The company’s fourth quarter fiscal year 2017 comparable sales were up 5 percent compared with an increase of 2 percent last year. Comparable sales by global brand for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 were as follows: • Old Navy Global: positive 9 percent versus positive 5 percent last year • Gap Global: flat versus flat last year • Banana Republic Global: positive 1 percent versus negative 3 percent last year. For fiscal year 2017, the company’s comparable sales were up 3 percent compared with a decline of 2 percent last year. Comparable sales by global brand for fiscal year 2017 were as follows: • Old Navy Global: positive 6 percent versus positive 1 percent last year • Gap Global: negative 1 percent versus negative 3 percent last year • Banana Republic Global: negative 2 percent versus negative 7 percent last year. Click Read More below for additional information.
Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) announced today that its pending acquisitions by Gray Television Inc. and IAC’s Dotdash Media Inc. received key regulatory approvals.
First, the Federal Communications Commission has approved Gray’s acquisition of Meredith Corp., and Meredith will now seek the transaction’s approval at a November 30, 2021, special shareholder meeting. Immediately prior to the Gray acquisition, Meredith will spin its digital, magazine, MNI, PEOPLE TV, and corporate operations out to shareholders as a new company, Meredith Holdings Corp., that Dotdash has agreed to acquire.
Additionally, Meredith announced the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976 for Meredith Holdings’ acquisition by Dotdash expired on November 12, 2021.
Meredith continues to expect both transactions to close on December 1, 2021, subject to shareholder approval of Gray’s acquisition, and subject to the satisfaction of the other terms and conditions of the merger with Gray, as well as the spin-off of Meredith Holdings and its merger with Dotdash.