Scripps ready to split


Splitting The E.W. Scripps Company in two won approval Friday at the company’s annual shareholders meeting. The outcome was never in doubt, since only the votes of the controlling Common Voting Shares were needed and The Edward W. Scripps Trust had indicated that it would vote for the split. Effective July 1, Class A common shares of Scripps Networks Interactive (cable nets and interactive) will trade on the NYSE as SNI and Class A common shares of the post-split E.W. Scripps Company will trade as SSP.