Verizon Communications 8-K 2009
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: January 9, 2009
(Date of earliest event reported)
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 395-1000
(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:
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
On January 9, 2009, Cellco Partnership, a Delaware general partnership doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless), borrowed $12.35 billion under the Credit Agreement, dated as of December 19, 2008, among Verizon Wireless, Verizon Wireless Capital LLC, as co-borrower, Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, and the lenders named therein, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 99.2 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference. The funds obtained from such borrowing were used to fund certain payments made by Verizon Wireless and its affiliates in connection with the transaction described in Item 8.01 below.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On January 9, 2009, Verizon Wireless completed its acquisition of Alltel Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the Company), pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of June 5, 2008, among Verizon Wireless, AirTouch Cellular, a California corporation doing business as Verizon Wireless, Abraham Merger Corporation, a Delaware corporation, the Company and Atlantis Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 99.3 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
A copy of a related press release issued by Verizon Wireless is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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, thereunto duly authorized.