign currency, hedging and derivative transactions, material acquisitions and dispositions, capital expenditures and long-term commitments.
Has such responsibilities for the management and investment of the Company’s employee benefit plan assets as may be delegated to it by the Board from time to time, and carries out such responsibilities in part by establishing and delegating responsibilities and authority to a Pension Investment Committee.
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NOMINATING & GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
Our Nominating & Governance Committee consists of four non-employee directors: Rebecca Van Dyck, Chair; Manuel Bronstein; Brian P. McAndrews; and John W. Rogers, Jr. Our Board has determined that each Committee member is “independent” under the corporate governance listing standards of the NYSE.
The Committee operates under a written charter adopted by the Board of Directors. The principal functions of the Committee include making recommendations to the Board regarding the composition of the Board and its Committees, including size and qualifications for membership, and the designation of a presiding director; recommending nominees to the Board for election; advising the Board on corporate governance matters; and overseeing the evaluation of the Board. The chart set forth in “Board Committees,” beginning on page 32, describes the principal functions of the Committee under its charter. A printable version of the charter is available on our website, as described on page 10.
The Committee assesses the Board’s composition each year and, as needed, identifies and evaluates potential director nominees. The Committee considers recommendations of stockholders, management and others. The Committee has sole authority to retain and terminate any search firm used to identify director candidates, including approving its fees and other retention terms. In this regard, from time to time, the Committee has retained a global executive recruiting firm, whose function is to bring specific director candidates to the attention of the Committee.
Consistent with the Company’s Corporate Governance Principles, the Committee considers various criteria in Board candidates, including, among others, independence, character, judgment and business experience, as well as their appreciation of the Company’s mission and values, and whether they have time available to devote to Board responsibilities.
Although the Committee does not have a formal policy with regard to the consideration of diversity in identifying Board candidates, it also considers, as one factor among many, the diversity of Board candidates, which may include diversity of skills and experience, as well as race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age and geographic diversity.
The Committee also considers whether a potential nominee would satisfy:
the NYSE’s criteria of director “independence;”
the NYSE’s “financial literacy” and “financial management expertise” standards; and
the SEC’s definition of “audit committee financial expert.”
Director candidates are evaluated in light of the then-existing composition of the Board, including its overall size and structure, the backgrounds and areas of expertise of existing directors and the relative mix of independent and management directors. The Committee also considers the specific needs of the various Board committees. The Committee recommends potential director nominees to the Board, and final approval of a candidate is determined by the Board.
Anuradha B. Subramanian was appointed as a director by the Board on November 13, 2023, and is standing for election by the Class A stockholders for the first time at the 2024 Annual Meeting. She was identified by a global executive recruiting firm retained by the Committee. After Ms. Subramanian met with members of the Committee, including the Chair, and various other members of the Board, the Committee recommended to the Board that it appoint her as a director.
Margot Golden Tishler is standing for election by the Class B stockholders for the first time at the 2024 Annual Meeting. As discussed elsewhere in this Proxy Statement, the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust, as holder of a majority of our Class B stock, has the right to elect 70% of our Board. The Committee considers, among other potential nominees, recommendations of the Trustees of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust for nominees to be elected by the holders of the Class B stock. Ms. Tishler was brought to the attention of the Committee by the Trustees of the Ochs-Sulzberger Trust. She is a fifth-generation member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family.
Each other individual who is standing for election to the Board at the 2024 Annual Meeting is currently a director and was elected by stockholders at the 2023 Annual Meeting.
As reflected above, the Committee will consider director candidates recommended by stockholders. Stockholders wishing to recommend director candidates for consideration by the Committee may do so by writing to
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the Corporate Secretary, The New York Times Company, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018, and providing the recommended nominee’s name, biographical data and qualifications, accompanied by the written consent of the recommended nominee. The evaluation process for director nominees who are recommended by our stockholders is the same as for any nominee.

COMPENSATION COMMITTEE
Compensation Committee Procedures
Our Board of Directors has established a Compensation Committee and charged it with the responsibility to review and either act on behalf of the Board or make recommendations to the Board concerning executive compensation and employee benefits. The Compensation Committee consists of four non-employee directors: Brian P. McAndrews, Chair; Beth Brooke; Rachel Glaser; and Rebecca Van Dyck. Our Board has determined that each Committee member is “independent” under the corporate governance listing standards of the NYSE.
The Committee operates under a written charter adopted by the Board of Directors. A printable version of the charter is available on our website, as described on page 10. The chart set forth in “Board Committees,” beginning on page 32, describes the principal functions of the Committee under its charter.
Under its charter, the Committee has sole authority to retain and terminate a consulting firm to assist in its evaluation of executive compensation. In accordance with this authority, in preparation for its decision-making regarding 2023 compensation, the Committee directly engaged an independent compensation consultant, Exequity. Exequity reported on its review of target total compensation for executive officers in relation to peer group practices and survey data where applicable. Exequity also provided general advice on executive and director compensation trends and programs. In the course of advising the Committee, Exequity occasionally is asked to provide guidance and support to management in connection with matters that are reviewed by the Committee. These matters may pertain to, among other things, competitive analysis, program design recommendations, technical support and cost modeling.
During the Company’s 2023 fiscal year, Exequity did not provide any services to the Company other than those relating to its role as compensation adviser to the Committee. After considering the factors required by NYSE rules, the Committee is satisfied that Exequity is independent.
The Committee generally consults with management regarding executive compensation matters, and our Chief Executive Officer makes compensation recommendations for the executive officers who report to her. The Company’s human resources, legal, controller and treasury departments support the Committee in its work.
Throughout the year, the Committee meets to discuss the Company’s executive compensation and benefits programs and related matters. Each year, the Committee generally takes the following actions:
together with the other independent directors of the Board, approves the compensation of the Chairman and Publisher and the President and Chief Executive Officer, including setting salaries and approving annual and long-term incentive potentials;
approves compensation for the other executive officers;
sets financial targets for annual incentive and long-term performance awards;
approves awards of equity-based compensation for eligible employees; and
determines the achievement of performance goals for the recently completed annual and long-term performance periods and approves the payment of those awards.
The Committee has delegated the authority to make equity grants in limited circumstances, such as to newly hired or recently promoted employees, to a three-member management committee authorized to grant a limited number of equity awards under specified parameters.
The Committee has reviewed and discussed with Company management the section of this Proxy Statement titled “Compensation of Executive Officers—Compensation Discussion and Analysis,” and its report to stockholders stating that it has recommended the inclusion of such discussion and analysis appears below under “Compensation of Executive Officers” on page 42.
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Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation
No member of the Committee is now, or was during 2023 or any time prior thereto, an officer or employee of the Company. No member of the Committee had any relationship with the Company during 2023 pursuant to which disclosure would be required under applicable SEC rules about the disclosure of transactions with related persons. None of our executive officers currently serves or ever has served as a member of the board of directors, the compensation committee, or any similar body of any entity one of whose executive officers serves or served on our Board or the Committee.

AUDIT COMMITTEE REPORT
To the Stockholders of The New York Times Company:
The Audit Committee consists of four non-employee directors: Rachel Glaser, Chair; Amanpal S. Bhutani; Beth Brooke; and Anuradha B. Subramanian. The Board of Directors has determined that:
each Committee member is “independent” under the listing standards of the NYSE and is “financially literate” as defined by the NYSE;
Mss. Glaser, Brooke and Subramanian satisfy the “financial management expertise” standard, as required by the NYSE; and
Mss. Glaser, Brooke and Subramanian are “audit committee financial experts” as defined by the SEC.
The Committee operates under a written charter adopted by the Board of Directors and reviewed annually by the Committee. A printable version of the charter is available on our website, as described on page 10. The chart set forth in “Board Committees,” beginning on page 32, describes the principal functions of the Committee under its charter.
Management has the primary responsibility for the financial statements and the financial reporting process, including the system of internal control over financial reporting. Ernst & Young LLP (“Ernst & Young”), the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, is responsible for performing an independent integrated audit of (i) the Company’s consolidated financial statements in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (the “PCAOB”), and (ii) the Company’s internal control over financial reporting, and for issuing its reports thereon.
The Committee is responsible for assisting the Board in monitoring (i) the integrity of the Company’s financial statements; (ii) the Company’s compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; (iii) the qualifications and independence of the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm; (iv) the performance of the Company’s internal audit function and independent registered public accounting firm; and (v) the Company’s systems of disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting.
In addition, the Committee’s charter requires that the Committee review the Company’s policies and processes by which management assesses and manages the Company’s risk exposures. As part of its responsibilities for oversight of the Company’s enterprise risk management program, the Committee annually reviews and discusses an assessment prepared by management of the critical risks facing the Company, their relative magnitude and management’s actions to prevent, detect, monitor and mitigate them.
The Committee has also established procedures for the receipt, retention and treatment of complaints received by the Company regarding accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters or potential securities law violations, and the confidential and anonymous submission by Company employees of concerns regarding such matters.
The Committee is responsible for the appointment, compensation and oversight of Ernst & Young. As part of its oversight function, the Committee has adopted certain policies to ensure that Ernst & Young’s provision of services does not impair the firm’s independence. Each year, the Committee considers whether to reappoint Ernst & Young, subject to stockholder ratification, to serve as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm. As part of this process, the Committee considers, among other things, the continued independence of Ernst & Young, the depth of the firm’s and audit team’s experience, and the quality and efficiency of the services provided by Ernst & Young.
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During 2023, the Committee met six times and held separate discussions with management, the Company’s internal auditors and Ernst & Young. The full Committee reviews with management and Ernst & Young the earnings announcements and quarterly financial statements for each of the first three quarters. The Committee’s Chair, as the representative of the Committee, discusses the Company’s fourth-quarter and full-year earnings announcement with the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, its Chief Accounting Officer and Ernst & Young prior to public release; other members of the Committee also generally participate in this discussion. In addition, the Committee reviews with management and Ernst & Young the Company’s annual financial statements. The Committee also reviews and discusses the Company’s compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act with respect to internal control over financial reporting.
Management has represented to the Committee that the Company’s 2023 annual consolidated financial statements were prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The Committee reviewed and discussed with management, the Company’s internal auditors and Ernst & Young the Company’s 2023 annual consolidated financial statements and Ernst & Young’s audit report thereon, and Ernst & Young’s audit report on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. In addition, the Committee reviewed and discussed with management the annual report of management on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.
The Committee has also discussed with Ernst & Young the matters required to be discussed by Statement on Auditing Standard No. 1301 (formerly No. 16), Communication with Audit Committees, as adopted by the PCAOB, including, among other items, matters related to the conduct of the audit of the Company’s 2023 annual consolidated financial statements.
In addition, the Committee has received and reviewed the written disclosures and the letter from Ernst & Young required by the PCAOB regarding Ernst & Young’s communications with the Committee concerning independence, and has discussed with Ernst & Young their firm’s independence from the Company and management.
In reliance on the reviews and discussions referred to above, the Committee recommended to the Board of Directors, and the Board has approved, that the audited consolidated financial statements be included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023, for filing with the SEC.
The Committee also has recommended, subject to stockholder ratification, the selection of Ernst & Young as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024.
Rachel Glaser, Chair
Amanpal S. Bhutani
Beth Brooke
Anuradha B. Subramanian

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PROPOSAL NUMBER 2—SELECTION OF AUDITORS
The Audit Committee has selected the firm of Ernst & Young LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as our auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024, subject to ratification of such selection by the Class A and Class B stockholders voting together as one class.
Ernst & Young has informed us that the firm has no direct financial interest nor any material indirect financial interest in us or any of our affiliated companies. Ernst & Young has not had any connection during the past three years with us or any of our affiliated companies in the capacity of promoter, underwriter, voting trustee, director, officer or employee.
A representative of Ernst & Young will be present at the virtual Annual Meeting, will have the opportunity to make a statement and will be available to respond to appropriate questions from stockholders.
Recommendation and Vote Required
The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the following resolution, which will be presented at the Annual Meeting:
RESOLVED, that the selection, by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, of Ernst & Young LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as auditors of The New York Times Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024, is hereby ratified, confirmed and approved.
The affirmative vote of a majority of the shares of Class A stock and Class B stock represented at the Annual Meeting, in person or by proxy, and entitled to vote on the proposal, voting together as a single class, is required pursuant to the Company’s By-laws for approval of this resolution. As a result, abstentions will have the same effect as a vote against the proposal.
Audit Committee’s Pre-Approval Policies and Procedures
Our Audit Committee Charter requires the Audit Committee to pre-approve the rendering by our independent registered public accounting firm of all auditing services, internal control-related services and permitted non-audit services. The Chair of the Audit Committee may pre-approve the rendering of such services (other than internal control-related services) on behalf of the Committee, provided the matter is then presented to the full Committee at its next scheduled meeting.
Audit and Other Fees
The following table presents the aggregate fees incurred for audit and other services rendered by Ernst & Young during fiscal years 2023 and 2022, all of which services were approved by the Audit Committee.
Service TypeFiscal 2023Fiscal 2022
Audit Fees$3,084,038 $3,061,300 
Audit-Related Fees— — 
Tax Fees393,890 311,000 
All Other Fees179,500 — 
Total Fees Billed$3,657,428 $3,372,300 
Audit Fees ($3,084,038; $3,061,300). This category includes the aggregate fees billed by Ernst & Young for professional services rendered for the audit of the Company’s annual financial statements (which includes transactions or events during the year, including acquisitions), the reviews of the financial statements included in the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, consents related to documents filed with the SEC and services normally provided by the independent auditor in connection with statutory and regulatory filings. Audit fees also include fees for professional services rendered for the audit of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting.
Audit-Related Fees. No audit-related fees were paid in 2023 or 2022.
Tax Fees ($393,890; $311,000). This category includes the aggregate fees billed by Ernst & Young for services in connection with tax advice and planning, tax returns, claims for refunds and tax payment planning.
All Other Fees ($179,500). Other fees in 2023 were related to permitted consulting services. No other fees were paid in 2022.
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DIRECTORS’ COMPENSATION
2023 Compensation of Non-Employee Directors
Our goal in setting compensation for our non-employee directors is to remain competitive in attracting and retaining high-quality directors. Compensation for our non-employee directors for 2023 had the following components: cash compensation, consisting of annual retainers for non-employee Board members, Committee Chairs, Committee members and the Presiding Director; and equity compensation in the form of restricted stock units for all non-employee Board members.
Each year, management reports to the Nominating & Governance Committee on non-employee director compensation and makes recommendations with respect to the amount and form of compensation for non-employee directors. The Nominating & Governance Committee and the Board believe that our non-employee director compensation program is appropriately aligned with long-term stockholder interests because directors are subject to stock ownership guidelines (at least four times the annual Board cash retainer), and the shares of Class A stock payable in respect of vested restricted stock units are not delivered until a director leaves the Board. Non-employee directors have five years from their appointment to meet their stock ownership requirement and all of our non-employee directors have met their requirement or are on track to do so within the five-year period.
Cash Compensation. In 2023, we paid an annual cash retainer (in quarterly installments) to non-employee Board members, Committee Chairs, Committee members and the Presiding Director as follows:
Annual cash Board retainer of $60,000;
Annual cash Committee Chair retainer of $10,000;
Annual cash Committee retainers in the following amounts:
Audit—$20,000
Compensation—$10,000
Finance—$10,000
Nominating & Governance—$6,000; and
Annual cash Presiding Director retainer of $30,000.
Restricted Stock Units. On the date of the 2023 Annual Meeting, the Company granted 4,472 restricted stock units for Class A stock (with a grant date fair value of $175,000) to each non-employee director. These restricted stock units will vest on the date of the 2024 Annual Meeting (assuming continued service on the Board of Directors until that date), and the underlying shares of Class A stock will be distributed to each non-employee director within 90 days following his or her cessation of service from the Board. Each non-employee director’s account is credited with additional restricted stock units with a value equal to the amount of all dividends paid on the Company’s Class A stock.
Expenses. We reimburse reasonable expenses incurred for attendance at Board and Committee meetings and director orientation or other relevant educational programs.
Recent Compensation Changes. In 2022, the Nominating & Governance Committee received a report from Exequity, the Compensation Committee’s independent compensation consultant, analyzing prevailing trends in director compensation. Based on this review, the Nominating & Governance Committee recommended, and the Board approved, effective January 1, 2023, (i) an increase in the annual cash Presiding Director retainer from $25,000 to $30,000 and (ii) an increase in the grant date fair value of the annual grant to non-employee directors of restricted stock units for Class A stock from $150,000 to $175,000.
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Non-Employee Director Compensation Table
The total 2023 compensation of our non-employee directors is shown in the following table.        
Name
(a)
Fees Earned or Paid in Cash1
($)
(b)
Stock
 Awards2,3
($)
(c)
Option
 Awards
($)
(d)
All Other Compensation
($)
(g)
Total
($)
(h)
Amanpal S. Bhutani90,000 175,000 — — 265,000 
Manuel Bronstein66,000 175,000 — — 241,000 
Beth Brooke90,000 175,000 — — 265,000 
Rachel Glaser100,000 175,000 — — 275,000 
Arthur Golden70,000 175,000 — — 245,000 
Hays N. Golden70,000 175,000 — — 245,000 
Brian P. McAndrews116,000 175,000 — — 291,000 
John W. Rogers, Jr.86,000 175,000 — — 261,000 
Anuradha B. Subramanian11,984 78,000 — — 89,984 
Doreen Toben4
28,929 — — 10,000 38,929 
Rebecca Van Dyck86,000 175,000 — — 261,000 
1.Includes a Presiding Director retainer for Mr. McAndrews and a Committee Chair retainer for each of Ms. Glaser, Mr. McAndrews, Mr. Rogers and Ms. Van Dyck.
2.Included in the “Stock Awards” column is the aggregate grant date fair value of the discretionary grant of restricted stock units made to each non-employee director on April 26, 2023, under the 2020 Incentive Plan, computed in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 718, Stock Compensation (“FASB ASC Topic 718”). The grant date fair value of such awards is approximately $175,000. Ms. Subramanian received a grant of 1,808 restricted stock units (valued at $78,000), a pro rata amount reflecting her Board service from November 13, 2023, to the date of the 2024 Annual Meeting.
3.The following table shows the aggregate unvested restricted stock units and phantom stock units outstanding at December 31, 2023, for each non-employee director:
Name
Aggregate Unvested Restricted Stock Units Outstanding at
December 31, 2023
(#)a
Aggregate Phantom Stock Units
Outstanding at
December 31, 2023
(#)b
Amanpal S. Bhutani4,496 — 
Manuel Bronstein4,496 — 
Beth Brooke4,496 — 
Rachel Glaser4,496 — 
Arthur Golden4,496 — 
Hays N. Golden4,496 — 
Brian P. McAndrews4,496 16,785 
John W. Rogers, Jr.4,496 — 
Anuradha B. Subramanian1,808 — 
Rebecca Van Dyck4,496 — 
(a)Includes aggregate number of unvested restricted stock units, including unvested restricted stock units credited to each non-employee director’s account in respect of cash dividends paid on the Class A stock in 2023. Additional unvested restricted stock units were credited to each non-employee director’s account in January 2024 in respect of the Company’s fourth quarter cash dividend.
(b)    Prior to 2015, a discretionary grant of phantom Class A stock units was credited to each non-employee director’s account under the Directors’ Deferral Plan on the date of the Company’s annual meeting. For
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Brian P. McAndrews, the only director remaining on our Board who received such a grant, aggregate phantom stock units outstanding reflect grants prior to the termination of the Directors’ Deferral Plan in December 2014, and include amounts credited in 2023 in connection with dividend equivalents, which are initially held as cash and converted to phantom stock units as of the date of the Company’s next succeeding annual meeting. Cash accounts are also credited with interest at a market rate. Subsequent to a non-employee director’s resignation, we pay him or her the cash value of amounts accumulated in his or her account.
4.Doreen Toben served as a director through April 26, 2023, the date of the Company’s 2023 Annual Meeting, at which Ms. Toben did not stand for reelection. The compensation for Ms. Toben includes a one-time $10,000 donation made in her honor to a nonprofit organization upon her retirement from the Board.

DIRECTORS’ AND OFFICERS’ LIABILITY INSURANCE
The Company maintains directors’ and officers’ liability insurance effective July 1, 2023, with an expiration date of July 1, 2024. The program was purchased at an annual cost of approximately $1.3 million. The insurance companies providing directors’ and officers’ liability insurance are Zurich American Insurance Company; Chubb - ACE American Insurance Company; Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America; Sompo - Endurance Assurance Corporation; Swiss Re Corporate Solutions America Insurance Corporation; CNA - Continental Casualty Company; Nationwide - National Casualty Company; Allied World Assurance Company (U.S.), Inc.; Great American Insurance Company; Berkley Professional Liability, LLC; and Beazley Insurance Company, Inc.

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COMPENSATION OF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

Compensation Committee Report
The Compensation Committee has reviewed and discussed with Company management the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” appearing below, and based on its review and discussions, the Committee has recommended to the Board that the Compensation Discussion and Analysis be included in this Proxy Statement and incorporated by reference into the Company’s 2023 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Brian P. McAndrews, Chair
Beth Brooke
Rachel Glaser
Rebecca Van Dyck
Compensation Discussion and Analysis
We believe that our executive officers are critical to our success and to the creation of long-term stockholder value. We structure compensation for our executive officers based on the following objectives:
to drive performance through the achievement of short-term and long-term objectives;
to link our executives’ total compensation to the interests of our stockholders and to drive the creation of value for stockholders over the long term; and
to enable us to attract, retain and motivate the highest caliber of executives by offering competitive compensation and rewarding superior performance.
The discussion below analyzes 2023 executive compensation for the following executive officers whose compensation is set out in the Summary Compensation Table (our “named executive officers”):
A.G. Sulzberger
Chairman of the Board and Publisher, The New York Times
Meredith Kopit Levien
President and Chief Executive Officer
William Bardeen
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (effective July 1, 2023)
Diane Brayton
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Jacqueline Welch
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Roland Caputo
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (through June 30, 2023) and Special Advisor to the CEO (July 1, 2023 through September 30, 2023)
Mr. Bardeen became the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective July 1, 2023, having previously served as Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. Caputo, who previously served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, became Special Advisor to the CEO effective July 1, 2023, and then retired from the Company on September 30, 2023.

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Executive Summary
Executive Compensation Governance
Key executive compensation practices are summarized below. We believe these practices promote good governance and align the interests of our executive officers with the interests of our stockholders.
What We Do:
ü Independent Compensation Committee - The Compensation Committee consists solely of independent directors, notwithstanding an exemption from NYSE rules available to us as a controlled company.
ü Annual Evaluation - Each year, the Compensation Committee approves the compensation for the Company’s executive officers. For the Chairman and Publisher and the President and Chief Executive Officer, final compensation decisions are approved by the independent members of our Board of Directors.
ü Independent Advisor - The Compensation Committee’s independent compensation consultant, Exequity, is retained directly by the Committee and performs services in support of the Committee. The Compensation Committee’s charter authorizes it to engage such consultants and advisors as it determines to be appropriate.
ü Stockholder Engagement - At the direction of the Compensation Committee, management reaches out to significant stockholders periodically to solicit comments on executive compensation matters, and the Committee takes this stockholder feedback into account in designing executive compensation.
ü Risk Mitigation - Each year, the Compensation Committee conducts a review of the Company’s executive compensation program to ensure that it does not create risks that are reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the Company.
ü Performance-based cash and equity awards to executives are made under the Company’s current stockholder-approved incentive plan, which:
requires a one-year minimum vesting schedule for stock awards, with limited exceptions;
prohibits the repricing of any stock option or stock appreciation right without stockholder approval;
prohibits dividend-equivalent rights with respect to stock options and stock appreciation rights, and prohibits the payment of dividends and dividend equivalents with respect to unvested share-based awards;
does not provide for automatic vesting of awards in the event of a change in control; and
does not contain an “evergreen” share reserve, meaning that the shares of Class A stock reserved for awards are fixed by number rather than by reference to a percentage of the Company’s total outstanding shares.
ü Stock Ownership Guidelines - The Company has in place meaningful stock ownership guidelines for its executive officers to further align their interests with those of our stockholders.
ü Compensation Recoupment Policy - The Company’s executive officers are subject to a compensation recoupment, or “clawback,” policy that applies to incentive-based compensation, which was revised in 2023 to comply with new NYSE listing standards issued pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act.


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What We Do Not Do:
x No Hedging - The Company’s executive officers may not engage in short-term, speculative trading in Company stock, including hedging or other derivative transactions; hold Company stock in a margin account; or pledge Company stock as collateral for a loan.
x No Tax Gross-ups - The Company does not provide so-called tax “gross-ups” for its executive officers.
x No Significant Perquisites - The Company does not provide significant perquisites for executive officers.
x No individual change in control agreements.
Compensation Highlights
This past year was a strong year for the Company that showcased the power of our strategy to become the essential digital subscription for every curious English-speaking person seeking to understand and engage with the world.
At the end of 2023, the Company had approximately 10.36 million subscribers across our products, including 9.70 million digital-only subscribers. Annual revenues from our digital-only subscriptions crossed $1 billion for the first time, increasing 12.4% year-over-year to approximately $1.1 billion. We believe that our subscriber growth demonstrates the success of our “subscription-first” strategy; the willingness of our subscribers to pay for high-quality original journalism; and the appeal of our differentiated news and lifestyle products that serve large and distinct markets, including across cooking, games, sports and shopping recommendations.
In a difficult advertising market for news publishers, the Company’s 2023 advertising revenues decreased 3.5% compared with the prior year, with digital advertising revenues decreasing only 0.2%. Total revenues increased 5.1% year-over-year to over $2.4 billion in 2023.
During the year, we applied a disciplined approach to cost management while continuing to strategically invest in our journalism and the technology and product development that unlock its digital distribution to position our organization for further growth. These efforts took place while we continued to maintain the highest standards of journalism, highlighted by numerous awards and accolades.
We’ve continued to return capital to shareholders through stock repurchases and dividends, and in early 2024, our Board of Directors approved a $.02 increase in the quarterly dividend.
Details of our 2023 financial results appear in the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023.
Key highlights with respect to the Company’s executive compensation program are as follows:
Annual Incentive Compensation
In February 2023, the Compensation Committee approved a change to the Company’s annual incentive plan to include a performance metric based on total revenue in place of one based on digital subscription and advertising revenue that had been used in 2022, as well as certain additional modifications to the annual incentive plan discussed below. The 80% portion of the 2023 annual incentive awards for our executive officers based on financial performance (based on adjusted operating profit and total revenue) was earned at 107% of target. See “—Compensation of Executive Officers—Annual Incentive Compensation” for more information.
Long-Term Incentive Compensation
Compensation for 2023 included a payout under the 2021-2023 long-term performance award program. The portion of the award based on cumulative adjusted operating profit (60% of the executives’ target award; half paid in Class A stock and half paid in cash) was earned at 200% of target, and the portion based on relative total stockholder return (40% of the executives’ target; payable in Class A stock) was earned at 30% of target. Beginning with the 2022-2024 performance
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cycle, long-term awards will be payable solely in Class A stock. See “—Compensation of Executive Officers—Long-Term Incentive Compensation” for more information.
Stockholder Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation and Stockholder Outreach
At our 2023 Annual Meeting, we held an advisory vote on executive compensation (“say-on-pay” vote). Under our Certificate of Incorporation, the say-on-pay vote is an item on which our Class B stockholders vote, and the Class B stockholders overwhelmingly supported the say-on-pay proposal in 2023.
Although Class A stockholders are not able to vote on the say-on-pay proposal, at the direction of the Compensation Committee, management engages in regular outreach to representatives of significant holders of our Class A common stock to solicit their feedback on executive compensation matters. See “Board of Directors and Corporate Governance—Stockholder Engagement” for more information on our stockholder outreach efforts.
The Committee considers the results of the say-on-pay vote as well as the views of significant Class A stockholders in designing executive compensation.
Compensation-Setting Process
The Compensation Committee, which consists solely of independent directors, is primarily responsible for overseeing compensation for our executive officers, including the named executive officers. Each year, the Committee approves the compensation for the Company’s executive officers. For the Chairman and Publisher and the President and Chief Executive Officer, compensation decisions are ultimately approved by the independent members of our Board of Directors, in consultation with the other non-employee directors.
The Committee generally reviews employee compensation matters with management. Our human resources, legal, controller and treasury departments support the Committee in its work and help administer our compensation programs. The members of the Committee also familiarize themselves with compensation trends and competitive conditions through periodic consultations with compensation experts, including Exequity, and the review of market data and other information about relevant market practices.
A discussion of the composition and procedures of the Committee, including the role of Exequity, is set forth above under “Compensation Committee—Compensation Committee Procedures” on page 35.

