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SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
 
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
ERGEN CHARLES W

(Last) (First) (Middle)
9601 S. MERIDIAN BLVD.

(Street)
ENGLEWOOD CO 80112

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
DISH Network CORP [ DISH ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director X 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
CHAIRMAN
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/31/2023
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Rule 10b5-1(c) Transaction Indication

  
Check this box to indicate that a transaction was made pursuant to a contract, instruction or written plan that is intended to satisfy the affirmative defense conditions of Rule 10b5-1(c). See Instruction 10.
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Class A Common Stock 12/31/2023 D 85,582 D (1)(2) 0 D
Class A Common Stock 12/31/2023 D 21,589 D (1)(2) 0 I I(3)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Class B Common Stock (4) 12/31/2023 D 144,588 (4) (4) Class A Common Stock 144,588 (1)(2) 0 D
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) $57.93 12/31/2023 D 60,000 (5) 01/01/2027 Class A Common Stock 60,000 (1)(2) 0 D
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) $27.71 12/31/2023 D 12,500,000 (6) 02/06/2031 Class A Common Stock 12,500,000 (1)(2) 0 D
Restricted Stock Units (7) 12/31/2023 D 1,178 (8) 01/01/2024 Class A Common Stock 1,178 (1)(2) 0 D
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) $35.42 12/31/2023 D 100,000 (9) 10/01/2028 Class A Common Stock 100,000 (1)(2) 0 D
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) $35.42 12/31/2023 D 50,000 (10) 10/01/2028 Class A Common Stock 50,000 (1)(2) 0 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Pursuant to the Amended and Restated Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of October 2, 2023 ("Merger Agreement"), by and between the Issuer, EchoStar Corporation, a Nevada corporation ("EchoStar") and EAV Corp., a Nevada corporation and a wholly owned direct subsidiary of EchoStar ("Merger Sub"), on December 31, 2023, Merger Sub merged with and into the Issuer with the Issuer surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar (the "Merger").
2. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, at the effective time of the Merger (the "Effective Time"), each share of Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Issuer ("Issuer Class A Common Stock") and Class B Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Issuer ("Issuer Class B Common Stock") held by the Reporting Person was converted into the right to receive 0.350877 shares of Class A Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share, of EchoStar ("EchoStar Class A Common Stock") or Class B Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share, of EchoStar ("EchoStar Class B Common Stock"), as applicable.
3. Held by Mr. Ergen in a 401(k) account.
4. The holder of the Class B shares may elect to convert any or all of its Class B shares into an equal number of Class A shares at any time for no additional consideration.
5. The grant was subject to achievement of certain performance criteria prior to December 31, 2020 and will vest based on achievement of such criteria. The performance criteria are not tied to the market price of the Issuer's securities. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, at the Effective Time, each option to purchase Issuer Class A Common Stock held by the Reporting Person was converted into a corresponding award with respect to EchoStar Class A Common Stock.
6. The grant is subject to the achievement of performance vesting goals based on specified stock price targets. For additional information, please refer to the Issuer's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 6, 2020.
7. Each Restricted Stock Unit ("RSU") represents a contingent right to receive one share of Class A Common Stock of the Issuer, which will be issued to the Reporting Person immediately upon vesting.
8. The RSUs vest in three equal annual installments, commencing upon January 1, 2022. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, at the Effective Time, each RSU held by the Reporting Person was converted into a corresponding award with respect to EchoStar Class A Common Stock.
9. The grant is subject to achievement of certain performance criteria prior to December 31, 2023 and will vest based on achievement of such criteria. The performance criteria are not tied to the market price of the Issuer's securities. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, at the Effective Time, each option to purchase Issuer Class A Common Stock held by the Reporting Person was converted into a corresponding award with respect to EchoStar Class A Common Stock.
10. The shares underlying the options vest at the rate of 20% per year, commencing on October 1, 2019. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, at the Effective Time, each option to purchase Issuer Class A Common Stock held by the Reporting Person was converted into a corresponding award with respect to EchoStar Class A Common Stock.
/s/ Charles W. Ergen, by Timothy A. Messner, Attorney-in-Fact 01/03/2024
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