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: February 6, 2019
(Date of earliest event reported)
Verizon Communications Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
1095 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 395-1000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On February 6, 2019, Richard L. Carrión, a member of the Board of Directors of Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon or the Company), informed the Board that he will not stand for re-election when his term expires at the Companys 2019 annual meeting of shareholders on May 2, 2019.
On February 7, 2019, Lowell C. McAdam, Chairman of the Verizon Board of Directors, informed the Board that he will not stand for re-election when his terms expires at the Companys 2019 annual meeting of shareholders on May 2, 2019, and he tendered his resignation as Chairman. The Board accepted Mr. McAdams resignation as Chairman, effective as of March 8, 2019, and elected Hans E. Vestberg, Chief Executive Officer of Verizon, as Chairman of the Board, effective as of March 8, 2019.
On February 7, 2019, the Verizon Board elected Clarence Otis, Jr. to serve as Lead Director of the Board, effective March 8, 2019. Mr. Otis is assuming the role from M. Frances Keeth, who is retiring from the Board in accordance with the Boards mandatory retirement policy when her terms expires at the Companys annual meeting of shareholders on May 2, 2019.
A press release announcing the Board elections described above is filed as Exhibit 99 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99||Press Release, dated February 8, 2019, issued by Verizon Communications Inc.|
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.
|Date: February 8, 2019|
|William L. Horton, Jr.|
|Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary|