8K 508 Young Sale Termination



WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549  

FORM 8-K  





Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 6, 2018  


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Commission file number: 1-33741









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P. O. Box 224866, Dallas, Texas 75222-4866


(214) 977-8222

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Item 1.02 Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.

On December 6, 2018, The Dallas Morning News, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corporation (“TDMN”), received written notice from 508 Young Acquisition LP (the “Purchaser”) electing to exercise its right to terminate the Purchase and Sale Agreement dated as of October 29, 2018 (the “Agreement”), pursuant to which TDMN was to sell to the Purchaser the property located at 508 Young Street, Dallas, Texas, together with any and all improvements, appurtenances, rights, privileges and easements benefiting, belonging or pertaining thereto and all of TDMN’s right, title and interest in and to certain leases, licenses, easements and agreements relating thereto for a purchase price of $33 million. The Agreement provided the Purchaser an inspection period through 5:00 p.m., Central time, on December 14, 2018, and the right to terminate the Agreement at any time and for any reason during such inspection period. A copy of the announcement press release is filed with this report as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference.

The Agreement was previously disclosed on, and filed with, a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 29, 2018.

The foregoing summary of the Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Agreement, which is incorporated by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

99.1  Press Release issued by A. H. Belo Corporation on December 10, 2018






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.














Date: December 10, 2018













/s/ Christine E. Larkin






Christine E. Larkin






Senior Vice President/General Counsel & Secretary






EX-99.1-508 Young Sale Termination


Exhibit 99.1


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A. H. Belo Corporation Announces Termination of Agreement to Sell Property

DALLAS - A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC) announced today that on December 6, 2018, the Company received written notice from 508 Young Acquisition LP, an affiliate of KDC Development, LLC, exercising its right to terminate the agreement dated October 29, 2018, pursuant to which 508 Young Acquisition LP contracted to acquire the former campus of The Dallas Morning News in downtown Dallas for $33 million.

Katy Murray, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, said, “We are disappointed that this transaction will not close as anticipated,  and A. H. Belo will work with its broker to actively market the property beginning now.

About A. H. Belo Corporation

A. H. Belo Corporation is the leading local news and information publishing company in Texas with commercial printing, distribution and direct mail capabilities, as well as a presence in emerging media and digital marketing. While focusing on extending the Company’s media platforms, A. H. Belo delivers news and information in innovative ways to a broad spectrum of audiences with diverse interests and lifestyles. For additional information, visit or email

Statements in this communication concerning A. H. Belo Corporation’s business outlook or future economic performance, anticipated profitability, revenues, expenses, dividends, capital expenditures, investments, dispositions, impairments, business initiatives, acquisitions, pension plan contributions and obligations, real estate sales, working capital, future financings and other financial and non-financial items that are not historical facts, are “forward-looking statements” as the term is defined under applicable federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those statements. Such risks, trends and uncertainties are, in most instances, beyond the Company’s control, and include changes in advertising demand and other economic conditions; consumers’ tastes; newsprint prices; program costs; labor relations; technology obsolescence; as well as other risks described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and in the Company’s other public disclosures and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements, which are as of the date of this filing, are not updated to reflect events or circumstances after the date of the statement.