CENTRAL EUROPEAN MEDIA ENTERPRISES LTD. (NASDAQ:CETV) Files An 8-K Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement
Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement
As previously reported in the Current Report on Form 8-K dated July 11, 2018, CME Media Enterprises B.V. (“CME BV”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (the “Company”), entered into an amended & restated framework agreement on July 5, 2018 (as amended, the “Amended & Restated Framework Agreement”) with Slovenia Broadband s.à r.l. (“Slovenia Broadband”), a subsidiary of United Group B.V. (as filed with the SEC on July 11, 2018 as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K on such date), with respect to the sale by CME BV of its subsidiary Pro Plus d.o.o., which operates the Company’s Slovenian business, to Slovenia Broadband. Closing of the Slovenian transaction is subject to the receipt of competition approval by Slovenia Broadband and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions by January 18, 2019 (the “Long Stop Date”), as specified in the Amended & Restated Framework Agreement.
In light of the pending competition approval, the Long Stop Date was previously extended by CME BV and Slovenia Broadband by amendment no. 1 to the amended & restated framework agreement, dated September 13, 2018 (as filed with the SEC on September 14, 2018 as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K on such date), by amendment no. 2 to the amended & restated framework agreement, dated October 31, 2018 (as filed with the SEC on November 1, 2018 as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K on such date), and by amendment no. 3 to the amended & restated framework agreement, dated December 6, 2018 (as filed with the SEC on December 6, 2018 as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K on such date). The Amended & Restated Framework Agreement includes the right of either party to terminate the Amended & Restated Framework Agreement if the closing of the Slovenian transaction has not occurred by the Long Stop Date.
In connection with today’s expiration of the Long Stop Date without competition approval having been received by Slovenia Broadband, CME BV has exercised its option to terminate the Amended & Restated Framework Agreement with immediate effect.
Regulation FD Disclosure
On January 18, 2019, the Company announced the transactions described herein to the press release, the text of which is set forth in Exhibit 99.1 hereto.
The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any of the Company’s filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof and regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings, except to the extent expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
The Company is providing unaudited quarterly segment information for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, and the years ended December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, which are recast to include the results of our Slovenian business, which were previously classified as held for sale in our consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income with respect to such periods. These changes have no effect on net income / loss for such periods, as reported in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, filed with the SEC on October 18, 2018, our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the SEC on February 8, 2018, and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed with the SEC on February 9, 2017. Segment net revenue and OIBDA have been recast to include the results of continuing operations inclusive of our Slovenian business. We believe that the unaudited recast financial information will be helpful to users of our financial statements to better understand the recent performance of the business, including our Slovenia operations, and our full year 2018 financial results once reported by the Company.
The recast segment information is furnished as Exhibit 99.2 hereto and incorporated herein by reference. Such information, including the Exhibit attached hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
The recast segment information includes financial measures which are not presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Management believes that the presentation of the non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors regarding the Company’s results of operations because it provides a meaningful representation of our performance, as it excludes certain items that do not impact either our cash flows or the operating results of our operations, and these measures also form the basis of bonus incentives for executive management and throughout the Company. Exhibit 99.2 includes a reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.
Financial Statements and Exhibits
Press release of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. dated as of January 18, 2019
Segment Data (furnished only)
CENTRAL EUROPEAN MEDIA ENTERPRISES LTD Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 ex991cetv_releasex1-18×2019.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Wdesk | Exhibit Exhibit 99.1CENTRAL EUROPEAN MEDIA ENTERPRISES ANNOUNCES DECISION TO RETAIN SLOVENIAN OPERATIONS Hamilton,…
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About CENTRAL EUROPEAN MEDIA ENTERPRISES LTD. (NASDAQ:CETV)
Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME Ltd.) is a media and entertainment company operating in Central and Eastern Europe. The Company’s assets are held through a series of Dutch and Curacao holding companies. The Company manages its business on a geographical basis, with six segments: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia. It has broadcast operations in over six countries in Central and Eastern Europe, broadcasting a total of approximately 40 television channels. The Company enters into agreements with advertisers, advertising agencies and sponsors to place advertising on the television channels that the Company operates. The Company collects fees from cable and direct-to-home (DTH) operators for carriage of its channels. The programming that it provides consists of locally-produced news, current affairs, fiction, and reality and entertainment shows, as well as acquired foreign movies, series and sports programming.
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