EarthLink Holdings Corp.
EarthLink Holdings, LLC (Form: 4, Received: 02/27/2017 17:14:55)
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Washington, D.C. 20549

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Shimer Julie Ann
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

EarthLink Holdings, LLC [ ELNK ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__ X __ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)


(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock   (1) 2/27/2017     D (1)    82327   D   (1) 0   D    

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricetd Stock Units   (1)   (1) 2/27/2017     D   (1)       24390      (1)   (1) Common Stock   24390     (1) 0   D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  Disposition pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of November 5, 2016 (the "Merger Agreement"), by and among EarthLink, Windstream Holdings Corp. ("Windstream"), Europa Merger Sub, Inc. ("Merger Sub 1") and Europa Merger Sub, LLC ("Merger Sub 2") whereby Merger Sub 1 merged with and into EarthLink with EarthLink surviving as an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Windstream (the "Merger") and, immediately thereafter, EarthLink merged with and into Merger Sub 2, with Merger Sub 2 surviving as an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Windstream with the Merger being a transaction exempt under Rule 16b-3(e). Upon completion of the Merger, each outstanding share of EarthLink common stock was converted into 0.818 shares of Windstream common stock and each outstanding restricted stock unit ("RSU") was assumed by Windstream and converted into 0.818 RSUs of Windstream. Pursuant to the RSU agreements, the RSUs became earned and payable upon consummation of the Merger.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Shimer Julie Ann

/s/ Julie A. Shimer 2/27/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

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