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): March 19, 2020



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-33834   36-4419301
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


900 East Green Street

Bensenville, Illinois

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


(847) 295-7000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



(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   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $.001 per share   RBCN    The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Preferred Share Purchase Right        





Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement


On February 26, 2020, Rubicon Technology, Inc. (“Rubicon” or “Seller”) entered into a Real Estate Sale Contract (the “Agreement) with the Batavia Park District, an Illinois municipal corporation (“Purchaser”). Pursuant to the Agreement, Rubicon agreed to sell, and Purchaser agreed to purchase from Seller, Rubicon’s interest in that parcel of real property commonly known as Fox Valley Business Park, Lot 101, Batavia, Illinois 60510, (the “Property”) consisting of permanent index number 12-27-428-016.


On March 17, 2020, the town of Batavia, Illinois held a vote on a bond referendum to approve the issuance of approximately $27 million of municipal bonds. The bond referendum failed to win a plurality. This issuance was a condition precedent to the purchase of the Property.


On March 19, 2020, Rubicon received notice that the Purchaser was terminating the Agreement pursuant to its terms.


The foregoing description of the Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement which was filed as Exhibit 10.1 to a Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on February 28, 2020, and incorporated herein by reference.






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: March 19, 2020 By: /s/ Timothy E. Brog
  Name:  Timothy E. Brog
  Title:  Chief Executive Officer