Iridium Communications Inc.
Iridium Communications Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 07/06/2017 07:02:07)





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) June 30, 2017



Iridium Communications Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-33963   26-1344998

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1750 Tysons Boulevard

Suite 1400

McLean, VA 22102

(Address of principal executive offices)


(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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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 June 30, 2017, Richard P. Nyren, the Registrant’s Chief Accounting Officer and principal accounting officer, resigned from that position, effective as of June 30, 2017, in order to accept the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Registrant’s affiliate, Aireon LLC.

Following Mr. Nyren’s resignation, Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, 59, the Registrant’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, has assumed the duties of principal accounting officer. Information regarding Mr. Fitzpatrick’s background and business experience, and compensatory arrangements between the Registrant and Mr. Fitzpatrick, is incorporated herein by reference from the Registrant’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2017.




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: July 6, 2017     By:   /s/ Thomas J. Fitzpatrick
      Name: Thomas J. Fitzpatrick
      Title: Chief Financial Officer