Governance FAQ

Are most of Meredith Corporation's directors independent?
Eight of Meredith's 9 current directors are independent. All members of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating/Governance Committee are independent directors.

Board of Directors Qualifications

Has Meredith Corporation adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics?
Meredith Corporation has long had a formal Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. The most recent revision was adopted on February 2, 2003, by the Board of Directors and can be found on this website. Meredith employees complete training on the Code of Business Conduct, and Labor and Human Rights policies upon hire and every two years following.

Code of Conduct and Ethics

Does the Board of Directors meet in executive session without members of management?
The Board of Directors meets in executive session without members of management at every quarterly meeting of the Board. The non-executive vice chairman of the Board presides at these meetings.

Governance Principles

What qualifications does Meredith Corporation seek when nominating a new director?
The Nominating/Governance Committee is responsible for assessing the needs of the Board of Directors. This assessment will include members' qualification as independent, as well as consideration of diversity, age, skills and experience in the context of the needs of the Board.

Nominating/Governance Committee Charter

How can I contact Meredith Corporation's Shareholder Services?

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
P.O. Box 64854
St. Paul, MN
1/800-468-9716 or 1/651-450-4064

Does the Board of Directors have a Presiding Director?
The non-executive vice chairman of the Board is the Presiding Director.

Please address correspondence to:

Non-Executive Vice Chairman
c/o Office of the General Counsel
1716 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

What is the role of the Board of Directors in strategic planning?
The Board takes an active role in strategic planning. A formal review of the strategic plans is conducted at the May meeting of the Board of Directors, and updates are presented at each quarterly meeting.

Governance Principles

How can I find out if any of the directors or executive officers are selling stock?
Information can be found on the Investor Relations website which shows SEC filings that have been made for each director and reporting officer.

Where can I get information about Meredith Corporation's stock price and history?
Our annual report is posted on this website or you can request a copy from Investor Relations at 515-284-2654.

Annual Report

How do I subscribe to a magazine?
Each subscription magazine is listed on our website at the link below.

Subscription Magazines

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