Wednesday, August 3, 2005
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Gwinnett Daily Post
The board of directors of Gray Television, Inc., today announced a plan to spin off its newspaper publishing division, which will result in a new public company named Triple Crown Media.
The Daily Post, four other Gray newspapers and Graylink Wireless, a provider of pager and other wireless services, will make up the new Triple Crown company.
Gray expects that as a result of the spin-off, both Gray and Triple Crown Media will be better able to focus financial and operational resources on its own business and executing its own strategic plan. In addition, Gray believes that both Gray and Triple Crown Media will have greater strategic and financial flexibility to support future growth opportunities.
Gray and Bull Run Corporation also today announced a definitive agreement to merge Bull Run into Triple Crown Media immediately following the spin-off. This agreement is subject to certain closing conditions, including an affirmative vote of Bull Run¹s shareholders. Triple Crown Media will soon file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission which will describe the spin-off and merger.
Gray's Newspaper Publishing business consists of five daily newspapers with total daily circulation of approximately 120,000 and Sunday circulation of approximately 160,000. Gray's GrayLink Wireless business is a leading provider of primarily paging and other wireless services in non-major metropolitan areas in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, where it also operates 14 retail locations.