Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
December 4, 2018
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter

New Jersey
State of Incorporation
Commission File Number
IRS Employer Identification Number

2015 W. Chestnut Street, Alhambra, California, 91803
Address of principal executive offices, including zip code

(626) 293-3400
Registrant's telephone number, including area code

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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 December 4, 2018, EMCORE Corporation (the “Company”) announced that Jikun Kim will leave his position as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company, effective December 31, 2018 (the “Separation Date”). The Company has commenced an external search to identify a new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kim’s departure is not the result of any dispute or disagreement with the Company or any matter related to the Company’s accounting practices or financial statement disclosures.

In connection with Mr. Kim’s departure from the Company, on December 4, 2018 the Company and Mr. Kim entered into a Separation and General Release Agreement (the “Separation Agreement”).  Pursuant to the Separation Agreement, Mr. Kim will receive his accrued and unpaid salary as of the Separation Date, continuation of his monthly base salary for a period of two months following the Separation Date and a lump sum payment of $22,875 in lieu of any cash bonus payment under the Company’s Fiscal Year 2018 Bonus Plan. Mr. Kim’s outstanding equity awards that remain unvested as of the Separation Date will be cancelled and terminated. Mr. Kim’s receipt of the foregoing severance benefits is subject to his execution and non-revocation of a general release agreement at the time of his departure and compliance with certain confidentiality, non-solicitation and other restrictive covenants as provided in the Separation Agreement.

The foregoing summary of the Separation Agreement is qualified in its entirety by the text of the Separation Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01     Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit Number
Exhibit Description


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.
December 4, 2018
By: /s/ Jeffrey Rittichier
Name: Jeffrey Rittichier
Title: Chief Executive Officer