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August 20, 2014
11:16 EDTMDP, MEGMeredith buys broadcast assets of WALA-TV from Media General
Meredith Corporation (MDP) announced a definitive agreement to purchase the broadcast assets of WALA-TV, the Fox affiliate in Mobile, Pensacola from Media General (MEG) for approximately $86M, subjectto certain purchase price adjustments. The transaction will close when Media General's merger with LIN Media LLC and the sale of WALA to Meredith receive final regulatory approval. The acquisition of WALA is not expected to have a material effect on Meredith's 1H15 financial performance. Meredith continues to expect 1Q15 EPS to range from 60c-65c, compared to 53c in the prior-year period.
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October 23, 2014
08:05 EDTMDPMeredith sees Q2 EPS 95c-$1.00, consensus 99c
Sees Q2 revenue up in the low teens.
08:04 EDTMDPMeredith backs FY15 EPS view $3.00-$3.25, consensus $3.17
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08:04 EDTMDPMeredith reports Q1 EPS 65c, consensus 64c
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07:11 EDTMDPNexstar to acquire assets of KASW-TV for $68M from Meredith, SagamoreHill
Nexstar Broadcasting Group (NXST) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of KASW-TV, the CW affiliate serving the Phoenix, AZ market for $68M plus working capital from Meredith Corporation (MDP) and SagamoreHill of Phoenix, LLC. The proposed acquisition is expected to be accretive to Nexstarís operating results immediately upon closing and inclusive of all other previously announced transactions, will expand the Companyís coverage to 57 markets in 22 states, reaching approximately 19.7 million television households. Nexstar intends to finance the station acquisition through borrowings under its senior credit facilities. The transaction is subject to FCC approval and other customary approvals, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015. In the first twelve months following the closing of the transaction, KASW-TV is expected to generate approximately $14M in adjusted broadcast cash flow and is expected to provide free cash flow accretion in the first year of ownership of approximately 30c per share.
October 16, 2014
16:30 EDTMDPOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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October 15, 2014
16:07 EDTMDPMeredith secures rights to license Martha Stewart Living Magazine, website
Meredith Corporation (MDP) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO) to acquire the rights to Martha Stewart Living and www.marthastewart.com pursuant to a 10-year licensing agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Meredith will lead sales and marketing, circulation, production, and other non-editorial functions of Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings magazines. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia's editorial team will continue to create its highly regarded content. Additionally, Meredith will assume responsibility for the sales and marketing of www.marthastewart.com and www.marthastewartweddings.com and its related assets, including its vast video library. The agreement, which applies to the United States and Canada, is effective November 1. The agreement will not have a material effect on Meredith's FY15 Q2 financial performance, but will be accretive to Meredith's earnings for the second half of fiscal 2015 and in FY16.

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