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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Media General Files Notice of 2013 Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement; George L. Mahoney Nominated to Board of Directors

Richmond, VA - Media General (NYSE: MEG) today filed its Notice of 2013 Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 

George L. Mahoney, president and chief executive officer of Media General, has been nominated to stand for election to the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on April 25, 2013.

Mr. Mahoney assumed his current position on January 1, 2013. Previously, he had been vice president and chief operating officer of the company.  Prior to that, he was vice president-growth and performance, with responsibility for digital media and mobile operations and for centralized broadcast operations. Mr. Mahoney joined Media General in 1993 as general counsel and secretary; in that role he was deeply involved in all regulatory, legislative, other legal and operating matters related to the company’s television stations. From 2008-2012, Mr. Mahoney led and expanded the company’s innovation process, which engages employees in new product development.

Media General directors standing for re-election to the Board are: J. Stewart Bryan III, chairman; Marshall N. Morton, vice chairman; Diana F. Cantor, Dennis J. FitzSimons, Wyndham Robertson, Rodney A. Smolla, Carl S. Thigpen and Coleman Wortham III.  Two directors retiring from the board are Scott D. Anthony and Thompson L. Rankin.

Media General’s Annual Meeting will be held on April 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Bolling Haxall House, 211 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, Va. The Notice of Annual Meeting, Proxy Statement and 2012 Annual Report have been posted to the company’s website at

A photo of Mr. Mahoney is available upon request.

About Media General
Media General is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across 18 network-affiliated broadcast television stations and their associated digital media and mobile platforms. The company’s stations serve consumers and advertisers in strong local markets, primarily in the Southeast. Media General’s network affiliates include eight NBC stations, eight CBS stations, one ABC station and one CW station. One-third of the company’s stations operate in the Top 50 markets in the United States. Media General’s stations reach more than one-third of TV households in the Southeast and more than 8 percent of U.S. TV households. Media General entered the television business in 1955 when it launched WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida, as an NBC affiliate. Today, WFLA is the company’s largest TV station, operating in the 14th largest DMA in the United States.

Contact Media General
Additional information about Media General is available on its website or by contacting Liz Cleal, Communications Manager, at (804) 887-5049 or