Announcement by Fox Corporation’s Board of Directors On Potential Combination with News Corporation
New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA – January 24, 2023 – Fox Corporation (“FOX” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: FOX, FOXA) announced today that the Company’s board of directors received a letter from K. Rupert Murdoch withdrawing the proposal to explore a potential combination of FOX and News Corporation (“News Corp”) (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).
In withdrawing the proposal, Mr. Murdoch indicated that he and Lachlan K. Murdoch have determined that a combination is not optimal for the shareholders of FOX and News Corp at this time.
As a result of this action, the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Fox Corporation has been dissolved. The Board would like to express its appreciation for the Special Committee’s efforts on this matter.
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About Fox Corporation
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports, and entertainment content through its primary iconic domestic brands, including FOX News Media, FOX Sports, FOX Entertainment and FOX Television Stations, and leading AVOD service Tubi. These brands hold cultural significance with consumers and commercial importance for distributors and advertisers. The breadth and depth of our footprint allows us to deliver content that engages and informs audiences, develop deeper consumer relationships, and create more compelling product offerings. FOX maintains an impressive track record of news, sports, and entertainment industry success that shapes our strategy to capitalize on existing strengths and invest in new initiatives. For more information about Fox Corporation, please visit www.FoxCorporation.com.