LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION (NASDAQ:LRCX) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION (NASDAQ:LRCX) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 9.01

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

Item 9.01

Regulation FD Disclosure

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On December 5, 2018, Lam Research Corporation (the “Company”) announced that Martin B. Anstice resigned as the Company’s chief executive officer and as a member of its Board of Directors of the Company effective immediately. Mr. Anstice resigned as the company investigated allegations of workplace misconduct and conduct inconsistent with the company’s core values.

On December 5, 2018, the Company also announced that Timothy M. Archer was appointed as the Company’s chief executive officer and to the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Archer was previously the Company’s president and chief operating officer.

In connection with Mr. Archer’s appointment, he was granted on December 6, 2018 a $5,000,000 equity award consisting of $2,500,000 in service-based restricted stock units (RSUs) and $2,500,000 in stock options. The equity awards will vest over four years (a quarter on the one-year anniversary of the grant date and the remainder on a pro-rated basis on the 6th day of every month thereafter for the next 36 months, subject to continued employment). The number of shares covered by each service-based RSU shall be determined by dividing 50% of the above nominal value of the grant by the average closing price of the Company’s common stock for the 30 trading days prior to the grant date rounded down to the nearest whole share. The number of shares covered by each stock option, which will expire seven years from the grant date, shall be determined by dividing 50% of the above nominal value of the grant by the average closing price of the Company’s common stock for the 30 trading days prior to the grant date rounded down to the nearest whole share and multiplying the result by 3.33. In conjunction with the Company’s annual compensation review process, the Company shall make adjustments to Mr. Archer’s compensation consistent with his new role.

Mr. Archer’s employment agreement (the material terms of which are set forth in the Company’s Current Reports dated January 2, 2018 and January 24, 2018) will be amended to reflect his new role.

Mr. Archer, age 51, has been the president and chief operating officer of the Company since January 2018. Mr. Archer joined the Company in June 2012 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining the Company, he spent 18 years at Novellus Systems, Inc. (“Novellus”) in various technology development and business leadership roles, including most recently as chief operating officer from January 2011 to June 2012; executive vice president of Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Customer Satisfaction from September 2009 to January 2011; and executive vice president of the PECVD and Electrofill Business Units from November 2008 to September 2009. His tenure at Novellus also included assignments as senior director of technology for Novellus Systems Japan from 1999 to 2001 and senior director of technology for the Electrofill Business Unit from April 2001 to April 2002. He started his career in 1989 at Tektronix, where he was responsible for process development for high-speed bipolar ICs. Mr. Archer completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Business and earned a B.S. degree in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology.

Item 9.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

A press release related to the matters described in Item 9.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is included in Exhibit 99.1. The information in Exhibit 99.1 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is being furnished, not filed.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

99.1

Press Release dated December 5, 2018 announcing management transitions


LAM RESEARCH CORP Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 exhibit991pressreleasedate.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING MANAGEMENT TRANSITIONS Exhibit Exhibit 99.1Lam Research Corporation Announces Martin Anstice Resigns as Chief Executive Officer; Tim Archer Appointed as President and Chief Executive OfficerCompany reaffirms December 2018 quarter guidanceFREMONT,…
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About LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION (NASDAQ:LRCX)

Lam Research Corporation is a supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. The Company designs, manufactures, markets, refurbishes and services semiconductor processing systems that are used in the fabrication of integrated circuits (ICs). It operates through manufacturing and servicing of wafer processing semiconductor manufacturing equipment segment. Its products are designed to enable its customers build a range of devices that are used in a range of electronic products, including cell phones, tablets, computers, storage devices, and networking equipment. Its customer base includes semiconductor memory, foundry, and integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) that make products, such as dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), negative-AND (NAND) memory and logic devices. It offers a portfolio of products that are used in several areas of the semiconductor manufacturing process flow, including thin film deposition, plasma etch and single-wafer clean.

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