OUTFRONT Media Inc. (NYSE:OUT) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

OUTFRONT Media Inc. (NYSE:OUT) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
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Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On December 8, 2017, a subsidiary of OUTFRONT Media Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a definitive transit advertising and communications concession agreement for subway, commuter rail and buses (the “Agreement”) with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (the “MTA”), effective as of November 1, 2017. The Agreement is for a 10-year term, with an additional 5-year extension at the Company’s option, during which time the Company will be the exclusive seller of advertising on the MTA subway, commuter rail and buses.

Under the Agreement, the Company is obligated to deploy over 50,000 digital displays for advertising and MTA communications across the transit system over a number of years, commencing in 2018, and the MTA will be entitled to receive the greater of a percentage of revenues (the “revenue share”) or a guaranteed minimum annual payment (the “MAG”). The MAG amount is $115.0 million through 2017, and will be subject to increases for inflation over the term of the Agreement, as well as a $50.0 million step-up in year 11 of the Agreement. The revenue share percentage is 55% for revenues generated up to $209.0 million, which will be subject to increases for inflation over the term of the Agreement (the “annual base revenue”), and, after deployment costs are recovered as described below, 70% for incremental revenues that exceed the annual base revenue. Incremental revenues that exceed the annual base revenue will be retained by the Company to recover the cost of deploying advertising and communications screens throughout the transit system, including equipment costs, installation costs, a 10% expense surcharge and interest. In addition, once the balance of unrecovered deployment costs is equal to or less than zero after year 6 of the Agreement has commenced, the revenue share will increase from 55% to 60% for revenues generated up to the annual base revenue. If incremental revenues generated over the term of the Agreement are not sufficient to cover all or a portion of the deployment costs, the costs will not be recovered by the Company. In addition, the Company has agreed to guarantee the payment and performance obligations of its subsidiary under the Agreement.

The Agreement contains customary representations and warranties, affirmative and negative covenants, and termination event provisions, relating to, among other things, the Company’s failure to deliver and install digital displays in accordance with the Agreement, the Company’s failure to make payments due to the MTA, and breaches of certain representations and warranties or covenants.

The foregoing description of the Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The Company has made statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “will” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases that are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and that do not relate solely to historical matters. You can also identify forward-looking statements by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions related to the Agreement. Forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties and you should not rely on them as predictions of future events. Forward-looking statements depend on assumptions, data or methods that may be incorrect or imprecise and may not be able to be realized. The Company does not guarantee that the transactions and events described will happen as described (or that they will happen at all). The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or contemplated in the forward-looking statements: declines in advertising and general economic conditions; competition; the Company’s inability to increase the number of digital advertising displays in its portfolio; the Company’s ability to implement its digital display platform and deploy digital advertising displays to its customers; seasonal variations; and other factors described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including but not limited to the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed with the SEC on February 23, 2017. All forward-looking statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K apply as of the date of this report or as of the date they were made and, except as required by applicable law, the Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors of new information, data or methods, future events or other changes.

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Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is filed herewith:





Advertising License Agreement, entered into December 8, 2017, to be effective as of November 1, 2017, by and between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Outfront Media Group LLC.


OUTFRONT Media Inc. Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 mtaadvertisingfrontendlice.htm EXHIBIT 10.1 Exhibit Exhibit 10.1ADVERTISING LICENSE AGREEMENT Between METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY,…
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About OUTFRONT Media Inc. (NYSE:OUT)

OUTFRONT Media Inc., formerly CBS Outdoor Americas Inc., is a provider of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites across the United States, Canada and Latin America. The Company’s inventory consists of billboard displays and transit advertising displays. It operates through two segments. The United States segment includes the Company’s operations in the United States. The International segment includes the Company’s operations in Canada and Latin America, including Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Along with leasing displays, the Company provides other services to customers, such as pre-campaign category research, consumer insights, creative design support, vinyl production, and post-campaign tracking and analytics. Its locations portfolio includes sites, such as the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, various locations along Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, and various sites in and around both Grand Central Station and Times Square in New York.

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