SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): July 30, 2018
MKS Instruments, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
2 Tech Drive, Suite 201, Andover,
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 978-645-5500
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.
(d) On July 30, 2018, the Board of Directors (the Board) of MKS Instruments, Inc. (the Company) elected Rajeev Raj Batra as a Class I Director, with a term that will begin October 1, 2018, to fill the vacancy in the Board, and to serve until the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Mr. Batra is not expected to initially serve on any Board committee.
There are no transactions involving the Company and Mr. Batra that are required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Mr. Batra will be entitled to receive compensation for his Board and any committee service in accordance with the Companys standard compensation arrangements for non-employee directors, which are described under the caption Director Compensation in the Companys definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28, 2018, as adjusted by the Board from time to time.
A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Batras election to the Board is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|Item 9.01|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated July 31, 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.
|MKS Instruments, Inc.|
|July 31, 2018||By:|
|Name:||Kathleen F. Burke|
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Asst.