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): August 7, 2020
SALEM MEDIA GROUP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction||(Commission||(IRS Employer|
|of Incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|4880 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo, California||93012|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (805) 987-0400
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share||SALM||NASDAQ Global Market|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure
On August 7, 2020, Salem Media Group, Inc. (the “Company”) detected a ransomware attack impacting certain of its operational and information technology systems. Promptly upon its detection of the attack, the Company launched an investigation, notified law enforcement and engaged the services of specialized incident response professionals. As of the date hereof, the Company has recovered many of its critical operational data and business systems. Although the Company is in the early stages of assessing the incident, based on the information currently known, the Company does not expect the incident to have a material impact on its business, operations or financial condition. The Company carries insurance, including cyber insurance, which it believes to be commensurate with its size and the nature of its operations.
The information in this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any registration statement or other filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except in the event that the Company expressly states that such information is to be considered “filed” under the Exchange Act or incorporates it by specific reference in such filing.
Statements used in this 8-K that relate to future plans, events, financial results, prospects or performance are forward-looking statements as defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied including the ongoing assessment of the ransomware attack; legal, reputational and financial risks resulting from the ransomware attack or additional cyberattacks; the effectiveness of business continuity plans during the ransomware attack;, and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Company’s reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and other filings filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, changed circumstances or unanticipated events.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
|SALEM MEDIA GROUP, INC.|
|Date: August 12, 2020|
By: /s/ Evan D. Masyr
|Evan D. Masyr|
|Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|