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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): June 28, 2022

COMMSCOPE HOLDING COMPANY, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware

 

001-36146

 

27-4332098

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

 

(Commission
File Number)

 

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

1100 CommScope Place, SE

Hickory, North Carolina 28602

(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (828) 324-2200

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share

COMM

The NASDAQ Stock 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).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 


 

Item 3.02. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

As previously disclosed, on April 4, 2019, CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (the “Company”) issued and sold 1,000,000 shares of the Company’s Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Series A Preferred Stock”), for an aggregate purchase price of $1.0 billion, or $1,000 per share, pursuant to an Investment Agreement by and between the Company and Carlyle Partners VII S1 Holdings, L.P. (“Carlyle”), dated as of November 8, 2018. Also, as previously disclosed, during 2020, the Company paid dividends in kind in the aggregate amount of 41,819 shares of Series A Preferred Stock to the holders of the Series A Preferred Stock; during 2021, the Company paid dividends in kind in the aggregate amount of 14,325 shares of Series A Preferred Stock to the holders of the Series A Preferred Stock; and, on March 31, 2022, the Company paid a dividend in kind in the aggregate amount of 14,521 shares of Series A Preferred Stock to the holders of the Series A Preferred Stock as of March 15, 2022. The material terms of the Series A Preferred Stock are described in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 4, 2019, which description is incorporated by reference herein.

On June 28, 2022, the Board of Directors of the Company declared a dividend (the “Dividend”) on the shares of Series A Preferred Stock issued and outstanding as of the record date for such dividend, as a dividend in kind in the form of 14,721 shares of Series A Preferred Stock in the aggregate, plus $643.75 in cash in the aggregate in lieu of fractional shares. The Company expects to pay the Dividend on June 30, 2022.

The Dividend is exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act. Carlyle represented to the Company that it is an “accredited investor” as defined in Rule 501 of the Securities Act and that the Series A Preferred Stock is being acquired for investment purposes and not with a view to, or for sale in connection with, any distribution thereof, and appropriate legends will be affixed to any certificates evidencing the shares of Series A Preferred Stock and/or shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share, issued upon conversion of Series A Preferred Stock.

 


 

SIGNATURES

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.

 

 

CommScope Holding Company, Inc.

Date: June 29, 2022

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Kyle D. Lorentzen

 

Name:

Kyle D. Lorentzen

 

Title:

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 


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