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COMPANY PROFILE

The Associated Press

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The Associated Press

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Company Overview ........................................................................................................3

Key Facts.........................................................................................................................3

Business Description .....................................................................................................4

History .............................................................................................................................5

Key Employees ...............................................................................................................9

Key Employee Biographies .........................................................................................11

Major Products & Services ..........................................................................................17

Top Competitors ...........................................................................................................18

Locations And Subsidiaries ........................................................................................19

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Company Overview

Company Overview

COMPANY OVERVIEW

The Associated Press (TAP) is an independent, not-for-profit news gathering organization engaged in the provision of content services. The company produces breaking news, sports, politics, entertainment, lifestyle, business and finance news in text forms as well as offers audio news. TAP provides text, photos, graphics, audio and video news content to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. It also offers live and location services, content services and advertising services along with insights on media trends. The company operated in the US and the UK. TAP is headquartered in New

York City, New York, the US.

Key Facts

KEY FACTS

Head Office

Phone

Fax

Web Address

Revenue / turnover (USD Mn)

Financial Year End

Employees

Ticker

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200 Liberty Street

New York City

New York

New York City

New York

USA

1 212 6211500 www.ap.org

510.1

December

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Business Description

Business Description

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION

The Associated Press (TAP) is a not-for-profit company engaged in providing content services, including daily newspapers and an associate membership of broadcasters and non-daily newspapers. The company operates in the US and the UK.

The company provides live and location services, AP content services, planning services and media tools, and news production services.

TAP's live and location services provides access to production and editorial solutions from locations worldwide. The company's AP content services is a content marketing service that crafts multi-format storytelling projects and deliver them across media network. It provides content in all formats such as photos, videos, articles, infographics, interactives and web pages.

The company offers planning services and media tools such as AP Stylebook, a writing and editing reference in newsrooms, classrooms and corporate offices; AP Planner, a planning tool; and Metadata tagging, which enables news taxonomy to content to receive valuable metadata for tracking, analysis and automated workflows.

TAP also provides news production services through ENPS news production system that enables to find, create and collaborate via a story-centric workflow, and deliver the content. It also shares information through collaborative workspace; and provides live production capabilities.

In addition, the company provides advertising services such as native advertising, display advertising and social promotion.

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History

History

HISTORY

New Products/Services

Year: 2018

In April, the company introduced a new planning system that allows editorial and corporate newsrooms large and small to effectively and efficiently manage coverage plans and assignments.

Management Changes

Year: 2017

AP appointed Emily L Barr, Lisa M DeSisto, William Lewis and Michael Newhouse as Directors in 2017.

In the same year, the company appointed Sally Buzbee as the Executive Editor.

Contracts/Agreements

Year: 2017

In 2017, the company collaborated with Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science

Education on two pilot projects to expand AP's journalism. In the same year, AP was selected by LUSA to provide international text news for inclusion in its news wire service.

New Products/Services

Year: 2017

AP launched an upgrade to its user interface of AP Media Port, a file delivery platform for video content, in 2017.

Contracts/Agreements

Year: 2016

In 2016, the company collaborated with The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard to offer AP clients a selection of video entertainment news, including archive footage. In the same year, AP collaborated with

Sportradar, a provider of sports data services, to distribute AP products such as news, action photos, player headshots and game recaps across 23 sports to its worldwide client base. Also in the same year, the company entered into an agreement with ITN to license ITN’s UK news coverage for inclusion in AP’s news services. Also in 2016, the company entered into an agreement with TVN Agency to distribute AP video news content in the Polish digital market.

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History

Acquisitions/Mergers/Takeovers

Year: 2016

AP acquired the historic British Movietone film archive collection from Newsreel Archive, in 2016.

Management Changes

Year: 2016

In 2016, the company appointed Brian Hopman as the Vice President and General Manager of ENPS and

Jessica Bruce as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Communications. In the same year, AP appointed Lauren Easton as the Director of Media Relations.

Contracts/Agreements

Year: 2016

AP entered into a content collaboration agreement with YTN, a South Korea-based broadcaster, to provide AP customers access to YTN's Korean video entertainment news with its extensive coverage of

Korean Wave or Hallyu, in 2016. In the same year, the company entered into an agreement with Graphiq to pair relevant data visualizations with AP's global news coverage to provide customers to find applicable graphics. Also in the same year, AP was selected by NTB for its live video news coverage.

New Products/Services

Year: 2016

In 2016, the company launched a virtual reality and 360 video channel in collaboration with AMD.

Contracts/Agreements

Year: 2015

NRK selected AP ENPS as its newsroom computer system to enable collaboration between radio, TV and online news production, in 2015. In the same year, the company collaborated with Wall Street

Horizon, a provider of actionable event research data for institutional investors and traders, to deliver news and data. Also in the same year, AP entered into an agreement with Graphiq to provide increased interactive content that AP provides to its news subscribers.

Commercial Operation

Year: 2015

In 2015, the company opened a new facility in North Korea and upgraded its existing live facilities in Cuba

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History and China. In the same year, AP relocated its head office to 200 Liberty Street, New York City, New York.

