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Antoinette Cook Bush Named Executive Vice President and Global Head of Government Affairs for New News Corporation

  Antoinette Cook Bush Named Executive Vice President and Global Head of
  Government Affairs for New News Corporation

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- May 15, 2013

News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) today announced the
appointment of Antoinette Cook Bush as Executive Vice President and Global
Head of Government Affairs for the new News Corporation, the proposed global
publishing entity to be formed as part of the Company’s intended separation
into two independent, publicly traded companies. In her new role, effective
June 24, Ms. Bush will report to Robert Thomson, Chief Executive Officer of
the new News Corporation, and be based in Washington, D.C.

Antoinette Cook Bush

Antoinette Cook Bush

Ms. Bush joins the new News Corporation from Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom
LLP, where, over her nearly 20-year tenure, she rose to become the Partner in
charge of its Communications Group. In this role, she represented leading
media/entertainment and telecom entities in regulatory, legislative and
transactional matters.

Mr. Thomson commented, "Toni is pre-eminent in her vast and subtle knowledge
of policy, and in her appreciation of the profound social efficacy of news,
information and education. She will be an important member of the new News
team, not just in navigating, but in creating and in leading."

“I’m thrilled to be joining Robert and his team at the new News Corporation at
such a momentous time in the Company’s journey,” said Ms. Bush. “Having worked
with News Corporation for many years as a legal advisor, I’m honored to have
been asked to serve this important role from inside the Company. As a big
believer in the power of news, information and education to transform
societies, I look forward to communicating the Company’s mission to key
audiences in Washington and around the world.”

Ms. Bush also served as Executive Vice President of Northpoint Technology Ltd.
from 2001 to 2003. Prior to her first stint at Skadden, Arps, Ms. Bush served
as Senior Counsel to the Communications Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate
Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, which has oversight for the
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications
and Information Administration. In this role, she was the principal staff
person responsible for legislation involving communications issues, including
the Cable Television Act of 1992. From 1981 until she joined the U.S. Senate
Committee staff, Ms. Bush practiced communications law in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Bush serves on the Boards of The HistoryMakers, The Colonial Williamsburg
Foundation, Advocates for Justice and Education, The Campaign to Prevent Teen
Pregnancy and The Meyer Foundation. She holds a J.D. from Northwestern
University Law School and a B.A. from Wellesley College.

News Corporation Separation

On June 28, 2012, News Corporation announced its intent to pursue the
separation of its business into two separate independent companies, one of
which will hold the Company’s global media and entertainment businesses and
the other which will hold the businesses comprising News Corporation’s
newspapers, information services and integrated marketing services, digital
real estate services, book publishing, digital education and sports
programming and pay-TV distribution in Australia. In addition to final
approval from the Board of Directors and stockholder approval of certain
amendments to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation, the
completion of the separation will be subject to receipt of regulatory
approvals, opinions from tax counsel and favorable rulings from certain tax
jurisdictions regarding the tax-free nature of the transaction to the Company
and to its stockholders, further due diligence as appropriate, the execution
of certain agreements relating to the distribution, and the filing and
effectiveness of appropriate filings with the SEC. There can be no assurances
given that the separation of the Company's businesses as described will occur.

About News Corporation

News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) had total assets as of
March 31, 2013 of approximately US$68 billion and total annual revenues of
approximately US$35 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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News Corporation
Nathaniel Brown, 212.852.7746
nbrown@newscorp.com
 
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