Washington, DC 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


February 14, 2018



Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)



Cutera, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)








(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)


(Commission File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)


3240 Bayshore Blvd.

Brisbane, California 94005

(Address of principal executive offices)


(415) 657-5500

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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


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Item 2.02.

Results of Operations and Financial Condition.



On February 14, 2018, we are issuing a press release and holding a conference call regarding our financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2017. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.


Item 5.02.

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


(b) Departure of Senior Vice President, International Sales


On February 9, 2018, Miguel Pardos resigned his position as Senior Vice President, International Sales of Cutera, Inc. ("Cutera"), effective on February 28, 2018, to pursue other opportunities.  Cutera will reassign Mr. Pardos’ duties to the existing regional sales managers who will all report to the Chief Executive Officer, James A. Reinstein until further notice. 


(e) Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


On February 13, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Cutera, Inc. (the “Company”), upon recommendation of its Compensation Committee and in consultation with our independent compensation consultant, Compensia, Inc., approved the 2018 Management Bonus Program (the “Bonus Program”), which provides for payment of bonuses to certain executive officers and employees. The Board approved certain changes to the 2017 Management Bonus Program, including:



Each participant in the Bonus Program has a target bonus percentage associated with such participant’s job title and level that is applied to eligible wages;



Participants in the Bonus Program are not eligible to participate in the Company’s Profit Sharing Program;



Each participant in the Bonus Program is eligible to receive pro-rated bonuses based on such participant’s performance measures, and bonus amounts for each participant are subject to minimum and maximum payment amounts;



Bonuses paid pursuant to the Bonus Program are paid semi-annually, rather than quarterly pursuant to the 2017 Management Bonus Program; and



Participants in the Bonus Program must be employed by the Company at the time of any bonus payment.


Other provisions of the Company’s 2018 Management Bonus Program remained substantially the same as the terms of the 2017 Management Bonus Program.


Item 8.01.

Other Events.


On February 13, 2018, the Board also established an Enterprise Risk Committee. The role of the Enterprise Risk Committee is to assist the board in its oversight of the Company’s management of key risks, including strategic and operational risks, as well as the guidelines, policies and processes for monitoring and mitigating such risks. The committee’s role includes risk management oversight of its wholly-owned subsidiaries. The Board appointed independent directors Clint H. Severson, Elisha W. Finney and Gregory Barrett as the members of the Enterprise Risk Committee, with Clint H. Severson appointed to serve as the Chairperson.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.





Exhibit No.






Press Release of Cutera, Inc. dated as of February 14, 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, thereunto duly authorized.





Date: February 14, 2018

By: /S/ Darren W. Alch


Name: Darren W. Alch

Title: General Counsel & Corporate Secretary