SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): March 6, 2007
HUNGARIAN TELEPHONE AND CABLE CORP.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
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1201 Third Avenue, Suite #3400
Seattle, Washington 98101-3034
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On March 6, 2007 Hungarian Telephone and Cable Corp. (the Company) entered into secondment agreements with TDC A/S (TDC) regarding the services of Torben V. Holm and Alex Wurtz.
Messrs. Holm and Wurtz are employees of TDC but have been seconded to serve as executive officers of the Company. Mr. Holm has served as the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2005 and Mr. Wurtz has served as the head of the Companys business development since June 2005. TDC owns 62.4% of the Companys outstanding common stock and warrants to purchase an additional 2,500,000 shares of the Companys common stock at $10 per share. TDC also holds notes issued by the Company in the principal amount of $25 million.
Pursuant to the secondment agreement regarding Mr. Holm, the Company has agreed to to pay TDC 436,774 (approximately $572,000) for Mr. Holms services for the 12 month period from May 2005 to April 2006. Such amount covers certain costs incurred by TDC in employing Mr. Holm pursuant to his employment agreement with TDC, which costs include a post-tax take-home salary guarantee, contributions by TDC to a vested retirement fund for Mr. Holm and the costs of certain personal tax liabilities incurred by Mr. Holm. The Company has also agreed to reimburse TDC 51,783 (approximately $68,000) to cover the costs of a start-up bonus and a 2005 performance bonus paid by TDC to Mr. Holm. For the period from May 2006 until the end of Mr. Holms service to the Company, the Company has agreed to pay TDC 36,200 (approximately $47,000) per month to cover some of the monthly costs incurred by TDC for employing Mr. Holm. The Company is responsible for paying the monthly costs for Mr. Holms Budapest apartment (approximately $2,500 per month) and Mr. Holms airfare costs to commute back to his home in Denmark.
For Mr. Wurtz, the Company has agreed to pay TDC 208,815 (approximately $274,000) for Mr. Wurtzs services for the 11 month period from June 2005 to April 2006. Such amount covers certain costs incurred by TDC in employing Mr. Wurtz pursuant to his employment agreement with TDC, which costs include a post-tax take-home salary guarantee, contributions by TDC to a vested retirement fund for Mr. Wurtz and the costs of certain personal tax liabilities incurred by Mr. Wurtz. The Company has also agreed to reimburse TDC 34,409 (approximately $45,000) to cover the costs of a start-up bonus and a 2005 performance bonus paid by TDC to Mr. Wurtz. For the period from May 2006 until the end of Mr. Wurtzs service to the Company, the Company has agreed to pay TDC 18,000 (approximately $24,000) per month to cover some of the monthly costs incurred by TDC for employing Mr. Wurtz. The Company is responsible for paying the monthly costs for Mr. Wurtzs Budapest apartment (approximately $3,000 per month).
As previously announced, Messrs. Holm and Wurtz are expected to resign following the closing of the Companys acquisition of Invitel. The closing of the acquisition is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including receipt of Hungarian and Romanian regulatory approvals, and is expected to close in the first half of 2007.
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, thereunto duly authorized.
|HUNGARIAN TELEPHONE AND CABLE CORP.|
|Date: March 7, 2007||By:|
|Peter T. Noone|