McClatchy Declares Second Quarter 2004 Dividend

Released 06/30/2006

The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.12 per share, an increase of 9% over the second quarter 2003 dividend. The dividend is payable July 1, 2004 to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 16, 2004.

The McClatchy Company, headquartered in Sacramento, California, is a leading newspaper and Internet publisher. It publishes 12 daily and 18 non- daily newspapers located in western coastal states, North and South Carolina and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. McClatchy has daily circulation of 1.4 million and Sunday circulation of 1.8 million. McClatchy's newspapers include, among others, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, The Sacramento Bee, The Fresno Bee and The Modesto Bee in California, The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC), The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) and the Anchorage Daily News.

McClatchy also publishes leading local websites in each of its daily newspaper markets, offering users information, comprehensive news, advertising, e-commerce and other services, and owns and operates Nando Media, an interactive media operation that provides newspapers with content publishing tools and software development. McClatchy is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MNI.