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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):  July 2, 2019 (June  27, 2019)

DISH NETWORK CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada

 

88-0336997

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

 

 

9601 South Meridian Boulevard

 

 

Englewood, Colorado

 

80112

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip code)

 

(303) 723-1000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Class A common stock, $0.01 par value

 

DISH

 

The Nasdaq Stock Market L.L.C.

 

 

DISH DBS CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Colorado

84-1328967

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

 

9601 South Meridian Boulevard

 

Englewood, Colorado

80112

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip code)

(303) 723-1000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:  None

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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 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers

 

On June 27, 2019, the Boards of Directors of DISH Network Corporation (“DISH Network”) and DISH DBS Corporation (“DISH DBS”) appointed Paul W. Orban as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of each of DISH Network and DISH DBS, effective June 29, 2019.

 

Mr. Orban, age 51, has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since December 2015 and Principal Financial Officer since August 2018 and is responsible for all aspects of our accounting and tax departments including external financial reporting, technical accounting policy, income tax accounting and compliance and internal controls.  Mr. Orban served as our Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller from September 2006 to December 2015 and as our Vice President and Corporate Controller from September 2003 to September 2006.  He also served as EchoStar’s Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller from 2008 to 2012 pursuant to a management services agreement between DISH Network and EchoStar.  Since joining DISH Network in 1996, Mr. Orban has held various positions of increasing responsibility in our accounting department.  Prior to DISH Network, Mr. Orban was an auditor with Arthur Andersen LLP. 

 

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)Exhibits

 

 

 

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

Exhibit 99.1

 

Press Release “DISH Names Paul W. Orban CFO,” dated July 2, 2019

 

2

 

 

SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISH NETWORK CORPORATION

 

 

Date: July 2, 2019

By:  

/s/Timothy A. Messner

 

 

 

Timothy A. Messner

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISH DBS CORPORATION

 

 

Date: July 2, 2019

By:  

/s/Timothy A. Messner

 

 

 

Timothy A. Messner

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

3

 

Exhibit 991

EXHIBIT 99.1

DISH Names Paul W. Orban CFO

 

Englewood, Colo., July 2, 2019 -- DISH Network has promoted Paul W. Orban to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Orban, a 23-year veteran of DISH, had served as the company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Controller. Orban will continue reporting to DISH President and CEO Erik Carlson.

 

“Paul has been with us virtually every step of the way, having joined DISH weeks before we signed our first customer,” said Carlson. “His encyclopedic knowledge of every aspect of our business, its finances and its strategic vision has made him an indispensable counselor to me and an outstanding leader to our business.”

 

Orban joined DISH in 1996 as a member of the financial reporting team. He has since held various leadership positions with increasing responsibility including Director of Accounting and Vice President of Accounting. In 2006, Orban was named Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller for DISH. He also served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller at EchoStar Corporation from 2008 to 2012.

 

Before joining DISH, Paul was an auditor at Arthur Andersen LLP. A CPA, Paul holds his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Colorado.

 

About DISH

DISH Network Corporation is a connectivity company. Since 1980, it has served as the disruptive force in pay-TV, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides television entertainment and award-winning technology to millions of customers with its satellite DISH TV and streaming Sling TV services. Its OnTech Smart Services brand offers top-ranked in-home installation of connected home devices and entertainment solutions. DISH Media serves as the company’s advertising sales group delivering targeted advertising solutions on DISH TV and Sling TV. In addition to its TV services, DISH has commenced buildout of a national narrowband "Internet of Things" network to provide innovative connectivity solutions and applications through its strategic spectrum portfolio. DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is a Fortune 250 company.

 

 

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