Nexstar Extends CEO Perry Sook’s Contract Through March 2026

The Sook-led Nexstar has delivered total shareholder returns of over 1,800% over the last 10 years.

Nexstar Media Group said this morning that its board of directors has extended the employment agreement of Chief Executive Officer Perry A. Sook through March 31, 2026. In addition to his responsibilities as CEO, Sook also serves as the company’s chairman and he remains a top shareholder of the company.

Sook founded Nexstar Media Group in 1996 and has been chief executive officer since that time. During his tenure, he has spearheaded the company’s transformative growth. Today, Nexstar is a leading diversified media company and America’s largest local broadcasting group, with annual revenue rising from approximately $87 million at the time of the November 2003 initial public offering, to over $4.6 billion in 2021.

Nexstar said its “consistent growth, financial outperformance, operating execution and record of value creation under Mr. Sook’s leadership have enabled Nexstar to become one of the best performing stocks of the past ten years. With total shareholder returns of more than 1,800% through 2021 year-end, Nexstar has outperformed the S&P 500, Comcast, Paramount, Disney, Google, Apple and Amazon.”

Dennis Miller, chairman of Nexstar’s board of directors compensation committee, said: “Given his long-term record of accomplishments, we are delighted to extend Perry’s employment agreement. He is rightfully recognized as the industry’s most effective leader and innovator, and his vision, commitment and team-building have driven Nexstar’s exceptional record of operating execution, consistent financial growth and the enhancement of shareholder value, while positioning the company to aggressively compete in the ever-changing media environment. On behalf of the entire board of directors, we are grateful for Perry’s contributions and look forward to the continued benefit of his vision and dedication to the company’s viewers, advertising clients, team members, shareholders and other stakeholders.”


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