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, 2018




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


























(State or other jurisdiction of






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30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4000, Chicago, Illinois 60602

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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

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (“TDS”) previously filed a Current Report on Form 8-K dated February 23, 2018, which disclosed, among other things, that Douglas D. Shuma would be retiring as Senior Vice President-Finance and Chief Accounting Officer effective May 18, 2018.  That Form 8-K also indicated that TDS and Mr. Shuma were in the process of entering into an agreement relating to Mr. Shuma’s provision of consulting services to TDS and its subsidiaries for a period of one year following his retirement.  This consulting agreement has now been executed.  Accordingly, the following amends and supplements the initial Form 8-K filing pursuant to paragraph (e) of Item 5.02:   



TDS entered into a Consulting Agreement with Douglas D. Shuma effective June 1, 2018.  Pursuant to this agreement, subject to the terms and conditions thereof (i) Mr. Shuma retired as an employee of TDS effective May 18, 2018, (ii) TDS agreed to retain Mr. Shuma as a consultant beginning on June 1, 2018 and continuing through May 31, 2019 (the “Term”); (iii) TDS will pay Mr. Shuma a consulting fee of $12,500 per month during the Term; and (iv) Mr. Shuma will be required to comply with covenants relating to non-disclosure of confidential information.  The foregoing brief description is qualified by reference to the copy of such agreement attached which is incorporated by reference herein as Exhibit 10.1.


Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)    Exhibits:

Exhibit Number


Description of Exhibits






Form of Consulting Agreement Effective June 1, 2018 between TDS and Douglas D. Shuma










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.




















May 23, 2018


/s/  Douglas W. Chambers





Douglas W. Chambers





Senior Vice President - Finance and Chief Accounting Officer




(principal financial officer and principal accounting officer)