Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) will acquire a wholly-owned subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE:GHC), which will include WPLG, a Miami-based television station, a number of Berkshire shares currently held by Graham Holdings Company and an amount of cash, in exchange for approximately 1.6 million shares of Graham Holdings Class B common stock currently owned by Berkshire Hathaway.
The specific number of shares of each company and the amount of cash will be determined on the closing date based on certain factors, including the market prices of the shares of both companies at that time. No binding agreement has yet been signed and the transaction is subject to agreement on definitive documentation, and will be subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions.
In addition, the companies say there will be certain termination rights relating to minimum trading prices of the stock of each company immediately prior to closing and to a minimum value of the television station for purposes of the transaction on the closing date.
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