Media Contact: Dow Jones & Company
Bethany Sherman 1211 Avenue of the Americas
Chief Communications Officer New York, NY 10036
DOW JONES NAMES KEVIN P. HALPIN CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
NEW YORK (Sept. 27, 2010) – Dow Jones & Company today announced the
appointment of Kevin P. Halpin as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Mr. Halpin succeeds Stephen Daintith who is leaving to pursue a new opportunity after
nearly six years at News Corp., including three years at Dow Jones.
Mr. Halpin will lead all finance functions and help set and support the strategic priorities
for the news and business information company. Mr. Halpin will be responsible for business unit
finance, procurement, tax, audit, administrative services and facilities. His appointment is
effective Oct. 15, 2010, and he will report to Dow Jones Chief Executive Les Hinton.
“Dow Jones is growing even as it pioneers new products and new thinking in digital
content. Kevin will be a key partner in our future, working closely with business leaders to
achieve innovation and excellence for our brands,” Mr. Hinton said.
“We are extremely grateful for Stephen’s significant contributions at Dow Jones and for
his role in helping to steer the company to achieve our growth goals and profitability. He has
been an outstanding executive and friend,” Mr. Hinton said.
Mr. Halpin comes to Dow Jones from its corporate parent News Corp., where he served
as senior vice president finance for the past two years and as vice president of finance from 2000
to 2008. At News Corp., Mr. Halpin was responsible for various corporate activities, including
evaluating merger, acquisition and divestiture opportunities. He has been involved in a number
of significant transactions, including being actively involved in the purchase of Dow Jones in
2007 and, most recently, the proposed BSkyB transaction. Earlier in his career, Mr. Halpin held
positions with responsibility for financial planning and analysis, financial reporting and controls
and treasury capital markets. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University,
a master’s in business administration from Villanova University and is a CPA.
“I am eager to join Dow Jones, which has experienced significant expansion and growth
with exciting new initiatives in its digital and enterprise businesses,” said Mr. Halpin. “Dow
Jones has created a multi-platform business model whose success has made it a stand out in the
industry. I look forward to being a part of the potential that it’s only beginning to realize.”
About Dow Jones
Dow Jones & Company (www.dowjones.com) is a News Corporation company (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX:
NWS, NWSLV; www.newscorp.com) and a leading provider of global news and business information. Its principal
products include The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Factiva, Barron's and MarketWatch.
Through its Local Media Group, Dow Jones operates community-based newspapers and Web sites. Dow Jones also
provides news content to television and radio stations.