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) February 23, 2006
Hungarian Telephone and Cable Corp.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)|| |
|1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3400 Seattle, WA||98101-3034|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (206) 654-0204
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On February 23, 2006, the Registrant entered into a services agreement with Dafareto Limited (the Contractor) to retain the services of Gregg Betz as the Registrants Chief Commercial Officer (International). The Registrant is required to pay the contractor EUR 13,750 per month with the potential of a quarterly cash bonus of up to EUR 25,000. The agreement provides for a one year term with the potential for an extension beyond the initial one-year term. Either party may terminate the agreement upon six months notice. If the consulting agreement is terminated for any reason, the Contractor (and its affiliates) can be restricted, at the Registrants discretion, from competing with the Registrant for two years. If the Registrant restricts the Contractor from competing for such two year period, the Registrant shall pay the Contractor a one-time lump sum payment upon the termination of the consulting agreement equal to EUR 165,000.
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.|
|Name:||Peter T. Noone|
Date: February 28, 2006