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These excerpts taken from the MNI 10-K filed Mar 3, 2009.

Acquisition Transaction:

 

On June 27, 2006 (the second day of the Company’s third fiscal quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006 (the Acquisition), under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy common share. The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6 billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder long-term debt at closing. The Company sold 12 of the former Knight Ridder newspapers (four concurrent with the closing of the Acquisition and eight shortly thereafter). See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of these transactions.

 

Acquisition Transaction:

 

On June 27, 2006 (the second day of the Company’s third fiscal quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006 (the Acquisition), under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy common share. The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6 billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder long-term debt at closing. The Company sold 12 of the former Knight Ridder newspapers (four concurrent with the closing of the Acquisition and eight shortly thereafter). See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of these transactions.

 

Acquisition Transaction:

 

On June 27, 2006 (the second day of the Company’s third fiscal quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006 (the Acquisition), under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy common share. The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6 billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder long-term debt at closing. The Company sold 12 of the former Knight Ridder newspapers (four concurrent with the closing of the Acquisition and eight shortly thereafter). See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of these transactions.

 

Acquisition Transaction:

 

On June 27, 2006 (the second day of the Company’s third fiscal quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006 (the Acquisition), under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy common share. The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6 billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder long-term debt at closing. The Company sold 12 of the former Knight Ridder newspapers (four concurrent with the closing of the Acquisition and eight shortly thereafter). See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of these transactions.

 

Acquisition Transaction:

 


On June 27, 2006 (the second day of the Company’s third fiscal quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight
Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006 (the Acquisition), under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy
common share. The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6 billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder
long-term debt at closing. The Company sold 12 of the former Knight Ridder newspapers (four concurrent with the closing of the Acquisition and eight shortly thereafter). See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of
these transactions.

 

Acquisition Transaction:

 


On June 27, 2006 (the second day of the Company’s third fiscal quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight
Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006 (the Acquisition), under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy
common share. The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6 billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder
long-term debt at closing. The Company sold 12 of the former Knight Ridder newspapers (four concurrent with the closing of the Acquisition and eight shortly thereafter). See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of
these transactions.

 

Acquisition Transaction:

 


On June 27, 2006 (the second day of the Company’s third fiscal quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight
Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006 (the Acquisition), under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy
common share. The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6 billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder
long-term debt at closing. The Company sold 12 of the former Knight Ridder newspapers (four concurrent with the closing of the Acquisition and eight shortly thereafter). See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of
these transactions.

 

Acquisition Transaction:

 


On June 27, 2006 (the second day of the Company’s third fiscal quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight
Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006 (the Acquisition), under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy
common share. The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6 billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder
long-term debt at closing. The Company sold 12 of the former Knight Ridder newspapers (four concurrent with the closing of the Acquisition and eight shortly thereafter). See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of
these transactions.

 

Acquisition Transaction:

 

On June 27, 2006 (the third day of the Company’s third fiscal quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006, under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy common share (the Acquisition). The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6 billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder long-term debt at closing.

 

Prior to the Acquisition, Knight Ridder published 32 daily newspapers in 29 U.S. markets, operated websites in all of its markets and owned a variety of internet and other investments which consisted of: 33.3% of CareerBuilder LLC (CareerBuilder) and ShopLocal LLC (ShopLocal), 25.0% of Topix.net (Topix), 21.5% of Classified Ventures LLC (Classified Ventures), 33.3% interest in SP Newsprint Company (SP), 13.5% interest in the Ponderay Newsprint Company (Ponderay) and 49.5% of The Seattle Times Company which owns The Seattle Times newspaper and weekly newspapers in the Puget Sound area, and daily newspapers located in Walla Walla and Yakima, Washington and in Portland, Maine and various other smaller investments.

 

To consummate the Acquisition, the Company borrowed $3.1 billion under a new bank debt facility (see Note 6) and used the proceeds from the sales of four Knight Ridder newspapers in order to pay Knight Ridder shareholders ($2.7 billion) and refinance its and Knight Ridder’s bank debt ($498.0 million). The after-tax proceeds from the sales of the eight Knight Ridder newspapers sold after the Acquisition closed were used to reduce debt.

 

Acquisition Transaction:

 

On June 27, 2006 (the third day of the Company’s third fiscal quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006, under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy common share (the Acquisition). The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6 billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder long-term debt at closing.

