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NEWS CORP. NAMES NIKLAS LAGERGREN SVP GOVT AFFAIRS, EMEA

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by News Corporation and received via e-mail. The release
was confirmed by the sender.) 
News Corporation Names Niklas Lagergren Senior Vice President,
Government Affairs for Europe, Middle East and Africa 
New York, NY - December 13, 2012 - News Corporation today
announced the appointment of Niklas Lagergren as Senior Vice
President, Government Affairs for Europe, Middle East and
Africa, effective March 1st 2013.  Mr. Lagergren, who joins the
company from the Motion Picture Association, will report to
Michael Regan, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs. 
In his new role, Mr. Lagergren will lead regulatory and public
policy efforts for News Corporation and its broad portfolio of
businesses operating across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
He will be based in News Corporation’s new Brussels office. 
“Niklas brings to News Corporation a wealth of experience in the
EU on issues critical to our businesses,” said Mr. Regan.  “We
continue to build the reach and depth of our government affairs
capabilities globally and Niklas’ leadership of our Brussels-based operation will play a key role in maximizing our efforts.” 
Commented Mr. Lagergren: “I am very excited to embark upon this
challenge and look forward to joining a strong government
affairs team.  For the last 10 years at the MPA, I have been
both professionally and personally committed to representing the
public affairs interests of media companies and I am now
fortunate to be able to take my efforts to a new level by
joining the leader in global media.” 
In addition, the Company announced that Benjamin King has been
named Director, Government Affairs for Europe, Middle East and
Africa, reporting to Mr. Lagergren.   Mr. King most recently
served as Public Affairs Manager for News International and was
previously Head of Policy and Communications for the Publishers
Association. 
Mr. Lagergren served for more than a decade at the MPA, most
recently as Vice President for EU Affairs.   In this role, he
was responsible for the government affairs strategy of the six
major Hollywood studios at the EU level, focusing on policies
around media, copyright, international trade, Internet
governance, culture and e-commerce.  He began his career at
European Commission, where he held a number of positions at the
Secretariat General before joining the FiSystem Web Agency, the
team responsible for managing the EU’s Internet portal. 
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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Contact:
Nathaniel Brown
212-852-7746
nbrown@newscorp.com 
Miranda Higham
020 7782 6462
mhigham@newscorp.com 
(sgp) NY 
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