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On March 22, 2016, The New York Times Company sent the following e-mail to its employees:

Dear Colleagues,

As we have done for the past few years, The New York Times Company is making its Annual Report and Proxy Statement available to you electronically, including to those of you who are participants in the Company’s equity and employee benefits plans.

If you are a shareholder of our Company, you will separately receive these materials, with instructions on how to vote your shares. To the extent you participate in our 401(k) plan that invests in Company stock, including the Company Stock Fund under The New York Times Companies Supplemental Retirement and Investment Plan, please note that you are a shareholder and you are entitled to instruct the trustee for the 401(k) plan to vote the shares of Company stock attributed to your account.

If your shares are held in multiple accounts, you may receive more than one set of materials, with different control numbers to be used for voting purposes. To ensure that all of your shares are voted, please submit your vote using each of the control numbers associated with your materials.

Your vote is an important way for you to participate in corporate democracy, an action we espouse for others and should live ourselves. Regardless of how many shares you own, or how you vote, please do cast your ballot in advance of our May 4th Annual Meeting of Stockholders. In order for your vote to be counted, it must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 3, 2016 (for participants in the 401(k) plan, the deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 1, 2016).

To view the 2015 Annual Report and the 2016 Proxy Statement, please go to the Investors section of the Company’s website at http://investors.nytco.com.

Paper copies are also available upon request. To request paper copies, please contact Corporate Communications at (212) 556-7850.

Arthur & Mark