6-K 1 d276646d6k.htm FORM 6-K Form 6-K





Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 6-K




PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF



Commission File Number: 333-04906



SK Telecom Co., Ltd.

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)



65 Euljiro, Jung-gu

Seoul 04539, Korea

(Address of principal executive office)



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Consideration of Potential Horizontal Spin-off


1. Information   



•  In order to pursue enhancement of shareholder value and acceleration of its growth, SK Telecom Co., Ltd. (the “Company”) is considering a potential corporate restructuring whereby the Company will split into a wireless and fixed-line telecommunications company (including, among others, the Company’s interest in SK Broadband Co., Ltd.) (the “Surviving Company”) and a holding company that holds interests in semiconductor and new information and communication technology (“New ICT”) businesses (including, among others, the Company’s interest in SK hynix Inc., ADT CAPS Co., Ltd., Eleven Street Co., Ltd. and T map Mobility Co., Ltd.) (the “Spin-off Company”). Such restructuring will be implemented through a horizontal spin-off transaction (“injeok bunhal”) under Korean law, whereby the Spin-off Company will be newly incorporated and the existing shareholders of the Company will receive shares of the Spin-off Company on a pro rata basis.


•  The Surviving Company will seek to expand into areas of artificial intelligence, subscription-based marketing and operation of data centers based on its wireless and fixed-line telecommunication businesses. The Spin-off Company will seek to evolve and grow into a global investment company specializing in New ICT and semiconductor businesses.


☐ Timeline


•  A decision regarding the potential spin-off, if any, is expected to be made in the first half of 2021. The Company will disclose such decision at such time.

2. Provision of Information    Provided by    Company
   Recipients    Domestic and overseas investors and press, etc.
   Time and Date    3:40 p.m., April 14, 2021 (Korea time)
   Distribution of Information    By press release and townhall meeting
3. Contact    Shareholder Value Innovation Group (+82-2-6100-2114)
4. Other Important Matters Relating to Investment Decision

•  The information above has not been finalized and is subject to change based on factors such as future business conditions and the results of the deliberation for approval by the Company’s board of directors.


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, thereunto duly authorized.



/s/ Joong Suk Oh

Name:   Joong Suk Oh
Title:   Senior Vice President

Date: April 14, 2021