United States Cellular 8-K 2011
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): November 16, 2011
UNITED STATES CELLULAR CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (773) 399-8900
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01. Other Events
United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular) is filing this Form 8-K to revise financial statements and other financial information previously included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, filed on February 25, 2011.
During the third quarter of 2011, U.S. Cellular discovered errors which resulted in the overstatement of Operating expenses, Property, plant and equipment and Deferred liabilities and credits in the 2010, 2009 and 2008 annual periods reported in the Companys December 31, 2010 financial statements. In accordance with SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin Nos. 99 and 108 (SAB 99 and SAB 108), U.S. Cellular evaluated these errors and determined that they were immaterial to each of the reporting periods affected and, therefore, amendment of previously filed reports was not required. However, if the adjustments to correct the cumulative errors had been recorded in the third quarter of 2011, U.S. Cellular believes the impact would have been significant to that periods results and would impact comparisons to the prior period. SAB 108 provides that correcting prior year financial statements for immaterial errors does not require previously filed reports to be amended and that such corrections may be made the next time a registrant files the prior year financial statements. Although SAB 108 would permit U.S. Cellular to correct the foregoing errors the next time it files its prior year financial statements, U.S. Cellular determined to voluntarily file this Form 8-K to reflect the corrections to such prior year financial information at this time. Accordingly, U.S. Cellular is filing this Form 8-K to revise its Consolidated Statement of Operations, Statement of Changes in Equity, Statement of Cash Flows and Statement of Comprehensive Income for the years ended December 31, 2010, 2009 and 2008, and the Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2010 and 2009 for these immaterial amounts. The Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity at December 31, 2007 was revised to reflect the cumulative effect of these adjustments which resulted in a decrease to Retained Earnings of $3.3 million. Such financial statements are included as exhibits hereto (See Note 19 to Exhibit 99.2 for additional information regarding the impact of these revisions on selected consolidated financial data).
Except as included in this filing, U.S. Cellular has not updated or enhanced any other disclosures presented in its 2010 Form 10-K. All other information is presented as of the original filing date and has not been updated in this Form 8-K. Without limitation of the foregoing, this Form 8-K does not purport to update the Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contained in the aforementioned Form 10-K with respect to any uncertainties, transactions, risks, events or trends occurring, or known to management. More current information is included in U.S. Cellulars other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This Form 8-K should be read in conjunction with the aforementioned Form 10-K and U.S. Cellulars other filings. Other filings may contain important information regarding uncertainties, trends, risks, events, transactions, developments and updates to certain expectations of U.S. Cellular that may have been reported since the filing of the Form 10-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
In accordance with the provisions of Item 601 of Regulation S-K, any Exhibits filed or furnished herewith are set forth on the Exhibit Index attached hereto.
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, thereto duly authorized.
The following exhibits are filed or furnished herewith as noted below.