IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) (the “Company”) today announced that selling stockholders, funds affiliated with ABRY Partners, LLC, intend to offer for sale in an underwritten offering 8.0 million shares of Class A common stock of the Company. In addition, the selling stockholders have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1.2 million shares of Class A common stock on the same terms and conditions. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and UBS Securities LLC are the joint book-running managers of the offering. RBC Capital Markets, LLC and Evercore Group L.L.C. are acting as co-managers of the offering.
The offering consists entirely of secondary shares to be sold by the selling stockholders. The Company will not sell any shares in the offering and will not receive any proceeds from the offering. The offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.
A shelf registration statement (including prospectus) relating to the shares has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Before you invest, you should read the prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and final prospectus supplement, when available, may be obtained from Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10010, or by e-mail to email@example.com or toll-free at 800-221-1037; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC Attention: Equity Syndicate Dept., 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10152, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or toll-free at 800-326-5897; or from UBS Securities LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 299 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10171, or toll-free at 888-827-7275.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. The offering of these securities will be made only by means of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus.
About Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, e-MEDIA, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 55 television stations and 11 related digital multicast signals reaching 32 markets or approximately 9.3% of all U.S. television households. Nexstar’s portfolio includes affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV, The CW, and Bounce TV, the nation’s first over-the-air broadcast television network programmed for African-American audiences and three independent stations. Nexstar’s 31 community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities.
Assuming completion of the proposed acquisition of twelve stations from Newport Television LLC and Newport Television License LLC, Nexstar will own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 67 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 39 markets or approximately 11.4% of all U.S. television households. Assuming completion of the proposed acquisition of three additional stations from Newport Television LLC and Newport Television License LLC and two stations from Smith Media, LLC, Nexstar will own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 71 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 41 markets or approximately 12.3% of all U.S. television households.
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