Murdoch sold the shares for about $61.7 million, according to prices in the filing. Prior to the sale, Murdoch held 12.8 million Class A shares based on the company’s most recent proxy statement filed in September.
Jack Horner, a News Corp. spokesman, declined to comment.
News Corp. fell 1.8 percent to $16.32 at the close in the New York. The shares are up 12 percent this year.
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