This press release uses a format that is generally accepted by most media. The release should be double-spaced. Keep it brief and in inverted-pyramid style: most important news first, secondary news next, etc. If the story runs on to a second page, identify your story in the upper left-hand corner. End the release with three # symbols bottom-center.
Contact: <contact information>
<DATELINE>--<company name> regretfully announces the retirement of <employee name> after <years with company> of outstanding performance as <retiree's job>.
<what person has done>
<employee name>'s retirement becomes effective <retirement date>. For more information, please contact <contact person> at <contact number>.