Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) (the “Company”) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. (“Nexstar Broadcasting”), has priced an offering of $275.0 million aggregate principal amount of 6.875% senior notes due 2020. The notes will have the same terms as, and are expected to be treated as a single class with, Nexstar Broadcasting’s $250.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.875% senior notes due 2020 issued on November 9, 2012. The sale of the notes is expected to be completed on or about October 1, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions.
The notes were priced at 100.250%, plus accrued interest from May 15, 2013. The notes will be senior unsecured obligations of Nexstar Broadcasting and will be guaranteed by the Company, Mission Broadcasting, Inc. (“Mission”) and all of Nexstar Broadcasting and Mission’s future domestic restricted subsidiaries on a senior unsecured basis. Nexstar Broadcasting intends to use the net proceeds from the proposed offering, together with the proceeds from a proposed incremental amendment to its and Mission’s existing senior secured credit facilities and cash on hand, to repurchase any and all of its and Mission’s outstanding 8.875% Senior Secured Second Lien Notes due 2017, to fund its and Mission’s proposed acquisition of five television stations in four markets from Citadel Communications, L.P. and Stainless Broadcasting, L.P., to pay related fees and expenses and for general corporate purposes.
The notes and the related guarantees will be offered in the United States to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes and the related guarantees have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.