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Fairpoint Communications 8-K 2008

Documents found in this filing:

  1. 8-K
  2. Ex-99.1
  3. Graphic
  4. Graphic
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 )
February 26, 2008
FairPoint Communications, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
521 East Morehead Street,
Suite 250,
Charlotte, North Carolina
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
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):
[X] Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
[ ] Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
[ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
[ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Item 7.01 Regulation FD

FairPoint Communications, Inc. (the “Company”) has announced that it expects to close the proposed merger (the “Merger”) with Northern New England Spinco Inc., a subsidiary of Verizon Communications Inc. (“Verizon”), on March 31, 2008. The Company expects that it will cut over from the systems provided by Verizon to its own systems in late September 2008, based on the expected closing date of the Merger, and thereafter will no longer require certain services under the Transition Services Agreement, entered into in connection with the Merger.

Item 8.01 – Other Events.

On February 26, 2008, the Company issued a press release entitled “FairPoint Communications Provides Update Regarding Its Acquisition of Verizon’s Wireline Operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont” (the “Press Release”). The Press Release is being furnished by being attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

The Company has filed, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has declared effective, a registration statement in connection with the Merger.  The Company urges investors to read this document and other materials filed and to be filed by the Company relating to the Merger because they contain and will contain important information.  Investors may obtain free copies of the registration statement, as well as other filed documents containing information about the Company and the Merger, at, the SEC’s website.  Investors may also obtain free copies of these documents and the Company’s other SEC filings at under the Investor Relations section, or by written request to FairPoint Communications, Inc., 521 E. Morehead Street, Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28202, Attention: Investor Relations.

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.  No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Item 9.01          Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(c) Exhibits
Exhibit Number
Press Release, dated February 26, 2008


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.
/s/ John P. Crowley                        
    Name:   John P. Crowley
Title:     Executive Vice President and
                  Chief Financial Officer

Date:  February 26, 2008

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