Gannett Announces Further Debt Reduction

Gannett Co., Inc. (“Gannett”, “we”, “us”, “our”, or the “Company”) (NYSE: GCI) announced today it will repurchase approximately $13.0 million of 6.00% first lien notes due November 1, 2026 (the “2026 Senior Notes”) for approximately $12.0 million, representing a discount to par value. The transaction is expected to close on March 28, 2024. In connection with the repurchase of the 2026 Senior Notes, the Company will receive a waiver from certain lenders under its five-year senior secured term loan facility that will reduce the scheduled amortization payment for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2024 payable to those lenders by the amount spent by the Company to repurchase the 2026 Senior Notes.

“By working with our lenders, we are continuing to opportunistically take out senior notes below par value, and this latest repurchase builds upon the agreements announced in November and September of 2023,” said Michael Reed, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We expect debt reduction and improvement in our capital structure to remain our primary use of capital allocation, and as a result, we expect to repay at least $110 million in 2024 through non-strategic asset dispositions and continued free cash flow improvement.”

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