ATLANTA, GA — August 4, 2021: Cumulus Media Inc. (NASDAQ: CMLS) today announced that it has successfully completed the sale of non-core real estate in Nashville to a partnership comprised of Centrum Realty and Development, LLC, and Nashville Capital Group, LLC, for $34 million in gross proceeds.
Francisco J. Lopez-Balboa, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CUMULUS MEDIA, said, “We are very pleased to complete this nicely accretive non-core asset sale on a swift timeline at a value that exceeded expectations. This transaction is yet another example of our relentless focus on positioning the Company for maximum strategic and financial flexibility by continuing to de-lever the balance sheet, enhance liquidity and execute our multiple growth initiatives.”
With the net proceeds from the transaction, the Company is required to pay down debt, pro rata between its Term Loan Credit Facility due 2026 and it 6.75% Senior Secured First Lien Notes due 2026, subject to a 12-month reinvestment right.
About CUMULUS MEDIA
CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) is a leading media, advertising, and marketing services company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month — wherever and whenever they want it. CUMULUS MEDIA engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 413 owned-and-operated radio stations across 86 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 7,300 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through the CUMULUS Podcast Network, its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. CUMULUS MEDIA provides advertisers with personal connections, local impact and national reach through broadcast and on-demand digital, mobile, social, and voice-activated platforms, as well as integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, full-service audio solutions, industry-leading research and insights, and live event experiences. CUMULUS MEDIA is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information visit www.cumulusmedia.com.
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