Tom Mockridge to Step Down As Chief Executive Officer of News International

  Tom Mockridge to Step Down As Chief Executive Officer of News International

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 03, 2012

News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) announced that Tom
Mockridge, who has served as Chief Executive Officer of News International
since July 2011, will leave the company at the end of the year to pursue
outside opportunities.

Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, commented: “For nearly
22 years, it has been my pleasure to have Tom Mockridge as a colleague.
Whether it was his early days with our newspaper group in Australia, his
incredible work building SKY Italia, or his steadfast leadership of News
International, Tom has always been a skilled executive and a trusted friend.
His decision to step down is absolutely and entirely his own. I am sorry to
see him leave us but I know he will be a great success wherever he goes.”

Mr. Mockridge joined News Ltd in Australia in 1991, was CEO of Foxtel from
1997 to 2000, spent a year with James Murdoch at Star TV, then transferred to
New Zealand as CEO of what was then the Company’s newspaper operations and
Chair of SkyNZ, before moving to Italy in 2002 to create Sky Italia.
Subsequently he also assumed the role of CEO European Television, and serves
on the Boards of BSkyB and Sky Deutschland and is Chair of Fox Turkey.

About News Corporation

News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) had total assets as of
September 30, 2012 of approximately US$60 billion and total annual revenues of
approximately US$34 billion. News Corporation is a diversified global media
company with operations in six industry segments: cable network programming;
filmed entertainment; television; direct broadcast satellite television;
publishing; and other. The activities of News Corporation are conducted
principally in the United States, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom,
Australia, Asia and Latin America.


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