Nexstar Broadcasting and Mission Broadcasting to Acquire 12 Television Stations in Eight Markets and Inergize Digital E-Media Operations From Newport Television, LLC for $285.5 Million in Cash in an Accretive Transaction
IRVING, Texas, July 19, 2012 – Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) (“Nexstar”) announced today it and Mission Broadcasting, Inc. (“Mission”), entered into definitive agreements to acquire twelve television stations and associated digital sub-channels in eight markets from entities controlled by privately-held Newport Television, LLC (“Newport”) for $285.5 million in a transaction that is expected to be immediately accretive to Nexstar and Mission upon closing. Nexstar will acquire ten stations as well as Newport’s Inergize Digital media operations and Mission will acquire two stations in Little Rock, AR (table below). Nexstar also announced that it and Mission have secured commitments for new $645 million Senior Secured Credit Facilities comprised of a $570 million Term Loan B due 2019 and a $75 million Revolving Credit Facility due December 2017. Nexstar management will host a conference call and webcast today at 11:30 a.m. ET (details below) to review details of the transaction and its financing.