Corus Entertainment Announces Closing of Offering of Cdn $550 Million of 4.25% Senior Unsecured Guaranteed Notes Due 2020 and Redemption of 7.25% Senior Unsecured Guaranteed Notes Due 2017

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TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment Inc. ("Corus") (TSX: CJR.B) announced today that it has closed its previously announced offering of Cdn $550 million principal amount of 4.25% senior unsecured guaranteed notes due 2020 (the "2020 Notes").

The 2020 Notes were publicly offered in each of the provinces of Canada pursuant to a prospectus supplement dated February 6, 2013 to Corus' previously filed short form base shelf prospectus dated February 4, 2013. The underwriting syndicate for the offering of the 2020 Notes consisted of TD Securities Inc. and BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., as joint bookrunners, and included RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc.

Corus also announced today that it will exercise its right to redeem all of its Cdn $500 million principal amount of 7.25% senior unsecured guaranteed notes due 2017 (the "2017 Notes") on March 16, 2013 (the "Redemption Date").  The redemption price for the 2017 Notes will be determined, in accordance with the provisions of the trust indenture dated February 11, 2010, among Corus, each subsidiary guarantor party thereto and CIBC Mellon Trust Company (now BNY Trust Company of Canada) (the "Trustee"), and will be equal to 103.625% of the principal amount of the 2017 Notes plus accrued and unpaid interest up to but excluding the Redemption Date.

Notice of redemption will be delivered today to CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. ("CDS") and the Trustee.  Non-registered holders who maintain their interests in the 2017 Notes through CDS should contact their CDS customer service representative with any questions about the redemption.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction. This news release is not an offer for sale within the United States of any Notes or other securities of Corus. Securities of Corus, including Notes, may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the U.S. securities laws or exemption from registration under such laws. Any public offering of securities that may be made in the United States will be made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from Corus and that will contain detailed information about Corus, as well as financial statements.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company.  Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation software. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 37 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107, and 102.1 the Edge.  Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms.  A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B).  Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

SOURCE: Corus Entertainment Inc.

For further information:

John Cassaday 
President and Chief Executive Officer 
Corus Entertainment Inc. 
416.479.6018 

Tom Peddie
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 
Corus Entertainment Inc. 
416.479.6080

Sally Tindal
Director, Communications
Corus Entertainment Inc.
416.479.6107