0001171843-19-002549.txt : 20190423 0001171843-19-002549.hdr.sgml : 20190423 20190423081249 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001171843-19-002549 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 8-K PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 2 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20190423 ITEM INFORMATION: Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers: Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers ITEM INFORMATION: Financial Statements and Exhibits FILED AS OF DATE: 20190423 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20190423 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: SHENANDOAH TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO/VA/ CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000354963 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (NO RADIO TELEPHONE) [4813] IRS NUMBER: 541162807 STATE OF INCORPORATION: VA FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 8-K SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 000-09881 FILM NUMBER: 19760684 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: PO BOX 459 STREET 2: 124 SOUTH MAIN ST CITY: EDINBURG STATE: VA ZIP: 22824 BUSINESS PHONE: 5409844141 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: P O BOX 459 CITY: EDINBURG STATE: VA ZIP: 22824 8-K 1 f8k_042319.htm FORM 8-K

Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 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 23, 2019  

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


500 Shentel Way
P.O. Box 459, Edinburg, Virginia 22824
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(540) 984-4141
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

                On April 23, 2019, the Company announced that Jim Woodward has notified the Company that he is resigning as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective June 28, 2019.  A copy of the Company’s press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 (d)     Exhibits

               Exhibit No. Description
 99.1 Press Release entitled “Shenandoah Telecommunications Company Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer Jim Woodward”


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.

 Shenandoah Telecommunications Company
Date: April 23, 2019By: /s/ Raymond B. Ostroski        
  Raymond B. Ostroski
  Vice President – Legal and General Counsel
(Duly Authorized Officer)



Exhibit No. Description
99.1 Press Release entitled “Shenandoah Telecommunications Company Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer Jim Woodward”

EX-99.1 2 exh_991.htm PRESS RELEASE EdgarFiling


Shenandoah Telecommunications Company Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer James Woodward

EDINBURG, Va., April 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (“Shentel” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:SHEN) announced today that Senior Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer James F. Woodward will be resigning from the Company, having successfully completed the reorganization of the finance function and strengthening of the Company’s financial reporting procedures and processes.  His departure is not based on any disagreement with the Company’s accounting principles, practices or financial statement disclosures.  Mr. Woodward will remain in his position until June 28, 2019 to assist in the orderly transition of his responsibilities. 

Mr. Woodward joined Shentel in 2017, following a period of rapid growth for the Company.  During his tenure, Mr. Woodward led the successful reorganization of the finance and accounting department and the strengthening of the Company’s financial reporting processes and procedures.  He leaves Shentel in a strong financial position, having renegotiated the Company’s credit agreement, resulting in reductions to interest expense and more favorable amortization and maturities.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and executive team at Shentel, I would like to thank Jim for his contribution and leadership at the Company.  His depth of public company experience and expertise as a seasoned senior executive were a welcome addition to the senior leadership team,” said President and CEO Christopher E. French.  “Jim’s insight and guidance has helped us develop a robust financial organization capable of supporting our organization’s continued growth.”

Mr. Woodward commented, "I have enjoyed working with the Shentel team. With the support of the Board and the many talented people at Shentel, we were able to accomplish our goals of strengthening the balance sheet, the finance and accounting department and our quarterly and annual reporting practices.  Shentel is well positioned to continue to grow and prosper."

Shentel has retained a leading executive search firm to conduct an open and comprehensive search for Mr. Woodward’s replacement.

About Shenandoah Telecommunications

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) provides a broad range of diversified telecommunications services through its high speed, state-of-the-art network to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States.  The Company's services include: wireless voice and data; cable video, internet and voice; fiber network and services; and local and long distance telephone. Shentel is the exclusive personal communications service ("PCS") Affiliate of Sprint in portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.  For more information, please visit www.shentel.com.

For further information, please contact Christopher E. French at 540-984-4141. 

John Nesbett/Jennifer Belodeau
IMS Investor Relations