Gannett And Belo Receive FCC Approval
Gannett’s Acquisition of Belo to Close Promptly
McLEAN, VA and DALLAS, TX – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) and Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) announced today that the Federal Communications Commission granted approval for Gannett’s acquisition of Belo. All regulatory approvals for the transaction have been received. Closing is expected early next week upon completion of remaining customary closing conditions.
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people – and the companies who want to reach them – with their interests and communities. For more information, visit www.gannett.com.
Television company Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated websites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and the CW, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at www.belo.com.
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