UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE Statement of Ownership Management and Circulation (Required by 39 U.S.C. 3685) 1. Publication Title: El Defensor Chieftain. 2. Publication Number: 0011-7633 3. Filing Date: September 30, 2021 4. Issue Frequency: Thursday 5. Number of Issues Published Annually: 52 6. Annual Subscription Price: $60.00 7. Complete Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication (Not printer) (Street, city, county, state and Zip+4): El Defensor Chieftain, 200 Winkler St SW, Socorro, NM 87801 Contact Person: Wanda Moeller Telephone: (505) 823-3310 8. Complete Mailing Address of Headquarters or General Business Office of Publisher (Not printer): El Defensor Chieftain, 200 Winkler St SW, Socorro, NM 87801 9. Full Names and Complete Mailing Addresses of Publisher, Editor and Managing Editor: Wanda Moeller, 7777 Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109; Cathy Cook, 200 Winkler St SW, Socorro, NM 87801; 10. Owner: Number Nine Media, 200 Winkler St SW, Socorro, NM 87801 11. Known Bondholders, Mortgages, and Other Security Holders Owning or Holding 1 Percent or More of Total Amount of Bonds, Mortgages, or Other Securities: None 12. Tax Status (For completion by nonprofit organizations authorized to mail at nonprofit rates). The purpose, function, and nonprofit status of this organization and the exempt status for federal income tax purposes: Has not changed during preceding 12 months. 13. Publication Title: El Defensor Chieftain 14. Issue Date for Circulation Data Below: August 26, 2021. 15. Extent and Nature of Circulation; Average No. Copies Each Issue during preceding 12 months; Actual No. Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date. a. Total Number of Copies (Net Press run): 2,445/2,473 b. Paid Circulation (by Mail and Outside the Mail) (1) Mailed Outside-County Paid Subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541. (Include paid distribution above nominal rate, advertiser’s proof copies, and exchange copies) 100/98 (2) Mailed in County Paid Subscriptions Stated on Form 3541 (Include paid distribution above nominal rate, advertiser’s proof copies and exchange copies) 447/436 (3) Paid Distribution Outside the Mails including Sales Through Dealers and Carriers, Street Vendors, Counter Sales, and Other Paid Distribution Outside USPS: 697/714 (4) Paid Distribution by Other Classes of Mail Through the USPS (e.g., First-Class Mail): 0/ 0 c. Total Paid Distribution (Sum of 15b. (1), (2), (3), and (4)); 1,244/1,248 d. Free or Nominal Rate Distribution (By Mail and Outside the Mail): (1) Free or Nominal Rate Outside-County Copies included on PS Form 3541: 0/ 0 (2) Free or Nominal Rate In-County Copies as Stated on PS Form 3541: 0/ 0 (3) Free or Nominal Rate Copies Mailed at Other Classes Through the USPS( e.g., First Class Mail): 0/ 0 (4) Free or Nominal Rate Distribution Outside the Mail (Carriers or other means): 0/0 e. Total Free or Nominal Rate Distribution (Sum of 15d (1), (2), (3), and (4))): 0/0 f. Total Distribution (Sum of 15c and 15e): 1,244/1,248 g. Copies not Distributed: 1,201/1,225 h. Total (Sum of 15f. and g.): 2,445/2,473 i. Percent Paid (15c. divided by 15f times 100): 100%/ 100% 16. Electronic Copy Circulation: a. Paid Electronic Copies: 81/24 b. Total Paid Print Copies (Line 15c) + Paid Electronic Copies (Line 16a): 1,325/1,272 c. Total Print Distribution (Line 15f) + Paid Electronic Copies (Line 16a): 1,325/1,272 d. Percent Paid (both Print & Electronic Copies) (16b divided by 16c x 100): 100%/100% I certify that 50% or all my distributed copies (electronic and print) are paid above a nominal price. 17. Publication of Statement of Ownership: Publication required. Will be printed in the October 7, 2021 issue of this publication. 18. Signature and Title of Editor, Publisher, Business Manager or Owner: s/ Wanda Moeller, VP Advertising. Date: September 30, 2021 I certify that all information furnished on this form is true and complete. I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information on this form or who omits material or information requested on the form may be subject to criminal sanctions (including fines and imprisonment) and/or civil sanctions (including civil penalties)

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