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) January 31, 2013
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 January 31, 2013, FairPoint Communications, Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing that it had completed the sale of the capital stock of its Idaho-based operations to Blackfoot Telecommunications Group of Missoula, Montana, for approximately $30 million in gross cash proceeds. A copy of the press release is included as Exhibit 99.1.
Financial Statements and Exhibits
Press Release dated January 31, 2013
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/ Shirley J. Linn
Shirley J. Linn
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Date: January 31, 2013