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 26, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)








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1990 Wittington Place

Farmers Branch, Texas 75234

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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On August 26, 2019, Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (“Ascent”) and Monitronics International, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ascent (“Monitronics”) entered into a Waiver (the “Waiver”) under the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “merger agreement”) pursuant to which Ascent will merge with and into Monitronics (the “merger”) substantially concurrently with the completion of the previously announced restructuring of Monitronics. Pursuant to the Waiver, Ascent and Monitronics agreed (i) to waive the condition to the closing of the merger that the shares of Monitronics common stock (the “Monitronics common stock”) to be issued to the holders of Ascent’s common stock upon completion of the merger and the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement be quoted on any tier of the OTC Markets or any other similar national or international quotation service and (ii) that Monitronics shall endeavor to cause the Monitronics common stock to be quoted on any tier of the OTC Markets or any other similar national or international quotation service as quickly as practicable after the completion of the merger.


The Waiver is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 10.1, and is incorporated herein by reference, and the foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference thereto.


Item 8.01. Other Events.


On August 26, 2019, Ascent and Monitronics issued a joint press release announcing the execution of the Waiver, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated in its entirety herein by reference.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.










Waiver, dated August 26, 2019.






Press Release, dated August 26, 2019.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Monitronics International, Inc.





Date: August 26, 2019







/s/ William E. Niles




William E. Niles
Executive Vice President and Secretary