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 28, 2018
Amtech Systems, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
131 S. Clark Drive, Tempe, Arizona
(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 8.01    Other Events.

On March 28, 2018 the Board of Directors of Amtech Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) approved a stock repurchase program, pursuant to which the Company may repurchase up to $4 million of its outstanding common stock, par value $0.01 per share, over a one-year period, commencing on April 2, 2018. Repurchases under the program will be made in open market transactions at prevailing market prices, in privately negotiated transactions, or by other means in compliance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission; however, the Company has no obligation to repurchase shares and the timing, actual number, and value of shares to be repurchased is subject to management’s discretion and will depend on the Company’s stock price and other market conditions. The Company may, in the sole discretion of the Board of Directors, terminate the repurchase program at any time while it is in effect.

A copy of the press release announcing the Company’s stock repurchase program is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is hereby incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit No.            Description                
99.1                Press Release dated April 2, 2018

Exhibit Index    

Exhibit No.            Description                
99.1Press Release dated April 2, 2018


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: April 3, 2018
By: /s/ Lisa D. Gibbs
Name: Lisa D. Gibbs
Title:Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer