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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 17, 2019


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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


On January 17, 2019, Mr. Lynn Martin notified FTE Networks, Inc. (the “Company”) of his resignation from the position of Chief Operations Officer, effective January 25, 2019.


On January 19, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors granted Mr. Michael Palleschi, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, a temporary leave of absence. In connection with Mr. Palleschi’s leave of absence, the Board of Directors appointed Mr. Anthony Sirotka, the Company’s Chief Administrative Officer, to serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sirotka brings more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and construction industry. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sirotka was Principal of LQ Optics, a NYC based telecommunications infrastructure solution firm. Prior to that, Mr. Sirotka served as the Senior Northeast Program Manager with Level 3 Communications where he was responsible for more than $500 million of new construction in the northeast region.


There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Sirotka and any other persons in connection with his appointment. There are no family relationships between Mr. Sirotka and any director or executive officer of the Company, and Mr. Sirotka is not a party to any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


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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.


  By: /s/ Kirstin Gooldy
    Kirstin Gooldy
    Corporate Secretary


Date: January 24, 2019


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