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): August 27, 2018



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction of




(I.R.S. Employer

incorporation or organization)


File Number)


Identification No.)


1990 Wittington Place

Farmers Branch, Texas 75234


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Item 7.01.  Regulation FD.


Ascent Convertible Noteholder Action


On August 27, 2018, holders purporting to own approximately 68% (the “Plaintiffs”) of Ascent Capital Group, Inc.’s (“Ascent”) 4.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2020 (the “Ascent Convertible Notes”) filed a complaint in the Court of Chancery in the State of Delaware (the “Complaint”) against Ascent and each of its directors and executive officers. The Complaint alleges that Ascent is planning a transaction that is similar to the proposed transactions described in the Form 8-K filed by Monitronics International, Inc. (“MONI”) with the SEC on August 17, 2018. The Complaint further alleges that the proposed transactions would be detrimental to Ascent and, if consummated, would result in Ascent becoming insolvent, which the Plaintiffs further allege would (i) result in a breach of fiduciary duty to the holders of the Ascent Convertible Notes and (ii) constitute a constructive or intentional fraudulent transfer by removing assets of Ascent necessary for the repayment of the Ascent Convertible Notes (a fraudulent conveyance). The Complaint also alleges that Ascent’s directors breached their fiduciary duties in connection with the proposed transactions and seeks a declaratory judgment that approval of the proposed transactions would constitute a breach of fiduciary duty. In light of the Complaint, the Plaintiffs may further seek to enjoin Ascent from utilizing its assets to facilitate such proposed transactions.  Ascent believes that the claims in the Complaint are meritless, and Ascent intends to vigorously defend against this action. However, the Complaint could be amended, or similar claims could be brought, challenging this transaction, and we cannot assure you that such claims will be unsuccessful.


This Item 7.01 is being furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission in satisfaction of the public disclosure requirements of Regulation FD and shall not be deemed “filed” for any purpose.






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 30, 2018













        /s/ William E. Niles








William E. Niles




Executive Vice President and Secretary