Media General to buy broadcaster Lin Media for $1.6 billion

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[March 21, 2014]  (Reuters) Media General Inc said it would buy Lin Media LLC for $1.6 billion to create what it described as the second-largest pure-play TV broadcaster in the United States.

Lin shareholders will get $27.82 per share in stock and cash.

The offer represents a 29.5 percent premium to Lin's closing price on Thursday.

(Corrects paragraph 1 to say the deal creates the second-largest pure-play TV broadcaster, not largest and most diversified)

(Reporting by Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bangalore; editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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