Nanometrics 8-K 2018
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): January 8, 2018
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1550 Buckeye Drive, Milpitas, California 95035
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Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (408) 545-6000
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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 8, 2018, Nanometrics Incorporated and S. Mark Borowicz, Nanometrics’ Executive Vice President, Business Operations, agreed that Dr. Borowicz would cease to be an officer and employee of Nanometrics effective January 9, 2018. In connection with this determination, on January 8, 2018, Nanometrics and Dr. Borowicz entered into a severance and separation agreement pursuant to which Dr. Borowicz will receive: a severance payment of $155,000.00; COBRA premiums payable by the Company for Dr. Borowicz and his covered dependents until July 31, 2018; and a target bonus, under Nanometrics’ 2017 Executive Performance Bonus Plan (the “Plan”), of $186,000.00 (subject to increase in the event the Compensation Committee determines he is entitled to an amount higher than the executive bonus based on the criteria set forth in the Plan). In addition, the agreement provides that vesting of restricted stock units and performance shares held by Dr. Borowicz will cease as of the February 28, 2018, and that Nanometrics and Dr. Borowicz will enter into an independent contractor agreement.
On January 9, 2018, Nanometrics and Dr. Borowicz entered into the independent contractor agreement with a term ending on February 28, 2018, pursuant to which Dr. Borowicz will render to Nanometrics transition services for operations and engineering, as required, and be paid compensation of $6,000 every two weeks during the term of the consulting period.
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.