SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 10, 2023 (
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Commission File Number)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
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 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
(d) On January 9, 2023, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of DISH Network Corporation (“DISH”) appointed Stephen Bye a member of the Board effective January 18, 2023.
Mr. Bye has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of DISH’s facilities-based wireless network business since November 2019. Mr. Bye’s responsibilities included wholesale and enterprise services, business development, product management, service integration and partner management. Mr. Bye is joining Ziff Davis as President of its Connectivity division effective January 23, 2023.
Prior to DISH, Mr. Bye was CEO of Connectivity Wireless, a provider of carrier-grade, in-building neutral host wireless solutions. Before that, he served as the President of C Spire, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. Additionally, he has held a range of executive positions at Cox Communications, AT&T, BellSouth International, Optus Communications and Telstra.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
Exhibit 99.1 Press Release “Stephen Bye Joins DISH Network Board of Directors” dated January 10, 2023.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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: January 10, 2023
/s/ Timothy A. Messner
Timothy A. Messner
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Stephen Bye Joins DISH Network Board of Directors
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., January 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ – DISH Network Corporation announced today it has named Stephen Bye to its Board of Directors, effective January 18, 2023. Since 2019, Stephen has served as the DISH Wireless Chief Commercial Officer supporting the development and commercialization of the company’s standalone 5G network.
“Stephen has been an integral part of building our wireless business, helping lead efforts to maximize our wireless efforts and prepare us to monetize our investments,” said Charlie Ergen, co-founder and chairman, DISH Network. “His continued leadership and guidance while serving on the board will be important as we continue to build our wireless network and disrupt the consumer and business wireless markets.”
Stephen will step down from his role as Chief Commercial Officer at DISH Wireless on January 17, 2023, and assume the role of President of the Connectivity division at Ziff Davis.
“DISH is well positioned to redefine wireless at the retail, enterprise and wholesale levels with the company’s standalone 5G network,” said Stephen Bye. “The DISH 5G network will be invaluable for economic development in the U.S. I am honored to be joining the board and continuing to be a part of what will be one of the greatest telecom achievements in the years to come.”
DISH Network Corporation is a connectivity company. Since 1980, it has served as a disruptive force, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides television entertainment and award-winning technology to millions of customers with its satellite DISH TV and streaming SLING TV services. In 2020, the company became a nationwide U.S. wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile. DISH continues to innovate in wireless, building the nation's first virtualized, O-RAN 5G broadband network. DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is a Fortune 200 company.
# # #