Ascent Capital Group, Inc.
Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (Form: 4, Received: 12/13/2017 17:03:16)
FORM 4
[ X ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN 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. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

Ascent Capital Group, Inc. [ ASCMA ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                      __ X __ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

C/O INTERTRUST CORP SVCS (CAYMAN) LTD, 190 ELGIN AVENUE, GEORGE TOWN
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

12/11/2017
(Street)

GRAND CAYMAN, E9 KY1-9007
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. 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 Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Series A Common Stock   12/11/2017     S    860000   D $11.00   860000   I   (1) See Footnote   (1)
Series A Common Stock                  43000   I   (2) See Footnote   (2)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

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.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Brigade Leveraged Capital Structures Fund Ltd.
C/O INTERTRUST CORP SVCS (CAYMAN) 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 12/13/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Brigade Capital Management, LP, /s/ Donald E. Morgan, III, Managing Member of its General Partner 12/13/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

/s/ Donald E. Morgan, III 12/13/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Brigade Capital Management GP, LLC, /s/ Donald E. Morgan, III, Managing Member 12/13/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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