SHEN Shenandoah Telecommunications

Filed: 25 May 21, 5:00pm



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): May 20, 2021



Shenandoah Telecommunications Company

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



(Commission File Number)



(IRS Employer Identification No.)



500 Shentel Way

P.O. Box 459

Edinburg, VA 22824

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(540) 984-4141

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock (No Par Value)SHENNASDAQ Global Select Market


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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 May 20, 2021, David L. Heimbach notified Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (the “Company”) that he is resigning as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective July 2, 2021, in order to become President and Chief Operating Officer of MetroNet, Inc. Mr. Heimbach will remain with the Company through July 2, 2021 to facilitate the transition of his responsibilities.


On May 25, 2021, the Company promoted Edward H. McKay to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective upon Mr. Heimbach’s departure. Mr. McKay, age 48, has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Engineering & Operations since 2019. He previously held the position of Senior Vice President Wireline and Engineering since 2015. Mr. McKay joined the Company in 2004 and began his telecommunications industry career in 1996, including previous engineering management positions at GTE, UUNET, MCI and Verizon.


Effective upon his promotion, Mr. McKay’s base salary will be increased to $375,000, his target bonus under the Company’s annual cash bonus plan will be increased to 70% of his base salary, and his target awards under the Company’s annual equity award program will be increased to no less than 100% of his base salary. Mr. McKay will also continue to be entitled to participate in the Company’s medical, dental, 401(k) and other standard benefit plans, which are generally available to Company employees.


There is no family relationship between Mr. McKay and any director or other executive officer of the Company. No arrangement or understanding exists between Mr. McKay and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as an officer of the Company. Additionally, there are no related person transactions in which Mr. McKay has an interest requiring disclosure pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.










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.


Dated: May 25, 2021/s/ Raymond B. Ostroski                                        
 Raymond B. Ostroski
 Vice President - Legal and General Counsel