Scripps sells $100 million of 7-year notes

Fri, December 13, 2002 by Mark Kroeger

CINCINNATI – The E. W. Scripps Company today completed the public offering of $100 million of 4.25% Notes due 2009. The company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay a portion of its outstanding commercial paper obligations.The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, national television networks, interactive media and television-retailing. Scripps operates 21 daily newspapers, 10 broadcast TV stations, four cable and satellite television programming services and a home shopping network. Scripps national television network brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, DIY -- Do It Yourself Network, Fine Living and Shop At Home Network. Scripps Networks programming can be seen in 25 countries. Scripps also operates Scripps Howard News Service, United Media, the worldwide licensing and syndication home of PEANUTS and DILBERT, and 31 Web sites, including hgtv.com, foodtv.com, diynet.com, fineliving.com and comics.com.

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