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Board named for 21st Century Fox and the new News Corporation

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New York, USA – 21st Century Fox and the new News Corporation separation has been formally approved and announced appointments to the boards of directors of both companies, effective June 28, 2013.[break]

Boards of directors effective upon completion of separation:

21st Century Fox:

- May 28, 2013, New York, USA – 21st Century Fox and the new News Corporation separation has been formally approved and announced appointments to the boards of directors of both companies, effective June 28, 2013.

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Boards of directors effective upon completion of separation:

21st Century Fox:

- Rupert Murdoch
- Delphine Arnault *
- James Breyer
- Chase Carey
- David DeVoe
- Viet Dinh
- Sir Roderick Eddington
- James Murdoch
- Lachlan Murdoch
- Jacques Nasser *
- Robert Silberman *
- Álvaro Uribe

The new News Corporation:

- Rupert Murdoch
- José María Aznar
- Natalie Bancroft
- Peter Barnes
- Elaine Chao
- John Elkann *
- Joel Klein
- James Murdoch
- Lachlan Murdoch
- Ana Paula Pessoa *
- Masroor Siddiqui *
- Robert Thomson *

(* indicates directors not on the current News Corporation board)

Delphine Arnault has served as Deputy General Manager at Christian Dior Couture since 2008 and as a Director of Christian Dior SA since 2012. She was a consultant at McKinsey & Company before joining Christian Dior Couture in 2001. Ms. Arnault has served as a Director of LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton SA (LVMH) since 2003 and of several of LVMH’s subsidiaries including Loewe SA, Emilio Pucci Srl, Les Echos, Château Cheval Blanc and Céline. She has also served as a Director of M6 – Metropole Television SA since 2009.

Jacques Nasser has been a Non-Executive Advisory Partner of One Equity Partners LLP since 2010, after serving as a Senior Partner from 2002 to 2010. He served as a Director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company from 1998 to 2001, after serving in various leadership positions in Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and the United States. Mr. Nasser has been a Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc since 2006 and the Chairman of each since 2010. He served as a Director of British Sky Broadcasting plc (BSkyB) from 2002 to November 2012.

Robert Silberman is the Executive Chairman of Strayer Education, Inc. He previously served as Strayer’s Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2013 and has served as its Chairman of the Board since 2003. Prior to his work at Strayer, he served in a variety of senior management positions at CalEnergy Company, Inc., including as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Silberman also held senior positions in the U.S. Department of Defense, including as Assistant Secretary of the Army. Mr. Silberman has served as a Director of Covanta Holding Corporation since 2004.

John Elkann has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EXOR S.p.A., an investment company owning global companies in diversified sectors primarily in Europe and the United States, since 2011. He has served since 2010 as Chairman of Fiat S.p.A., where he has been a Director since 1997 and was Vice Chairman from 2004 to 2010. He has also served as Chairman of Editrice La Stampa since 2008, a non-Executive Director of The Economist Group since 2009, and as a Director of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. since 2010, SGS S.A. since 2011, and Gruppo Banca Leonardo S.p.A. since 2006.

Ana Paula Pessoa has been a Partner at Brunswick Group, an international corporate communications firm, since May 2012. She is a Partner of Black-Key Participaçoes SA, a company she founded in 2011 which invests in digital start-up companies in Brazil. She is also the founder of Avanti SC, a strategic planning consulting firm, where she has served as a consultant since 2000.

Ms. Pessoa previously served in numerous roles during her 18 year career at the Globo Organizations, a media group in South America, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2011 and New Business Director from 2008 to 2011 of Infoglobo, the newspaper, Internet and information services business of Globo.

She also served as a Director of Globo’s subsidiaries including Valor Economico, a financial newspaper in Brazil, and Zap Internet, an online classified service in Brazil, from 2001 to 2011 and as a Director of SPIX Macaw Internet SA, an online news distribution start-up company, from 2009 to 2011.

Masroor Siddiqui is the Managing Partner of Naya Management LLP, an investment firm he co-founded in May 2012. He was previously a Partner at The Children’s Investment Fund Management (UK) LLP from 2009 to 2011 and a Managing Director at Canyon Partners from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Siddiqui previously served as a Senior Vice President at Putnam Investments, where he was responsible for a broad range of investments.


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