VZ Verizon Communications

Filed: 1 Sep 21, 11:29am





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report: September 1, 2021

(Date of earliest event reported)




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 1-8606 23-2259884

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


1095 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 395-1000

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 Class





Name of Each Exchange

on Which Registered

Common Stock, par value $0.10 VZ New York Stock Exchange
Common Stock, par value $0.10 VZ The NASDAQ Global Select Market
1.625% Notes due 2024 VZ 24B New York Stock Exchange
4.073% Notes due 2024 VZ 24C New York Stock Exchange
0.875% Notes due 2025 VZ 25 New York Stock Exchange
3.25% Notes due 2026 VZ 26 New York Stock Exchange
1.375% Notes due 2026 VZ 26B New York Stock Exchange
0.875% Notes due 2027 VZ 27E New York Stock Exchange
1.375% Notes due 2028 VZ 28 New York Stock Exchange
1.125% Notes due 2028 VZ 28A New York Stock Exchange
2.350% Fixed Rate Notes due 2028 VZ28C New York Stock Exchange
1.875% Notes due 2029 VZ 29B New York Stock Exchange
0.375% Notes due 2029 VZ 29D New York Stock Exchange
1.250% Notes due 2030 VZ 30 New York Stock Exchange
1.875% Notes due 2030 VZ 30A New York Stock Exchange
2.625% Notes due 2031 VZ 31 New York Stock Exchange
2.500% Notes due 2031 VZ 31A New York Stock Exchange
3.000% Fixed Rate Notes due 2031 VZ31D New York Stock Exchange
0.875% Notes due 2032 VZ 32 New York Stock Exchange
0.750% Notes due 2032 VZ 32A New York Stock Exchange
1.300% Notes due 2033 VZ 33B New York Stock Exchange
4.75% Notes due 2034 VZ 34 New York Stock Exchange
3.125% Notes due 2035 VZ 35 New York Stock Exchange
1.125% Notes due 2035 VZ 35A New York Stock Exchange
3.375% Notes due 2036 VZ 36A New York Stock Exchange
2.875% Notes due 2038 VZ 38B New York Stock Exchange
1.875% Notes due 2038 VZ 38C New York Stock Exchange
1.500% Notes due 2039 VZ 39C New York Stock Exchange
3.50% Fixed Rate Notes due 2039 VZ 39D New York Stock Exchange
1.850% Notes due 2040 VZ40 New York Stock Exchange
3.850% Fixed Rate Notes due 2041 VZ41C New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐




Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On September 1, 2021, upon the completion of the Sale (as defined in Item 8.01 of this Form 8-K), Mr. Guru Gowrappan ceased to serve in his capacity as an executive officer of Verizon Communications Inc. (“Verizon”) with the title of Executive Vice President and Group CEO - Verizon Media.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On September 1, 2021, Verizon completed the previously announced sale of all of the outstanding equity interests of Oath Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Oath”), and Verizon Media Netherlands B.V., a private limited liability company (besloten vennootschap) organized under the laws of the Netherlands (“Dutch Seller”), which together comprised Verizon’s Verizon Media Group business (the “Sale”), to College Parent, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Purchaser”) pursuant to that certain stock purchase agreement, dated May 2, 2021 (the “Purchase Agreement”) by and among Verizon, Dutch Seller and Purchaser. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the consideration for the Sale consisted of approximately $4.25 billion in cash, subject to customary adjustments, $750,000,000 in non-convertible preferred limited partnership units of the Purchaser, and 10% of the fully diluted common limited partnership units of Purchaser.


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.


Date: September 1, 2021  By 

/s/ William L. Horton, Jr.

   William L. Horton, Jr.
   Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary