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)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (704) 344-8150
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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.
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: December 17, 2012