SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): January 19, 2018
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
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435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611
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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.
tronc, Inc. (the “Company”) announces that effective January 19, 2018, Ross Levinsohn, Publisher & CEO, Los Angeles Times, voluntarily agreed to take an unpaid leave of absence. The Company has retained an outside law firm to conduct a review of recent allegations regarding his behavior. Pending completion of that review, Mickie Rosen, the current President, Los Angeles Times, will lead the Los Angeles Times.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
Please see the information set forth in Item 5.02 hereof which is incorporated herein by reference.
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 hereunto duly authorized.
Date: January 22, 2018
/s/ Justin C. Dearborn
Justin C. Dearborn
Chief Executive Officer