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Components of Compensation
To achieve our compensation objectives, the Compensation Committee structured 2023 executive compensation to have the following components, each of which is discussed in more detail below. The compensation structure is performance-oriented, with “at risk” compensation consisting of annual and long-term incentive programs designed to link the compensation of our named executive officers to the overall success of the Company and support the Company’s business strategy and performance.
2023 Compensation Component.jpg
In addition to these components of compensation, executives participate in employee benefit plans that are generally available to the Company’s employees, including medical, life insurance and disability plans, and a Company 401(k) Plan that provides a match on employee contributions and discretionary profit-sharing contributions. The Company maintains an employee stock purchase plan under Section 423 of the Internal Revenue Code; however, our named executive officers are not eligible to participate. Certain executives are also participants in two unfunded non-qualified defined contribution plans, one of which was frozen as of December 31, 2013, and two unfunded non-qualified defined benefit plans that were frozen as of December 31, 2009. See “—Executive Compensation—Other Elements of Executive Compensation” for more information.
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The following charts show the components of 2023 target compensation established for Ms. Kopit Levien, our CEO, and our other named executive officers (including Mr. Caputo, who retired on September 30, 2023), as well as the percentage of total variable compensation:
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For purposes of the above chart, time-based restricted stock units are considered variable compensation as the ultimate value after the satisfaction of the time-based vesting conditions will depend on the future market value of the Company’s Class A stock.

Key Factors in Setting Compensation
In setting or recommending an executive’s compensation, the Committee evaluates each of the following factors:
Benchmarking—Each year, the Committee reviews an analysis of executive compensation levels and practices for each executive prepared by Exequity. In December 2022, to inform its decision-making regarding 2023 target compensation, the Committee reviewed each element of target total compensation in relation to peer group and survey data as part of this analysis.
The peer group consisted of 20 public companies that operate in the journalism, media and digital industries and reflected certain changes from the previous year made by the Compensation Committee to ensure that the peer group remains relevant and appropriate. As reflected below, the peer group included six new technology companies with a focus on digital consumer products, services and/or subscriptions and excluded 11 previously included companies that were either privately held, acquired or determined to be outside the appropriate revenue and/or market cap parameters.
Survey data includes information services, online/digital, and media platform or general industry companies based on position and data availability.
2023 Peer Group Benchmarking.jpg
In addition to reviewing peer group and survey market data, the Committee considers other internal and external factors in setting compensation for executives. These factors include, among others, an executive’s
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experience and tenure, retention and succession planning considerations, Company performance and internal pay equity.
Company Performance—The Committee ties a substantial portion of each named executive officer’s compensation to Company performance, as well as a portion to individual performance. All executive officers, including the named executive officers, are eligible for annual and long-term incentive compensation, which links compensation to the achievement of short- and long-term performance targets. Performance targets are set by the Committee in advance based on the Company’s objectives as set out in its operating budget and three-year plan. In addition, the delivery of long-term performance award payouts in Class A stock further links executive compensation with the interests of our stockholders.
For those executives who report to the Chief Executive Officer, the Committee takes into consideration Ms. Kopit Levien’s review of their individual performance during the year.
Internal Pay Equity—The Committee’s approach to compensation is that executives holding comparable positions of responsibility should have similar compensation opportunities, recognizing that actual rewards earned should reflect personal performance and achievement of individual objectives.
Tally Sheets—The Committee also reviewed tally sheets detailing the total compensation of the named executive officers. These tally sheets identified all components of compensation for these executives, including the compensation such executives would be eligible to receive under different termination scenarios, as described in “—Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control Table.”
At the completion of this review, the Committee concluded that the compensation to be paid to executives in 2023 was appropriate and reasonable in light of the factors discussed above.
Setting Performance Goals
A substantial portion of each named executive officer’s compensation depends on the achievement of specific incentive targets that are directly linked to short- or long-term performance objectives. Performance is measured against the Company’s annual operating budget and three-year plan, which are developed and submitted to the Board by management at the beginning of each year and are based on an assessment of the state of the business and the industry at that time, as well as expectations regarding annual and long-term performance. The annual operating budget and three-year plan set financial performance objectives that management believes are ambitious but achievable based on the underlying strategic and operating assumptions regarding revenue, expense projections and investment initiatives.
Consistent with prior years, the Committee set performance targets with a payout of 100% when the Company achieves the financial performance objectives in the annual operating budget and three-year plan. While future results cannot be predicted, the Committee believes that these performance targets are set at levels such that achievement of the target levels would reflect a strong performance on the part of the executive officers and that payment of the maximum amounts would occur only upon the achievement of results substantially in excess of internal and market expectations at the time the targets are set.
The Company’s annual operating budget and three-year plan are created independent of, and therefore the financial performance targets generally exclude, the effect of certain non-recurring or non-operational events, including acquisitions and accounting changes.
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Executive Compensation
NEO Target Compensation in 2023
The table below shows the 2023 target compensation for each of the Company’s named executive officers as established by the Compensation Committee (and, with respect to the Chairman and Publisher and the President and Chief Executive Officer, by the independent members of the Board, in consultation with the other non-employee directors). For each named executive officer other than Mr. Bardeen, targets were set in February 2023; for Mr. Bardeen, the Committee approved prorated increased annual incentive and long-term incentive target amounts effective upon his promotion in July 2023. Each component of this compensation is further described below.
Name
Annualized
2023
Base Salary1
($)
Target
2023 Annual
Incentive
($)
2023 Long-Term Incentive Compensation Total Target 2023 Compensation
($)
Restricted Stock
Units (at grant)
($)
Performance
Awards (at target)
($)
A.G. Sulzberger630,000 708,327 529,100 2,116,400 3,983,827 
Meredith Kopit Levien950,000 1,068,466 1,000,000 4,000,000 7,018,466 
William Bardeen450,000 319,680 178,531 714,124 1,662,335 
Diane Brayton586,614 435,862 215,000 860,000 2,097,476 
Jacqueline Welch525,000 360,164 130,000 520,000 1,535,164 
Roland Caputo2
635,076 635,076 200,000 800,000 2,270,152 
1.The annualized base salary amounts in this table reflect each individual’s base salary as of the end of 2023, including annualized amounts for any increases implemented during the year.
2.Mr. Caputo retired from the Company effective September 30, 2023. The information presented above reflects Mr. Caputo’s 2023 target compensation as set by the Committee in February 2023 assuming a full year of employment. His actual annual incentive payout was prorated to reflect the period during 2023 that he worked until his retirement. In addition, under the terms of the long-term performance awards, Mr. Caputo will be entitled to a prorated portion of the 2023-2025 award payouts (as well as the preexisting 2022-2024 awards), based on the period he worked for the Company, as and when payouts of these long-term performance awards are made to other executives. All of Mr. Caputo’s unvested restricted stock units were forfeited at the time of his retirement.

