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New Media Announces Strong Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2014 Results and an 11.1% Increase in its Dividend to $0.30 per Common Share

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New Media Investment Group Inc. (“New Media” or the “Company”, NYSE:NEWM) today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 28, 2014.

Fourth Quarter Financial Summary

  • New Media declares a cash dividend of $0.30 per share of common stock for the fourth quarter of 2014, an 11.1% increase vs. Q3 2014
  • Total revenues of $186.8 million, an increase of 16.5% to prior year, and an increase of 1.2% on a same store basis*
  • Digital revenue of $16.0 million, an increase of 14.2% on a same store basis*
  • Operating income of $17.5 million
  • Net income of $11.5 million, or $0.31 per share
  • As Adjusted EBITDA of $34.3 million, an increase of 3.3% to prior year*
  • Free cash flow of $27.8 million, or $0.74 per share, a decrease of 7.1% to prior year*
  • Liquidity, consisting of cash on the balance sheet and undrawn revolver, was $143.7 million as of December 28, 2014

Full Year 2014 Financial Summary

  • Total revenues of $652.3 million, an increase of 26.3% to prior year, and an increase of 0.1% on a same store basis*
  • Digital revenue of $57.9 million, an increase of 8.3% on a same store basis*
  • Operating income of $26.4 million
  • Net (loss) of ($3.2) million
  • As Adjusted EBITDA of $89.4 million, an increase of 13.1% to prior year*
  • Free cash flow of $67.6 million, or $2.11 per share, an increase of 141.8% to prior year*

Q4 2014 & Subsequent Business Highlights

  • Achieved strongest quarterly Digital revenue growth, increasing 14.2% vs. an average increase of 6.3% for the previous quarters in 2014
  • Closed one acquisition in Q4 2014 for $5.0 million; closed one acquisition and announced another in Q1 2015 for a total purchase price of $382.5 million
  • Added a net balance of $102.0 million of incremental debt through our existing term loan and assumed $18.0 million of debt from Halifax in Q1 2015; total gross debt as of February 26, 2015 is approximately $350 million
  • Completed an equity offering in Q1 2015 raising gross proceeds of approximately $152 million, increasing our liquidity position and ability to execute on our acquisition strategy

Summary of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results

($ in million except per share)

GAAP Reporting

4Q 2014

FY 2014

Revenues $ 186.8 $ 652.3
Operating income $ 17.5 $ 26.4
Net income/(loss) $ 11.5 ($3.2)

Non-GAAP Reporting*

4Q 2014

FY 2014

As Adjusted EBITDA $ 34.3 $ 89.4
Free cash flow $ 27.8 $ 67.6
Free cash flow per share $ 0.74 $ 2.11

*For definitions and reconciliations of Non-GAAP Reporting measures, please
refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Measures Note and reconciliations below.

Michael E. Reed, New Media President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our strong fourth quarter results highlight the value of our local newspaper content, and reinforce that the investments we are making in our print and digital initiatives are creating value for the Company. Total revenues for the quarter increased 16.5% vs. prior year, and also increased 1.2% on a same store basis. Impressively, Digital revenue increased 14.2% on a same store basis, driven primarily by strong growth in our digital marketing services business, Propel, which increased 171.0% vs. prior year.

“For the full year, the business achieved year over year growth in our Digital, Commercial Print and Circulation revenue categories, increasing 8.3%, 7.8% and 0.9% on a same store basis, respectively. Throughout 2014, we focused on increasing our revenue from these stable and growing revenue categories, and I’m pleased to report that approximately 62% of New Media’s total revenue is now derived from Digital, Circulation, Preprints and Commercial Printing revenue. Going forward, we intend to invest in these categories, as well as our new digital initiatives and other businesses, such as our Center for News and Design, to further diversify our revenue mix away from traditional Print Advertising.

