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): October 30, 2017



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware   000-51446   02-0636095
(State of Incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS employer identification no.)



121 South 17th Street    
Mattoon, Illinois   61938-3987
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (217) 235-3311


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


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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 October 30, 2017, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") elected, effective as of January 1, 2018 (the “Effective Date”), former Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Currey to the non-executive position of Chairman of the Board.  Accordingly, effective as of the Effective Date, Mr. Currey will transition from his role as Executive Chairman of the Board to non-executive Chairman of the Board.  As the non-executive Chairman of the Board, Mr. Currey will continue service as a director but will no longer be an officer or employee of the Company.


As previously disclosed, as part of the Company’s chief executive officer succession and transition plan, the Board appointed C. Robert Udell, Jr. as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2015, at which point the Board elected Mr. Currey, who served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 2002 until December 31, 2014, to serve as the Executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Currey’s transition to non-executive Chairman of the Board is the next logical step in this multi-year transition undertaken by the Board.











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: November 3, 2017    
  Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.
  By:   /s/ Steven L. Childers
    Name: Steven L. Childers
    Title: Chief Financial Officer