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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  March 8, 2018




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8410 West Bryn Mawr, Chicago, Illinois 60631

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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 2018 with respect to 2017 performance.

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

In accordance with 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 11, 2017, and who will continue to be named executive officers in the 2018 proxy statement. 

The following amounts of bonuses were paid on March 8, 2018, relating to 2017 performance to the below persons:



Kenneth R. Meyers

Steven T. Campbell

Jay M. Ellison

Michael S. Irizarry

Deirdre C. Drake

Bonus Paid in 2018 for 2017 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 2018 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. 

The above bonus payments to the other named executive officers were made pursuant to the U.S. Cellular 2017 Executive Officer Annual Incentive Plan, as approved both by U.S. Cellular’s Chairman and by U.S. Cellular’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  Neither the Chairman nor the President and Chief Executive Officer participate in such plan.  A copy of this plan was filed with the SEC as Exhibit 10.1 to U.S. Cellular’s Form 8-K dated May 15, 2017.  The bonus payments to the other officers under this plan reflect U.S. Cellular’s company performance in 2017 of 117.5% 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 hereunto duly authorized.
















March 14, 2018


/s/  Steven T. Campbell




Steven T. Campbell




Executive Vice President - Finance,




Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer




(principal financial officer)