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June 6, 2014
11:02 EDTNXSTNexstar enters agreements with Marshall Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting announced that it entered into definitive agreements with Marshall Broadcasting for the sale of three network affiliated stations three markets for $58.5M. MBG intends to fund the station acquisitions through borrowings which Nexstar has agreed to guarantee. The transactions are subject to Federal Communications Commission approval, the consummation of Nexstarís previously announced agreements to acquire the stock of privately-held Communications Corporation of America and White Knight Broadcasting and the stock of Grant and other customary closing conditions, and are expected to be completed in FY14. Subject to regulatory approval, MBG intends to assume the obligations of Mission Broadcasting as the acquirer of the Stations under various asset purchase agreements currently in effect between Nexstar and Mission. Under the terms of the proposed services agreements between Nexstar and MBG, MBG will be entitled to 70% of the revenue from advertising sold by Nexstar on the stations and will not provide for any bonus payments to Nexstar for achieving revenue goals.
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October 23, 2014
07:11 EDTNXSTNexstar 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 10, 2014
09:32 EDTNXSTNexstar upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore

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