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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Media General Completes Merger with Young Broadcasting

RICHMOND, Va. – Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) today closed on its business combination with New Young Broadcasting Holding Co., Inc.

“All of us at Media General are extremely excited to complete our business combination with Young Broadcasting.  We anticipate a quick and smooth integration of two companies with similar cultures and values.  We are ready to capitalize immediately on our new, combined strength,” said George L. Mahoney, president and chief executive officer of Media General.

The portfolio of owned or operated stations for the new company includes:

Market DMA
Station Network Affiliation

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA 6 KRON MNT
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, FL 14 WFLA NBC
Raleigh-Durham, NC 24 WNCN NBC
Nashville, TN 29 WKRN ABC
Columbus, OH 32 WCMH NBC
Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC 37 WSPA CBS
Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC 37 WYCW CW
Birmingham, AL 44 WVTM NBC
Providence, RI 53 WJAR NBC
Richmond-Petersburg, VA 57 WRIC ABC
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 58 WTEN ABC
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 58 WXXA FOX
Mobile, AL-Pensacola, FL 59 WKRG CBS
Knoxville, TN 61 WATE ABC
Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA 66 WSLS NBC
Green Bay-Appleton, WI 70 WBAY ABC
Savannah, GA 92 WSAV NBC
Jackson, MS 94 WJTV CBS
Charleston, SC 95 WCBD NBC
Johnson City, TN 97 WJHL CBS
Greenville-New Bern, NC 99 WNCT CBS
Davenport, IA-Rock Island-Moline, IL 100 KWQC NBC
Myrtle Beach-Florence, SC 102 WBTW CBS
Sioux Falls, SD 111 KELO CBS
Augusta, GA 112 WJBF ABC
Lansing, MI 115 WLNS CBS
Lansing, MI 115 WLAJ ABC
Lafayette, LA 122 KLFY CBS
Columbus, GA 126 WRBL CBS
Hattiesburg-Laurel, MS 167 WHLT CBS
Rapid City, SD 173 KCLO CBS

Media General will continue to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange under its existing symbol MEG.  The merged company will retain the Media General name and will remain headquartered in Richmond, VA.

About Media General
Media General, Inc. is a leading local television broadcasting and digital media company, providing top-rated news, information and entertainment in strong markets across the U.S.  The company owns or operates 31 network-affiliated broadcast television stations and their associated digital media and mobile platforms, in 28 markets. These stations reach 16.5 million, or 14%, of U.S. TV households. Their network affiliations include CBS (12), NBC (9), ABC (7), Fox (1), MyNetwork TV (1) and CW (1).  Sixteen of the 31 stations are located in the top 75 designated market areas. Media General first entered the local television business in 1955 when it launched WFLA in Tampa, Florida as an NBC affiliate.  The company subsequently expanded its station portfolio through acquisition.  In November of 2013, Media General and Young Broadcasting merged, combining Media General’s 18 stations and Young’s 13 stations into the 31-member group that exists today.  Five of the stations have been on the air since 1949:  WCMH in Columbus, Ohio; WVTM in Birmingham, Alabama; WJAR in Providence, Rhode, Island; KWQC in Davenport, Iowa; and KRON in San Francisco.

Contact Media General
Media General maintains extensive company information on its website The company’s media and investor contact is Lou Anne J. Nabhan, Vice President-Corporate Communications, or 804-887-5120.