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Subject:  Cablevision - Dolans want the whole thing! Date:  10/9/2006  2:50 PM
Author:  tenshuma Number:  106 of 114

The Dolan family, which controls Cablevision Systems Corp., on Monday said it offered to buy the remaining shares it does not already own in a deal that values the company at $7.9 billion, sending its shares up almost 12 percent.

Shareholders would receive $27 per share in cash, under the terms of the deal proposed in a Sunday letter to the board of directors, according to a statement issued by the family, which said it was not aiming to sell Cablevision.

The deal, which follows a thwarted effort by the Dolans to buy out the company last year, implies an enterprise value of $19.2 billion, which includes debt for Cablevision.

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