 

Prior to the Acquisition, Knight Ridder published 32 daily newspapers in 29 U.S. markets, operated websites in all of its markets and owned a variety of internet and other investments which consisted of: 33.3% of CareerBuilder LLC (CareerBuilder) and ShopLocal LLC (ShopLocal), 25.0% of Topix.net (Topix), 21.5% of Classified Ventures LLC (Classified Ventures), 33.3% interest in SP Newsprint Company (SP), 13.5% interest in the Ponderay Newsprint Company (Ponderay) and 49.5% of The Seattle Times Company which owns The Seattle Times newspaper and weekly newspapers in the Puget Sound area, and daily newspapers located in Walla Walla and Yakima, Washington and in Portland, Maine and various other smaller investments.

 

To consummate the Acquisition, the Company borrowed $3.1 billion under a new bank debt facility (see Note 6) and used the proceeds from the sales of four Knight Ridder newspapers in order to pay Knight Ridder shareholders ($2.7 billion) and refinance its and Knight Ridder’s bank debt ($498.0 million). The after-tax proceeds from the sales of the eight Knight Ridder newspapers sold after the Acquisition closed were used to reduce debt.

 

Acquisition Transaction:

 

On June 27, 2006 (the third day of the Company’s third fiscal quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006, under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy common share (the Acquisition). The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6 billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder long-term debt at closing.

 

Prior to the Acquisition, Knight Ridder published 32 daily newspapers in 29 U.S. markets, operated websites in all of its markets and owned a variety of internet and other investments which consisted of: 33.3% of CareerBuilder LLC (CareerBuilder) and ShopLocal LLC (ShopLocal), 25.0% of Topix.net (Topix), 21.5% of Classified Ventures LLC (Classified Ventures), 33.3% interest in SP Newsprint Company (SP), 13.5% interest in the Ponderay Newsprint Company (Ponderay) and 49.5% of The Seattle Times Company which owns The Seattle Times newspaper and weekly newspapers in the Puget Sound area, and daily newspapers located in Walla Walla and Yakima, Washington and in Portland, Maine and various other smaller investments.

 

To consummate the Acquisition, the Company borrowed $3.1 billion under a new bank debt facility (see Note 6) and used the proceeds from the sales of four Knight Ridder newspapers in order to pay Knight Ridder shareholders ($2.7 billion) and refinance its and Knight Ridder’s bank debt ($498.0 million). The after-tax proceeds from the sales of the eight Knight Ridder newspapers sold after the Acquisition closed were used to reduce debt.

 

Acquisition Transaction:

 

On June 27, 2006 (the third day of the Company’s third fiscal quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006, under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy common share (the Acquisition). The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6 billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder long-term debt at closing.

 

Prior to the Acquisition, Knight Ridder published 32 daily newspapers in 29 U.S. markets, operated websites in all of its markets and owned a variety of internet and other investments which consisted of: 33.3% of CareerBuilder LLC (CareerBuilder) and ShopLocal LLC (ShopLocal), 25.0% of Topix.net (Topix), 21.5% of Classified Ventures LLC (Classified Ventures), 33.3% interest in SP Newsprint Company (SP), 13.5% interest in the Ponderay Newsprint Company (Ponderay) and 49.5% of The Seattle Times Company which owns The Seattle Times newspaper and weekly newspapers in the Puget Sound area, and daily newspapers located in Walla Walla and Yakima, Washington and in Portland, Maine and various other smaller investments.

 

To consummate the Acquisition, the Company borrowed $3.1 billion under a new bank debt facility (see Note 6) and used the proceeds from the sales of four Knight Ridder newspapers in order to pay Knight Ridder shareholders ($2.7 billion) and refinance its and Knight Ridder’s bank debt ($498.0 million). The after-tax proceeds from the sales of the eight Knight Ridder newspapers sold after the Acquisition closed were used to reduce debt.

 

Acquisition Transaction:

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On June 27, 2006 (the third day of the Company’s third fiscal
quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006, under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting
of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy common share (the Acquisition). The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6
billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder long-term debt at closing.

 

STYLE="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">Prior to the Acquisition, Knight Ridder published 32 daily newspapers in 29 U.S. markets, operated websites in all of its markets and owned a variety of
internet and other investments which consisted of: 33.3% of CareerBuilder LLC (CareerBuilder) and ShopLocal LLC (ShopLocal), 25.0% of Topix.net (Topix), 21.5% of Classified Ventures LLC (Classified Ventures), 33.3% interest in SP Newsprint Company
(SP), 13.5% interest in the Ponderay Newsprint Company (Ponderay) and 49.5% of The Seattle Times Company which owns The Seattle Times newspaper and weekly newspapers in the Puget Sound area, and daily newspapers located in Walla Walla and
Yakima, Washington and in Portland, Maine and various other smaller investments.