“In addition to the success the newspaper business has achieved, I am also very proud of New Media’s acquisition track record. To date, New Media has announced eight transactions for approximately $540 million, including our recently announced acquisition of Stephens Media. Pro forma for acquisitions we have closed to date, New Media has approximately $1.1 billion in total revenues, $157.0 million of As Adjusted EBITDA, and $125.5 million of free cash flow. Given the accretive acquisitions we have been able to execute on, I’m pleased to announce the Board of Directors has voted to increase the Q4 dividend to $0.30 per common share, an 11.1% increase vs. the previous dividend payment. With total gross debt at approximately $350 million, we remain focused on operating the Company with a modest leverage profile at approximately 2.2x gross debt.

“Looking forward to 2015, we are excited about the opportunity to leverage our in-market sales force, and our position as a leading provider of local content in the communities we serve, to grow total revenues. We believe our centralized services continue to put us in an advantageous position to execute on accretive acquisitions. With our strong cash flow, a healthy dividend and the right capital structure, we are very excited about our opportunity to continue to create substantial value for our shareholders.”

Fourth Quarter 2014 Financial Results

New Media recorded revenues of $186.8 million for the quarter, which represents an increase of 16.5% when compared to the prior year, and an increase of 1.2% on a same store basis.

Total Print Advertising decreased 0.4% on a same store basis driven by Local Display and Preprints which decreased 5.5% and 1.3%, respectively. The declines in Print Advertising were offset by Classified Print revenue which increased 6.5% on a same store basis. Classified Print revenue trends continue to show improvement over prior quarters driven by growth in obituaries revenue and legals advertising. New Media’s Digital category also contributed to the Company’s overall strong revenue performance increasing 14.2% on a same store basis, driven by Propel revenue increasing 171.0% vs. the prior year. Circulation and Commercial Print and Other remain relatively stable with revenue increasing 1.2% and decreasing 0.2% on a same store basis, respectively.

Total expenses in the quarter of $152.5 million increased $6.0 million, or 4.0%, compared to the prior year on a same store basis after adjusting for non-recurring and non-cash items. Expense increases were driven partially by investments in our digital initiatives, such as Propel and BestRide, and our print initiatives, such as the Center for News and Design. To note, the Center for News and Design was chosen by the Associated Press to design and produce their Sports Extra pages, starting with the Super Bowl this year. We believe our investments in both our print and digital businesses are leading to improved revenue trends.

Net income of $11.5 million in the fourth quarter was burdened by approximately $5.2 million of expenses related to acquisitions, financing and restructuring. As Adjusted EBITDA of $34.3 million increased $1.1 million, or 3.3%, over the prior year.

Fourth Quarter 2014 Dividend

New Media’s Board of Directors declared a fourth quarter 2014 cash dividend of $0.30 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on March 19, 2015 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 11, 2015.

The declaration and payment of any dividends are at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors, which may decide to change the Company’s dividend policy at any time.

Full Year 2014 Financial Results

New Media recorded revenues of $652.3 million in 2014, which represents an increase of 26.3% when compared to the prior year, and was relatively flat on a same store basis, increasing 0.1% vs. prior year.

Total Print Advertising decreased 2.7% on a same store basis; however, New Media’s Digital and Commercial Print and Other businesses increased 8.3% and 7.8% on a same store basis. Propel, our digital marketing services business, contributed $18.5 million to Digital revenue, an increase of 189% vs. prior year on a same store basis. Circulation revenue, our largest individual revenue category at 30% of total revenues, increased 0.9% on a same store basis.

Total expenses in 2014 of $562.9 million increased $8.2 million, or 1.5% compared to the prior year on a same store basis after adjusting for non-recurring and non-cash items.

Net (loss) of ($3.2) million for 2014 was burdened by approximately $17.4 million of expenses related to acquisitions, financing and restructuring. As Adjusted EBITDA of $89.4 million increased $10.3 million, or 13.1%, over the prior year.

