UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): February 26, 2018
 
MONITRONICS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Texas
 
333-110025
 
74-2719343
(State or other jurisdiction of
 
(Commission
 
(I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)
 
File Number)
 
Identification No.)
 
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 26, 2018, Monitronics International, Inc. (“MONI”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (“Ascent”), issued a press release, attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, announcing the entry into an exclusive, long-term, trademark licensing agreement with The Brink’s Company, which will result in a complete rebranding of MONI and LiveWatch Security LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MONI, as BRINKS Home Security.
 
Under the terms of the agreement, MONI will have exclusive use of the BRINKS and BRINKS Home Security trademarks related to the residential smart home and home security categories in the U.S and Canada. MONI will pay Brink’s customary licensing fees and minimum and growth-based royalties that will increase overtime as the BRINKS Home Security brand is reintroduced. MONI expects to pay first-year royalties of approximately $5 million. The agreement provides for an initial term of seven years and, subject to certain conditions, allows for subsequent renewal periods whereby MONI can extend the agreement beyond 20 years.
This Item 7.01 and the press release attached hereto are 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.
 
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d) Exhibits.
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
99.1
 

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SIGNATURE
 
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 26, 2018
 
 
MONITRONICS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ William E. Niles
 
 
Name:
William E. Niles
 
 
Title:
Executive Vice President and Secretary


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