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8-K
E.W. SCRIPPS CO filed this Form 8-K on 08/24/2015
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8-K


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) August 24, 2015
 
THE E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Ohio
 
0-16914
 
31-1223339
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
 
312 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
 
 
45202
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
 
 
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (513) 977-3000
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
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THE E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY
INDEX TO CURRENT REPORT ON FORM 8-K
 


Item No.
 
Page
 
 
 
8.01
Other Events
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9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits
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Item 8.01 Other Events

The E.W. Scripps Company is offering eligible former Scripps employees with vested, deferred pension plan benefits the option of receiving their benefits either as a lump-sum distribution or an immediate annuity payment. A copy of the press release issued on this topic is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Exhibit
Number
 
Description of Item
 
 
 
99.1
 
Press release dated August 24, 2015


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Signatures
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.

 
THE E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY
 
 
 
Dated: August 24, 2015
By:
/s/ Douglas F. Lyons 
 
 
Douglas F. Lyons
 
 
Vice President, Controller and Treasurer
 
 
(Principal Accounting Officer)




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8-K


Exhibit 99.1


Scripps offers lump-sum pension payout

For immediate release                                 
AUG. 24, 2015

CINCINNATI - The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) is offering its eligible former employees with vested, deferred pension plan benefits the option of receiving their benefits either as a lump-sum distribution or an immediate annuity payment.

Approximately 4,300 former Scripps employees are eligible for this offer; former Journal Communications employees are not impacted.

On Aug. 21, 2015, notices were mailed to eligible participants, who have until Oct. 13, 2015, to make an election. The lump-sum payments are expected to be made in November 2015.

Company funds will not be used to make the lump-sum distributions. All distributions will be made from existing pension-plan assets. The company expects the plan’s funded status to remain materially unchanged as a result of this offer. At year-end 2014, the plan’s funded ratio was 80 percent.

After distribution of the lump-sum amounts, the company will record a non-cash pension settlement charge in the fourth quarter of up to $60 million, depending on the rate of acceptance.

About Scripps
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including podcast industry leader Midroll Media, over-the-top video news service Newsy and weather app developer WeatherSphere. Scripps also produces television shows including The List and The Now, runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation’s largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

Investor contact:
Carolyn Micheli, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3732, carolyn.micheli@scripps.com

Media contact:
Valerie Miller, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3023, valerie.miller@scripps.com