SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
December 11, 2012
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10420 Research Road, SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On December 11, 2012, EMCORE Corporation (the “Company”) entered into an Indemnification Agreement with each of the current directors and executive officers of the Company (collectively, the “Indemnitees”). The Indemnification Agreements clarify and supplement indemnification provisions already contained in the Company's Bylaws and generally provide that the Company shall indemnify the Indemnitees to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, subject to certain exceptions, against expenses, judgments, fines and other amounts actually and reasonably incurred in connection with their service as a director or officer and also provide for rights to advancement of expenses and contribution.
The description of the Indemnification Agreements set forth in this Item 1.01 is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the form of Indemnification Agreement between the Company and each of the Indemnitees which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Form of Indemnification Agreement
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.
Dated: December 14, 2012
By: /s/ Mark Weinswig
Name: Mark Weinswig
Title: Chief Financial Officer