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Scripps Completes Acquisition of Nine Television Stations From McGraw-Hill

Friday, December 30, 2011

Scripps Completes Acquisition of Nine Television Stations From McGraw-Hill11:15 EST Friday, December 30, 2011CINCINNATI, Dec. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --  The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) today completed its acquisition of nine television stations from McGraw-Hill Broadcasting. The company announced its intention to acquire the stations on October 3, 2011. The purchased assets include ABC-affiliated stations in Denver, Indianapolis, San Diego and Bakersfield, Calif., and five stations affiliated with the Spanish-language Azteca America network in Colorado and southern California. Scripps paid $212 million in cash for the stations in an acquisition that was approved by the Federal Communications Commission earlier this month.Financing for the transaction was provided by a bank group led by SunTrust Bank. Scripps (www.scripps.com) is a diverse media enterprise with interests in television stations and newspapers that are passionate about the company's long-time vision statement: "Give light and the people will find their own way." SOURCE The E.W. Scripps CompanyFor further information: CONTACT: Tim King, The E.W. Scripps Company, +1-513-977-3732, tim.king@scripps.com