Washington, D.C. 20549









Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 14, 2019



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The McClatchy Company

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)














(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization) 



File Number) 


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.) 


2100 Q Street

Sacramento, CA 95816

(Address of principal executive offices, zip code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (916) 321-1844




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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:






Title of each class


Ticker Symbol


Name of each exchange on which registered

Class A Common Stock, par value $.01 per share




NYSE American LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On October 14, 2019, R. Elaine Lintecum, the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of The McClatchy Company (the “Company”), informed the Company that she plans to retire at the end of June 2020. The Company expects to appoint Peter Farr, currently the Company’s Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, to be the Company’s CFO, once Ms. Lintecum leaves her role as CFO which is expected to be in the first quarter of 2020. Ms. Lintecum plans to remain with the Company after serving as CFO to assist with an orderly transition and ensure an efficient and seamless integration.


In addition, on October 14, 2019, Mark Zieman, Vice President, Operations of the Company, informed the Company that he will leave the Company at the end of 2019.  Mr. Zieman’s role will not be replaced.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.





October 18, 2019


The McClatchy Company






/s/Billie S McConkey



By: Billie S. McConkey

Vice President, People, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary