WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549  





Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 3, 2022



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Commission file number: 1-33741





(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)


(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

P. O. Box 224866, Dallas, Texas 75222-4866



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Item 5.02.    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


(e) On March 3, 2022, the DallasNews Corporation’s (the “Company”) Board of Directors and its Compensation and Management Development Committee made modifications to the Company’s annual cash incentive program for its executive officers.  Beginning in 2022, each executive officer of the Company is eligible to receive an annual cash incentive bonus based 60% on financial metrics and 40% on individual objectives. The financial performance metrics will be weighted as follows: (i) 40% against planned net advertising and marketing services revenue; (ii) 40% against planned net circulation revenue; and (iii) 20% against planned total adjusted operating expense. Threshold, target and maximum performance and payout ranges for the revenue components are 95%, 100% and 105% respectively for performance and 10%, 100% and 200% respectively for payout. Threshold, target and maximum performance and payout ranges for the expense component is 105%, 100% and 95% respectively for performance and 10%, 100% and 200% respectively for payout.


Item 8.01. Other Events.

On March 3, 2022, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a second quarter 2022 dividend of $0.16 per share. The dividend will be payable on June 3, 2022, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 13, 2022. A copy of the announcement press release is furnished with this report as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

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Press Release issued by DallasNews Corporation on March 3, 2022



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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


Date: March 3, 2022








/s/ Christine E. Larkin




Christine E. Larkin




Senior Vice President/General Counsel

EX-99.1-Dividend Declared Q2 2022


Exhibit 99.1



DallasNews Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2022  Dividend

DALLAS - DallasNews Corporation (Nasdaq: DALN) announced today that the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per share on March 3, 2022. The dividend will be payable on June 3, 2022 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 13, 2022.

About DallasNews Corporation

DallasNews Corporation is the Dallas-based holding company of The Dallas Morning News and Medium Giant. The Dallas Morning News is Texas' leading daily newspaper with a strong journalistic reputation, intense regional focus and close community ties. Medium Giant is a media and marketing agency of divergent thinkers who devise strategies that deepen connections, expand influence, and scale success for clients nationwide. For additional information, visit dallasnewscorporation.com or email invest@dallasnews.com

Statements in this communication concerning DallasNews Corporation’s business outlook or future economic performance, revenues, expenses, and other financial and non-financial items that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company’s expectations relating to the reverse stock split, are “forward-looking statements” as the term is defined under applicable federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those statements. Such risks, trends and uncertainties are, in most instances, beyond the Company’s control, and include changes in advertising demand and other economic conditions; consumers’ tastes; newsprint prices; program costs; labor relations; cybersecurity incidents; technological obsolescence; and the current and future impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other risks, there can be no guarantee that the board of directors will approve a quarterly dividend in future quarters; as well as other risks described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and in the Company’s other public disclosures and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements, which are as of the date of this filing, are not updated to reflect events or circumstances after the date of the statement.