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): August 16, 2005
Crown Castle International Corp.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
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510 Bering Drive
Houston, TX 77057
(Address of Principal Executive Office)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (713) 570-3000
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ITEM 5.02 DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR PRINCIPAL OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL OFFICERS
(b) William D. Strittmatter has provided notice to the Company of his intention to resign as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company (Board) and a member of the Boards Audit Committee, effective September 1, 2005. Mr. Strittmatter has served as a director of the Company as the nominee of GE Capital Structured Finance Group and its affiliates (GE Capital) since November 1999, as further discussed below.
In November 1999, GE Capital made a $200 million strategic investment in the Company in exchange for 200,000 shares of the Companys 8 1/4% Convertible Preferred Stock (8 1/4% Preferred) and certain warrants to purchase Company common stock, which expired unexercised in November 2004. The agreements relating to the 8 1/4% Preferred investment provide that so long as GE Capital holds at least 50% of such shares of 8 1/4% Preferred, GE Capital will have the right to nominate one designee to be a member of the Board. Following Mr. Strittmatters resignation, GE Capital retains the right to nominate a replacement designee to the Board.
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.
|CROWN CASTLE INTERNATIONAL CORP.|
/s/ E. Blake Hawk
E. Blake Hawk
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Date: August 19, 2005