Own shares in a mutual fund or pension? You may be a Sinclair

››› ››› DAVID BENNAHUM

Sinclair Broadcast Group is a publicly owned company that trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market. As a public company, Sinclair's board of directors represents the interests of Sinclair's shareholders. Sinclair's directors have a responsibility to ensure that Sinclair takes actions consistent with enhancing shareholder value. Sinclair's decision to air the anti-Kerry documentary Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal places partisan political interests ahead of shareholder value by jeopardizing the renewal of FCC licenses, stimulating grassroots advertiser boycotts, and triggering potential investigations into the company's misuse of its licenses to use the public airwaves.

You may be a shareholder in one of 20 mutual funds or six pension funds, listed below, that hold Sinclair stock. If that's the case, you can express your concern that Sinclair's management has placed partisan political interests ahead of its financial obligations to the company's shareholders, and request that your fund manager immediately divest from any Sinclair investments that may be held in your mutual fund.


Mutual fund contact information:

Management Company % of Sinclair /
value of stock
telephone number
EARNEST PARTNERS, LLC 5% / $36M 800-322-0068
GABELLI ASSET MANAGEMENT CO 5% / $30M 914-921-5100
WESTFIELD CAP MGMT CO, INC. 3% / $19 617-428-7100
MORGAN STANLEY INV MGMT INC.(U 3% / $18M 212-761-4000
NEUBERGER BERMAN, LLC 3% / $17 212-476-9000
COLUMBIA FUNDS (BNK OF AMR) 3% / $16M 800-345-6611
PUTNAM INVESTMENT MGMT, L.L.C. 2% / $15M 617-760-1000
BARCLAYS GBL INVESTORS, N.A. 2% / $13M 415-597-2000
JANUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC 2% / $10M 303-333-3863
VANGUARD GROUP, INC. 1% / $8M 610-669-1000
INVESCO CAPITAL MGMT INC. 1% / $8M 404-892-0896
J.P. MORGAN INV MGMT INC. (NY) 1% / $6M 212-483-2323
BLACKROCK FINL MGMT (VALUE) 1% / $6M 617-386-2500
BLACKROCK FINL MGMT (GROWTH) 0.8% / $5M 302-797-2000
LIBERTY RIDGE CAPITAL, INC. 0.7% / $4M 610-647-4100
KIRR, MARBACH & COMPANY, LLC 0.7% / $4M 812-376-9444
MFS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT 0.6% / $4M 800-637-2929
VAN KAMPEN 0.6% / $3M 713-438-4000
DREYFUS CORPORATION 0.5% / $3M 212-922-6000
AMERICAN EXP FIN. ADVS. 0.4% / $3M 612-671-3131


Pension fund contact information:

Management Company % of Sinclair /
value of stock
telephone number
COLLEGE RETIREMENT EQUITIES (TIAA-CREF) 0.3% / $2M 212-916-4000
CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMP' RET SYS (CALPERS) 0.3% / $2M 916-795-3400
NEW YORK STATE COMMON RET SYS 0.3% / $2M 866-805-0990
OHIO PUBLIC EMP RETIREMENT SYS (OPERS) 0.2% / $1M 614-222-6705
CALIFORNIA STATE TEACH'RET SYS (CALSTRS) 0.1% / $1M 800-228-5453
FLORIDA STATE BD ADMINISTRATIO 0.1% / $1M 850-488-4406

Source: Bloomberg, SEC 13D and 13F filings.
Percentages and dollar values rounded.

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