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TEGNA elects new chairman; T-Mobile adds COO to board

S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a rundown of board changes in the U.S. media and communications industries.

* Sonali De Rycker resigned from Match Group Inc.'s board, effective Feb. 23. De Rycker's decision to resign was not the result of any disagreement with the company on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices, Match Group said in an SEC filing.

* TEGNA Inc. elected Howard Elias as nonexecutive chairman of the board and Stuart Epstein as a director. Elias will replace Marjorie Magner, who is retiring after serving as a director of the company since 2006 and as chairman since 2011. Elias will assume the chairman role immediately following the company's 2018 annual stockholders' meeting on April 26. Elias serves as president of Dell Services, Digital and IT. Epstein most recently served as co-managing partner at Evolution Media, the merchant bank of Creative Artists Agency. With Epstein's election, TEGNA has 12 directors. TEGNA said Feb. 22.

* T-Mobile US Inc. added COO Mike Sievert to the company's board, increasing the number of directors to 12 from 11. Sievert, who joined T-Mobile in 2012 as executive vice president and chief marketing officer, was promoted to COO of the company in 2015.

* Shutterstock Inc. said Feb. 22 that it invested $15 million in China's ZCool Network Technology Ltd. The investment is expected to help Shutterstock further expand its presence around the globe. Shutterstock has also appointed a director to ZCool's board.

* Omnicom Group Inc. increased the size of the board to 14 directors from 13 and elected Ronnie Hawkins as an independent director to fill the vacancy created by such increase. He will be a member of the finance committee, according to a Feb. 22 SEC filing. Hawkins is currently managing director, head of international investments and a member of the investment committee of EIG Global Energy Partners.

* FISION Corp., a provider of cloud-based digital asset management, sales enablement, and agile marketing technologies, appointed John Bode as a director and chairman of its audit committee, effective March 1. Bode is the managing director of Aerie Investments.

* New York Times Co.'s board nominated John Rogers Jr. for election as a director at the company's April 19 annual meeting of stockholders. All current directors will stand for re-election with the exception of Raul Cesan, a director since 1999, who is stepping down, the company said Feb. 21. Rogers is the founder, chairman and CEO of Ariel Investments, LLC, an institutional money management and mutual fund firm. He is also a director at Exelon Corporation and McDonald's Corp.

* Iris Knobloch will not stand for re-election to Central European Media Enterprises Ltd.'s board at the company's 2018 annual general meeting of shareholders. Knobloch's decision was not the result of any disagreement with the company, according to a Feb. 21 SEC filing.