LIN TV Corp. Executes First Of Two Transactions To Resolve NBC JV Overhangs
LIN is a local multimedia company that operates or services 43 television stations and seven digital channels in 23 U.S. markets, along with a diverse portfolio of web sites, apps and mobile products that make it more convenient to access its unique and relevant content on multiple screens.
LIN’s highly-rated television stations deliver important local news and community stories along with top-rated sports and entertainment programming to 10.5% of U.S. television homes. LIN’s digital media operations focus on emerging media and interactive technologies that deliver performance-driven digital marketing solutions to some of the nation’s most respected agencies and brands. LIN is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “TVL”.
Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release includes statements that constitute "forward-looking statements," including statements regarding our future plans and operations. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that could contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the risks outlined in the press release and other risks detailed in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Reports may be accessed online at www.sec.gov or www.linmedia.com. By making these forward-looking statements, we undertake no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this press release. IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC This communication is not a solicitation of a proxy from any security holder of LIN. The merger will be submitted to LIN’s stockholders for their consideration, and in connection with such consideration, LIN and LIN Media LLC (“LIN Media LLC”) expect to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a definitive proxy statement/prospectus to be used to solicit LIN stockholder approval of the merger, as well as other relevant documents concerning the proposed merger, as part of a registration statement related to class A common shares of LIN Media LLC. Security holders are urged to read the proxy statement/prospectus, registration statement and any other relevant documents when they become available because they will contain important information about LIN, LIN Media LLC and the merger, including its terms and anticipated effect and risks to be considered by LIN’s stockholders in connection with the merger. The proxy statement/prospectus and other documents relating to the merger (when they are available) can be obtained free of charge from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The documents (when they are available) can also be obtained free of charge from LIN on its website ( www.linmedia.com) or upon written request to LIN TV Corp., Attention: Secretary, One West Exchange Street, Suite 5A, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, or by calling (401) 454-2880. Information on LIN’s website does not constitute a part of this press release. PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION In addition, LIN and its officers and directors may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from LIN stockholders with respect to the merger. A description of any interests that LIN’s officers and directors may have in the merger will be available in the proxy statement/prospectus when it becomes available. Information concerning LIN’s directors and executive officers is set forth in LIN’s proxy statement for its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 12, 2012 and its Annual Report on Form 10-K, which was filed with the SEC on March 15, 2012. These documents are available free of charge at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov or by going to the investor relations page on LIN’s website at www.linmedia.com. SAFE HARBOR FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS Statements in this document regarding the merger of LIN and LIN Media LLC, the expected timetable for completing the proposed merger, future financial and operating effects and benefits of the proposed merger, financial condition, results of operations and business and any other statements about LIN or LIN Media LLC managements’ future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based on the beliefs and assumptions of LIN’s management, based on information currently available to our management. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of the future tense or other forward-looking words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “should,” “may,” “will,” “objective,” “projection,” “forecast,” “management believes,” “continue,” “strategy,” “position” or the negative of those terms or other variations of them or by comparable terminology. All of these forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by LIN’s management, which, although it believes them to be reasonable, are inherently uncertain. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance upon such estimates or statements. LIN cannot assure you that any of such estimates or statements will be realized and actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward looking statements.
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