Salaries
Salaries for executive officers are reviewed annually and are intended to provide competitive compensation to each executive based on position, scope of responsibility, business and leadership experience, performance and market positioning. For 2023, the Committee reviewed executive officer salaries and approved 2.7% and 2.9% increases for Ms. Kopit Levien and Mr. Sulzberger, respectively (effective March 1, 2023). In addition, in July 2023, Mr. Bardeen received a salary increase of 8.2% in connection with his promotion to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Base salaries for the other named executive officers did not change. The salaries paid to our named executive officers during 2023 are set out in column (c) of the Summary Compensation Table.

Annual Incentive Compensation
The Committee grants awards under an annual incentive compensation program that provides executives the opportunity to earn cash based on the achievement of financial and individual performance goals.
In February 2023, the Committee approved certain changes for the 2023 annual incentive compensation program to further align with market practice and the Company’s growth objectives. First, the revenue performance metric for 2023 was based on total revenues, while for 2022, the metric was based on digital subscription and advertising revenue, reflecting the importance of all revenue streams to the Company’s strategy and 2023 budget. Second, the relative weighting of the performance goals was set at 80% for the financial component and 20% for the individual component (compared to 75% / 25% in 2022 and prior years), with the financial component equally weighted between adjusted operating profit and total revenue. Third, the threshold payout level for each financial metric was set at 50% (an increase from 10% in 2022 and prior years) in line with market practice. The illustration below summarizes these changes for 2023 compared to 2022.
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1.Adjusted Operating Profit is defined as (i) revenues less (ii) total operating costs (excluding severance, depreciation and amortization, multiemployer pension plan withdrawal costs and special items), adjusted to exclude the effect of any acquisitions and dispositions, certain non-cash impairment charges and certain other pre-approved items. (See Appendix A for more information regarding a recent change in the Company’s financial statement presentation of total operating costs.)
2.Digital Subscription, Digital Advertising and Total Revenue are as reported in our Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the SEC.
The Committee set 2023 annual incentive targets for all executives, including the named executive officers, as a percentage of salary. The target percentages were set taking into account a number of factors, including prevailing external practices, the Committee’s consideration of the nature of the position and internal pay equity concerns. Generally, the more responsible the executive officer’s position, the higher the target percentage. For the named executive officers, target amounts ranged from 70% to 115% of base salary.
Financial Component
As reflected above, the financial component of the 2023 annual incentive compensation plan consisted of targets related to adjusted operating profit and total revenue.
The Committee believes that adjusted operating profit is a valuable measure of our performance because it facilitates comparisons with historical operating performance on a consistent basis. In addition, adjusted operating profit is a measure often used by investors, analysts and others to assess Company performance, and thus serves to align the interests of our executives with those of our stockholders.
For 2023, the Committee approved the use of total revenue in place of digital subscription and advertising revenue as the revenue performance metric, reflecting the importance of all revenue streams to the Company’s strategy and 2023 budget.
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The Committee believes the combination of these revenue and profit metrics provides an appropriate balance between generating revenue, managing expenses and growing the business, and avoids over-reliance on a single financial performance metric.
For 2023, the performance level for a 100% payout of the financial components was set at the operating budget objective, with potential payouts ranging from zero to 200% of target based upon a predetermined performance scale and a minimum threshold of 50%. (There is no payment if performance is below the threshold.) The following table sets out the 2023 adjusted operating profit and total revenue targets and achievement levels.
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1.See Appendix A for the calculation of 2023 adjusted operating profit.

Individual Component
As noted above, 20% of the annual incentive award was based upon an assessment by the Committee of each executive’s individual achievement with respect to operational and strategic goals. In its review, the Committee took into account each executive’s responsibility for the Company’s overall performance, as well as (i) for Mr. Sulzberger and Ms. Kopit Levien, certain targeted growth metrics and (ii) for Messrs. Bardeen and Caputo (for his period of service in 2023) and Mss. Brayton and Welch, Ms. Kopit Levien’s recommendation. In particular, the Committee took into account (i) for Mr. Sulzberger and Ms. Kopit Levien, their strong leadership and effective partnership during a year of continued growth and execution of the Company’s strategy; (ii) for Mr. Bardeen, his strong performance in light of significantly increased responsibilities following his promotion in July 2023, which ensured a smooth transition of the chief financial officer role; (iii) for Ms. Brayton, her substantial contributions as general counsel, including leading teams that advised on critical litigation and labor relations matters, evolving regulatory requirements and other key projects; and (iv) for Ms. Welch, her effective leadership of the Company’s human resources function, including continued improvements to the Company’s performance review process and talent management.
The assessment of individual achievement of each named executive officer is set out in the following table in “—Resulting 2023 Annual Incentive Payouts”.


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Resulting 2023 Annual Incentive Payouts
The following table sets out, for each named executive officer, the 2023 target, potential maximum and actual annual incentive amounts, in dollars and as a percentage of the executive’s 2023 base salary.
Name
Total Target Award Opportunity as a % of Base Salary1
Total Target
Award
Opportunity2
Financial
Portion
Weighting
Financial
Resulting
Payout %
Individual
Portion
Weighting
Individual Resulting Payout %Total
Actual Amount Awarded
Total
Actual as a % of Target
A.G. Sulzberger115%708,32780%107%20%115%769,244109%
Meredith Kopit Levien115%1,068,46680%107%20%115%1,160,354109%
William Bardeen100%319,68080%107%20%110%343,976108%
Diane Brayton75%435,86280%107%20%120%477,705110%
Jacqueline Welch70%360,16480%107%20%107%385,376107%
Roland Caputo3
100%635,076 80%107%20%107%506,39080%
1.The Committee set target payouts as a percentage of base salary, with higher percentages for individuals with greater responsibility. Annual incentive payouts can range from zero to 200% of the target percentage of base salary, with a minimum threshold of 50% for the financial components. Payouts reflect changes in base salary during the year.
2.The target amounts in this table reflect (a) a prorated increase in the base salary and annual incentive award targets for Ms. Kopit Levien and Messrs. Bardeen and Sulzberger and (b) a prorated increase in the annual incentive award targets for Mss. Brayton and Welch.
3.For Mr. Caputo, who retired in September 2023, the actual payout of his annual incentive compensation, as reflected in this table, was prorated to reflect the period during 2023 that he worked until his retirement. As a result, Mr. Caputo received a payout equal to 107% of the base salary he received for the period up to his retirement.

Long-Term Incentive Compensation
The Committee believes that its long-term performance-based program, which beginning in 2022, has consisted entirely of equity compensation, aligns the interest of executives with that of stockholders and helps to ensure the fulfillment of our long-term strategic objectives.
The 2023 long-term incentive compensation program included the grant of both long-term performance-based awards under a 2023-2025 performance cycle and three-year time-vested restricted stock units.
2023 Long-Term Incentive Compensation
The 2023 long-term incentive compensation components are illustrated below:
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Impact to Summary Compensation Table

Because SEC proxy disclosure rules require that we report cash-based incentive awards in the Summary Compensation Table in the year these awards are earned/paid, but report stock-based awards in the year they are granted, the shift in the award beginning in 2022 from one that was settled 70% in stock and 30% in cash to a 100% stock-based payout artificially inflated the 2022 and 2023 values reported in the Summary Compensation Table by requiring inclusion of the full grant date value of 2022 and 2023 long-term incentive awards, as well as the cash-based payouts of the 2020-2022 and 2021-2023 long-term incentive awards granted in 2020 and 2021. See the Summary Compensation Table for more information.
Restricted Stock Unit Awards
The 2023 long-term incentive compensation for executives included a grant of time-vested restricted stock units that vest in equal annual installments over a three-year period. The Committee believes this supports executive retention and further aligns the interests of our executives with our shareholders.
Performance-Based Awards
The components of the 2023-2025 long-term performance award program (adjusted operating profit, relative total stockholder return, or “Relative TSR,” and digital subscription revenue) are further described below.
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Adjusted Operating Profit Component
The Committee believes that adjusted operating profit is a strong reflection of the Company’s underlying operating performance. The selection of this financial measure for the three-year performance cycle is intended to focus management on normalized operating profit, which allows the Company to make critical investments in its long-term growth strategy. This metric is a valuable measure of performance for compensation purposes because it facilitates comparisons of historical operating performance on a consistent basis and is often used by investors, analysts and others.
For the adjusted operating profit component, the performance level for a 100% payout was set in connection with the Company’s three-year plan, which is developed and submitted to the Board by management at the beginning of each year and based on an assessment of the state of the business and the industry at that time, as well as expectations regarding the Company’s long-term adjusted operating profit performance.
Potential payouts for this component of the awards range from zero to 200% of target based upon a predetermined performance scale and a minimum threshold of 50%.
Relative TSR Component
Relative TSR compares the Company’s total stockholder return over the three-year period relative to the total stockholder return of the companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Stock Index as of the beginning of the performance period. The Committee believes that the Relative TSR metric encourages management to focus on the Company’s overall performance and value creation for its stockholders over a longer-term (three-year) period and provides an appropriate balance to the internally focused financial metrics. In selecting a performance peer group for the Company’s Relative TSR metric, the Committee considered several criteria, including the importance of measurement
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against companies that compete with the Company, the size and number of companies within the benchmarking group, the reputation and credibility of companies in the group, and the relevance of those companies to the Company’s business. The Committee concluded that the use of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Stock Index satisfies key criteria: the index itself is highly reputable, including the largest U.S. companies by market capitalization; information about index performance is widely available; it includes competitor companies; and the number of companies is large enough as to minimize the possibility that relative performance would be distorted by consolidation or unusual performance by a small number of companies.
For the Relative TSR component of the awards, potential payouts range from zero to 200% of the target amount of shares based on the percentile ranking of the Company’s total stockholder return compared with that of each company in the index and a minimum threshold of 30%, as follows:
Relative TSRPayout as Percentage of Target
75th percentile or above200%
50th percentile100%
25th percentile30%
Below 25th percentile0%
Payout percentages are interpolated between performance levels. If the Company’s Relative TSR for the three-year performance period is below the 25th percentile, the participating executives will not receive any portion of the award based on Relative TSR.
Notwithstanding the schedule above, the maximum payout cannot exceed 100% of the target number of shares if the Company’s total stockholder return is negative over the performance period, regardless of the Company’s percentile ranking.
Digital Subscription Revenue Component
The Committee believes that the inclusion of a metric based on digital subscription revenue aligns the Company’s long-term incentive compensation with the Company’s subscription-first strategy and supports long-term profitable growth of the Company’s most important revenue stream.
For this component, the performance level for a 100% payout was set in connection with the Company’s three-year plan, which is developed and submitted to the Board by management based on an assessment of the state of the business and the industry at that time, as well as expectations regarding the Company’s long-term digital subscription revenue performance.
Potential payouts for this component of the awards range from zero to 200% of target based upon a predetermined performance scale and a minimum threshold of 50%.

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The following table shows the 2023 long-term incentive grants at target for each of the named executive officers. The performance-based awards provide for a maximum payout of 200% of target shares.
Name Metric
Shares1
(#)
 Grant Date Value1
($)
A.G. Sulzberger2
Restricted Stock Units
14,014 529,100 
Performance-based Award (2023-2025)
Adjusted Operating Profit 22,422 846,560 
Digital Subscription Revenue11,211 423,280 
Relative TSR22,422 846,560 
Total70,069 2,645,500 
Meredith Kopit Levien2
Restricted Stock Units
26,487 1,000,000 
Performance-based Award (2023-2025)
Adjusted Operating Profit42,378 1,600,000 
Digital Subscription Revenue21,189 800,000 
Relative TSR42,378 1,600,000 
Total132,432 5,000,000 
William Bardeen3
Restricted Stock Units
4,480 178,531 
Performance-based Award (2023-2025)
Adjusted Operating Profit7,576 285,650 
Digital Subscription Revenue3,788 142,825 
Relative TSR7,576 285,650 
Total23,420 892,656 
Diane Brayton2
Restricted Stock Units
5,695 215,000 
Performance-based Award (2023-2025)
Adjusted Operating Profit9,111 344,000 
Digital Subscription Revenue4,556 172,000 
Relative TSR9,111 344,000 
Total28,473 1,075,000 
Jacqueline Welch2
Restricted Stock Units
3,443 130,000 
Performance-based Award (2023-2025)
Adjusted Operating Profit5,509 208,000 
Digital Subscription Revenue2,755 104,000 
Relative TSR5,509 208,000 
Total17,216 650,000 
Roland Caputo4
Restricted Stock Units
5,297 200,000 
Performance-based Award (2023-2025)
Adjusted Operating Profit8,476 320,000 
Digital Subscription Revenue4,238 160,000 
Relative TSR8,476 320,000 
Total26,487 1,000,000 
1.The target share amounts were calculated by dividing the target dollar value by a fair value estimated using the average stock price over the 20 trading days up to and including the grant date on February 22, 2023
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($37.76). Mr. Bardeen’s target share amounts also include additional performance-based grants awarded on July 1, 2023 ($37.67), and restricted stock units awarded on August 10, 2023 ($41.34).
2.In 2023, following the Committee’s annual executive compensation benchmarking review, the Committee increased the long-term incentive compensation award target values as follows: (i) for Ms. Kopit Levien, by $1,000,000 to $5,000,000; (ii) for Mr. Sulzberger, by $869,500 to $2,645,500; (iii) for Ms. Brayton, by $350,000 to $1,075,000; and (iv) for Ms. Welch, by $175,000 to $650,000.
3.Reflects Mr. Bardeen’s prorated increase in long-term incentive target amounts effective upon his promotion in July 2023 to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
4.Mr. Caputo retired from the Company in September 2023. Under the terms of the 2023-2025 performance-based awards, Mr. Caputo will be entitled to a prorated portion of the payouts, based on the period he worked in 2023 until his retirement, as and when payouts of the 2023-2025 performance-based awards are made to other executives. All restricted stock units included in the table were forfeited at the time of retirement.
Long-Term Performance Awards for 2021-2023
For the 2021-2023 long-term performance cycle, established in 2021, potential payouts were based on the achievement of specified goals under two performance measures:
Cumulative Adjusted Operating Profit ComponentRelative TSR Component
Represented 60% of an executive’s target award

Half payable in Class A stock and half payable in cash
Represented 40% of an executive’s target award

Payable in Class A stock
For this component, potential payouts could range from zero to 200% based upon performance against predetermined targets

The Company’s achievement of 2021-2023 cumulative adjusted operating profit resulted in a payout of the portion of the award based on adjusted operating profit at 200% of target
The Company’s Relative TSR for 2021-2023 was -0.78, which ranked in the 25th percentile relative to the companies in Standard & Poor’s 500 Stock Index at the beginning of the period. As a result, the payout of the portion of the 2021-2023 award based on Relative TSR was at 30% of target.
The following table sets out the achievement levels for the 2021-2023 long-term performance cycle:
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1.Actual cumulative adjusted operating profit was approximately 120% of targeted cumulative adjusted operating profit. See Appendix A for the calculation of adjusted operating profit for 2021-2023.
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2021-2023 Long-Term Performance Payout
The following table shows the target potential payments and the actual awards earned based on results over the 2021-2023 long-term performance cycle.
TargetActual
NameMetric
Shares1
(#)
Cash Value ($)
Total Target Value1 ($)
Shares (#)Cash Value ($)
Total Award Value2 ($)
A.G. SulzbergerAdjusted Operating Profit (Cash)532,800 532,800 1,065,600 1,065,600 
Adjusted Operating Profit (Shares)10,482 532,800 20,964 906,274 
Relative TSR (Shares)14,616 710,400 4,385 189,564 
Total25,098 532,800 1,776,000 25,349 1,065,600 2,161,438 
Meredith Kopit LevienAdjusted Operating Profit (Cash)960,000 960,000 1,920,000 1,920,000 
Adjusted Operating Profit (Shares)18,887 960,000 37,774 1,632,970 
Relative TSR (Shares)26,336 1,280,000 7,901 341,560 
Total 45,223 960,000 3,200,000 45,675 1,920,000 3,894,530 
William BardeenAdjusted Operating Profit (Cash)105,000 105,000 210,000 210,000 
Adjusted Operating Profit (Shares)2,066 105,000 4,132 178,626 
Relative TSR (Shares)2,880 140,000 864 37,351 
Total4,946 105,000 350,000 4,996 210,000 425,977 
Diane BraytonAdjusted Operating Profit (Cash)160,500 160,500 321,000 321,000 
Adjusted Operating Profit (Shares)3,158 160,500 6,316 273,041 
Relative TSR (Shares)4,403 214,000 1,321 57,107 
Total7,561 160,500 535,000 7,637 321,000 651,148 
Jacqueline WelchAdjusted Operating Profit (Cash)130,500 130,500 261,000 261,000 
Adjusted Operating Profit (Shares)2,567 130,500 5,134 221,943 
Relative TSR (Shares)3,496 174,000 1,049 45,348 
Total6,063 130,500 435,000 6,183 261,000 528,291 
Roland Caputo3
Adjusted Operating Profit (Cash)300,000 300,000 549,226 549,226 
Adjusted Operating Profit (Shares)5,902 300,000 10,806 467,143 
Relative TSR (Shares)8,230 400,000 2,260 97,700 
Total 14,132 300,000 1,000,000 13,066 549,226 1,114,069 
1.The target share amounts were calculated by dividing the target dollar value by a fair value estimated using the average stock price over the 20 trading days up to and including the grant date, which was $50.83 in the case of the adjusted operating profit metric and $48.60 in the case of the Relative TSR metric. Ms. Welch’s Relative TSR shares were awarded on January 11, 2021, with a 20-day average share price of $49.77.
2.The “Total Award Value” reflects the value of the adjusted operating profit shares and Relative TSR shares at vesting (calculated using $43.23, the closing price on February 20, 2024).
3.Mr. Caputo retired from the Company effective September 2023. Under the terms of the 2021-2023 long term performance awards, Mr. Caputo was entitled to a prorated portion of the payouts, based on the period worked until his retirement, and the amounts of the actual payouts presented in this table for Mr. Caputo reflect such proration.

