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 (Date of earliest event reported): December 5, 2022
Commission File Number: 1-35106
AMC Networks Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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incorporation or organization)
11 Penn Plaza,
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(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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|Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||AMCX||The||NASDAQ||Stock Market LLC|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:
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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).
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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.
Appointment of James L. Dolan as Interim Executive Chairman
On December 5, 2022, in light of the departure of Christina Spade, the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Directors of AMC Networks Inc. (the “Company”) appointed James L. Dolan, age 67, the Company’s current Chairman of the Board of Directors (the “Board”), as Interim Executive Chairman of the Company.
Mr. Dolan will not receive any incremental compensation in connection with his appointment as Interim Executive Chairman, but the Company will continue to pay Mr. Dolan the same compensation that he is currently entitled to receive as a non-employee director of the Company as long as he remains as Interim Executive Chairman, and/or continues in his capacity as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Dolan will serve as Interim Executive Chairman until the earlier of (i) March 6, 2023 and (ii) the time at which the Board appoints a new chief executive officer.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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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.
| ||AMC Networks Inc.|
|Date:||December 5, 2022|| ||By:||/s/ Anne G. Kelly|
| ||Anne G. Kelly|
| ||Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary|