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) November 28, 2012
FairPoint Communications, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
521 East Morehead Street,
Charlotte, North Carolina
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code (704) 344-8150
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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On November 28, 2012, FairPoint Communications, Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing its entry into an agreement on November 28, 2012 to sell the capital stock of its Idaho-based operations to Blackfoot Telecommunications Group of Missoula, Montana, for $30 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in early 2013, subject to state and federal regulatory approvals. A copy of the press release is included as Exhibit 99.1.
Financial Statements and Exhibits
Press Release dated November 28, 2012
The information in this Current Report, including the exhibits attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of such section. The information in this Current Report, including the exhibits, shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any incorporation by reference language in any such filing.
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.
FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
/s/ Ajay Sabherwal
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Date: November 28, 2012