Acacia Communications,Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIA) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain OfficersItem 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(d) Effective as of September 13, 2017, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Acacia Communications, Inc. (the “Company”) approved an increase in the size of the Board from seven to eight directors and elected David J. Aldrich to the Board as a Class I director. Mr. Aldrich’s term as a Class I director will expire at the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Mr. Aldrich has also been elected to the Audit Committee of the Board.
Mr. Aldrich currently serves as the chairman of the board and executive chairman of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (“Skyworks”), where he previously served as its chief executive officer since its formation in 2002 in connection with a merger between Alpha Industries and Conexant Systems. Prior to Skyworks’ formation, Mr. Aldrich served in various senior management and executive positions at Alpha Industries, most recently as its chief executive officer. Prior to this, Mr. Aldrich held senior management positions at Adams-Russell and MACOM.
In accordance with the Company’s director compensation program, Mr. Aldrich will receive an annual cash retainer of $35,000 for his service on the Board and an additional annual cash retainer of $7,500 for his service on the Audit Committee, payable quarterly in arrears (and prorated for any partial period). In addition, on the date of his initial election to the Board and to the director compensation program, Mr. Aldrich was granted a restricted stock unit award having an aggregate fair market value of $300,000 on the date of grant. All initial restricted stock unit awards granted to non-employee directors, including the initial grant to Mr. Aldrich, vest in equal annual installments on the first, second and third anniversary of the grant date, or in full immediately upon the occurrence of a change in control of the Company. During his service as a non-employee director, Mr.Aldrich will also be entitled to an annual restricted stock unit award, to be granted at each annual meeting of stockholders, having an aggregate fair market value of $100,000 on the date of grant, which vests in full on the date of the next annual meeting of stockholders following the date of grant or immediately upon the occurrence of a change in control of the Company.
In addition, on September 13, 2017, Mr. Aldrich entered into an indemnification agreement (the “Indemnification Agreement”) with the Company. The Indemnification Agreement is substantially identical to the form of indemnification agreement that the Company has entered into with its other directors and provides that the Company will indemnify Mr. Aldrich to the fullest extent permitted by law for claims arising in his capacity as a director, provided that he acted in good faith and in a manner that he reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the Company’s best interests and, with respect to any criminal proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe that his conduct was unlawful. In the event that the Company does not assume the defense of a claim against Mr. Aldrich, the Company is required to advance his expenses in connection with his defense, provided that he undertakes to repay all amounts advanced if it is ultimately determined that he is not entitled to be indemnified by the Company.
The foregoing description of the Indemnification Agreement is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the form of indemnification agreement by and between the Company and its directors and officers, which is incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-208680) filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 21, 2015.
There was no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Aldrich and any other persons to which Mr. Aldrich was elected as a director. Mr. Aldrich has no direct or indirect material interest in any existing or currently proposed transaction that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
On September 14, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing the election of Mr. Aldrich. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.02. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Acacia Communications, Inc. ExhibitEX-99.1 2 acia09142017ex-991.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit Exhibit 99.1ACACIA COMMUNICATIONS APPOINTS DAVID J. ALDRICH TO BOARD OF DIRECTORSMaynard,…To view the full exhibit click
About Acacia Communications,Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIA)
Acacia Communications, Inc. is a provider of coherent interconnect products for communications networks relied upon by cloud infrastructure operators and content and communications service providers. The Company’s product family includes AC100-MSA, AC100-CFP, CFP2-ACO and AC400 Flex. Its AC100-MSA product family includes AC100-G, AC100-S and AC100-C. Its AC100-CFP product family includes AC100-CFP-M, AC100-CFP-ZR and AC100-CFP-L. Its CFP2-ACO product family contains a single module that has an analog electrical interface. Its AC400 Flex product family includes AC400-U, AC400-S and AC400-UL. Its products include a series of low-power coherent digital signal processor application-specific integrated circuits (DSP ASICs) and silicon photonic integrated circuits (PICs), which the Company has integrated into families of optical interconnect modules with transmission speeds ranging from 40 to 400 gigabits per second for use in long-haul, metro and inter-data center markets.