MIAMI, June 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (the "Company" or "SBS") (Nasdaq:SBSA) today announced the dismissal of Counts I, II and IV of a lawsuit brought by certain preferred stockholders, which alleged that SBS had violated the Series B Preferred Stock Certificate of Designations by incurring debt.
"This latest decision is consistent with our long-standing position and we are pleased to see these claims resolved in our favor," commented Raúl Alarcón, Chairman and CEO. "Moving forward, we will continue to defend our company against what we believe to be meritless litigation."
The lawsuit was filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery on December 27, 2013. Among other things, the lawsuit alleged that non-payment of certain dividends caused a Voting Rights Triggering Event under the certificate of designations for the Series B Preferred Stock, and alleged that the Company was therefore prohibited from incurring indebtedness.
On May 19, 2015, the Court of Chancery issued a letter opinion granting SBS's motion to dismiss Counts I, II and IV of the lawsuit. The dismissal was formalized in an order issued by the Court on May 22, 2015. Only Count III of the lawsuit, relating to the Company's October 2013 Series B Preferred Stock repurchase, remains outstanding.
The dismissed claims were substantially similar to those brought in Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. v. Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., Consol. C.A. No. 8321-VCG (Del. Ch.), an action decided in SBS's favor last year.
About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States. SBS owns 20 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Spanish Tropical, Regional Mexican, Spanish Adult Contemporary, Top 40 and Latin Rhythmic format genres. SBS also operates AIRE Radio Network, a national radio platform which creates, distributes and markets leading Spanish-language radio programming to over 100 affiliated stations reaching 88% of the U.S. Hispanic audience. SBS also owns MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events and owns 21 bilingual websites, including www.LaMusica.com, an online destination and mobile app providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. For more information, visit us online at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.
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CONTACT: Analysts and Investors Jose I. Molina Vice President of Finance (305) 441-6901 Analysts, Investors or Media Brad Edwards Brainerd Communicators, Inc. (212) 986-6667Source:Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.