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): May 20, 2021
Frontier Communications Parent, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification Number)|
401 Merritt 7, Norwalk, Connecticut 06851
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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|Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||FYBR||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
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|Item 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
As previously disclosed, on April 14, 2020, Frontier Communications Corporation (“Old Frontier”) and all of its direct and indirect subsidiaries (the “Debtors”) filed voluntary petitions under chapter 11 (the “Chapter 11 Cases”) of title 11 of the United States Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Bankruptcy Court”). On August 21, 2020, the Debtors filed the Fifth Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization of Frontier Communications Corporation and Its Debtor Affiliates Pursuant to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code (the “Plan”) with the Bankruptcy Court. On August 27, 2020, the Bankruptcy Court entered the Order Confirming the Fifth Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization of Frontier Communications Corporation and its Debtor Affiliates Pursuant to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code (the “Confirmation Order”), which approved and confirmed the Plan. On April 30, 2021, the Debtors satisfied the remaining conditions precedent to consummation of the Plan as set forth in the Plan, the Plan became effective in accordance with its terms and the Debtors emerged from the Chapter 11 Cases without any need for further action or order of the Bankruptcy Court. In connection with the satisfaction of the conditions to effectiveness as set forth in the Confirmation Order and in the Plan, Old Frontier completed a series of transactions pursuant to which it transferred all of its assets in a taxable sale to an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of Frontier Communications Parent, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), prior to winding down its business, and the Company became the successor issuer to Old Frontier under Rule 12g-3(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).
On May 20, 2021, the Debtors filed a monthly operating report with the Bankruptcy Court for the period from April 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021 (the “Monthly Operating Report”), which will be the final monthly operating report filed in the Chapter 11 Cases. A copy of the Monthly Operating Report is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K (“Current Report”) and is incorporated by reference herein. This Current Report (including exhibits hereto) will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information required to be disclosed solely by Regulation FD. The Monthly Operating Reports and other filings with the Bankruptcy Court related to the Chapter 11 Cases may be available electronically at https://cases.primeclerk.com/ftr.
The information being furnished under this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, of this Current Report shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Cautionary Statement Concerning the Monthly Operating Report and Forward-Looking Statements
The Company cautions investors and potential investors not to place undue reliance upon the information contained in the Monthly Operating Report, which was not prepared for the purpose of providing the basis for an investment decision relating to any of the securities of the Company. The Monthly Operating Report is limited in scope, covers a limited time period and has been prepared solely for the purpose of complying with the monthly reporting requirements of the Bankruptcy Court. The Monthly Operating Report was not audited or reviewed by independent accountants, was not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, is in a format prescribed by applicable bankruptcy laws or rules, and is subject to future adjustment and reconciliation. There can be no assurance that, from the perspective of an investor or potential investor in the Company’s securities, the Monthly Operating Report is complete. The Monthly Operating Report also contains information for periods which are shorter or otherwise different from those required in the Company’s reports pursuant to the Exchange Act, and such information might not be indicative of the Company’s financial conditions or operating results for the period that would be reflected in the Company’s financial statements or in its reports pursuant to the Exchange Act. Results set forth in the Monthly Operating Report should not be viewed as indicative of future results.
Furthermore, this Current Report and the exhibit hereto may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this filing that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes, targets or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements and are based on management’s current expectations, beliefs, assumptions and estimates. The Company’s actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements as a result of the risk factors and cautionary language described from time to time in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and the Company’s Current Reports on Form 8-K, including those risk factors associated with the Chapter 11 Cases. The Company has no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements and does not undertake to do so.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|Exhibit No.||Description of Exhibit|
Monthly Operating Report for the period from April 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York
Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)
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.
|FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS PARENT, INC.|
|Date: May 20, 2021||By:||/s/ Mark D. Nielsen|
|Mark D. Nielsen|
|Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer|