Gray To Divest Certain Hoak Markets To Nexstar

Dec 19, 2013, 08:30 ET from Gray Television, Inc.

ATLANTA, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gray Television, Inc. ("Gray" or "we" or "our") (NYSE: GTN and GTN.A) announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell to Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. ("Nexstar") television stations in two markets that are included in Gray's proposed acquisition of Hoak Media, LLC ("Hoak").

On November 20, 2013, Gray announced that it reached an agreement to acquire television stations in eight markets from Hoak.  At that time, Gray also announced that it would identify one or more third parties to acquire the Hoak television stations in Panama City, Florida (WMBB) and Grand Junction, Colorado (KREX and its satellite stations KREY and KREG) to satisfy regulatory requirements.

Gray has now entered into an agreement with Nexstar whereby Nexstar will acquire these Hoak television stations for $33.5 million simultaneously with Gray's consummation of its transaction with Hoak.

Separately, Excalibur Broadcasting, LLC reached an agreement with Mission Broadcasting, Inc. ("Mission") whereby Mission will acquire KFQX from Parker Broadcasting, Inc. ("Parker") for $4 million simultaneously with Excalibur's acquisition of other television stations from Hoak and Parker.

About Gray Television, Inc.

We are a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital assets in dozens of markets across the country.  Upon completion of all previously announced and pending transactions, we will own and/or operate television stations in 40 television markets broadcasting a total of 124 distinct channels of programming, including 72 channels affiliated with one of the Big Four networks (ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC).  At that time, our owned and/or operated stations will include twenty-six channels affiliated with the CBS Network, twenty-two channels affiliated with the NBC Network, fourteen channels affiliated with the ABC Network and ten channels affiliated with the FOX Network.  We will then own and/or operate the number-one ranked television station in 29 of the 40 markets and the number-one or number-two ranked television station operations in 39 of 40 markets.  We will reach approximately 7.3 percent of total United States television households.

SOURCE Gray Television, Inc.