SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20546
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of June 2021
Commission File Number: 001-36142
Avianca Holdings S.A.
(Name of registrant)
Edificio P.H. ARIFA, Pisos 9 y 10, Boulevard Oeste
Santa María Business District
Panama City, Republic of Panama
(Address of principal executive office)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
Form 20-F ☒ Form 40-F ☐
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): ☐
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CONCLUSION OF SEC INVESTIGATION AS TO AVIANCA HOLDINGS
As previously disclosed, as part of Avianca Holdings S.A.’s (“Avianca” or the “Company”) internal investigation relating to alleged irregular grants of free and discounted airline tickets, in August 2019 the Company self-reported such investigation to the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”).
On June 1, 2021, the Company received a confirmation that the staff of the Commission has concluded its investigation and, based on the available information, will not recommend enforcement action against the Company.
Avianca has included statements in this press release that constitute “forward-looking statements”. As a general matter, forward-looking statements are those focused on future or anticipated events or trends, expectations, and beliefs including, among other things, the Company’s expectations with respect to its Chapter 11 proceedings, the airline industry and the further impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Such statements are intended to be identified by words such as “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “will,” “project,” “plan” and similar expressions in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. Any forward-looking statements are and will be based upon the Company’s then-current expectations, estimates and assumptions regarding future events and are applicable only as of the dates of such statements. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements in this press release are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including with respect to the Chapter 11 process, related negotiations and hearings before the Bankruptcy Court, as well as the COVID-19 crisis. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in this press release for numerous reasons, including factors outside of the Company’s control. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise this press release, including any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Luca Pfeifer, Head of Investor Relations
U.S. and Europe Media Contact
Viviana Escobar, Corporate Communications
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher:
+1 212 355 4449
Colombia, Central America and South America Media Contact
Maria Carolina Cortes. Corporate Communications
Pursuant to the requirements of the U.S. 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: June 2, 2021
|AVIANCA HOLDINGS S.A.|
/s/ Richard Galindo