Central European Media Enterprises to buy Mediapro Entertainment

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (“CME” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq/Prague Stock Exchange: CETV) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with MediaPro Management and MediaPro BV, both controlled by Adrian Sarbu, to acquire the MediaPro Entertainment business. MediaPro Entertainment is one of the leading producers and distributors of television fiction and owns one of the largest studio/production facilities in Central and Eastern Europe. In consideration, MediaPro Management and MediaPro BV will receive US$ 10.0 million in cash, 2.2 million shares of CME’s Class A Common Stock and a warrant to purchase up to 850,000 shares of CME’s Class A Common Stock at a price of US$ 21.75, debt assumption of approximately US$ 35.6 million, and the contribution of CME’s 8.7% interest in MediaPro Management and CME’s 10% interest in MediaPro BV.

CME also announced that Adrian Sarbu, currently the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of CME.

Full press release here…