Ascent Capital Group, Inc.
Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 08/04/2017 16:27:47)


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): August 2, 2017
 
ASCENT CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
001-34176
 
26-2735737
(State or other jurisdiction of
 
(Commission
 
(I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)
 
File Number)
 
Identification No.)
 
5251 DTC Parkway, Suite 1000
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (303) 628-5600
 
 
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
 
On August 2, 2017, Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release, attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, announcing it will release its results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 after the market closes on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  The Company will host a conference call that day at 5:00 p.m. ET. Participating on the call will be Bill Fitzgerald, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jeffery Gardner, Executive Vice President, and Mike Meyers, the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Messrs. Gardner and Meyers are also executive officers of the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Monitronics International, Inc. (“MONI”). During the call, management will provide an update on the Company’s operations, including the financial performance of MONI, and may also discuss future opportunities. 

This Current Report on Form 8-K and the press release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 are being furnished to the SEC under Item 7.01 of Form 8-K in satisfaction of the public disclosure requirements of Regulation FD and shall not be deemed “filed” for any purpose. 

 
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d) Exhibits.
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
99.1
 
Press Release issued by Ascent Capital Group, Inc. on August 2, 2017

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SIGNATURE
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
Date: August 4, 2017
 
 
ASCENT CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ William E. Niles
 
 
Name:
William E. Niles
 
 
Title:
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

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EXHIBIT INDEX
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
99.1
 
Press Release issued by Ascent Capital Group, Inc. on August 2, 2017


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Exhibit 99.1

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ASCENT CAPITAL GROUP TO REPORT SECOND QUARTER 2017 RESULTS ON AUGUST 9, 2017

Englewood, CO - August 2, 2017 - Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (“Ascent” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ASCMA) will issue a press release to report its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017 after the market closes on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. The Company will host a conference call that day at 5:00 PM ET in which management will provide an update on Ascent’s operations, including the financial performance of its wholly owned subsidiary, MONI, and may also discuss future opportunities.

Participating on the call will be Ascent’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Fitzgerald; Executive Vice President, Jeffery Gardner; and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mike Meyers. Messrs. Gardner and Meyers are also executive officers of MONI.

To access the call please dial (888) 462-5915 from the United States, or (760) 666-3831 from outside the U.S. The conference call I.D. number is 60872716. Participants should dial in 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled time and must be on a touch-tone telephone to ask questions.

A replay of the call can be accessed through August 24, 2017 by dialing (800) 585-8367 from the U.S., or (404) 537-3406 from outside the U.S. The conference call I.D. number is 60872716.

This call will also be available as a live webcast which can be accessed at Ascent’s Investor Relations Website at http://ir.ascentcapitalgroupinc.com/index.cfm .


About Ascent Capital Group, Inc.

Ascent Capital Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: ASCMA) is a holding company that owns 100 percent of its operating subsidiary, MONI, and through MONI, LiveWatch Security, LLC. MONI, headquartered in the Dallas Fort-Worth area, secures more than one million residential customers and commercial client accounts with monitored home and business security system services. MONI is supported by one of the nation’s largest networks of independent Authorized Dealers, providing products and support to customers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. LiveWatch Security, LLC ®, is a Do-It-Yourself (“DIY”) home security firm, offering professionally monitored security services through a direct-to-consumer sales channel. For more information on Ascent, see http://ascentcapitalgroupinc.com/ .


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