SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): February 16, 2018
MONITRONICS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
1990 Wittington Place
Farmers Branch, Texas 75234
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (972) 243-7443
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On February 16, 2018, Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (“Ascent”), the parent company of Monitronics International, Inc. ("MONI"), issued a press release, attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, announcing it will release its results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017 after the market closes on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Ascent will host a conference call that day at 5:00 p.m. ET. Participating on the call will be Bill Fitzgerald, Ascent's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jeffery Gardner, Ascent's Executive Vice President, and Fred Graffam, Ascent's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Messrs. Gardner and Graffam are also executive officers of MONI. During the call, management will provide an update on Ascent’s operations, including the financial performance of MONI, and may also discuss future opportunities.
This Current Report on Form 8-K and the press release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 are being furnished to the SEC under Item 7.01 of Form 8-K in satisfaction of the public disclosure requirements of Regulation FD and shall not be deemed “filed” for any purpose.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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: February 22, 2018
MONITRONICS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
/s/ William E. Niles
William E. Niles
Executive Vice President and Secretary