Governance FAQ


Eight of Meredith's 9 current directors are independent. All members of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating/Governance Committee are independent directors.

Board of Directors Qualifications

Meredith Corporation has long had a formal Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. The most recent revision was adopted on February 2, 2003, by the Board of Directors and can be found on this website. Meredith employees complete training on the Code of Business Conduct, and Labor and Human Rights policies upon hire and every two years following.

Code of Conduct and Ethics

The Board of Directors meets in executive session without members of management at every quarterly meeting of the Board. The non-executive vice chairman of the Board presides at these meetings.

Governance Principles

The Nominating/Governance Committee is responsible for assessing the needs of the Board of Directors. This assessment will include members' qualification as independent, as well as consideration of diversity, age, skills and experience in the context of the needs of the Board.

Nominating/Governance Committee Charter

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
P.O. Box 64854
St. Paul, MN
1/800-468-9716 or 1/651-450-4064

The non-executive vice chairman of the Board is the Presiding Director.

Please address correspondence to:

Non-Executive Vice Chairman
c/o Office of the General Counsel
1716 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

The Board takes an active role in strategic planning. A formal review of the strategic plans is conducted at the May meeting of the Board of Directors, and updates are presented at each quarterly meeting.

Governance Principles

Information can be found on the Investor Relations website which shows SEC filings that have been made for each director and reporting officer

Our annual report is posted on this website or you can request a copy from Investor Relations at 515-284-2654.

Annual Report

Each subscription magazine is listed on our website at the link below.

Subscription Magazines