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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


March 13, 2023


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)





(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)


Delaware   001-38267   82-1669692
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


6500 Chase Oaks Blvd., Suite 100, Plano, TX 75023

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(978) 614-8100

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)




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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0001   RBBN   The Nasdaq Global Select Market


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Item 7.01. Regulation FD.  


Ribbon Communications Inc. (“Ribbon” or the “Company”) is monitoring the situation with respect to the closure of Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”) on March 10, 2023 by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) as receiver. SVB was one of the lenders under the Company’s Senior Secured Credit Facilities Credit Agreement, as amended (the “Credit Facility”), and the Company maintained some deposit accounts with SVB. The Company withdrew funds on deposit with SVB as of Thursday, March 9, 2023, however, additional payments (approximately $4 million) from the Company’s customers were deposited into the Company’s accounts at SVB subsequent to that withdrawal. According to the FDIC, all insured depositors of SVB will have full access to their deposits starting today, March 13, 2023.


Ribbon does not expect the closing of SVB to have a significant impact on its operations. The Company’s cash and cash equivalents are distributed across multiple large financial institutions. While the Company’s remaining deposits with SVB are largely uninsured, given statements by the FDIC, the Company expects to recover its remaining cash on deposit at SVB. Further, the Company believes that the other lenders under the Credit Facility will be able to fund any requested draws the Company may make in the future from the revolving credit facility included under the Credit Facility. As a result, the Company continues to believe that its existing cash and cash equivalents balance, cash flow from operations and funds available under its Credit Facility will be sufficient to meet its working capital, capital expenditures, and material cash requirements from known contractual obligations for the next twelve months and beyond.


Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements


This Current Report on Form 8-K contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on the Company’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to the Company on the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and can be identified by terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “design,” “estimate,” “expect,” “may,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” “would” or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, estimates regarding the sufficiency of the Company’s cash and cash equivalents and cash flow from operations, borrowing capacity under its Credit Facility and the Company’s ability to recover its cash on deposit at SVB.


These factors are not intended to be an all-encompassing list of risks and uncertainties that may affect the Company's business and results from operations. Additional information regarding these and other factors can be found in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021. In providing forward-looking statements, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update these statements publicly or otherwise, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.







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.


Date:  March 13, 2023 Ribbon Communications Inc.    
  By: /s/ Patrick W. Macken
    Name: Patrick W. Macken
    Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary