Ascent Capital Group, Inc.
Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (Form: 3, Received: 10/13/2017 14:59:23)
FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Graffam Fred

2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
10/9/2017 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

Ascent Capital Group, Inc. [ASCMA]

(Last)        (First)        (Middle)

5251 DTC PARKWAY, SUITE 1000

4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                            _____ 10% Owner
___ X ___ Officer (give title below)          _____ Other (specify below)
Senior Vice President & CFO /

(Street)

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80111       

(City)              (State)              (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person


Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:

Remarks:
Exhibit List: Exhibit 24 - Power of Attorney
No securities are beneficially owned.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Graffam Fred
5251 DTC PARKWAY, SUITE 1000
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80111


Senior Vice President & CFO

Signatures
/s/ William E. Niles, attorney-in-fact 10/13/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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EX 24 - POA GRAFFAM FRED A



POWER OF ATTORNEY

Know all by these present, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints William E. Niles as the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:

1. Prepare, execute in the undersigned's name and on the undersigned's behalf, and submit to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a Form ID, including amendments thereto, and any other documents necessary or appropriate to obtain codes and passwords enabling the undersigned to make electronic filings with the SEC of reports required by Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or any rule or regulation of the SEC;

2. Execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned's capacity as an officer and/or director of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (the "Company"), Forms 3, 4, and 5 in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act and the rules thereunder, and any other forms or reports the undersigned may be required to file in connection with the undersigned's ownership, acquisition, or disposition of securities of the Company;

3. Do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned which may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such Form 3, 4, or 5, or other form or report, and timely file such form or report with the SEC and any stock exchange or similar authority; and

4. Take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-fact's discretion.

The undersigned hereby grants to such attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this Power of Attorney and the rights and powers herein granted.

The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorney-in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, is not assuming, nor is the Company assuming, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Exchange Act, and the undersigned agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the attorney-in-fact from any liability or expense based on or arising from any action taken pursuant to this Power of Attorney.

This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4, and 5 with respect to the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities issued by the Company, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the foregoing attorney-in-fact.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be executed as of this 9th day of October, 2017.

Signed by:

/s/ Fred A. Graffam
Signature
Name:  Fred A. Graffam