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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 

Washington, D.C. 20549 

 

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):  June 25, 2020 (June 24, 2020)

 

DISH NETWORK CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)
  001-39144
(Commission File Number)
  88-0336997
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

9601 South Meridian Boulevard
Englewood, Colorado

(Address of principal executive offices)
  80112
(Zip Code)

 

(303) 723-1000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

  

Title of each class   Trading
Symbol(s)
  Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A common stock, $0.01 par value   DISH   The Nasdaq Stock Market L.L.C.

 

DISH DBS CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Colorado

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation)

 

333-31929

(Commission File Number)

 

84-1328967

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

9601 South Meridian Boulevard

Englewood, Colorado

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

80112

(Zip Code)

 

(303723-1000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None

 

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:

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
   
¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
   
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
   
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 8.01 Other Events

 

On June 25, 2020, DISH Network Corporation (“DISH Network”) issued a press release announcing that on June 24, 2020 its subsidiary, DISH DBS Corporation (“DISH DBS”), priced $1,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 8-year, 7.375% Senior Notes due 2028 (the “Notes”). The Notes will mature on July 1, 2028. Interest on the Notes will be paid on January 1 and July 1 of each year, commencing on January 1, 2021. The net proceeds of the offering are intended to be used for general corporate purposes.

 

DISH DBS placed the Notes in a private placement under Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

 

Certain statements incorporated by reference in this Current Report on Form 8-K may be forward-looking statements, which may involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those described.  Neither DISH Network nor DISH DBS undertakes any obligation to update forward-looking statements.

 

See Press Release, dated June 25, 2020, “DISH Network Places Offering of $1,000,000,000 in Senior Notes,” attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)  Exhibits.

 

Exhibit 99.1 Press Release “DISH Network Places Offering of $1,000,000,000 in Senior Notes” dated June 25, 2020

 

Exhibit 104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

  DISH NETWORK CORPORATION
  DISH DBS CORPORATION

 

Date: June 25, 2020 By:  /s/ Timothy A. Messner
     Timothy A. Messner
     Executive Vice President and General Counsel

 

 

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

DISH Network Places Offering of $1,000,000,000 in Senior Notes

 

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.— June 25, 2020 — DISH Network Corporation (“DISH Network”) (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced that on June 24, 2020 its subsidiary, DISH DBS Corporation (“DISH DBS”), priced an offering of $1,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 7.375% Senior Notes due 2028 (the “Notes”). The Notes will be issued at an issue price of 100%. The net proceeds of the offering are intended to be used for general corporate purposes.

 

The offering is expected to close on July 1, 2020 subject to customary conditions.

 

The Notes will only be offered and sold to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and in offshore transactions in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes being offered have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction. The Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Notes; nor shall there be any sale of these Notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

 

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

 

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including the risks and uncertainties discussed in DISH Network’s and DISH DBS’ Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking Statements included in their recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including their annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and DISH Network and DISH DBS expressly disclaim any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.