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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 24, 2024
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NEWS CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
     
Delaware 001-35769 46-2950970
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 (Commission
 File Number)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
 
(212) 416-3400
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share NWSA The Nasdaq Global Select Market
Class B Common Stock, par value $0.01 per shareNWSThe Nasdaq Global Select Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
 Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐



Item 8.01    Other Events. 
As previously reported, under News Corporation's (the "Company's") stock repurchase program (the "Repurchase Program"), the Company is authorized to acquire from time to time up to $1 billion in the aggregate of the Company's outstanding shares of Class A common stock and Class B common stock. Under the rules of the Australian Securities Exchange (the "ASX"), the Company is required to provide to the ASX, on a daily basis, disclosure of transactions pursuant to the Repurchase Program, if any. The Company also discloses information concerning the Repurchase Program in the Company's quarterly and annual reports.
Attached as Exhibit 99.1 and Exhibit 99.2 are copies of the information provided to the ASX on the respective dates noted therein. Such information contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company's intent to repurchase, from time to time, the Company's Class A common stock and Class B common stock. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by such statements due to, among other factors, changes in the market price of the Company's stock, general market conditions, applicable securities laws and alternative investment opportunities, as well as the risks, uncertainties and other factors described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The "forward-looking statements" included in such information are made only as of the date of this report. We do not have and do not undertake any obligation to publicly update any "forward-looking statements" to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, and we expressly disclaim any such obligation, except as required by law or regulation.


Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.




SIGNATURES
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 hereunto duly authorized.
 
    
 NEWS CORPORATION
(REGISTRANT)
 
   
 By: /s/ Michael L. Bunder
   Michael L. Bunder
   Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Dated: May 28, 2024


+Rule 3.8A
Appendix 3C
Notification of buy-back
Information or documents not available now must be given to ASX as soon as available. Information and documents given to ASX become ASX’s property and may be made public.
*Denotes minimum information required for first lodgement of this form, with exceptions provided in specific notes for certain questions. The balance of the information, where applicable, must be provided as soon as reasonably practicable by the entity.
Part 1 – Entity and announcement details
Question noQuestionAnswer
1.1
*Name of entity
We (the entity named above) provide the following information about our buy-back
NEWS CORPORATION
1.2
*Registration type and number
Please supply your ABN, ARSN, ARBN, ACN or another registration type and number (if you supply another registration type, please specify both the type of registration and the registration number).
ARBN 163882933
1.3*ASX issuer codeNWS
1.4
*The announcement is
Select whichever is applicable.
New announcement
Update/amendment to previous announcement
Cancellation of previous announcement
Daily buy-back notification
Not applicable for selective buy-backs
(complete Part 4)
Final buy-back notification
(complete Part 5)
1.4b
*Reason for update
Answer this question if your response to Q 1.4 is “Update/amendment to previous announcement”.
Update to 3A.1
1.4c
*Date of initial notification of buy-back
Answer this question if your response to Q 1.4 is “Update/amendment to previous announcement” or “Cancellation of previous announcement”.
22/9/2021
1.4d
*Date of previous announcement to this update
Answer this question if your response to Q 1.4 is “Update/amendment to previous announcement”.
24/05/2024
1.5*Date of this announcement27/05/2024
1.6
*Class of +securities the subject of the buy-back:
Note: only one type of buy-back for one class of security can be advised in this notification. If a buy-back extends to more than one class of security, a separate notification is required for each class.
ASX Security Code: NWSAA
Security Description: COMMON STOCK CLASS A
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Part 2 –Type of buy-back
Question No.QuestionAnswer
2.1
*The type of buy-back is
Note this form is not required for minimum holding buy-backs (i.e. buy-backs of unmarketable parcels). The only notification required to ASX for a minimum holding buy-back is the lodgement of an Appendix 3H within 5 business days of the completion of the minimum holding buy-back notifying ASX of the cancellation of the securities bought back in accordance with listing rule 3.8A.
Employee share scheme buy-back
On-market buy-back
Equal access scheme buy-back
Selective buy-back
Other buy-back
Select one item.
Note: “Other buy-back” does not include a minimum holding buy-back. The section “Other buy-back” will generally only be applicable to an entity established outside Australia.
2.2
Please describe the type of buy-back
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “Other buy-back”.
Repurchase program for up to an aggregate of US$1 billion of the Company’s Nasdaq-listed Class A common stock and Class B common stock. Subject to market conditions and the market price of the Company’s stock, as well as other factors, the Company intends to repurchase, from time to time, in the open market or otherwise, a combination of the Company’s Class A common stock and Class B common stock. No ASX-listed CDIs will be repurchased in this program.