Additional Information

For additional information that management believes to be useful for investors, please refer to the presentation posted on the Investor Relations section of New Media’s website, www.newmediainv.com and the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, which will be available on the Company’s website. Nothing on our website is included or incorporated by reference herein.

Earnings Conference Call

New Media’s management will host a conference call on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time. A copy of the earnings release will be posted to the Investor Relations section of New Media’s website, www.newmediainv.com.

All interested parties are welcome to participate on the live call. The conference call may be accessed by dialing 1-877-601-8827 (from within the U.S.) or 1-918-534-8645 (from outside of the U.S.) ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call; please reference “New Media Fourth Quarter Earnings Call.”

A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at www.newmediainv.com. Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the website and download any necessary software required to listen to the internet broadcast.

A telephonic replay of the conference call will also be available approximately two hours following the call’s completion through 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on Thursday, March 12, 2015 by dialing 1-855-859-2056 (from within the U.S.) or 1-404-537-3406 (from outside of the U.S.); please reference access code “70992476.”

Fortress Public Filings, Earnings Release and Conference Call

Certain financial information and results for New Media may be disclosed by Fortress Investment Group LLC (“Fortress”, NYSE: FIG) in annual and quarterly reports and other public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as in earnings releases and conference calls. These disclosures may occur prior to the release of this information by New Media.

Management of Fortress will host a conference call on February 26, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time. All interested parties are welcome to participate on the live call. The Fortress conference call may be accessed by dialing 1-877-694-6694 (from within the U.S.) or 1-970-315-0985 (from outside of the U.S.) ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call; please reference “Fortress Fourth Quarter Earnings Call.” A simultaneous webcast of the Fortress conference call will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at www.fortress.com on the Investor Relations page. A copy of the Fortress earnings release will be posted to the Investor Relations section of Fortress’ website, www.fortress.com. Nothing on the Fortress website is included or incorporated by reference herein.

About New Media Investment Group Inc.

New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. The Company is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by the number of daily publications. Including the acquisition of Halifax Media, the Company operates in over 415 markets across 31 states. Including the acquisition of Halifax Media, New Media’s portfolio of products which include over 490 community publications, over 415 related websites, and six yellow page directories, serve more than 175,000 business advertising accounts and reach over 19 million people on a weekly basis.

For more information regarding New Media and to be added to our email distribution list, please visit www.newmediainv.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company strongly urges stockholders and other interested persons not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate its business. In addition, because same store results, Adjusted EBITDA, As Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and are susceptible to varying calculations, these non-GAAP measures, as presented in this press release, may differ from and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Same Store Results

Same store results, a non-GAAP financial measure, take into account material acquisitions and divestitures of the Company by adjusting prior year performance to include or exclude financial results as if the Company had owned or divested a business for the comparable period. The acquisition of each of Victorville, American Consolidated Media Southwest, Petersburg Progress-Index and Foster’s Daily Democrat is not considered material.

Adjusted EBITDA, As Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow

The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) from continuing operations before income tax expense (benefit), interest/financing expense, depreciation and amortization and non-cash impairments. The Company defines As Adjusted EBITDA as Adjusted EBITDA before other non-cash items such as non-cash compensation, non-recurring integration and reorganization costs and Adjusted EBITDA from non-wholly owned subsidiaries. The Company defines free cash flow as As Adjusted EBITDA less capital expenditures, cash taxes, interest paid and pension payments.

Management’s Use of Adjusted EBITDA, As Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow

Adjusted EBITDA, As Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as alternatives to income from operations, net income (loss), cash flow from continuing operating activities or any other measure of performance or liquidity derived in accordance with GAAP. New Media’s management believes these non-GAAP measures, as defined above, are useful to investors for the following reasons:

  • Evaluating performance and identifying trends in day-to-day performance because the items excluded have little or no significance on its day-to-day operations;
  • Providing assessments of controllable expenses that afford management the ability to make decisions which are expected to facilitate meeting current financial goals as well as achieving optimal financial performance; and
  • Indicators for management to determine if adjustments to current spending decisions are needed.

Adjusted EBITDA, As Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow provide New Media with measures of financial performance, independent of items that are beyond the control of management in the short-term, such as depreciation and amortization, taxation and interest expense associated with its capital structure. These metrics measure New Media’s financial performance based on operational factors that management can impact in the short-term, namely the cost structure or expenses of the organization. Adjusted EBITDA, As Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow are some of the metrics used by senior management and the Board of Directors to review the financial performance of the business on a monthly basis. In addition, New Media’s management utilizes these metrics to evaluate the Company’s performance, along with other criteria, to determine the funds available for paying the quarterly dividend.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain items in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our investments in our newspaper and print businesses positively impacting revenue trends, focus on local news in smaller markets is leading to stabilization of our business, intention to stabilize our traditional print business, growing digital services business, revenues and pursuing and complete future acquisition opportunities in a timely manner and the benefits associated with such opportunities, and improving revenue trends driven by investments in digital and print initiatives. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, such as continued declines in advertising and circulation revenues, economic conditions in the markets in which we operate, competition from other media companies, the possibility of insufficient interest in our digital business, technological developments in the media sector, an ability to source acquisition opportunities with an attractive risk-adjusted return profile, inadequate diligence of acquisition targets, and difficulties integrating newly acquired businesses. These and other risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, many of which are beyond our control. The Company can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this press release. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could cause actual results to differ from such forward-looking statements, see the risks and other factors detailed from time to time in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Furthermore, new risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict or assess the impact of every factor that may cause its actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

NEW MEDIA INVESTMENT GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
and Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)

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December 28,
2014

December 29,
2013 (1)

December 28,
2014

December 29,
2013 (2)

Revenues:
Advertising $ 110,179 $ 98,849 $ 385,399 $ 328,418
Circulation 55,387 45,965 195,661 148,335
Commercial printing and other 21,230 15,536 71,263 39,768
Total revenues 186,796 160,350 652,323 516,521
Operating costs and expenses:
Operating costs 101,880 87,857 368,420 288,680
Selling, general, and administrative 55,588 44,326 211,829 165,581
Depreciation and amortization 10,628 9,614 41,450 39,997
Integration and reorganization costs 826 1,954 2,796 3,335
Impairment of long-lived assets 91,599
Loss on sale of assets 399 138 1,472 1,190
Operating income (loss) 17,475 16,461 26,356 (73,861 )
Interest expense 4,630 6,485 16,636 75,998
Amortization of deferred financing costs 146 210 1,049 1,013
Loss on early extinguishment of debt 9,047
Loss on derivative instruments 51 14
Other expense (income) 227 (14 ) 65 991
Reorganization items, net (957,459 ) (947,617 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations
before income taxes 12,472 967,239 (492 ) 795,740
Income tax expense 1,009 11,172 2,713 294
Income (loss) from continuing operations 11,463 956,067 (3,205 ) 795,446
Loss from discontinued operations, net
of income taxes (1,034 )
Net income (loss) 11,463 956,067 (3,205 ) 794,412
Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (657 ) 208
Net income (loss) attributable to New Media 11,463 955,410 (3,205 ) 794,620
Loss per share:
Basic:
Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable
to New Media $ 0.31 $ 31.85 $ (0.10 ) $ 14.74
Loss from discontinued operations, attributable
to New Media, net of income taxes (0.02 )
Net income (loss) attributable to New Media $ 0.31 $ 31.85 $ (0.10 ) $ 14.72
Diluted:
Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable
to New Media $ 0.30 $ $ $
Loss from discontinued operations, attributable
to New Media, net of income taxes
Net income (loss) attributable to New Media $ 0.30 $ $ $
Basic weighted average shares outstanding 37,466,495 30,000,000 31,985,469 53,971,004
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 37,584,908 30,000,000 31,985,469 53,971,004
Comprehensive income (loss) $ 7,037 $ 966,843 $ (8,132 ) $ 840,589
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling
interest 657 (208 )
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to New Media $ 7,037 $ 966,186 $ (8,132 ) $ 840,797

(1) Includes the one month Predecessor Period ended November 6, 2013 and the two month Successor Period ended December 29th,
2013. For further discussion on the Predecessor Period and Successor Period please refer to the Company’s SEC filings.

(2) Includes both ten month Predecessor Period ended November 6, 2013 and the two month Successor Period ended December 29th,
2013. For further discussion on the Predecessor Period and Successor Period please refer to the Company’s SEC filings.

NEW MEDIA INVESTMENT GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share data)

December 28,
2014

December 29,
2013

Assets

Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 123,709 $ 31,811
Restricted cash 6,467 6,477
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $3,462
and $349 at December 28, 2014 and December 29, 2013, respectively 80,151 71,401
Inventory 9,824 7,697
Prepaid expenses 9,129 7,986
Deferred income taxes 4,269 3,446
Other current assets 10,632 11,799
Total current assets 244,181 140,617
Property, plant, and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $40,172
and $5,539 at December 28, 2014 and December 29, 2013, respectively 283,786 270,187
Goodwill 134,042 125,911
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $7,709 and $1,049
at December 28, 2014 and December 29, 2013, respectively 156,742 145,401
Deferred financing costs, net 3,252 8,297
Other assets 3,092 2,986
Total assets $ 825,095 $ 693,399
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term liabilities $ 650 $ 699
Current portion of long-term debt 2,250 4,312
Accounts payable 9,306 10,973
Accrued expenses 47,061 55,818
Deferred revenue 35,806 30,620
Total current liabilities 95,073 102,422
Long-term liabilities:
Long-term debt 219,802 177,703
Long-term liabilities, less current portion 5,609 4,405
Deferred income taxes 7,090 3,446
Pension and other postretirement benefit obligations 13,394 10,061
Total liabilities 340,968 298,037
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 2,000,000,000 shares authorized at
December 28, 2014 and December 29, 2013; 37,466,495 and 30,000,000 issued
and outstanding at December 28, 2014 and December 29, 2013, respectively 375

300
Additional paid-in capital 484,220 387,398
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income (4,469) 458
Retained earnings 4,001 7,206
Total stockholders’ equity 484,127 395,362
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 825,095 $ 693,399
NEW MEDIA INVESTMENT GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)

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December
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November 6,
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December
30, 2012

Cash flows from operating activities:
Net (loss) income $ (3,205) $ 794,412 $ 7,206 $ 787,206 $ (29,803)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by
operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 41,450 40,054 6,588 33,466 40,627
Amortization of deferred financing costs 1,049 1,013 171 842 1,255
(Gain) loss on derivative instrument (25) 14 14 (1,635)
Non-cash compensation expense 59 25 25 95
Non-cash interest expense 824 15 15
Non-cash reorganization costs, net (954,605) (954,605)
Non-cash interest related to unrealized losses upon
dedesignation of cash flow hedges 26,313 26,313
Non-cash loss on early extinguishment of debt 5,949
Deferred income taxes 2,821
Loss on sale of assets 1,472 2,345 27 2,318 1,270
Pension and other postretirement benefit obligations (1,604) (1,137) (1,137) (939)
Impairment of long-lived assets 91,599 91,599 2,128
Goodwill impairment 216
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net 1,781 (2,865) (7,075) 4,210 3,448
Inventory 1,226 (142) (247) 105 (2)
Prepaid expenses (614) (1,421) 173 (1,594) 9,605
Other assets 1,045 (2,266) 232 (2,498) (1,903)
Accounts payable (4,292) 969 726 243 1,322
Accrued expenses (7,476) 18,068 8,933 9,135
Deferred revenue (218) (1,533) (665) (868) (1,597)
Other long-term liabilities 1,204 (670) 76 (746) (588)
Net cash provided by operating activities 41,446 10,188 16,160 (5,972) 23,499
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property, plant, and equipment (5,012) (5,168) (1,536) (3,632) (4,687)
Proceeds from sale of publications, other assets and insurance 1,027 992 159 833 3,643
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (77,618)

Net cash used in investing activities

(81,603) (4,176) (1,377) (2,799) (1,044)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Capital contribution to Local Media 1,610 1,610
Payment of debt issuance costs (4,610) (3,690) (3,690)
Borrowings under term loans 217,775 149,000 149,000
Borrowings under revolving credit facility 24,068
Repayments under long-term debt (158,562) (6,648) (6,648) (7,140)
Repayments under revolving credit facility (44,068)
Payment of offering costs (1,073)
Issuance of common stock, net of underwriter’s discount 116,737
Payment of dividends (18,212) (149,000) (149,000)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 132,055 (8,728) (3,690) (5,038) (7,140)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 91,898 (2,716) 11,093 (13,809) 15,315

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 31,811 34,527 20,718 34,527 19,212
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 123,709 $ 31,811 $ 31,811 $ 20,718 $ 34,527

Supplemental disclosures on cash flow information:
Cash interest paid $ 15,181 $ 44,531 $ 925 $ 43,606 $ 55,976

(1) Includes the ten month Predecessor Period ended November 6, 2013 and the two month Successor Period ended December 29,
2013. For further discussion on the Predecessor Period and Successor Period please refer to the Company’s SEC filings.

NEW MEDIA INVESTMENT GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
As Adjusted EBITDA
(In thousands, except share and per share data)

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December 29,
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December 28,
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December 29,
2013

Income (Loss) from continuing operations $ 11,463 $ 956,067 $ (3,205) $ 795,446
Income tax (benefit) expense 1,009 11,172 2,713 294
(Gain) loss on derivative
instruments (1) 51 14
Loss on early extinguishment of debt 9,047
Amortization of deferred
financing costs 146 210 1,049 1,013
Interest expense 4,630 6,485 16,636 75,998
Impairment of long-lived assets 91,599
Depreciation and amortization 10,628 9,614 41,450 39,997
Adjusted EBITDA from
continuing operations 27,876 983,548 67,741 1,004,361
Non-cash compensation and other expense 5,231 (952,407) 17,405 (929,926)
Integration and reorganization costs 826 1,954 2,796 3,335
Loss on sale of assets 399 138 1,472 1,190
As adjusted EBITDA from discontinued operations 123
As Adjusted EBITDA 34,332 33,233 89,414 79,083
Adjustment for Local Media and Providence acquisitions 4,830 17,597
Same store As Adjusted EBITDA 34,332 38,063 89,414 96,680
Interest paid (4,261) (1,132) (15,181) (44,531)
Net capital expenditures (1,994) (1,931) (5,012) (5,198)
Pension payments (238) (215) (1,604) (1,394)
Cash taxes
Samestore Free Cash Flow 27,839 34,785 67,617 45,557
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 37,584,908 30,000,000 31,985,469 30,000,000
Samestore Free Cash Flow per share $ 0.74 $ 1.16 $ 2.11 $ 1.52

(1)Non-cash loss on derivative instruments is related to interest rate swap agreements which are financing related and are
excluded from Adjusted EBITDA.

NEW MEDIA INVESTMENT GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Same Store Revenues
(In thousands)

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December 28,
2014

December 29,
2013

December 28,
2014

December 29,
2013

Total revenues from continuing $ 186,796 $ 160,350 $ 652,323 $ 516,521
operations
Revenues adjustment for Local
Media and Providence acquisitions 24,259 134,826
Same Store Revenues $ 186,796 $ 184,609 $ 652,323 $ 651,347

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