Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 19, 2017
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification

51 West 52nd Street, New York, New York
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 975-4321
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.04    Temporary Suspension of Trading Under Registrant's Employee Benefit Plans.

On October 19, 2017, CBS Corporation (“CBS”) launched an offer to exchange its shares of CBS Radio Inc. common stock for shares of outstanding CBS Class B common stock validly tendered and accepted by CBS (the “Exchange Offer”) in connection with CBS Radio Inc.’s prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 19, 2017. Holders of CBS Class A common stock may participate in the Exchange Offer by converting or conditionally converting their CBS Class A common stock into CBS Class B common stock. On October 19, 2017, CBS Corporation (“CBS”) sent a notice to its directors and executive officers (the “Notice”) informing them of certain trading restrictions, as described below, beginning on November 10, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and expected to end during the week of December 3, 2017 (the “Blackout Period”).
In connection with the Exchange Offer, eligible participants in the CBS 401(k) Plan and CBS Radio 401(k) Plan who choose to participate in the Exchange Offer (“Offer Participants”) will not be able to effect transactions with respect to their Plan’s CBS Class A common stock and/or CBS Class B common stock funds during the Blackout Period. Pursuant to Section 306 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and Regulation BTR (Blackout Trading Restriction), during the Blackout Period, CBS’ directors and executive officers will be prohibited from directly or indirectly purchasing, selling, acquiring or transferring shares of CBS Class A common stock, CBS Class B common stock and derivative securities acquired in connection with their service or employment as a director or an executive officer of CBS, subject to certain exceptions. At this time, CBS does not know the final number of Offer Participants. Depending on the number of Offer Participants, the trading restrictions for CBS’ directors and executive officers may be shortened and they will be notified accordingly. The directors and executive officers will be notified of any changes to the dates of the Blackout Period, including if the Blackout Period is shortened or extended, and when the Blackout Period ends.
These trading restrictions do not prohibit CBS’ directors and executive officers from participating in the Exchange Offer.
Inquiries concerning the Notice or the Blackout Period, including the beginning and ending dates of the trading restrictions (and for a period of two years after the ending date of the Blackout Period), may be directed without charge to:
CBS Corporation
51 W. 52nd Street
New York, New York 10019
Attention: Jonathan Anschell, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and
Secretary; and/or Stephen Mirante, Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Telephone number: 212-975-4321

Attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference is a copy of the Notice.


Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits.
Description of Exhibit


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

/s/ Lawrence P. Tu
Lawrence P. Tu
Senior Executive Vice President
and Chief Legal Officer

Date: October 19, 2017