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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): October 7, 2020




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   1-34434   27-0624498

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


11 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, New York   10001
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 465-6400

Not Applicable

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



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


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A Common Stock   MSGN   New York Stock Exchange

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 Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Effective October 7, 2020, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of MSG Networks Inc. (the “Company”) increased the size of the Board from thirteen to fourteen directors, and designated the vacancy created thereby to be held by a person selected by the holders of the Company’s Class B Common Stock. Effective October 7, 2020, Mr. Stephen C. Mills was appointed as a director of the Company by the directors elected by the holders of the Company’s Class B Common Stock to fill the vacancy.

Mr. Mills served as President from 2017 to 2020 and Executive Vice President and General Manager from 2013 to 2017 of the New York Knicks, which was owned by the Company until 2015 and is currently owned by Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. (“MSGS”). Prior to joining the New York Knicks, he served as a Partner at Athletes & Entertainers Wealth Management Group, LLC from 2009 to 2013, the Chief Operating Officer and Sports Business President of the Company from 2003 to 2009, and in various roles at the National Basketball Association from 1984 to 2000. Mr. Mills has served as a director of Selective Insurance Group, Inc. since September 2020 and MSGS since April 2020 and as a Trustee of Ariel Investments since 2015. Mr. Mills has also served on the board of advisors for the Hospital for Special Surgery since 2011, as a director of Harlem Junior Tennis since 2017 and as a director of the Princeton University Varsity Club since 2010. He previously served as a trustee of USA Basketball from 1992 to 2000 and the Basketball Hall of Fame from 1992 to 2000.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.





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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.





/s/ Mark C. Cresitello

Name:   Mark C. Cresitello
Title:   Secretary

Dated: October 7, 2020