|UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION|
|Washington, D.C. 20549|
|Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934|
|Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):||January 6, 2021|
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
|1716 Locust Street,||Des Moines, ||Iowa||50309-3023|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(ZIP Code)|
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Former name or former address, if changed since last report: Not applicable
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $1||MDP||New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company ☐
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|Item 2.02||Results of Operations and Financial Condition|
On January 6, 2021, Tom Harty, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Meredith Corporation (Meredith or the Company), along with other executive officers of the Company, will be presenting at the Citi 2021 Global TMT West Virtual Conference. Information to be presented includes the preliminary December 31, 2020, cash and cash equivalents balance that the Company estimates is more than $350 million, and preliminary political advertising revenues for the six months ended December 31, 2020, that the Company estimates are approximately $165 million. The presentation for the conference is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The cash and cash equivalents and political advertising revenues balances are preliminary and unaudited, they represent management's estimates as of the date of this report, and are subject to completion of the Company’s financial closing procedures.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2. of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 2.02 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any of the Company’s filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any incorporation language in such a filing, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
|Item 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure|
The executive officers of Meredith will be presenting the information attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K at the investor conference on January 6, 2021.
The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
Presentation at Citi 2021 Global TMT West Virtual Conference on January 6, 2021
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL)|
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains certain forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on management’s current knowledge and estimates of factors affecting the Company and its operations. Statements in this Current Report that are forward-looking include, but are not limited to, statements related to the Company’s expected cash and cash equivalents and political advertising revenues. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as may, should, expects, provides, anticipates, assumes, can, will, meets, could, likely, intends, might, predicts, seeks, would, believes, estimates, plans, continues, guidance or outlook, or variations of these words or similar expressions.
Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated. Factors that could adversely affect future results include, but are not limited to, market conditions, including the availability of debt capital and the terms upon which such debt can be secured, if at all; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company, its customers and its suppliers; downturns in global, national and/or local economies; a softening of the domestic advertising market; world, national or local events that could disrupt broadcast television; increased consolidation among major advertisers or other events depressing the level of advertising spending; the unexpected loss or insolvency of one or more major clients or vendors; the integration of acquired businesses; changes in consumer
reading, purchasing and/or television viewing patterns; increases in paper, postage, printing, syndicated programming or other costs; changes in television network affiliation agreements; technological developments affecting products or methods of distribution; changes in government regulations affecting the Company’s industries; increases in interest rates; the consequences of acquisitions and/or dispositions; the Company’s ability to comply with the terms of its debt financing; and the risk factors contained in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Company’s other filings with the SEC. Such risk factors may be amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential impact on the Company’s business and the global economy. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
|Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.|
|/s/ Jason Frierott|
|Chief Financial Officer|
|(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)|
Date: January 6, 2021