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): December 3, 2012
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
5215 N. OConnor Boulevard
Irving, Texas 75039
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)
(Registrants Telephone Number, including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On December 3, 2012, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. (NBI), a subsidiary of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (the Company), entered into that certain Fifth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the Credit Agreement), together with the Company and Nexstar Finance Holdings, Inc. (Nexstar Finance Holdings, and together with the Company and Mission Broadcasting, Inc. (Mission), collectively the Guarantors), Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, collateral agent, swing line lender and L/C issuer, UBS Securities, LLC, as syndication agent, joint lead arranger and joint book manager, RBC Capital Markets, as documentation agent, joint lead arranger and joint book manager, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, as joint lead arranger and joint book manager, and a syndicate of other lenders. The Credit Agreement is comprised of a $246.0 million term loan facility due in 2017 (subject to a springing maturity if certain conditions are met) and a $65.0 million revolving loan facility due in 2017 (subject to a springing maturity if certain conditions are met). The obligations under the Credit Agreement are secured by substantially all of the equity interests of the Companys subsidiaries and substantially all other assets owned by NBI and by Mission.
Borrowings under the Credit Agreement bear interest at a floating rate, which can be either a base rate plus an applicable margin or, at NBIs option, a Eurodollar rate plus an applicable margin. Base rate is defined in the Credit Agreement as the higher of (x) the federal funds effective rate, plus 0.50% per annum, (y) the Bank of America prime rate, and (z) the Eurodollar rate, plus 1.00%. Eurodollar rate is generally defined in the Credit Agreement as the British Bankers Association LIBOR Rate.
The applicable margin for the revolving loan facilities is 3.25% for the base rate loans and 4.25% for Eurodollar loans. The initial applicable margin for the term loan facilities is 2.50% for base rate loans and 3.50% for Eurodollar loans. Thereafter, subject to NBIs total leverage ratio, the applicable base rate margin for the term loan facility will vary from 2.25% and 2.50% and the applicable Eurodollar rate margin will vary from 3.25% and 3.50%.
The interest rate payable under the Credit Agreement will increase by 2.0% per annum during the continuance of an event of default.
Commitment fees on unused commitments under the revolving credit facilities are 0.50% per annum.
Prior to the maturity date, funds under the revolving credit facilities may be borrowed, repaid and reborrowed, without premium or penalty. The revolving credit facilities are due in full at maturity in January 2017 (or December 2017 if certain conditions are met). The principal amount under NBIs term loans, commencing on June 30, 2013, reduce quarterly by 0.25%.
Voluntary prepayments of amounts outstanding under the Credit Agreement are permitted at any time, so long as NBI gives notice as required by the Credit Agreement. However, if a prepayment is made with respect to a Eurodollar loan, and the prepayment is made on a date other than an interest payment date, NBI must pay a fee to compensate the lender for losses and expenses incurred as a result of the prepayment.
NBI is required to prepay amounts outstanding under the Credit Agreement in an amount equal to:
All mandatory prepayments must be used to repay loans outstanding under the Credit Agreement on a pro rata basis, but shall not necessarily reduce availability under the revolving credit facility.
The Credit Agreement requires NBI to meet certain financial tests, including a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio, a maximum first lien net leverage ratio and a maximum total net leverage ratio. In addition, the Credit Agreement contains certain covenants that, among other things, limit the incurrence of additional indebtedness, investments, dividends, transactions with affiliates, asset sales, acquisitions, mergers and consolidations, liens and encumbrances and other matters customarily restricted in such agreements.
The Credit Agreement contains customary events of default, including without limitation, payment defaults, breaches of representations and warranties, covenant defaults, cross-defaults to certain other indebtedness agreements in excess of specified amounts, certain events of bankruptcy and insolvency, judgments in excess of specified amounts, ERISA defaults, termination of material licenses, failure of any guaranty or security document supporting the senior credit facilities to be in full force and effect and a change of control.
The Company and each of its direct and indirect subsidiaries and Mission guarantee all of NBIs borrowings under the Credit Agreement.
In addition, the Company and each of its direct and indirect subsidiaries, including NBI, guarantee all of Missions borrowings under its new credit agreement. Missions new credit agreement consists of a $104.0 million term loan facility due in 2017 (subject to a springing maturity if certain conditions are met) and a $35.0 million revolving loan facility due in 2017 (subject to a springing maturity if certain conditions are met).
The descriptions of the Credit Agreement, the guarantee of the obligations thereunder, the guarantee of the obligations under Missions credit agreement and Missions credit agreement are qualified in their entirety by reference to the Credit Agreement, the Third Restated Guaranty dated as of December 3, 2012, the Third Restated Guaranty (Mission Obligations) dated as of December 3, 2012 and Missions Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of December 3, 2012, which are filed as exhibits 10.1, 10.2 , 10.3 and 10.4, respectively, hereto.
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The description of the Credit Agreement and the related guarantees included in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.