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): July 8, 2019



Rambus Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   000-22339   94-3112828

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I. R. S. Employer

Identification No.)


1050 Enterprise Way, Suite 700

Sunnyvale, California

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(408) 462-8000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock   RMBS   NASDAQ Global Select Market

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On July 8, 2019, Rambus Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a definitive triple net space lease agreement with 237 North First Street Holdings, LLC (the “Landlord”) whereby the Company will lease approximately 90,000 square feet of office space located at 4453 North First Street in San Jose, California (the “Lease”). The office space will serve as the Company’s corporate headquarters and include engineering, marketing and administrative functions. The Company expects to move to the new premises during the summer of 2020. The Lease has a term of 128 months from the commencement date planned for April 1, 2020, which date is subject to certain extensions. The starting rent of the Lease is approximately $3.26 per square foot on a triple net basis. The annual base rent increases each year to certain fixed amounts over the course of the term as set forth in the Lease and will be $4.38 per square foot in the eleventh year. In addition to the base rent, the Company will also pay operating expenses, insurance expenses, real estate taxes and a management fee. In addition, the Lease allows for an option to expand, wherein the Company has the right of first refusal to rent additional space in the building. The Company has a one-time option to extend the Lease for a period of 60 months and may elect to terminate the Lease, via written notice to the Landlord, in the event the office space is damaged or destroyed. This summary is not intended to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the Lease, which Rambus intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The lease of the Company’s current Sunnyvale, California headquarters expires June 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 10, 2019


Rambus Inc.


/s/ Jae Kim


Jae Kim


Senior Vice President and General Counsel