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  1. 1. 2005 Annual Report
  2. 2. BOARD OF DIRECTORS JEFFREY CHANDLER ROBERT S. MORRISON DUDLEY S. TAFT President and Chief Executive Officer of Interim Chairman and Chief Executive President and Director of Taft Broadcasting Chandler Ranch Co., an avocado producer Officer of 3M Company, a diversified Company, an investor in media and technology company, from June 2005 to entertainment companies December 2005; Retired Vice Chairman of DENNIS J. FITZSIMONS Chairman, President and Chief Executive PepsiCo, Inc. and Chairman of PepsiCo KATHRYN C. TURNER Officer of Tribune Company Beverages and Foods North America Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Technology, Inc., a healthcare, benefits and technology ROGER GOODAN WILLIAM A. OSBORN Consultant to various global energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer consulting firm service firms of Northern Trust Corporation, and its principal subsidiary, The Northern Trust MILES D. WHITE Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ENRIQUE HERNANDEZ, JR. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abbott Laboratories, a medical products Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc., and pharmaceutical company J. CHRISTOPHER REYES an international security services firm Chairman of Reyes Holdings, LLC, a food and beverage distribution company BETSY D. HOLDEN Former President-Global Marketing and WILLIAM STINEHART, JR. Category Development of Kraft Foods, Inc. Retired partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, a law firm CORPORATE MANAGEMENT DENNIS J. FITZSIMONS RUTHELLYN MUSIL SUSAN M. MITCHELL Chairman, President and Senior Vice President, Vice President, Human Resources Chief Executive Officer Corporate Relations Operations JOHN E. REARDON GERALD W. AGEMA IRENE M.F. SEWELL President, Tribune Broadcasting Vice President, Corporate Compliance Vice President, Compensation and Benefits and Risk Management SCOTT C. SMITH PATRICK M. SHANAHAN President, Tribune Publishing Vice President, Tax CHANDLER BIGELOW Vice President and Treasurer DONALD C. GRENESKO SHAUN M. SHEEHAN Senior Vice President, Vice President, Washington Affairs THOMAS G. CAPUTO Finance and Administration Vice President, Auditing HOWARD G. WEINSTEIN Vice President, Employee and CRANE H. KENNEY DARKO DEJANOVIC Senior Vice President, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Labor Relations General Counsel and Secretary JAMES L. ELLIS GARY WEITMAN Vice President, Brand Management Vice President, Corporate Communications TIMOTHY J. LANDON President, Tribune Interactive MARK W. HIANIK Vice President, Assistant General THOMAS D. LEACH Senior Vice President, Development Counsel and Assistant Secretary LUIS E. LEWIN DANIEL G. KAZAN Senior Vice President, Vice President, Development Human Resources R. MARK MALLORY Vice President and Controller
  3. 3. SHAREHOLDER INFORMATION CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS CONFIDENTIAL ETHICS HOTLINE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS Tribune Company Tribune offers a confidential ethics hotline. This report contains comments or 435 North Michigan Ave. The toll-free number, 800/216-1772, forward-looking statements that are based Chicago, Illinois 60611 provides a straightforward and anonymous largely on Tribune’s current expectations and 312/222-9100 method for employees, suppliers and are subject to certain risks, trends and others to report suspected illegal or unethical uncertainties. Such comments and behavior or violations of the company’s statements should be understood in the INTERNET ADDRESS Code of Business Conduct. The line is context of Tribune’s publicly available staffed and managed by a third-party reports filed with the Securities and Exchange vendor and is available 24 hours a day, Commission, including the most current INVESTOR INFORMATION Current and prospective Tribune investors seven days a week. annual 10-K report and quarterly 10-Q can receive the annual report, proxy report, which discuss various risk factors statement, earnings announcements and that may affect the company’s business or TRANSFER AGENT AND REGISTRAR other reports and publications at no cost by Computershare Trust Company maintains financial results. Any of these risk factors calling 800/757-1694. The annual report, shareholder records. For assistance on could cause actual future performance to proxy and related financial information also matters such as lost shares, name changes differ materially from current expectations. are available on Tribune’s website. The on shares or transfers of ownership, Tribune Company is not responsible for contact for securities analysts, portfolio please contact: updating the information contained in managers and individual investors is Computershare Trust Company this report. Ruthellyn Musil, Senior Vice President/ P.O. Box 43023 Corporate Relations. Call 312/222-3787 Providence, Rhode Island 02940-3023 CREDITS or e-mail 800/446-2617 Design: Smith Design Co. Evanston, Illinois STOCK INFORMATION Tribune common stock is listed on the New DIRECT STOCK PURCHASE PLAN Printing: York, Chicago and Pacific stock exchanges Tribune’s DirectSERVICE Investment Merrill/Daniels under the ticker symbol TRB. The current Program enables both registered Everett, Massachusetts dividend rate is $.18 per share per quarter. shareholders and new investors to buy and sell shares of Tribune common stock directly through Computershare. INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chicago Please contact Computershare for more information. CERTIFICATIONS Tribune Company has filed with the ANNUAL MEETING New York Stock Exchange the most Tribune’s 2006 Annual Meeting of recent Annual CEO Certification without Shareholders will be held in Chicago on qualification. The company has also filed Tuesday, May 2, at Tribune Tower, with the Securities and Exchange 435 North Michigan Ave. The meeting Commission, as exhibits to its Annual will begin at 11 a.m. CST and a live webcast Report on Form 10-K for the year ended will be available at Dec. 25, 2005, the required certifications of its chief executive officer and chief EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER financial officer regarding the quality of Tribune believes in equal employment the company’s public disclosures. opportunity. Tribune’s policy is to hire and promote the most qualified applicants and to comply with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws.