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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): February 21, 2018




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


















(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)



4281 Technology Drive

Fremont, California 94538

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)



Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (510) 438‑4700


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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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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 February 20, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of AXT, Inc. (the “Company”) determined that Robert G. Ochrym, the Company’s Vice President, Business Development, Strategic Sales and Marketing, is no longer designated as an executive officer for purposes of Item 401(b) of Regulation S-K and an officer for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  The Board approved Mr. Ochrym’s transition from full-time to part-time employment in connection with his anticipated retirement from the Company on or before November 5, 2018.



On February 20, 2018, the Compensation Committee of the Board approved and ratified certain changes to Mr. Ochyrm’s compensation for 2018 with respect to his transition from full-time to part-time employment in connection with his anticipated retirement from the Company on or before November 5, 2018.  Under the new arrangement, Mr. Ochrym will be paid at least $500 semi-monthly in accordance with the Company’s normal payroll procedures and will be paid $100 per hour for each hour of service to the Company above five hours of service in a payroll cycle.  During the transition period, Mr. Ochrym also will remain eligible to continue vesting with respect to his equity awards. 





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.




AXT, Inc.






/s/ Gary L. Fischer




Gary L. Fischer

Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary


Date: February 21,  2018