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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 25, 2020



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   000-51446   02-0636095
(State of Incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS employer identification no.)


121 South 17th Street    
Mattoon, Illinois   61938-3987
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (217) 235-3311


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:


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


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    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(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock – $0.01 par value CNSL The Nasdaq Global Select Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). 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.


On October 25, 2020, Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) approved entering into amended Employment Security Agreements (the “Agreements”) with the following executive officers of the Company: C. Robert Udell, Jr., the CEO of the Company, and Steven L. Childers, the CFO of the Company. The Agreements supersede the employment security agreements previously entered into with these executives. Complete copies of the forms of the Agreements are filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2 and are incorporated herein by this reference.


Payments under the Agreements are provided if there is or is not a change in control of the Company, as set forth in the Agreements.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)  Exhibits


No.   Description
10.1   Form of Employment Security Agreement with the CEO
10.2   Form of Employment Security Agreement with the CFO















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: October 29, 2020      
  Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.  
  By:   /s/ Steven L. Childers  

Name: Steven L. Childers

  Title: Chief Financial Officer