Tribune’s Ferro Backed Gannett Bid in Meeting, Suitor Says

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Tribune Publishing Co. Chairman Michael Ferro said privately he’d support Gannett Co.’s takeover bid only if he obtained a “significant role” in the company after the deal closed, according to a letter released by the newspaper company’s hostile suitor.

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