 

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">To consummate the Acquisition, the Company borrowed $3.1 billion under a new bank debt facility (see Note 6) and used the proceeds from the sales of four Knight Ridder newspapers in order to pay Knight Ridder
shareholders ($2.7 billion) and refinance its and Knight Ridder’s bank debt ($498.0 million). The after-tax proceeds from the sales of the eight Knight Ridder newspapers sold after the Acquisition closed were used to reduce debt.

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Acquisition Transaction:

STYLE="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:-6px"> 

On June 27, 2006 (the third day of the Company’s third fiscal
quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006, under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting
of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy common share (the Acquisition). The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6
billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder long-term debt at closing.

 

STYLE="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">Prior to the Acquisition, Knight Ridder published 32 daily newspapers in 29 U.S. markets, operated websites in all of its markets and owned a variety of
internet and other investments which consisted of: 33.3% of CareerBuilder LLC (CareerBuilder) and ShopLocal LLC (ShopLocal), 25.0% of Topix.net (Topix), 21.5% of Classified Ventures LLC (Classified Ventures), 33.3% interest in SP Newsprint Company
(SP), 13.5% interest in the Ponderay Newsprint Company (Ponderay) and 49.5% of The Seattle Times Company which owns The Seattle Times newspaper and weekly newspapers in the Puget Sound area, and daily newspapers located in Walla Walla and
Yakima, Washington and in Portland, Maine and various other smaller investments.

 

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">To consummate the Acquisition, the Company borrowed $3.1 billion under a new bank debt facility (see Note 6) and used the proceeds from the sales of four Knight Ridder newspapers in order to pay Knight Ridder
shareholders ($2.7 billion) and refinance its and Knight Ridder’s bank debt ($498.0 million). The after-tax proceeds from the sales of the eight Knight Ridder newspapers sold after the Acquisition closed were used to reduce debt.

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Acquisition Transaction:

STYLE="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:-6px"> 

On June 27, 2006 (the third day of the Company’s third fiscal
quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006, under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting
of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy common share (the Acquisition). The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6
billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder long-term debt at closing.

 

STYLE="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">Prior to the Acquisition, Knight Ridder published 32 daily newspapers in 29 U.S. markets, operated websites in all of its markets and owned a variety of
internet and other investments which consisted of: 33.3% of CareerBuilder LLC (CareerBuilder) and ShopLocal LLC (ShopLocal), 25.0% of Topix.net (Topix), 21.5% of Classified Ventures LLC (Classified Ventures), 33.3% interest in SP Newsprint Company
(SP), 13.5% interest in the Ponderay Newsprint Company (Ponderay) and 49.5% of The Seattle Times Company which owns The Seattle Times newspaper and weekly newspapers in the Puget Sound area, and daily newspapers located in Walla Walla and
Yakima, Washington and in Portland, Maine and various other smaller investments.

 

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">To consummate the Acquisition, the Company borrowed $3.1 billion under a new bank debt facility (see Note 6) and used the proceeds from the sales of four Knight Ridder newspapers in order to pay Knight Ridder
shareholders ($2.7 billion) and refinance its and Knight Ridder’s bank debt ($498.0 million). The after-tax proceeds from the sales of the eight Knight Ridder newspapers sold after the Acquisition closed were used to reduce debt.

STYLE="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px"> 

Acquisition Transaction:

STYLE="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:-6px"> 

On June 27, 2006 (the third day of the Company’s third fiscal
quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006, under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting
of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy common share (the Acquisition). The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6
billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder long-term debt at closing.

 

STYLE="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">Prior to the Acquisition, Knight Ridder published 32 daily newspapers in 29 U.S. markets, operated websites in all of its markets and owned a variety of
internet and other investments which consisted of: 33.3% of CareerBuilder LLC (CareerBuilder) and ShopLocal LLC (ShopLocal), 25.0% of Topix.net (Topix), 21.5% of Classified Ventures LLC (Classified Ventures), 33.3% interest in SP Newsprint Company
(SP), 13.5% interest in the Ponderay Newsprint Company (Ponderay) and 49.5% of The Seattle Times Company which owns The Seattle Times newspaper and weekly newspapers in the Puget Sound area, and daily newspapers located in Walla Walla and
Yakima, Washington and in Portland, Maine and various other smaller investments.

 

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">To consummate the Acquisition, the Company borrowed $3.1 billion under a new bank debt facility (see Note 6) and used the proceeds from the sales of four Knight Ridder newspapers in order to pay Knight Ridder
shareholders ($2.7 billion) and refinance its and Knight Ridder’s bank debt ($498.0 million). The after-tax proceeds from the sales of the eight Knight Ridder newspapers sold after the Acquisition closed were used to reduce debt.

