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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): November 30, 2018
  
LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
Delaware
 
0-12933
 
94-2634797
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification Number)
4650 Cushing Parkway
Fremont, California 94538
(Address of principal executive offices including zip code)
(510) 572-0200
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
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Table of Contents

Item 5.02.
 
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
 
Item 9.01.
  
Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
SIGNATURES
 





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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
(e) Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On November 30, 2018, Lam Research Corporation (the “Company”) entered into an amendment to the employment agreement of Douglas R. Bettinger, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, which employment agreement was entered into effective January 1, 2018.

The amendment to the employment agreement (the material terms of which are set forth in the Company’s Current Report dated January 2, 2018) reflects Mr. Bettinger’s calendar year 2019 compensation ($640,000 base salary, annual incentive program target award opportunity of 100% of base salary and long-term incentive program target award opportunity of $3,000,000) and a one-time restricted stock unit (RSU) award of $8,000,000 granted on November 30, 2018 that will vest over four years (25% of the RSUs on the one-year anniversary of the grant date and the remainder of the RSUs on a pro-rated basis on the last day of every month thereafter for the next 36 months). 

The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the amendment to the employment agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Form 8-K and incorporated by reference in this Item 5.02(e).

Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibits
10.1



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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.
Date:
December 3, 2018
 
LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
 
 
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
/s/ George M. Schisler, Jr.
 
 
 
George M. Schisler, Jr.
 
 
 
Vice President, Corporate Legal Services


Exhibit
Exhibit 10.1


AMENDMENT TO EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
This AMENDMENT TO EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”) is entered into effective November 30, 2018 (the “Effective Date”), by and between Lam Research Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and Douglas R. Bettinger (the “Executive”).

Recitals
WHEREAS, the Executive and the Company (the “Parties”) previously entered into an employment agreement effective January 1, 2018 (the “Employment Agreement” and, as amended hereby, the “Agreement”); and
WHEREAS, in order to provide clarity about Executive’s short-term and long-term variable compensation program participation levels, the Parties desire to amend the Employment Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises and mutual covenants herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Parties agree as follows:
Agreement
Consistent with Sections 3(a) and 3(b) of this Employment Agreement, as part of the Company’s focal process in 2019, Executive’s Base Compensation shall be adjusted to an annual rate of $640,000; his target award opportunity shall be 100% of Base Compensation; and he shall be eligible to participate in the Company’s Long-Term Incentive Program with a target award opportunity of $3,000,000.
A new Section 3(g) is added to the Employment Agreement as follows:
(g) One Time RSU Grant. On November 30, 2018, Executive shall receive a grant of Restricted Stock Units (“RSUs”) with a value of $8,000,000 (as the date of grant). The RSUs shall vest over a period of four (4) years, subject to continued employment, at a rate of 25% on November 30, 2019, and the remaining 75% on a pro-rated basis on the last day of every month thereafter over the next 36 months. The RSUs will be subject to the terms of the Company’s equity plan and standard Award Agreement (except as revised by the terms of this Agreement).”
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have duly executed this Amendment effective as of the day and year first written above.
Lam Research Corporation                /s/ Doug Bettinger
/s/ Sarah O’Dowd                    Douglas R. Bettinger
Name:    Sarah O’Dowd                    Date: 11-30-18
Title:    Chief Legal Officer
Date:    11-30-18






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