RTL Group increases its holding in Grupo Media Capital to 32.2 per cent
Luxembourg, 25 November 2005 – RTL Group today announces that it has increased its strategic holding in the share capital of Grupo Media Capital to 32.2 per cent.
Grupo Media Capital is the leading television broadcaster in Portugal, measured by both prime-time audience share and net advertising revenue and in 2005 is also leader in terms of all day audience share. It is a significant player in the Portuguese advertising market through its positions in television, radio, outdoor and internet and magazine publishing.
The acquisition is not subject to any conditions.
UBS acted as sole financial adviser to RTL Group on this transaction.
Gerhard Zeiler, CEO of RTL Group, said, "We are delighted that we have been able to increase our strategic holding in Grupo Media Capital and are looking forward to contribute to its further development ."
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About RTL Group
RTL Group is Europe's leading commercial broadcaster, with interests in 32 television channels and 31 radio stations in eleven countries and content production throughout the world. Its television portfolio includes RTL Television in Germany, M6 in France, five in the UK, and the RTL channels in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Croatia and Hungary, REN TV in Russia as well as Antena 3 in Spain and TVI in Portugal. RTL Group's flagship radio station is RTL in France, and it also owns or has interests in other stations in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Luxembourg. RTL Group's content production arm, FremantleMedia is one of the largest international producers outside the US. It is currently producing about 280 programmes in over 40 countries including the USA, providing a wide range of drama, entertainment and factual programming for viewers around the world.
About Grupo Media Capital
Media Capital owns TVI, a leading Portuguese free-to-air TV broadcasting channel, and has a controlling interest in the NBP group, the leading Portuguese TV production company. Media Capital also has significant market positions and operations in radio and outdoor advertising, and also has a presence in the Internet through IOL, its ISP and portal, in magazine publishing and in music edition and distribution. Media Capital SGPS, SA is listed in the Euronext Lisbon and is part of the PSI 20 – the main stock index in Portugal.