Ascent Capital Group, Inc.
Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (Form: 3, Received: 11/16/2017 13:36:40)
FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Brigade Leveraged Capital Structures Fund Ltd.

2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
11/6/2017 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

Ascent Capital Group, Inc. [ASCMA]

(Last)        (First)        (Middle)

C/O INTERTRUST CORP SVCS (CYMN) LTD, 190 ELGIN AVENUE, GEORGE TOWN

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

_____ Director                            ___ X ___ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)          _____ Other (specify below)

(Street)

GRAND CAYMAN, E9 KY1-9007       

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

 

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

___ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_ X _ 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)
Series A Common Stock   1720000   D    
Series A Common Stock   1720000   I   See Footnote   (1)
Series A Common Stock   43000   I   See Footnote   (2)

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
Call Option (obligation to sell)     (3) 4/20/2018   Series A Common Stock   860000   $13.50   D    
Put Option (right to sell)     (3) 4/20/2018   Series A Common Stock   860000   $11.50   D    
Call Option (obligation to sell)     (3) 4/20/2018   Series A Common Stock   860000   $13.50   I   See Footnote   (1)
Put Option (right to sell)     (3) 4/20/2018   Series A Common Stock   860000   $11.50   I   See Footnote   (1)

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The reported securities are directly owned by Brigade Leveraged Capital Structures Fund Ltd. (the "Fund") and may be deemed beneficially owned by Brigade Capital Management, LP, the investment manager of the Fund, Brigade Capital Management GP, LLC, the general partner of Brigade Capital Management, LP, and Donald E. Morgan, III, the managing member of Brigade Capital Management GP, LLC, each a Reporting Person. Brigade Capital Management, LP, Brigade Capital Management GP, LLC and Mr. Morgan each disclaim beneficial ownership of the reported securities except to the extent of their pecuniary interest therein, and this report shall not be deemed to be an admission that each Reporting Person is the beneficial owner of the securities for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or for any other purpose.
(2)  The reported securities are directly owned by another private investment fund and may be deemed beneficially owned by Brigade Capital Management, LP, the investment manager of such other fund, Brigade Capital Management GP, LLC, the general partner of Brigade Capital Management, LP, and Donald E. Morgan, III, the managing member of Brigade Capital Management GP, LLC, each a Reporting Person. Brigade Capital Management, LP, Brigade Capital Management GP, LLC and Mr. Morgan each disclaim beneficial ownership of the reported securities except to the extent of their pecuniary interest therein, and this report shall not be deemed to be an admission that each Reporting Person is the beneficial owner of the securities for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or for any other purpose.
(3)  The stock option is currently exercisable.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Brigade Leveraged Capital Structures Fund Ltd.
C/O INTERTRUST CORP SVCS (CYMN) LTD
190 ELGIN AVENUE, GEORGE TOWN
GRAND CAYMAN, E9 KY1-9007

X

BRIGADE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LP
399 PARK AVENUE
16TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10022

X

MORGAN DONALD E III
C/O BRIGADE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LP
399 PARK AVENUE, 16TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10022

X

Brigade Capital Management GP, LLC
399 PARK AVENUE
16TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10022

X


Signatures
Brigade Leveraged Capital Structures Fund Ltd., By: /s/ Donald E. Morgan, III, Director 11/16/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Brigade Capital Management, LP, /s/ Donald E. Morgan, III, Managing Member of its General Partner 11/16/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

/s/ Donald E. Morgan, III 11/16/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Brigade Capital Management GP, LLC, /s/ Donald E. Morgan, III, Managing Member 11/16/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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