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Washington, D.C. 20549 


Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  December 13, 2019



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(Commission File Number)


Nevada   88-0336997
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or
  (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
9601 South Meridian Boulevard
Englewood, Colorado
(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
  Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A common stock, $0.01 par value   DISH   The Nasdaq Stock Market L.L.C.


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:


¨ 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))


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 8.01Other Events.


On December 13, 2019, DISH Network Corporation (“DISH Network”) issued a press release announcing the closing and final results of its previously announced rights offering. A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No. Description
Exhibit 99.1 Press Release of DISH Network Corporation dated December 13, 2019.
Exhibit 104 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.



Date:  December 13, 2019 By: /s/ Timothy A. Messner
    Timothy A. Messner
    Executive Vice President and General Counsel





Exhibit 99.1


DISH Network Completes Rights Offering


ENGLEWOOD, Colo., December 13, 2019 - DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) (“DISH”) announced today that it has completed its previously announced rights offering to raise approximately $1 billion. Of the 29,834,992 newly issued shares of DISH’s Class A common stock, approximately 81% of the shares were issued through the exercise of the subscription rights (including the exercise in full by DISH’s Chairman and largest shareholder Charles W. Ergen) and approximately 19% of the shares were issued through Mr. Ergen’s standby purchase commitment.


This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor will there be any sale of the subscription rights, Class A common stock or any other securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. This document is not an offering, which can only be made by a prospectus.


The rights offering was made pursuant to DISH's effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-234552), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on November 7, 2019, and the prospectus supplement filed with the SEC on November 22, 2019.


About DISH


DISH Network Corporation is a connectivity company. Since 1980, it has served as a disruptive force, 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. Through its strategic spectrum portfolio and other assets, DISH is poised to enter the wireless market as a facilities-based provider of wireless services with a nationwide consumer offering and development of the first virtualized, standalone 5G broadband network in the U.S. DISH’s OnTech Smart Services brand offers in-home installation of connected home devices and entertainment solutions. DISH Media serves as the company’s advertising sales group delivering targeted advertising solutions. DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is a Fortune 250 company.


Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements


Certain statements contained herein may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include statements about the benefits of the rights offering, including future DISH Network Corporation's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, and other statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of DISH Network Corporation to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. More information about such risks, uncertainties and other factors is set forth in DISH Network Corporation’s Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking Statements included in its recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and DISH Network Corporation expressly disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Nothing herein shall be deemed to be a forecast, projection or estimate of the future financial performance of DISH Network Corporation.


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