Newspaper gets another extension till Friday


Craig Mitchell. Senior Vice President of Finance at Morris Communications Company, LLC, announced that it has obtained an extension until September 4, 2009 to make two semi-annual interest payments of $9.7 million on its senior subordinated notes originally due Feb. 1, 2009 and August 3, 2009.

The holders of more than 80 percent of the outstanding amount of senior subordinated notes have agreed to extend the forbearance period for these payments.

Morris Publishing’s senior bank group also agreed to extend until September 4, 2009 the waiver of the cross defaults arising from the overdue interest payments on the senior subordinated notes.

Morris Publishing Group, LLC is a privately held media company based in Augusta, Ga. Morris Publishing currently owns and operates 13 daily newspapers including the St. Augustine Record, Florida Times Union as well as nondaily newspapers, city magazines and free community publications in the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and Alaska.

Photo credit: Historic City News photographer Kerry McGuire

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