GANNETT CO., INC.
EXECUTIVE LIFE INSURANCE PLAN DOCUMENT
I — Purpose: Effective Date
Purpose . The purpose of this Executive Life Insurance Plan Document is to memorialize, as
required under Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, Gannett Co.,
Inc.’s long-standing insurance program to provide supplemental life insurance to certain key
employees of the Company and its affiliates. Each life insurance contract is owned by the
executive. Each executive will apply (or has applied) for the life insurance contract, will have full
ownership rights to the life insurance contract and will be able to exercise all ownership rights
without involvement by the Employer other than those rights specifically agreed to by the parties
as described in the Program. Contributions to pay premiums on the life insurance contract will be
taxable income to the executive at the time the contributions are made.
II — Definitions
For the purposes of the Program, the following terms will have the meanings indicated unless the
context clearly indicates otherwise:
Board . “Board” means the Board of Directors of Gannett Co., Inc.
Code . “Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as may be amended from time to
time, and the regulations and guidance issued thereunder.
Compensation . “Compensation” means the base salary and incentive bonuses payable by the
Employer to the Participant as compensation for services for a calendar year, and for purposes
of this Agreement, Compensation shall include any amounts deferred by the Participant pursuant
to any plan maintained by the Employer pursuant to Sections 401(a) and 401(k) of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986 as amended, or deferred pursuant to any elective non-qualified plan
maintained by the Employer. For purposes of this Plan, Compensation shall not be deemed to
adjust except to the extent of any increase from one year to the next.
Committee . “Committee” means the Benefit Plans Committee.
Employer . “Employer” means Gannett