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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 10, 2013


 
WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc.
 
 
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 

 
Nevada
 
000-53252
 
90-0416683
 
 
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 

 
7400 Paseo Padre Parkway, FremontCA
 
94555
 
 
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code):  (510) 651-4450

Not Applicable
(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.

On January 10, 2013, WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a severance benefits agreement with John Harland, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. The following description of the severance benefits agreement with Mr. Harland is qualified in its entirety by reference to the terms of such agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this current report on Form 8-K.

The severance benefits agreement provides that if Mr. Harland’s employment is terminated by the Company without Cause (as defined in the agreement) or by Mr. Harland for Good Reason (as defined in the agreement), then Mr. Harland will be entitled to receive severance benefits in the form of salary continuation payments over a 6- month period following the date of termination; provided Mr. Harland’s right to receive such severance payments is conditioned upon his execution of a waiver and release of claims against the Company.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)        Exhibits.

Exhibit No.
 
Description
10.1
 
Severance Benefits Agreement, dated January 10, 2013, between the Company and John Harland



SIGNATURES

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.

 
WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc.
 
 
Date: January 14, 2013
By:
/s/ JOHN HARLAND
   
John Harland
   
Chief Financial Officer


 
 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
     
10.1
 
Severance Benefits Agreement, dated January 10, 2013, between the Company and John Harland