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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 18, 2021
Crown Castle International Corp.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
         
Delaware   001-16441   76-0470458
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

8020 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (713) 570-3000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value CCI New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.




ITEM 2.02 — RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION
On October 20, 2021, Crown Castle International Corp. ("Company") issued a press release disclosing its financial results for third quarter 2021. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
ITEM 5.02 — DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR CERTAIN OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN OFFICERS; COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS
(e) 2022 EMT Annual Incentive Plan. On October 18, 2021, the Board of Directors ("Board") of the Company, upon recommendation from the Compensation Committee of the Board, approved the Crown Castle 2022 EMT Annual Incentive Plan ("2022 Incentive Plan") for the Company's executive management team ("EMT"), including Jay A. Brown (the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer) and the Company's other executive officers. The 2022 Incentive Plan is intended to provide incentives to members of the Company's EMT in the form of cash payments for achieving certain performance goals established under the 2022 Incentive Plan. Under the 2022 Incentive Plan, each eligible participant has an assigned target incentive level, expressed as a percentage of base salary. Depending on the achievement of specified levels of corporate financial performance goals, each eligible participant may earn a portion or multiple of the target incentive. The Board's approval of the 2022 Incentive Plan does not create a guarantee of an incentive award to any eligible participant, and the Compensation Committee retains discretion to discontinue or amend the 2022 Incentive Plan at any time. A copy of the 2022 Incentive Plan is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
ITEM 7.01 — REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE
On October 20, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing it has set a goal to be carbon neutral by 2025 in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.2.
The press release referenced in Item 2.02 above refers to certain supplemental information that was posted as a supplemental information package on the Company's website on October 20, 2021. The supplemental information package is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.3.
ITEM 9.01 — FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit Index
Exhibit No. Description
10.1
99.1
99.2
99.3
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document
The information in Items 2.02 and 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K ("Form 8-K") and Exhibits 99.1, 99.2 and 99.3 attached hereto are furnished as part of this Form 8-K and shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended ("Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information or exhibits be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.





SIGNATURES
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. 
By: /s/ Kenneth J. Simon
Name: Kenneth J. Simon 
Title: Executive Vice President
and General Counsel 
Date: October 20, 2021

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