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 9, 2004
Hungarian Telephone and Cable Corp.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
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|1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3400 Seattle, WA||98101-3034|
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Registrants telephone number, including area code: (206) 654-0204
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
(b) As a result of a promotion within TDC A/S (TDC) to a new position with new responsibilities, Thomas Gelting resigned as of December 9, 2004 from the Board of Directors of Hungarian Telephone and Cable Corp. (the Company). Mr. Gelting was one of two representatives of TDC on the Companys Board of Directors. TDC currently owns 41% of the Companys outstanding common stock.
(d) On December 9, 2004, the Board of Directors of the Company elected Jesper Helmuth Larsen of TDC to replace Mr. Gelting on its Board of Directors. The Board also appointed Mr. Larsen to replace Mr. Gelting on the Companys Audit Committee. Mr. Larsen, the Chief Financial Officer of TDCs nordic broadband and fixed-line business, is one of two representatives nominated by TDC for election to the Companys Board of Directors. TDC has a right to nominate two representatives for election to the Companys Board of Directors.
On December 9, 2004, the Board of Directors of the Company also elected Robert Barnes and Michael Fortier to its Board of Directors. The Board also appointed Mr. Fortier to fill a vacancy on the Companys Compensation Committee. Messrs. Barnes and Fortier were nominated for election by Ashmore Investment Management (Ashmore). Ashmore currently owns 22% of the Companys outstanding common stock and has a right to nominate two representatives for election to the Companys Board of Directors.
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.
|HUNGARIAN TELEPHONE AND CABLE CORP.|
/s/ Peter T. Noone
|Peter T. Noone|
Date: December 14, 2004