Part 3 –Buy-back details
Part 3A – Details of +securities, price and reason
3A.1*Total number of +securities on issue in the class of +securities to be bought back375,366,906
3A.2
*Total number of +securities proposed to be bought back
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “Employee share scheme buy-back, “Selective buy-back” or “Other buy-back”.
The Company may purchase up to an aggregate of US$1 billion of Class A common stock and Class B common stock.
3A.4
*Does the entity intend to buy back a minimum number of +securities
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “On-market buy-back”.
No
3A.5
*Does the entity intend to buy back a maximum number of securities?
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “On-market buy-back”
Yes
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3A.5a
*Maximum number of +securities proposed to be bought back
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “On-market buy-back” and your response to Q 3A.5 is “Yes”.
The Company may purchase up to an aggregate of US$1 billion of Class A common stock and Class B common stock.
3A.6
*Name of broker or brokers who will offer to buy back +securities on the entity’s behalf
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “On-market buy-back”.
BofA Securities, Inc.
3A.9
*Are the +securities being bought back for a cash consideration?
Note: if the securities are being bought back for nil cash consideration, answer this question “No”.
Yes
3A.9a
*Is the price to be paid for +securities bought back known?
Answer this question if your response to Q 3A.9 is “Yes”.
No
3A.9a(i)
*In what currency will the buy-back consideration be paid?
Answer this question if your response to Q 3A.9 is “Yes”.
Note: all prices below are to be expressed in this currency.
USD – US Dollar
3A.12
*Reason for buy-back
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “Other buy-back”.
To enhance shareholder value

Part 3B – Buy-back restrictions and conditions

3B.1
*Does the buy-back require security holder approval?
Disregard any security holder approval that has already been obtained.
No
3B.2
*Are there any restrictions on foreign participation in the buy-back
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “Equal access scheme buy-back”, “Selective buy-back” or “Other buy-back”.
No
3B.3
*Are there any other conditions that need to be satisfied before the buy-back offer becomes unconditional
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “Employee share scheme buy-back, “Equal access scheme buy-back”, “Selective buy-back” or “Other buy-back”
No

Part 3C - Key dates
Employee Share Scheme, Selective and Other Buy-Backs
Answer the questions in this part if your response to Q 2.1 is “Employee share scheme buy-back”, “Selective buy-back” or “Other buy-back”
3C.1
*Anticipated date buy-back will occur
22/9/2021

Part 3D – Other information
3D.1Any other information the entity wishes to notify to ASX about the buy-back

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Part 4 – Daily buy-back notification
Answer the questions in this part if your response to Q 2.1 is “Employee share scheme buy-back”, “On-market buy-back”, “Equal access share scheme buy-back” or “Other buy-back”) and you are giving a daily buy-back notification under listing rule 3.8A.
A daily buy-back notification must be submitted for these types of buy-backs at least half an hour before the commencement of trading on the business day after any day on which securities are bought back (per listing rule 3.8A).
4.1*Date of this notification27/05/2024
4.2*Previous day on which +securities were bought back24/05/2024
Before previous dayOn previous day
4.3*Total number of +securities bought back, or in relation to which acceptances have been received18,363,89513,051


4.4*Total consideration paid or payable for the +securities US$350,980,183.26

US$346,397.03

4.5
*Highest price paid
Answer these questions if your response to Q 2.1 is “On-market buy-back”.
US$27.09
*Date highest price was paid: 11/03/2024
US$26.73
4.6
*Lowest price paid
Answer these questions if your response to Q 2.1 is “On-market buy-back”.
US$14.88
*Date lowest price was paid: 29/09/2022
US$25.96
4.8
*If the entity has disclosed an intention to buy back a maximum number of +securities, the remaining number of +securities to be bought back as at the end of the previous day
Note: ASX has calculated this number for you based on previous notifications. If it is not correct, please amend it to the correct number and consider whether any updates need to be made to previous notifications.
The company is authorized to acquire up to an aggregate of US$1 billion of the Company’s Nasdaq-listed Class A common stock and Class B common stock. To date, the company has purchased approximately US$526,961,912.38 worth of Class A and Class B shares (based on total consideration paid).