New Products/Services

Year: 2015

AP launched AP Editions, a series of paperback and e-books, in 2015. In the same year, the company launched AP Content Services, an end-to-end content creation and delivery solution. Also in the same year, AP along with Healthgrades, a website for guiding Americans to the right doctor, right hospital and right care, launched a Digital News Experience (DNE) to provide newspapers, broadcasters and other publishers with health information for their websites. Also in 2015, the company added CCTV+ content to its AP Archive collection.

Contracts/Agreements

Year: 2015

In 2015, the company along with A.H. Belo Corp., Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. and the

McClatchy Company collaborated with Matter’s media partners that also includes KQED, the Knight

Foundation and Public Radio Exchange. In the same year, AP collaborated with Grupo Gol to include AP news, sports, entertainment and business content in Grupo Gol’s Nuvem de Livros (Digital Bookstore) and Nuvem do Jornaleiro (Digital Newsstand) platforms. Also in the same year, the company entered into a licensing agreement with NewSource Globo to distribute videos from the Globo collection to broadcasters around the world through AP Archive platform.

Contracts/Agreements

Year: 2014

AP entered into a multi-year reseller agreement with ANSA, an Italy-based news agency, to market and sell AP's text, photo and video content in the region, in 2014.

Contracts/Agreements

Year: 2014

In 2014, the company entered into a development agreement with Warrior Poets, a production company, to provide Warrior Poets unlimited access to the resources of AP. In the same year, AP entered into a four-year agreement Globo, through their AP Global Media Services (GMS) and NewSource Globo units, to provide international broadcasters with media services and facilities at events taking place in Brazil.

Also in the same year, the company and FOX Sports entered into an agreement to sell their sports data company, STATS LLC, to Vista Equity Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity firm.

Incorporation/Establishment

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History

Year: 1846

The Associated Press (AP) was established in 1846.

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Key Employees

Key Employees

KEY EMPLOYEES

Name

Gianluca D’Aniello

Brian Hopman

Jessica Bruce

Lauren Easton

Sally Buzbee

Emily L Barr

Lisa M DeSisto

William Lewis

Michael Newhouse

Gary Pruitt

Ken Dale

Dave Gwizdowski

Karen Kaiser

Jim Kennedy

Daisy Veerasingham

Steven R Swartz

David M Paxton

Richard A Boehne

Robert Brown

William Stacey Cowles

Kirk Davis

Michael Golden

Bob Dickey

Bill Hoffman

Rob King

Terry J Kroeger

Isaac Lee

Robin McKinney Martin

Job Title

Vice President and General Manager,

ENPS

Board

Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice Senior Management

President

Senior Management

Senior Management Senior Vice President, Human

Resources and Corporate

Communications

Director, Media Relations Senior Management

Senior Management Senior Vice President and Executive

Editor

Director

Director

Director

Director

President and Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice

President

Non Executive Board

Non Executive Board

Non Executive Board

Non Executive Board

Senior Management

Senior Management

Director

Director

Director

Director

Director

Director

Director

Director

Director

Director

Senior Vice President, Revenue, the

Americas

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Senior Management

Senior Management

Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning Senior Management

Senior Vice Presiden, Revenue,

International

Senior Management

Chairman

Vice Chairman

Director

Executive Board

Non Executive Board

Non Executive Board

Non Executive Board

Non Executive Board

Non Executive Board

Non Executive Board

Non Executive Board

Non Executive Board

Non Executive Board

Non Executive Board

Non Executive Board

Non Executive Board

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Key Employees

Gracia C Martore

James M Moroney

William O Nutting

Paul C Tash

Director

Director

Director

Director

Non Executive Board

Non Executive Board

Non Executive Board

Non Executive Board

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Key Employee Biographies

Key Employee Biographies

KEY EMPLOYEE BIOGRAPHIES

Gianluca D’Aniello

Board:Senior Management

Job Title:Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President

Since:2015

Gianluca D'Aniello has been the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at The Associated

Press (AP) since 2015. He served as the Vice President of Information Technology at News Corp. Mr.

D'Aniello worked as a Consultant at Deloitte. He graduated from Politecnico di Milano.

Brian Hopman

Board:Senior Management

Job Title:Vice President and General Manager, ENPS

Since:2016

Brian Hopman has been the Vice President and General Manager of ENPS at The Associated Press (AP) since May 2016. He joined the company in 1998. Mr. Hopman began his career at AP with ENPS. He graduated from Marquette University with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. Mr.

Hopman holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland.

Jessica Bruce

Board:Senior Management

Job Title:Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications

Since:2016

Jessica Bruce has been the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Communications at The Associated Press (AP) since April 2016. She joined AP as the Director of Benefits in 1997 and became the Vice President of Human Resources in 2004. She served at NewsCorp's publishing groups and held positions in human resources and corporate finance in the financial services sector. Ms. Bruce graduated from Wheaton College in Massachusetts and the Harvard Business School’s Advanced

Management program.

Lauren Easton

Board:Senior Management

Job Title:Director, Media Relations

Since:2016

Lauren Easton has been the Director of Media Relations at The Associated Press (AP) since December

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Key Employee Biographies

2016. She joined the company in 2015 after spending seven years as a Broadcast Journalist at NBC affiliate WILX-TV in Lansing, Michigan. Ms. Easton graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science.

Sally Buzbee

Board:Senior Management

Job Title:Senior Vice President and Executive Editor

Since:2017

Sally Buzbee has been a Senior Vice President and Executive Editor at The Associated Press (AP) since

January 2017. She joined the company in 1988 as a Reporter. Ms. Buzbee holds a Journalism degree from the University of Kansas and a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgetown

University.

Emily L Barr

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

Since:2017

Emily L Barr has been a Director at The Associated Press (AP) since April 2017. She joined Graham

Media Group in 2012. Ms. Barr served as the President and General Manager at ABC7 Chicago (WLS-

TV).

Lisa M DeSisto

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

Since:2017

Lisa M DeSisto has been a Director at The Associated Press (AP) since April 2017. She serves as the

Chief Executive Officer at MaineToday Media. Ms. DeSisto joined MaineToday Media the 2012. She served as the Chief Advertising Officer at The Boston Globe and the General Manager at Boston.com.

William Lewis

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

Since:2017

William Lewis has been a Director at The Associated Press (AP) since April 2017. He serves as the Chief

Executive Officer at Dow Jones and a Publisher at The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Lewis served as the Chief

Creative Officer at News Corp. He joined News Corp. in 2010 as the Group General Manager of the UK

News. Mr. Lewis served as the Editor-in-Chief at Telegraph Media Group.

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Key Employee Biographies

Michael Newhouse

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

Since:2017

Michael Newhouse has been a Director at The Associated Press (AP) since April 2017. He serves as a

Director and Senior Executive at Advance/Newhouse.

Steven R Swartz

Board:Executive Board

Job Title:Chairman

Steven R Swartz serves as the Chairman at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the President and

Chief Executive Officer at Hearst.

David M Paxton

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Vice Chairman

David M Paxton serves as the Vice Chairman at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Paxton Media Group.

Richard A Boehne

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

Richard A Boehne serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the Chairman,

President and Chief Executive Officer at The E.W. Scripps Company.

Robert Brown

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

Robert Brown serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the President at Swift

Communications.

William Stacey Cowles

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

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Key Employee Biographies

William Stacey Cowles serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as a Publisher at

The Spokesman-Review and the President at Cowles Publishing Co.

Kirk Davis

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

Kirk Davis serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the Chief Executive Officer at

GatehouseMedia and the Chief Operating Officer at New Media Investment Group.

Michael Golden

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

Michael Golden serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the Vice Chairman at

The New York Times Co.

Bob Dickey

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

Bob Dickey serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the President and Chief

Executive Officer at Gannett.

Bill Hoffman

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

Bill Hoffman serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the President at Cox Media

Group.

Rob King

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

Rob King serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the Senior Vice President of

SportsCenter and News at ESPN.

Terry J Kroeger

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Key Employee Biographies

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

Terry J Kroeger serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the President and Chief

Executive Officer at BH Media Group, and a Publisher at The Omaha World-Herald.

Isaac Lee

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

Isaac Lee serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the Chief Executive Officer at

Dow Jones and a Publisher at The Wall Street Journal.

Robin McKinney Martin

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

Robin McKinney Martin serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). She is the Owner of The

Santa Fe New Mexican and The Taos News.

Gracia C Martore

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

Gracia C Martore serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). She serves as the President and

Chief Executive Officer at Tegna, Inc.

James M Moroney

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

James M Moroney serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the Chairman,

President and Chief Executive Officer at A.H. Belo Corporation.

William O Nutting

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

William O Nutting serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as a Vice President at

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Key Employee Biographies

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Paul C Tash

Board:Non Executive Board

Job Title:Director

Paul C Tash serves as a Director at The Associated Press (AP). He serves as the Chairman and Chief

Executive Officer at Times Publishing Company.

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Major Products & Services

Major Products & Services

MAJOR PRODUCTS & SERVICES

The Associated Press (AP) is an independent, not-for-profit news gathering organization engaged in the provision of content services. The company's key products and services include the following:

Products:

Media tools:

AP Stylebook

AP Planner

Metadata tagging

Services:

Live and location services

AP content services

Planning services

News production services

Advertising

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Top Competitors

Top Competitors

TOP COMPETITORS

The following companies are the major competitors of The Associated Press

Avid Technology Inc

Cable News Network Inc

PR Newswire Association LLC

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Locations And Subsidiaries

Locations And Subsidiaries

LOCATIONS AND SUBSIDIARIES

Head Office

The Associated Press

200 Liberty Street

New York City

New York

New York City

New York

USA

Phone:1 212 6211500 www.ap.org

Other Locations and Subsidiaries

The Associated Press

The Interchange

Oval Road

Camden Lock

London

England

London

England

GBR

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