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Other Elements of Executive Compensation
All executives are eligible to participate in the Company 401(k) Plan, a defined contribution plan that provides a match on employee contributions and discretionary profit-sharing contributions. Executives, including the named executive officers, participate in The New York Times Company Savings Restoration Plan (the “Restoration Plan”), an unfunded non-qualified defined contribution plan intended to supplement retirement income for certain employees whose contributions to the Company 401(k) Plan are subject to limitation under the Internal Revenue Code. Mr. Caputo is a participant in The New York Times Company Supplemental Executive Savings Plan (the “SESP”), an unfunded non-qualified defined contribution plan frozen effective December 31, 2013. He is also a participant in The New York Times Company Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (the “SERP I”), and Ms. Brayton is a participant in The New York Times Company Executive Unfunded Plan II (“SERP II,” and collectively with SERP I, the “SERPs”), non-qualified defined benefit plans intended to supplement the retirement income payable under The New York Times Companies Pension Plan (the “Pension Plan”). Effective December 31, 2009, the Pension Plan and the SERPs, as well as several other defined benefit plans, were frozen. Finally, Mr. Sulzberger participated in the Newspaper Guild of New York—The New York Times Pension Plan (the “Guild Pension Plan”), which was frozen effective December 31, 2012. Effective December 31, 2018, the Guild Pension Plan was merged into the Pension Plan. For a further discussion of these plans, please see “—Pension Benefits” and “—Nonqualified Deferred Compensation.”
We provide certain limited perquisites to our executive officers. Perquisites provided in 2023 consisted of financial planning services to certain executive officers.
The Company maintains an employee stock purchase plan under Section 423 of the Internal Revenue Code; however, our executive officers are not eligible to participate.
Recoupment of Compensation
The Company has a policy on recoupment of incentive compensation in the event of certain restatements of financial results. This policy, which was revised in 2023 to comply with new NYSE listing standards issued pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act, is described above under “Board of Directors and Corporate Governance—Clawback Policy.”
Stock Ownership Guidelines
The named executive officers are subject to minimum stock ownership guidelines. These guidelines require that the Chairman and Publisher and the President and Chief Executive Officer own shares of the Company’s Class A stock equal in value to five times their annual base salary, and the other named executive officers own shares of Class A stock equal in value to two times their annual base salary.
Stock Ownership Guidelines.jpg
Shares of the Company’s Class A stock or equivalents (including time-vesting restricted stock units) held by the executive officer or their immediate family members count towards satisfying the requirement. Unvested performance awards do not count towards satisfying the requirement. These guidelines are described above under “Board of Directors and Corporate Governance—Director and Executive Stock Ownership Guidelines.”

In addition, the Company’s executive officers may not engage in short-term, speculative trading in Company stock, including hedging or other derivative transactions; hold Company stock in a margin account; or pledge Company stock as collateral for a loan.
Tax Matters
The Internal Revenue Code limits the deductibility for the Company’s income tax purposes of compensation in excess of $1 million per year paid to “covered employees” (generally, the executive officers named in the Summary Compensation Table).
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Summary Compensation Table
The following table provides information concerning the compensation of our Chief Executive Officer, our Chief Financial Officer, the three other most highly compensated executive officers and our retired Chief Financial Officer.
As reflected in the table, a significant portion of the 2022 and 2023 compensation for executives consisted of the grant date fair value of long-term equity compensation granted in those years (shown in the “Stock Awards” column). The large majority of this long-term equity compensation is in the form of performance awards that are based on the achievement of specified goals under pre-established performance measures and that vest after the end of the applicable three-year performance cycle.
In 2022, taking into account market practice, stockholder input and other considerations, the Company made a number of changes to its long-term incentive compensation program, including to replace three-year performance awards that were payable 30% in cash and 70% in Class A stock with awards that pay out entirely in Class A stock. SEC proxy disclosure rules require that we report cash-based incentive awards in the Summary Compensation Table in the year these awards are earned/paid, but report stock-based awards in the year they are granted. As a result, the shift from the prior 30% cash-based payout to a 100% stock-based payout artificially inflated the 2022 and 2023 values reported in the Summary Compensation Table by requiring inclusion of the full grant date value of the 2022-2024 and 2023-2025 long-term incentive awards, as well as the cash-based payouts of the 2020-2022 and 2021-2023 long-term incentive awards granted in 2020 and 2021.

For a complete understanding of the table, please read the footnotes that accompany the table as well as the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis.”
Name and Principal
Position
Fiscal
Year
Salary1
($)
Bonus
($)
Stock
Awards
($)2
Option
Awards
($)
Non-Equity
Incentive Plan
Compensation
($)3
Change in
Pension Value and
Nonqualified
Deferred
Compensation
Earnings
($)4
All Other
Compensation
($)5
Total
($)
(a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g)(h)(i)(j)
A.G. Sulzberger, Chairman and Publisher, The New York Times2023 622,568 — 3,233,963 — 1,834,844 8,428 75,564 5,775,367 
2022 623,771 — 1,802,164 — 1,276,921 2,095 97,160 3,802,111 
2021 612,001 — 1,478,598 — 1,436,852 2,603 84,502 3,614,556 
Meredith Kopit Levien,
President and Chief Executive Officer
2023 945,962 — 6,112,262 — 3,080,354 13,903 127,604 10,280,085 
2022 938,366 — 4,058,961 — 2,398,073 5,344 159,538 7,560,282 
2021 900,000 — 2,664,222 — 2,051,250 7,698 132,356 5,755,526 
William Bardeen,
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer6
2023 433,000 — 1,077,203 — 553,976 13,198 40,466 2,117,843 
Diane Brayton,
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
2023 586,614 — 1,314,137 — 798,705 21,071 72,707 2,793,234 
2022 597,895 — 735,711 — 699,807 2,442 88,861 2,124,716 
2021 586,614 — 445,439 — 979,203 3,410 87,268 2,101,934 
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Name and Principal
Position
Fiscal
Year
Salary1
($)
Bonus
($)
Stock
Awards
($)2
Option
Awards
($)
Non-Equity
Incentive Plan
Compensation
($)3
Change in
Pension Value and
Nonqualified
Deferred
Compensation
Earnings
($)4
All Other
Compensation
($)5
Total
($)
(a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g)(h)(i)(j)
Jacqueline Welch,
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer7
2023 525,000 — 794,585 — 646,376 627 52,395 2,018,983 
2022 526,731 — 477,004 — 271,303 — 57,398 1,332,436 
2021 480,769 200,000 317,730 — 458,035 — 13,447 1,469,981 
Roland Caputo,
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer8
2023 522,106 — 1,222,483 — 1,055,616 89,680 68,770 2,958,655 
2022 647,289 — 1,524,635 — 1,169,981 3,781 104,001 3,449,687 
2021 635,076 — 832,559 — 1,521,691 5,525 87,674 3,082,525 
1.Due to our change in fiscal year, fiscal year 2022 included an additional six days compared with fiscal year 2021 and an additional five days compared with fiscal year 2023, and the salary amounts for that year reflect the extra six days of salary earned.
2.In accordance with SEC proxy disclosure rules, included in the “Stock Awards” column for 2023 are the grant date fair values of the Class A stock underlying the 2023-2025 performance awards and restricted stock units granted during 2023.
Long-term incentive compensation awarded in 2022 and 2023 consisted of restricted stock units and performance awards that are payable entirely in Class A stock. In accordance with SEC proxy disclosure rules, the grant date fair value of the entire award is included in the “Stock Awards” column for 2022 and 2023. For 2021, long-term incentive compensation consisted of performance awards payable 70% in stock and 30% in cash. In accordance with SEC proxy disclosure rules, the grant date fair value of the 70% stock-based portion is included in the “Stock Awards” column for the respective year of grant.
For a discussion of the assumptions used in computing the valuations reflected in this table, see “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and Note 14 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023.
The grant date fair value of the Class A stock underlying the performance awards and restricted stock units is estimated for purposes of the accounting expense and may not represent the actual value of the shares that will be realized upon payout or vesting.
The value of the long-term performance awards included in the table for 2023 is based upon the achievement of target-level performance. As described in “—Compensation Discussion and Analysis—Executive Compensation—Long-Term Incentive Compensation,” payouts for long-term performance awards can range from 0% to 200% of target. Assuming the achievement of maximum-level performance under the relevant financial metrics, the grant date value of the Class A stock underlying the performance-based awards would be as follows:
Adjusted Operating
Profit
Digital Subscription RevenueRelative
TSR
NameTarget $Maximum $Target $Maximum $Target $Maximum $
A.G. Sulzberger$846,560 $1,693,120$423,280 $846,560 $846,560 $1,693,120 
Meredith Kopit Levien$1,600,000 $3,200,000$800,000 $1,600,000 $1,600,000 $3,200,000 
William Bardeen$285,650 $571,300$142,825 $285,650 $285,650 $571,300 
Diane Brayton$344,000 $688,000$172,000 $344,000 $344,000 $688,000 
Jacqueline Welch$208,000 $416,000$104,000 $208,000 $208,000 $416,000 
Roland Caputo$320,000 $640,000$160,000 $320,000 $320,000 $640,000 
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See “—Compensation Discussion and Analysis—Executive Compensation—Long-Term Incentive Compensation” for more information on the performance awards.
Mr. Caputo retired from the Company effective September 30, 2023. Included in the “Stock Awards” column for Mr. Caputo is the grant date fair value of the stock-settled portion of the performance award for each year. The 2022 amounts in column (e) for Mr. Caputo include a special grant of restricted stock units with a grant date fair value of $500,000 that vested on June 30, 2023. Under the terms of the 2021-2023, 2022-2024 and 2023-2025 long-term performance awards (granted in 2021, 2022 and 2023, respectively), he is entitled only to a prorated portion of the payouts, based on the period worked until his retirement, as and when payouts of such long-term performance awards are made to other executives. All of Mr. Caputo’s unvested restricted stock units were forfeited at the time of his retirement.
3.The “Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation” column for 2023 reflects payments in connection with our 2023 annual incentive awards and the cash-settled portion of the 2021-2023 long-term performance awards as follows:
NameAnnual Incentive Awards
(2023)
Long-Term Performance
Cash Award
(2021-2023 Cycle)
A.G. Sulzberger$769,244 $1,065,600 
Meredith Kopit Levien$1,160,354 $1,920,000 
William Bardeen$343,976 $210,000 
Diane Brayton$477,705 $321,000 
Jacqueline Welch$385,376 $261,000 
Roland Caputo(a)
$506,390 $549,226 
(a) Mr. Caputo retired from the Company on September 30, 2023. Under the terms of these awards, Mr. Caputo was entitled to a prorated portion of the payouts, based on the period worked until his retirement. The payouts presented in this table for Mr. Caputo reflect such proration.

