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) April 22, 2019



Iridium Communications Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-33963   26-1344998
(State or other jurisdiction of   (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation)     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 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On April 22, 2019, the Registrant announced that it had entered into a short-term extension of its Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS) contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) as the parties finalize the terms of a new, long-term contract that they are negotiating. The Registrant continues to expect the new agreement will be a five-year contract with revenues in all years greater than the final year of the existing EMSS contract. Under the terms of the extension, the U.S. government will pay Iridium $8.3 million for a one-month period. The Registrant expects the parties will reach agreement on the new long-term contract within this one-month period.

The information contained in this Item 7.01 is not filed for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) and is not deemed incorporated by reference by any general statements incorporating by reference this report or future filings into any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except to the extent the Registrant specifically incorporates the information by reference. By including this Item 7.01 disclosure in the filing of this Current Report on Form 8-K and furnishing this information, the Registrant makes no admission as to the materiality of any information in this report.


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: April 22, 2019     By:   /s/ Matthew J. Desch
      Name:   Matthew J. Desch
      Title:   Chief Executive Officer