Form 8-K





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): March 9, 2015



Amtech Systems, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Arizona   000-00412   86-0411215

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


131 S. Clark Drive, Tempe, Arizona   85281
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (480) 967-5146

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing

On March 9, 2015, Amtech Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) received a letter from the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) Listing Qualifications Department notifying the Company that, pursuant to NASDAQ Listing Rules (“Listing Rules”) 5605(b)(1)(A) and 5605(c)(4), NASDAQ was providing the Company with a 180-day cure period to (i) regain a board of directors (“Board”) comprised of a majority of independent directors and (ii) add a third member to the Board’s audit committee (the “Audit Committee”). As previously reported on the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on February 23, 2015, an independent director resigned from the Board effective as of February 19, 2015. Upon such resignation, the Company was no longer in compliance with Listing Rules 5605(b)(1) and 5605(c)(2)(A), which require the Board to be comprised of a majority of independent directors and the Audit Committee to be comprised of at least three members, respectively.

Pursuant to the letter received from NASDAQ, the Company has until August 18, 2015 to regain compliance with the NASDAQ Listing Rules; however, the Company expects to regain full compliance with both Listing Rules immediately following the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders to be held on April 9, 2015 (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders will vote on a director slate recommended by the Board that, if elected, will constitute a Board comprised of a majority of independent directors. Once the stockholders elect the members of the Board, the Board will appoint a third independent director to serve on the Audit Committee.

The Company plans to submit to NASDAQ documentation evidencing it has regained compliance with the Listing Rules, including biographies of any new directors, prior to August 18, 2015.


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: March 12, 2015

/s/ Bradley C. Anderson

Name: Bradley C. Anderson
Title: Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer