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January 11, 2013
17:20 EDTSTRZA, LMCALiberty Media and Starz announce completion of spin-off
Liberty Media Corporation (LMCA) and Starz (STRZA) announced the completion of the spin-off of Liberty from Starz at 5:00 p.m., New York City time. As a result, Liberty and Starz are now separate publicly traded companies. As announced earlier, in connection with the spin-off, Liberty changed its name from "Liberty Spinco, Inc." to "Liberty Media Corporation," and Starz changed its name from "Liberty Media Corporation" to "Starz." Both companies will begin trading regular way on The Nasdaq Stock Market, under the symbols listed above, on January 14. Prior to the spin-off, Starz utilized cash on hand and borrowings under its bank credit facility and distributed an additional $1.2B to Liberty Media Corporation. Starz had previously distributed $600M to Liberty Media. Starz has approximately $450M available to borrow under its bank credit facility after this distribution. Following the spin-off, Liberty will have approximately $450M available under its stock repurchase program, and Starz will have approximately $400M available under its stock repurchase program.
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June 29, 2015
07:42 EDTSTRZALionsgate merger with Starz looks increasingly logical, says Stifel
Stifel says that it has become more convinced of the logic of a potential merger between Lionsgate (LGF) and Starz (STRZA). The firm thinks that such a deal would positively impact Lionsgate's cah flow, increase its leverage capacity and expand its OTT content platform. The firm says that a combination of EPIX and Starz would be positive for both platforms, and it increased its price target on Lionsgate to $42 from $39 while keeping a Buy rating on the shares.

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