SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 19, 2012
The McClatchy Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
2100 Q Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(Address of principal executive offices, zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (916) 321-1846
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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.
The McClatchy Company (the “Company”) is filing this Amendment No. 1 to its Current Report on Form 8-K (the “Amended Filing”) to correct a numerical error that was reported in the original Form 8-K filed on March 22, 2012 announcing Mr. Gary B. Pruitt’s intention to resign from his roles as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and retire from the Company, effective after the Company’s 2012 annual meeting of shareholders (the “Original Filing”).
The Amended Filing is being filed to report that Mr. Pruitt’s retirement will result in the immediate vesting of 125,000 stock appreciation rights representing the final tranche of a grant made in December 2008 that was scheduled to vest on March 1, 2013, not 62,500 stock appreciation rights as erroneously reported in the Original Filing. Except as specifically described above, there are no other changes or modifications to the Original Filing.
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.
|March 23, 2012||The McClatchy Company|
|/s/ Karole Morgan-Prager|
|Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary|