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) December 17, 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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Regulation FD Disclosure.
On December 17, 2012, FairPoint Communications, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that it made a $10.0 million voluntary prepayment on December 17, 2012 on the term loan facility under its credit agreement, dated as of January 24, 2011, with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, and the various financial institutions and parties thereto. With this prepayment, the Company has made a total of $43 million in voluntary and scheduled repayments on its term loan in 2012, reducing the Company's debt balance to $957 million from $1 billion at January 1, 2012. The Company made the $10.0 million prepayment out of cash on hand.
A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Financial Statements and Exhibits
Press Release dated December 17, 2012
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: December 17, 2012