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Meredith Corporation To Present At UBS Investor Conference

Nov 29, 2017
5:09pm

DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; meredith.com), one of America's leading media and marketing companies, will present at the UBS 45th Annual Global Media & Communications Conference at 3:30 p.m. EST on December 5, 2017 in New York.

Meredith introduces an updated market positioning and logo that reflect the strength of Meredith's national and local consumer media brands as well as its expanded portfolio of marketing solutions. (PRNewsFoto/Meredith Corporation) (PRNewsfoto/Meredith Corporation)

Meredith's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Lacy; President and Chief Operating Officer, Tom Harty; and Chief Financial Officer, Joe Ceryanec will discuss Meredith's key strategic initiatives, including the Company's agreement to acquire Time Inc. and create a premier media and marketing company serving nearly 200 million American consumers. 

A copy of the presentation and access to the webcast will be available on the Investor Relations portion of meredith.com.

Additional Information

The offer has not yet commenced, and this communication is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any shares of the common stock of Time Inc. or any other securities. On the commencement date of the offer, a tender offer statement on Schedule TO, including an offer to purchase, a letter of transmittal and related documents, will be filed with the SEC by purchaser and a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 will be filed with the SEC by Time Inc. The offer to purchase shares of Time Inc.'s common stock will only be made pursuant to the offer to purchase, the letter of transmittal and related documents filed as a part of the Schedule TO. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ BOTH THE TENDER OFFER STATEMENT AND THE SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT REGARDING THE OFFER, AS THEY MAY BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. The tender offer statement will be filed with the SEC by purchaser, and the solicitation/recommendation statement will be filed with the SEC by Time Inc. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of these statements (when available) and other documents filed with the SEC at the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by directing such requests to the Information Agent for the offer, which will be named in the tender offer statement.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. You can generally identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "explore," "evaluate," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "seek," "should," or "will," or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Meredith's, purchaser's and Time Inc.'s control.

Statements in this document regarding Meredith, purchaser, and Time Inc. that are forward-looking, including, without limitation, projections as to the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction, the methods that will be used to finance the transaction, the impact of the transaction on anticipated financial results, the synergies from the proposed transaction, and the closing date for the proposed transaction, are based on management's estimates, assumptions and projections, and are subject to significant uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Meredith, purchaser and Time Inc. Important risk factors could cause actual future results and other future events to differ materially from those currently estimated by management, including, but not limited to: the timing to consummate the proposed transaction; the risk that a condition to closing of the proposed transaction may not be satisfied and the transaction may not close; any failure to obtain equity or debt financing; the risk that a regulatory approval that may be required for the proposed transaction is delayed, is not obtained or is obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated; the ability to achieve the synergies and value creation contemplated by the proposed transaction; management's ability to promptly and effectively integrate the businesses of the two companies; and the diversion of management time on transaction-related issues. 

For more discussion of important risk factors that may materially affect Meredith, purchaser and Time Inc., please see the risk factors contained Meredith's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, and Time Inc.'s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, both of which are on file with the SEC. Except as specifically noted, information on, or accessible from, any website to which this website contains a hyperlink is not incorporated by reference into this website and does not constitute a part of this website.

No assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do occur, what impact they will have on the results of operations, financial condition or cash flows of Meredith, purchaser or Time Inc. None of Meredith, purchaser or Time Inc. assumes any duty to update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, as of any future date.

About Meredith Corporation

Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com) has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.

Meredith's Local Media Group includes 17 television stations reaching more than 11 percent of U.S. households. Meredith's portfolio is concentrated in large, fast-growing markets, with seven stations in the nation's Top 25 – including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis and Portland – and 13 in Top 50 markets. Meredith's stations produce 700 hours of local news and entertainment content each week, and operate leading local digital destinations.

Meredith's National Media Group reaches 110 million unduplicated women every month, including more than 70 percent of U.S. Millennial women. Meredith is the leader in creating and distributing content across platforms in key consumer interest areas such as food, home, parenting and lifestyle through well-known brands such as Better Homes & Gardens, Allrecipes, Parents and Shape. Meredith also features robust brand licensing activities, including more than 3,000 SKUs of branded products at 5,000 Walmart stores across the U.S. and at walmart.com. Meredith Xcelerated Marketing is an award-winning, strategic and creative agency that provides fully integrated marketing solutions for many of the world's top brands.

Meredith's balanced portfolio consistently generates substantial free cash flow, and the Company is committed to growing Total Shareholder Return through dividend payments, share repurchases and strategic business investments.  Meredith's current annualized dividend of $2.08 per share yields approximately 3 percent.  Meredith has paid a dividend for 70 straight years and increased it for 24 consecutive years.

 

SOURCE Meredith Corporation

For further information: Meredith Contacts: Shareholder/Financial Analysts: Mike Lovell, Director of Investor Relations, (515) 284-3622, Mike.Lovell@meredith.com, Media: Art Slusark, Chief Communications Officer, (515) 284-3404, Meredith Contacts: Art.Slusark@meredith.com