4.The “Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings” column for 2023 includes the aggregate increase in the actuarial present value of each named executive officer’s accumulated benefit under the Pension Plan and SERPs, as applicable, accrued during 2023 as follows: Mr. Sulzberger, $2,403; Mr. Bardeen, $9,308; Ms. Brayton, $14,650; and Mr. Caputo, $79,911. Mss. Kopit Levien and Welch do not participate in the Pension Plan or the SERPs.
The increases in actuarial present value are for the most part a function of the assumed discount rate and changes in mortality tables from time to time. As the pension benefit may only be paid in the form of an annuity, and not as a lump sum, a change in the present value has no impact on the amount an individual will receive. The Company froze the Pension Plan and the SERPs effective December 31, 2009, and accordingly, the anticipated future annual payments under the Pension Plan to Messrs. Sulzberger, Bardeen and Caputo and Ms. Brayton, and the SERP payments to Mr. Caputo and Ms. Brayton, as applicable, have not increased since that date.
The calculation of the actuarial present value of accumulated benefits assumes a discount rate as of December 31, 2023, of 5.24% for the Pension Plan and 5.21% for SERP I and SERP II, and a discount rate as of December 31, 2022, of 5.66% for the Pension Plan and 5.65% and 5.64%, respectively, for SERP I and SERP II. For a discussion of the assumptions used in calculating the actuarial present value, see “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and Note 9 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023.
The “Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings” column represents the above-market interest credited to each named executive officer’s account for calendar year 2023 under the terms of the Restoration Plan as follows: Mr. Sulzberger, $6,025; Ms. Kopit Levien, $13,903; Mr. Bardeen, $3,890; Ms. Brayton, $6,421; Ms. Welch, $627; and Mr. Caputo, $9,769.
Under the terms of the Restoration Plan, participants’ accounts are credited with interest based on the yield of the Bloomberg US Capital Long Credit Bond Index, or a successor index. The interest rate for 2023 was 6.12%, which is considered above-market under SEC proxy disclosure rules as it is greater than 120% of the applicable
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federal long-term rate. Only the portion of the credited interest consisting of above-market payments is included in the above table. See “—Nonqualified Deferred Compensation” below for a discussion of the terms of the Restoration Plan. The same interest rate as applied to the Restoration Plan applied to Mr. Caputo’s account under the SESP, but for the reasons discussed below, this column does not reflect any portion of the interest credited to his SESP account.
5.    The table below shows the 2023 components of the “All Other Compensation” column, which include perquisites, Company contributions to the Company 401(k) Plan and the Company credit to each named executive officer’s account under the Restoration Plan (together with the Company 401(k) Plan, the “Savings Plans”) and life insurance premiums.
Name
Perquisites(a)
Contributions to Savings Plans(b)
Life Insurance Premiums(c)
A.G. Sulzberger$— $74,028 $1,537 
Meredith Kopit Levien$15,000 $110,284 $2,320 
William Bardeen$— $39,423 $1,043 
Diane Brayton$10,000 $61,225 $1,482 
Jacqueline Welch$— $51,078 $1,317 
Roland Caputo$— $67,543 $1,227 
(a)Amounts for Mss. Kopit Levien and Brayton consist of the incremental cost to the Company of financial planning services in 2023.
(b)Amounts represent Company matching contributions (up to Internal Revenue Service limits) with respect to named executive officers’ deferrals to the Company 401(k) Plan, a discretionary profit-sharing contribution to the Company 401(k) Plan and our credits to the named executive officers’ accounts under the Restoration Plan. See “—Nonqualified Deferred Compensation—Restoration Plan.”
(c)We pay premiums for basic life insurance for eligible employees, including our executive officers. Coverage is equal to an employee’s annual salary, with a minimum of $20,000 and a maximum of $1 million.
The “All Other Compensation” column does not reflect credits to Mr. Caputo for his participation in the SESP. The SESP was frozen effective December 31, 2013. Under the terms of the SESP, each participant’s notional account is credited with interest annually. The SESP provides that in no event may the sum of the benefits payable under the SESP and the frozen SERP I exceed the value of the SERP I benefit that the participant would have received had SERP I not been frozen as of December 31, 2009. As a result, until after a SESP participant with a SERP I benefit retirees and receives the payment, it is not possible to calculate the amount of such participant’s notional SESP account that would be actually payable to the participant, and accordingly, the Company has not reflected such notional credits in column (i). See “—Nonqualified Deferred Compensation” for a description of the SESP and for the amount credited to Mr. Caputo during 2023, which are subject to compliance with Section 409A and will be payable to him in April 2024. In addition, see “—Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control” for a description of amounts payable to the named executive officers under the Pension Plan, the SERPs and the SESP, assuming a retirement on December 31, 2023, the last day of our 2023 fiscal year.
6.    Mr. Bardeen was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on July 1, 2023. Amounts included in the table reflect his total compensation for the full year 2023.
7.    Ms. Welch joined the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer effective January 11, 2021. The amount in column (d) for 2021 reflects the value of a cash sign-on bonus provided to Ms. Welch upon her hire.
8.    Mr. Caputo retired from the Company effective September 30, 2023.

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Grants of Plan-Based Awards
The table below summarizes grants of annual incentive awards and long-term performance awards to our named executive officers during the 2023 fiscal year. The footnotes below the table provide additional detail on these awards.
 
All Other Stock Awards: Number of Shares of Stock or Units
(#)
(i)
Grant Date Fair Value of Stock and Option Awards
($)
(l)5
Estimated Future Payouts
Under Non-Equity Incentive
Plan Awards
Estimated Future Payouts
Under Equity Incentive
Plan Awards
Name
(a)
Grant
Date
(b)1
Threshold
($)
(c)
Target
($)
(d)
Maximum
($)
(e)
Threshold
(#)
(f)
Target
(#)
(g)
Maximum
(#)
(h)
A.G. Sulzberger
2/21/232
283,331 708,327 1,416,654 
2/22/233
14,014 562,942 
2/22/234
6,727 22,422 44,844 1,319,983 
2/22/234
11,211 22,422 44,844 900,692 
2/22/234
5,606 11,211 22,422 450,346 
Total283,331 708,327 1,416,654 23,544 56,055 112,110 14,014 3,233,963 
Meredith Kopit Levien
2/21/232
427,386 1,068,466 2,136,932 
2/22/233
26,487 1,063,983 
2/22/234
12,71342,37884,7562,494,793
2/22/234
21,18942,37884,7561,702,324
2/22/234
10,59521,18942,378851,162
Total427,386 1,068,466 2,136,932 44,497 105,945 211,890 26,487 6,112,262 
William Bardeen
2/21/232
127,872 319,680 639,360 
2/22/233
1,854 74,475 
2/22/234
890 2,966 5,932 174,608 
2/22/234
11,483 2,966 5,932 119,144 
2/22/234
742 1,483 2,966 59,572 
7/1/234
1,383 4,610 9,220 260,188 
7/1/234
2,305 4,610 9,220 182,291 
7/1/234
1,153 2,305 4,610 91,145 
8/10/233
2,626 115,780 
Total127,872 319,680 639,360 7,956 18,940 37,880