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This excerpt taken from the MNI 10-K filed Feb 28, 2008.

Acquisition Transaction:

 

On June 27, 2006 (the third day of the Company’s third fiscal quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006, under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy common share (the Acquisition). The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6 billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder long-term debt at closing.

 

Prior to the Acquisition, Knight Ridder published 32 daily newspapers in 29 U.S. markets, operated websites in all of its markets and owned a variety of internet and other investments which consisted of: 33.3% of CareerBuilder LLC (CareerBuilder) and ShopLocal LLC (ShopLocal), 25.0% of Topix.net (Topix), 21.5% of Classified Ventures LLC (Classified Ventures), 33.3% interest in SP Newsprint Company (SP), 13.5% interest in the Ponderay Newsprint Company (Ponderay) and 49.5% of The Seattle Times Company which owns The Seattle Times newspaper and weekly newspapers in the Puget Sound area, and daily newspapers located in Walla Walla and Yakima, Washington and in Portland, Maine and various other smaller investments. Knight Ridder was the founder and operator of Real Cities, the largest national advertising network of local news websites.

 

To consummate the Acquisition, the Company borrowed $3.1 billion under a new bank debt facility (see Note 6) and used the proceeds from the sales of four Knight Ridder newspapers in order to pay Knight Ridder shareholders ($2.7 billion) and refinance its and Knight Ridder’s bank debt ($498.0 million). The after-tax proceeds from the sales of the eight Knight Ridder newspapers sold after the Acquisition closed were used to reduce debt.

 

This excerpt taken from the MNI 10-K filed Mar 1, 2007.

Acquisition Transaction:

 

On June 27, 2006 (the second day of the Company’s third fiscal quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight-Ridder, Inc. (Knight Ridder) pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006, under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy common share (the Acquisition). The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6 billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder long-term debt at closing.

 

Knight Ridder published 32 daily newspapers in 29 U.S. markets, operated websites in all of its markets and owned a variety of internet and other investments which consisted of: 33.3% of CareerBuilder LLC

 

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(“CareerBuilder”) and ShopLocal LLC (“ShopLocal”), 25.0% of Topix.net (“Topix”), 21.5% of Classified Ventures LLC (“Classified Ventures”), 33.3% interest in SP Newsprint Company (“SP”), 13.5% interest in the Ponderay Newsprint Company (“Ponderay”) and 49.5% of The Seattle Times Company which owns The Seattle Times newspaper and weekly newspapers in the Puget Sound area, and daily newspapers located in Walla Walla and Yakima, Washington and in Portland, Maine and various other smaller investments. Knight Ridder was the founder and operator of Real Cities, the largest national advertising network of local news websites.

 

To consummate the Acquisition, the Company borrowed $3.076 billion under a new bank debt facility (see Note 5) and used the proceeds from the sales of four Knight Ridder newspapers in order to pay Knight Ridder shareholders ($2.7 billion) and refinance its and Knight Ridder’s bank debt ($498.0 million). The proceeds from the sales of the eight Knight Ridder newspapers sold after the Acquisition closed were used to reduce debt.

 

This excerpt taken from the MNI 10-Q filed Nov 3, 2006.

Acquisition Transaction:

On June 27, 2006 (the second day of the Company’s third fiscal quarter), the Company completed the purchase of Knight Ridder pursuant to a definitive merger agreement entered into on March 12, 2006, under which the Company paid Knight Ridder shareholders a per share price consisting of $40.00 in cash and .5118 of a Class A McClatchy common share. The Company issued approximately 35.0 million Class A common shares in connection with the Acquisition. The total purchase price was approximately $4.6 billion. In addition, the Company assumed $1.9 billion in Knight Ridder long-term debt at closing.

 

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Knight Ridder published 32 daily newspapers in 29 U.S. markets, with a total circulation of 3.4 million daily and 4.5 million Sunday, operated websites in all of its markets and owned a variety of internet and other investments which consisted of: 33.3% of CareerBuilder LLC (“CareerBuilder”) and ShopLocal LLC (“ShopLocal”), 25% of Topix.net (“Topix”), 21.5% of Classified Ventures LLC (“Classified Ventures”), 33.3% interest in SP Newsprint Company (“SP”), 13.5% interest in the Ponderay Newsprint Company (“Ponderay”) and 49.5% of The Seattle Times Company which owns The Seattle Times newspaper and weekly newspapers in the Puget Sound area, and daily newspapers located in Walla Walla and Yakima, Washington and in Portland, Maine and various other smaller investments. Knight Ridder was the founder and operator of Real Cities, the largest national advertising network of local news websites.

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