SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
November 1, 2017
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
(Commission File No.)
50 Old Webster Road
Oxford, Massachusetts 01540
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (508) 373-1100
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Certain directors and officers of IPG Photonics Corporation (the “Company”) adopt from time to time pre-arranged trading plans (each, a “Plan”) designed to comply with Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Company’s policies regarding stock transactions. Under Rule 10b5-1, directors, officers and other persons who are not in possession of material non-public information may adopt a plan or contract for pre-arranged sales of Company securities under specified conditions and at specified times. Using these Plans, insiders can gradually diversify their investment portfolios, spread stock trades out over an extended period of time to reduce market impact and avoid concerns about transactions occurring at a time when they might possess inside information.
The Plan adopted by Igor Samartsev, Chief Technology Officer and Director, provides for the sale of up to 8,000 shares, including shares acquired upon exercise of stock options, over a period ending November 2018, unless terminated sooner in certain circumstances. Shares will be sold under the Plan on the open market at prevailing market prices, subject to minimum price thresholds.
The Plan adopted by Trevor Ness, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales and Marketing, provides for the sale of up to 10,000 shares, including shares acquired upon exercise of stock options, over a period ending May 2018, unless terminated sooner in certain circumstances. Shares will be sold under the Plan on the open market at prevailing market prices, subject to minimum price thresholds.
The Company does not undertake to report Plans that may be adopted by any directors, officers or affiliates of the Company in the future, or to report any modification or termination of any Plan, except to the extent required by law.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION
November 16, 2017
/s/ Angelo P. Lopresti
Angelo P. Lopresti
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary