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): July 30, 2019 




Shenandoah Telecommunications Company

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Virginia 0-9881 54-1162807

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


500 Shentel Way
P.O. Box 459
Edinburg, VA 22824

(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)


  (540) 984-4141

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)




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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class Trading Symbol Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock (No Par Value) SHEN NASDAQ Global Select Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company ☐


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐





Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On July 30, 2019, Chase L. Stobbe was appointed principal accounting officer of Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (the “Company”).


Mr. Stobbe, age 35, joined the Company as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer on April 29, 2019. Prior to joining the Company, he served as a Senior Manager in the audit practice of KPMG LLP where he focused on serving public telecommunications companies since 2007. There will be no changes to Mr. Stobbe’s compensation in connection with his appointment as principal accounting officer.


There is no family relationship between Mr. Stobbe and any director or other executive officer of the Company. No arrangement or understanding exists between Mr. Stobbe and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as an officer of the Company. Since the beginning of the Company’s last fiscal year through the date hereof, there have been no transactions with the Company, and there are currently no proposed transactions with the Company, in which the amount involved exceeds $120,000 and in which Mr. Stobbe had or will have a direct or indirect material interest within the meaning of Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.














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.


Dated: July 31, 2019 /s/ Raymond B. Ostroski  
  Raymond B. Ostroski
  Vice President – Legal and General Counsel