Introduced 05/06/21
+ See chapter 19 for defined terms
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+Rule 3.8A
Appendix 3C
Notification of buy-back
Information or documents not available now must be given to ASX as soon as available. Information and documents given to ASX become ASX’s property and may be made public.
*Denotes minimum information required for first lodgement of this form, with exceptions provided in specific notes for certain questions. The balance of the information, where applicable, must be provided as soon as reasonably practicable by the entity.
Part 1 – Entity and announcement details
Question noQuestionAnswer
1.1
*Name of entity
We (the entity named above) provide the following information about our buy-back
NEWS CORPORATION
1.2
*Registration type and number
Please supply your ABN, ARSN, ARBN, ACN or another registration type and number (if you supply another registration type, please specify both the type of registration and the registration number).
ARBN 163882933
1.3*ASX issuer codeNWS
1.4
*The announcement is
Select whichever is applicable.
New announcement
Update/amendment to previous announcement
Cancellation of previous announcement
Daily buy-back notification
Not applicable for selective buy-backs
(complete Part 4)
Final buy-back notification
(complete Part 5)
1.4b
*Reason for update
Answer this question if your response to Q 1.4 is “Update/amendment to previous announcement”.
Update to 3A.1
1.4c
*Date of initial notification of buy-back
Answer this question if your response to Q 1.4 is “Update/amendment to previous announcement” or “Cancellation of previous announcement”.
22/9/2021
1.4d
*Date of previous announcement to this update
Answer this question if your response to Q 1.4 is “Update/amendment to previous announcement”.
24/05/2024
1.5*Date of this announcement27/05/2024
1.6
*Class of +securities the subject of the buy-back:
Note: only one type of buy-back for one class of security can be advised in this notification. If a buy-back extends to more than one class of security, a separate notification is required for each class.
ASX Security Code: NWSAB
Security Description: COMMON STOCK CLASS B
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    Appendix 3C
    Notification of buy-back
Part 2 –Type of buy-back
Question No.QuestionAnswer
2.1
*The type of buy-back is
Note this form is not required for minimum holding buy-backs (i.e. buy-backs of unmarketable parcels). The only notification required to ASX for a minimum holding buy-back is the lodgement of an Appendix 3H within 5 business days of the completion of the minimum holding buy-back notifying ASX of the cancellation of the securities bought back in accordance with listing rule 3.8A.
Employee share scheme buy-back
On-market buy-back
Equal access scheme buy-back
Selective buy-back
Other buy-back
Select one item.
Note: “Other buy-back” does not include a minimum holding buy-back. The section “Other buy-back” will generally only be applicable to an entity established outside Australia.
2.2
Please describe the type of buy-back
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “Other buy-back”.
Repurchase program for up to an aggregate of US$1 billion of the Company’s Nasdaq-listed Class A common stock and Class B common stock. Subject to market conditions and the market price of the Company’s stock, as well as other factors, the Company intends to repurchase, from time to time, in the open market or otherwise, a combination of the Company’s Class A common stock and Class B common stock. No ASX-listed CDIs will be repurchased in this program.

Part 3 –Buy-back details
Part 3A – Details of +securities, price and reason
3A.1*Total number of +securities on issue in the class of +securities to be bought back162,504,867
3A.2
*Total number of +securities proposed to be bought back
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “Employee share scheme buy-back, “Selective buy-back” or “Other buy-back”.
The Company may purchase up to an aggregate of US$1 billion of Class A common stock and Class B common stock.
3A.4
*Does the entity intend to buy back a minimum number of +securities
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “On-market buy-back”.
No
3A.5
*Does the entity intend to buy back a maximum number of securities?
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “On-market buy-back”
Yes
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3A.5a
*Maximum number of +securities proposed to be bought back
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “On-market buy-back” and your response to Q 3A.5 is “Yes”.
The Company may purchase up to an aggregate of US$1 billion of Class A common stock and Class B common stock.
3A.6
*Name of broker or brokers who will offer to buy back +securities on the entity’s behalf
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “On-market buy-back”.
BofA Securities, Inc.
3A.9
*Are the +securities being bought back for a cash consideration?
Note: if the securities are being bought back for nil cash consideration, answer this question “No”.
Yes
3A.9a
*Is the price to be paid for +securities bought back known?
Answer this question if your response to Q 3A.9 is “Yes”.
No
3A.9a(i)
*In what currency will the buy-back consideration be paid?
Answer this question if your response to Q 3A.9 is “Yes”.
Note: all prices below are to be expressed in this currency.
USD – US Dollar
3A.12
*Reason for buy-back
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “Other buy-back”.
To enhance shareholder value

Part 3B – Buy-back restrictions and conditions

3B.1
*Does the buy-back require security holder approval?
Disregard any security holder approval that has already been obtained.
No
3B.2
*Are there any restrictions on foreign participation in the buy-back
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “Equal access scheme buy-back”, “Selective buy-back” or “Other buy-back”.
No
3B.3
*Are there any other conditions that need to be satisfied before the buy-back offer becomes unconditional
Answer this question if your response to Q 2.1 is “Employee share scheme buy-back, “Equal access scheme buy-back”, “Selective buy-back” or “Other buy-back”
No

Part 3C - Key dates
Employee Share Scheme, Selective and Other Buy-Backs
Answer the questions in this part if your response to Q 2.1 is “Employee share scheme buy-back”, “Selective buy-back” or “Other buy-back”
3C.1
*Anticipated date buy-back will occur
22/9/2021

Part 3D – Other information
3D.1Any other information the entity wishes to notify to ASX about the buy-back

+ See chapter 19 for defined terms
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Part 4 – Daily buy-back notification
Answer the questions in this part if your response to Q 2.1 is “Employee share scheme buy-back”, “On-market buy-back”, “Equal access share scheme buy-back” or “Other buy-back”) and you are giving a daily buy-back notification under listing rule 3.8A.
A daily buy-back notification must be submitted for these types of buy-backs at least half an hour before the commencement of trading on the business day after any day on which securities are bought back (per listing rule 3.8A).
4.1*Date of this notification27/05/2024
4.2*Previous day on which +securities were bought back24/05/2024
Before previous dayOn previous day
4.3*Total number of +securities bought back, or in relation to which acceptances have been received9,056,744
6,336
4.4*Total consideration paid or payable for the +securitiesUS$175,462,144.50

US$173,187.59

4.5
*Highest price paid
Answer these questions if your response to Q 2.1 is “On-market buy-back”.
US$28.00
*Date highest price was paid:29/02/2024
US$27.50
4.6
*Lowest price paid
Answer these questions if your response to Q 2.1 is “On-market buy-back”.
US$15.17
*Date lowest price was paid: 29/09/2022
US$26.78
4.8
*If the entity has disclosed an intention to buy back a maximum number of +securities, the remaining number of +securities to be bought back as at the end of the previous day
Note: ASX has calculated this number for you based on previous notifications. If it is not correct, please amend it to the correct number and consider whether any updates need to be made to previous notifications.
The company is authorized to acquire up to an aggregate of US$1 billion of the Company’s Nasdaq-listed Class A common stock and Class B common stock. To date, the company has purchased approximately US$526,961,912.38 worth of Class A and Class B shares (based on total consideration paid).

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Entity Registrant Name NEWS CORPORATION
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE
Entity File Number 001-35769
Entity Tax Identification Number 46-2950970
Entity Address, Address Line One 1211 Avenue of the Americas
Entity Address, City or Town New York
Entity Address, State or Province NY
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 10036
City Area Code 212
Local Phone Number 416-3400
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Document Information [Line Items]  
Title of 12(b) Security Class B Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
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Security Exchange Name NASDAQ

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