8-K 1 a14-9434_38k.htm 8-K











Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): April 1, 2014


Cogent Communications Group, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction




(I.R.S. Employer

of incorporation)


File Number)


Identification No.)






1015 31st St. NW, Washington, District
of Columbia





(Address of principal executive offices)




(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 202-295-4200


Not Applicable

Former name or former address, if changed since last report


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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ITEM 7.01.  Regulation FD Disclosure.


Cogent Communications Finance, Inc., a newly formed financing subsidiary of Cogent Communications Group, Inc. (“Cogent” or the “Company”), has priced its offering of $200 million of 5.625% Senior Notes due 2021 (the “Notes”) for issuance at par.  The Notes are being issued in a private placement not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”).  The offering is expected to close into escrow on April 9, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.  Cogent expects to use the proceeds from the offering, if released from escrow, for general corporate purposes.


The information in this Current Report does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Notes. The Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.


This information set forth herein shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Act or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements


Except for historical information and discussion contained herein, statements contained in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to statements identified by words such as “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “intends,” “plans,” “targets,” “projects” and similar expressions. The statements in this release are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Cogent’s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Numerous factors could cause or contribute to such differences, including future economic instability in the global economy or a contraction of the capital markets which could affect spending on Internet services and our ability to engage in financing activities; the impact of changing foreign exchange rates (in particular the Euro to USD and Canadian dollar to USD exchange rates) on the translation of our non-USD denominated revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities; legal and operational difficulties in new markets; the imposition of a requirement that we contribute to the U.S. Universal Service Fund and similar funds in other countries; changes in government policy and/or regulation, including net neutrality rules by the United States Federal Communications Commission and in the area of data protection; increasing competition leading to lower prices for our services; our ability to attract new customers and to increase and maintain the volume of traffic on our network; the ability to maintain our Internet peering arrangements on favorable terms; our reliance on an equipment vendor, Cisco Systems Inc., and the potential for hardware or software problems associated with such equipment; the dependence of our network on the quality and dependability of third-party fiber providers; our ability to retain certain customers that comprise a significant portion of our revenue base; the management of network failures and/or disruptions; and outcomes in litigation as well as other risks discussed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cogent undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement or any information contained in this press release or in other public disclosures at any time.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.





Cogent Communications Group, Inc.



April 1, 2014


/s/David Schaeffer







David Schaeffer




Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer