8-K 1 tv507091_8k.htm FORM 8-K









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


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event reported) — November 13, 2018 (November 12, 2018)



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)


745 Fifth Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10151
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)


(646) 429-1800
(Registrant’s Telephone Number)




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Item 8.01 Other Events.


Antitrust Subpoena; Closure of Investigation


In the Company’s most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2018, the Company disclosed that one of the Company’s subsidiary agencies received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (the “DOJ”) in 2016 concerning the DOJ’s investigation of production bidding practices in the advertising industry. The Company fully cooperated with this investigation.


By letter dated November 5, 2018 (received by the Company’s counsel on November 12, 2018), the DOJ confirmed that the foregoing investigation has been closed, and all documents produced by the Company and its subsidiary were returned to the Company. The DOJ did not bring any charges against the Company or its subsidiary.





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


Date:  November 13, 2018 MDC Partners Inc.  
  By:   /s/ Mitchell Gendel  
      Mitchell Gendel  
      General Counsel & Corporate Secretary