Recovery Report: Media General Inc.'s Recovery Rating Profile Mar 12

  • ID: 2082696
  • March 2012
  • Standard & Poors
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We are updating our recovery analysis on U.S.-based diversified media company Media General Inc. following the revision of our recovery rating on the company's senior secured notes. The recovery rating revision to '3' from '4' reflects an improvement in our estimate of distressed asset valuations for Media General's broadcasting assets. Our simulated default scenario assumes a payment default in 2012, stemming from the failure to cure covenant violations. (For Standard & Poor's recovery rating methodology, see "Criteria Guidelines For Recovery Ratings…," published Aug. 10, 2009.) Media General is the borrower under the senior secured credit facilities and the issuer of the senior secured notes. As of Sept. 28, 2011, its debt structure consisted of about $665 million of secured debt....

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