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): October 25, 2018
CINCINNATI BELL INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
221 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(Address of Principal Executive Office)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (513) 397-9900
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ITEM 8.01 OTHER EVENTS
Election of Lynn A. Wentworth as Chairman of the Board
On October 25, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (the “Company”) elected Lynn A. Wentworth to the position of Chairman of the Board. Ms. Wentworth will assume the role of Chairman at the Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting. Ms. Wentworth has served on the Board since 2008 and is the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and a member of the Compensation and Executive Committees. As previously announced, Phillip R. Cox will step down from his role as Chairman of the Board prior to the 2019 Annual Meeting.
A press release announcing these matters is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit Number Description
99.1Press Release dated October 31, 2018
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.
CINCINNATI BELL INC.
October 31, 2018
/s/ Christopher J. Wilson
Christopher J. Wilson
Vice President and General Counsel
Lynn A. Wentworth Named Chairman of Cincinnati Bell Inc.
CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) announced today that Lynn A. Wentworth has been elected Chairman of the Board and will assume that role at the Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting.
Ms. Wentworth will succeed Phillip R. Cox, who has served as the Company’s Chairman since 2003, and who joined the board in 1993. As previously announced, Mr. Cox will step down from his role as Chairman prior to the 2019 Annual Meeting.
“Leading Cincinnati Bell has been one of the great experiences of my life. I am pleased and happy to turn it over to the capable leadership of Lynn Wentworth, who will help propel us to the next level,” said Mr. Cox. “I’ve worked closely with Lynn as a board member for 10 years, and her extensive knowledge of the telecommunications industry has been invaluable. She understands where Cincinnati Bell has been, and where we are going.”
Ms. Wentworth joined Cincinnati Bell’s board in 2008 and is the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, and a member of the Compensation and Executive Committees.
Ms. Wentworth is the former Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of BlueLinx Holdings Inc. ("BlueLinx"),
a building products distributor, from 2007 to 2008. Prior to joining BlueLinx, she was, most recently, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for BellSouth Corporation’s Communications Group ("BellSouth") and held various other positions at BellSouth from 1985 to 2007.
Ms. Wentworth is a director, chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominating & Governance Committee of Graphic Packaging Holding Company. She is also a director, chair of the Audit & Finance Committee, and a member of the Compensation and Transaction Committees of CyrusOne Inc.
About Cincinnati Bell Inc.
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) delivers integrated communications solutions to residential and business customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks including high-speed internet, video, voice and data. Cincinnati Bell provides service in areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Hawaii. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States and Canada rely on CBTS and OnX, wholly-owned subsidiaries, for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. For more information, please visit www.cincinnatibell.com. The information on the Company’s website is not incorporated by reference in this press release.
Source: Cincinnati Bell Inc.
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