Washington, D.C. 20549






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


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 14, 2020



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16640 Stagg Street,





Van Nuys, California





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(818) 734-5300

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Common Stock, par value $.001 per share




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Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock Purchase Rights






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Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(e)Reduction in Base Salary of Executive Officers and Change in Bonus

As previously reported, on March 24, 2020, Capstone Turbine Corporation (the “Company”) announced its business plan in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic (the “Business Continuity Plan”). Pursuant to the Business Continuity Plan, each of Mr. Darren R. Jamison, its Chief Executive Officer, Frederick S. Hencken III, its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer, and James D. Crouse, its Chief Revenue Officer, voluntarily accepted reductions in their base salaries of 25%. These reductions were effective as of April 1, 2020, for a period of 90 days thereafter. On May 14, 2020, the Company announced, in its update to the Business Continuity Plan, that these reductions will be extended from June 30, 2020 to September 28, 2020.

Item 7.01Regulation FD Disclosure.

On May 14, 2020, the Company published the press release which is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


This information is intended to be furnished under Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


Item 8.01Other Events.

As previously reported, on March 24, 2020, the Company announced that, pursuant to the Business Continuity Plan, it would furlough or reduce the pay of members of its direct workforce beginning on March 30, 2020. The Company announced on May 14, 2020 in an update to the Business Continuity Plan that it is implementing a workforce reduction of certain employees previously furloughed pursuant to the Business Continuity Plan, affecting approximately 26 employees.  Other employees will begin to return to work starting on June 1, 2020, with others scheduled to return in a staggered manner through to the end of September 2020. Additionally, most of the returning, previously-furloughed employees and 28 other top company managers have volunteered to take a 15% reduction in salary through September 28, 2020.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits


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: May 14, 2020


/s/ Darren R. Jamison



Name: Darren R. Jamison



Title: President and Chief Executive Officer