Form 8-K












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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 9, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)



(Commission File



(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

5321 Corporate Blvd.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(225) 926-1000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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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.

Keith A. Istre, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Lamar Advertising Company (the “Company”), has informed the Company of his intent to retire from the Company effective December 31, 2019, after more than 40 years of service. Mr. Istre made his intention known to the Company at this time so that appropriate succession and transition planning can occur. The Company is conducting a comprehensive search for his successor and has retained an executive search firm to assist in the process.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

On January 9, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing the planned retirement of Mr. Istre discussed above (the “Press Release”). A copy of the Press Release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 7.01, including the Press Release, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.



99.1    Press Release of the Company dated January 9, 2019.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: January 9, 2019     LAMAR ADVERTISING COMPANY
    By:   /s/ Keith A. Istre
      Keith A. Istre
      Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer