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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers
(d) On October 28, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of DISH Network Corporation (the “Corporation”) appointed Joseph T. Proietti an independent member of the Board effective on the same date. Mr. Proietti was appointed to the Board following the recommendation of its Nominating Committee.
Mr. Proietti is the founder and president of BNP, a consolidated investment firm where he oversees direct investments, business operations, and real estate development. Mr. Proietti has spent his career focused on driving economic development and quality of life for communities across the country. He previously served as part of the international tax department at KPMG LLP. Mr. Proietti earned an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis, and law degrees from the University of Baltimore and the University of Denver. The Board determined that Mr. Proietti meets the independence requirements of NASDAQ and SEC rules and regulations. The Board concluded Mr. Proietti should serve as a member of the Board due to, among other things, his financial, investment and managerial experience, acquired, in part, during his tenure with BNP.
(b) Furthermore, on October 28, 2019, Charles M. Lillis notified the Board of his intention to retire following the expiration of his term as a director at the conclusion of the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
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.
DISH NETWORK CORPORATION
Date: October 29, 2019
/s/ Timothy A. Messner
Timothy A. Messner
Executive Vice President and General Counsel