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Ricketts Family Statement

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Statement from the Ricketts Family:

The Tribune Company has informed us today that our family has been selected for exclusive negotiations to buy the Chicago Cubs. We would like to thank the Tribune Company for overseeing a fair and competitive process and we look forward to working with the Tribune and Major League Baseball to close the transaction promptly.

We will have more to say publicly when this process is completed. If we succeed in buying the team, our work will just be beginning.

“My family and I are Cubs fans,” said Tom Ricketts, the family’s point person in the Cubs purchase. “We share the goal of Cubs fans everywhere to win a World Series and build the consistent championship tradition that the fans deserve.”

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