SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): March 4, 2019
Uniti Group Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
|10802 Executive Center Drive
Benton Building Suite 300
Little Rock, Arkansas
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (501) 850-0820
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On March 4, 2019, Uniti Group Inc. (the “Company”) commenced a process to seek an amendment and limited waiver (the “Amendment”) under the Company’s credit agreement. The Amendment would, among other things, waive any default resulting from a going concern modification to the audit opinion the Company expects to receive from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as a result of the recent bankruptcy filing by Windstream Holdings, Inc. and all its subsidiaries. In connection with the Amendment, the Company may agree to certain restrictions under its credit agreement during the pendency of the Windstream bankruptcy, including a provision generally limiting our ability to pay future cash dividends to an amount that does not to exceed 90% of our taxable income (excluding capital gains).
For the 2018 tax year, the Company paid dividends attributable to its capital stock of approximately $435 million, and in January 2019 the Company paid a dividend attributable to its capital stock of approximately $110 million related to the 2019 tax year. Under the Amendment, the Company expects dividends attributable to its capital stock paid applicable to the 2019 tax year to be limited to approximately $250 million, and aggregate dividends paid during the upcoming four quarters to be limited to approximately $140 million.
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: March 4, 2019||UNITI GROUP INC.|
|By:||/s/ Daniel L. Heard|
|Name:||Daniel L. Heard|
|Title:||Executive Vice President — General Counsel and Secretary|