SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (D)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
|April 1, 2021|
|Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) |
SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant)
|(State of organization)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)|
10706 Beaver Dam Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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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|
|Class A Common Stock, par value $ 0.01 per share||SBGI||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). Emerging growth company ☐
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On April 1, 2021, Sinclair Television Group, Inc. ("STG"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (the "Company"), entered into the Third Amendment (the "Third Amendment") to the Seventh Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of August 23, 2019, as amended (the "Bank Credit Agreement") with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, the guarantors party thereto (the "Guarantors") and the lenders and other parties thereto.
Pursuant to the Third Amendment, STG raised Term B-3 Loans (as defined in the Bank Credit Agreement) in an aggregate principal amount of $740 million (the "Term B-3 Loans"). The Term B-3 Loans mature in April 2028. The Term B-3 Loans were issued at 99.50% of par and bear interest, at STG’s option, at LIBOR (or successor rate) plus 3.00% or base rate plus 2.00%. Certain of the proceeds from the Term B-3 Loans were used to partially refinance a portion of STG’s Term B-1 Loans (as defined in the Bank Credit Agreement).
The foregoing summary does not purport to be a complete statement of the terms under the Third Amendment or the Bank Credit Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, and such summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Third Amendment, a copy of which is attached as an exhibit to this filing, and the Bank Credit Agreement, a copy of which was filed as an exhibit to the Company's periodic report on Form 8-K filed on August 23, 2019.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The disclosure required by this Item 2.03 is included in Item 1.01 above and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.1|Third Amendment, dated as of April 1, 2021, to the Seventh Amended and Restated Credit Agreement by and among Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., the guarantors party thereto, the lenders party thereto, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as the administrative agent and collateral agent.
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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 hereunto duly authorized.
SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC.
By: /s/ David R. Bochenek
Name: David R. Bochenek
Title: Senior Vice President / Chief Accounting Officer
Dated: April 1, 2021