May 10, 2018
CINCINNATI – A preliminary vote count shows that Class A shareholders of The E.W. Scripps
Company (NYSE: SSP) have elected all three of Scripps’ Class A nominees as directors to the
company’s board: Lauren R. Fine, Roger L. Ogden and Kim Williams.
The vote count was provided by Scripps’ proxy solicitor following the company’s 2018 annual meeting
“The Scripps board and management thank shareholders for their input and their support,” said Adam
Symson, Scripps’ President and CEO. “The company has strong momentum behind its
transformational strategy to increase margins and cash flow in our Local Media business and to
create long-term value through increased growth across our National Media business. We look
forward to building on this progress in partnership with all of our shareholders.”
The preliminary vote count also shows that common shareholders have elected all seven of Scripps’
common shares nominees as directors to the company’s board: Charles L. Barmonde, Richard A.
Boehne, Kelly P. Conlin, John W. Hayden, Anne M. La Dow, R. Michael Scagliotti and Adam P.
The results of the vote are considered preliminary until final results are tabulated and certified by the
independent Inspector of Elections. Final results will be reported on a Form 8-K that will be filed with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The form will be filed within four business days of the
meeting and at that time will be available online at http://ir.scripps.com and www.sec.gov.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing
portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation’s
largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs an expanding collection of national journalism
and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast
industry leader Midroll Media; and fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape
and Laff. Scripps produces original programming including “Pickler & Ben,” runs an award-winning
investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps
National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and
the people will find their own way.”
Carolyn Micheli, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3732, Carolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kari Wethington, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3763. Kari.email@example.com
Lauren Rich Fine is a partner at wealth management firm Gries Financial LLC, where she helps drive business development and strategy and works with clients on their investment portfolios.
“Lauren Fine has been one of the most influential voices in media investing and the broader media industry ecosystem for decades and has a deep understanding of today’s public markets,” said Rich Boehne, chairman of the board. “In addition to her insights into media and the capital markets, Lauren has valuable expertise in high-growth companies, their key strategies, and the talent development that’s crucial for their success.”