Washington, D.C. 20549


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 2, 2020
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5964 La Place Court
Carlsbad, California 92008
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On July 2, 2020, GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Single Tenant Industrial Triple Net Lease (the “Lease”) with Icon Owner Pool 1 West/Southwest, LLC, as landlord (the “Landlord”). Pursuant to the Lease, the Company has leased an approximately 73,000 square foot facility in Carlsbad, California (the “Facility”), which the Company may use for manufacturing, research and development, office, and/or distribution purposes.

The original term of the Lease runs through June 30, 2031, provided that the Company may, subject to certain customary conditions as set forth in the Lease, extend the term of the Lease at fair market rental value for two additional five-year periods upon at least 12-months’ written notice prior to the end of the then-current term of the Lease. In addition, subject to the terms and conditions of the Lease, the Landlord has granted the Company an ongoing right of first refusal to lease two additional buildings located adjacent to the Facility. Under the Lease, the Company will pay the Landlord base rent commencing on February 1, 2021 of approximately $116,200 per month, which base rent amount will increase annually at a rate of 3%. The base rent amount payable by the Company is in addition to “triple net” operating expenses payable by the Company, as set forth in the Lease. In addition, the Company has provided the Landlord a standby letter of credit in the amount of approximately $846,000 as security for the Company’s full performance of its obligations under the Lease. In connection with entering in the Lease, and subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, the Landlord has agreed to provide the Company a tenant improvement allowance for the Facility in an amount up to approximately $4.3 million.

The foregoing description of the Lease is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Lease, which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020.


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.
Date:July 8, 2020/s/ Eric Stier
Eric Stier
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary