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): March 10, 2016




















(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
























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(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

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8410 West Bryn Mawr, Chicago, Illinois 60631

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)



















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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.


Pursuant to Item 5.02(e) of Form 8-K, United States Cellular Corporation (“U.S. Cellular”) is filing this Form 8-K to report the amount of bonuses paid to its named executive officers in 2016 with respect to 2015 performance.

Officers are not entitled to any bonus unless and until paid. 

U.S. Cellular is filing this Current Report on Form 8-K to disclose the amounts of bonuses paid to its named executive officers in 2016 with respect to 2015 performance.  Pursuant to Instruction 4 of Item 5.02, the below persons include the persons who were identified as named executive officers in U.S. Cellular’s most recent proxy statement filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 7, 2015, and who will continue to be named executive officers in the 2016 proxy statement. 

Pursuant to the foregoing, the following amounts of bonuses were paid on March 10, 2016 relating to 2015 performance to the below persons:




Kenneth R. Meyers


Steven T. Campbell


Jay M. Ellison


Michael S. Irizarry


Deirdre C. Drake


Bonus Paid in 2016 for 2015 Performance

















The above shows the entire amount of the bonus paid, whether or not some or all of such bonus has been deferred and whether or not some portion of such amount will be reported as non-equity incentive plan compensation in the 2016 proxy statement.

U.S. Cellular established guidelines and procedures for awarding bonuses to the President and CEO, Kenneth R. Meyers.  These guidelines and procedures were filed by U.S. Cellular as Exhibit 10.2 to U.S. Cellular's Form 8-K dated August 19, 2014.  Mr. Meyers’ informal target bonus was 80% of his base salary or $724,240.  The Chairman approved a bonus to Mr. Meyers of $964,000 with respect to 2015 performance.  This was approximately 133% of the informal target bonus amount reflecting U.S. Cellular's overall company performance of 129% and the Chairman's subjective views regarding Mr. Meyers’ contributions to such performance and achievements in 2015.

The above bonus payments to the other named executive officers were made pursuant to the U.S. Cellular 2015 Officer Annual Incentive Plan.  A copy of this plan was filed with the SEC as Exhibit 10.1 to U.S. Cellular’s Form 8-K dated April 17, 2015.   Kenneth R. Meyers does not participate in this plan.  The bonus payments to the other officers under this plan reflect U.S. Cellular’s company performance in 2015 of 129% and individual performance and other factors, as set forth in this plan.




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, thereto duly authorized.





















United States Cellular Corporation












March 16, 2016









/s/ Steven T. Campbell





Steven T. Campbell





Executive Vice President – Finance,




Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (principal




financial officer)