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Form 8-K for SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP INC


28-Jul-2014

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Fin


Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

Senior Notes Offering and Indenture

On July 23, 2014, Sinclair Television Group, Inc. ("STG"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (the "Company"), issued $550 million aggregate principal amount of 5.625% Senior Notes due 2024 (the "Notes"), which mature on August 1, 2024, pursuant to an indenture, dated July 23, 2014 (the "Indenture") by and among STG, the Company and the other guarantors identified therein (collectively, the "Guarantors") and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee.

The net proceeds from the private placement of Notes, together with $400 million of incremental term B loans, and a draw under STG's revolving credit facility and/or cash on hand are intended to be used to fund the acquisition of the Allbritton television stations and for general corporate purposes.

The Notes were priced at 100.0% of their principal amount and will bear interest at a rate of 5.625% per annum payable semi-annually on February 1 and August 1, commencing on February 1, 2015. Prior to August 1, 2019, STG may redeem the Notes, in whole or in part, at any time or from time to time at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the redemption date, plus a "make-whole" premium as set forth in the Indenture. Beginning on August 1, 2019, STG may redeem some or all of the Notes at any time or from time to time at the redemption prices set forth in the Indenture. In addition, on or prior to August 1, 2017, STG may redeem up to 35% of the Notes using the proceeds of certain equity offerings. Upon the sale of certain of STG's assets or certain changes of control, the holders of the Notes may require STG to repurchase some or all of the Notes.

STG's obligations under the Notes, as set forth in the Indenture, are jointly and severally guaranteed by the Guarantors.

The Indenture contains certain restrictive covenants including, but not limited to, restrictions on indebtedness, liens, payments, investments, mergers, consolidations, liquidations and dissolutions, acquisitions, sales and other dispositions of assets and affiliate transactions. These covenants are subject to a number of exceptions and limitations as described in the Indenture. The Indenture also includes events of default, including certain cross-default and cross-acceleration provisions, customary for an agreement of its type.

The Notes are not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or any state securities law. Absent registration, the Notes currently may be sold only pursuant to an applicable exemption from the requirements for registration. The offering of the Notes was made only to 'qualified institutional buyers' (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act) and, outside the United States, to non-U.S. persons in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.

Registration Rights Agreement

Concurrent with STG's entering into the Indenture, STG also entered into a registration rights agreement by and among STG, the Guarantors and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representative for RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc., Moelis & Company LLC and LionTree Advisors LLC (the "Registration Rights Agreement"). Under the Registration Rights Agreement, STG and the Guarantors have agreed, to use their reasonable best efforts to (i) file a registration statement on Form S-4 (the "Exchange Offer Registration Statement") covering an offer to exchange (the "Exchange Offer") the Notes for new notes in the same aggregate principal amount as and with terms identical in all respects to (other than with respect to applicable transfer restrictions) the Notes, (ii) cause the Exchange Offer Registration Statement to be declared effective within 270 days after July 23, 2014 and (iii) consummate the Exchange Offer not later than 60 days after such effective date. The Exchange Offer shall remain open for not less than 20 business days.

Under certain circumstances, STG and the Guarantors may be required to use their reasonable best efforts to (a) file a shelf registration statement relating to the resale of the Notes (the "Resale Shelf"), (b) have the Resale Shelf be declared effective, and (c) keep the Resale Shelf continuously effective for one year or such shorter period that will terminate when all the registrable securities covered by the Resale Shelf have been sold thereunder.

STG will be required to pay additional interest on the Notes if it fails to comply with its obligations to register the Notes within the specified time periods or, after any registration statement relating to the Notes becomes effective, if such registration statement ceases to be effective or the prospectus contained therein ceases to be usable for certain time periods described in the Registration Rights Agreement.


The foregoing summary does not purport to be a complete statement of the terms and conditions of the Indenture, the Registration Rights Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, and such summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Indenture and the Registration Rights Agreement, copies of which are attached hereto as Exhibits 4.1 and 4.2, respectively, and both of which are incorporated herein by reference.



Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The disclosure required by this Item 2.03 is included in Item 1.01 above and is incorporated herein by reference.



Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

4.1 Indenture, dated as of July 23, 2014, by and among Sinclair Television Group, Inc., the Guarantors identified therein and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee.

4.2 Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of July 23, 2014, by and among Sinclair Television Group, Inc., the Guarantors identified therein and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. as representative for RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc., Moelis & Company LLC and LionTree Advisors LLC.

99.1 Press Release dated July 23, 2014.


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