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Washington, D.C. 20549


Form 8-K



Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 5, 2023



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Nevada 001-33807 26-1232727
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(303) 706-4000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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:


¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


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


Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A common stock, $0.001 par value SATS The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).


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 and effective January 5, 2023, Muhammad Ali Butt’s employment with EchoStar Corporation (the “Company”) as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer was terminated and he will no longer serve as principal accounting officer of the Company.


On and effective January 6, 2023, Jeffrey S. Boggs, Senior Vice President of Global Finance of Hughes Network Systems, LLC (“HNS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, has been appointed to serve as the Company’s interim principal accounting officer. Mr. Boggs, age 60, has served in his current position since June 2021, and prior thereto served as Vice President of Finance, North American Division, at HNS since 2013. Mr. Boggs has been employed by the Company and its predecessor entities for over 35 years.


Mr. Boggs has no family relationships with any of the Company’s directors or executive officers. There are no transactions and no proposed transactions between Mr. Boggs and the Company that would be required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.







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: January 11, 2023 By: /s/ Dean A. Manson
    Dean A. Manson
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary