Statement from Viet Dinh on Behalf of the Independent Directors of News Corporation

New York, NY – July 20, 2011 – The News Corporation Board of Directors was shocked and outraged by the allegations concerning the News of the World, and we are united in support of the senior management team to address these issues. In no uncertain terms, the Board and management team are singularly aligned and committed to doing the right thing.

Contacts:
For the Independent Directors of News Corporation
Jack Horner, 212-852-7952 jhorner@newscorp.com