SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported ) January 25, 2011
FairPoint Communications, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code (704) 344-8150
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 8.01 Other Events
On January 25, 2011, FairPoint Communications, Inc. issued a press release entitled FairPoint Communications Stock Begins Trading on Nasdaq (the Press Release). A copy of the Press Release is furnished as exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information contained in this Item 8.01 disclosure is being furnished and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of such section. The information contained in this Item 8.01 disclosure shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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: January 25, 2011