SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
KIERNAN JOHN P

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O VEECO INSTRUMENTS INC.
1 TERMINAL DRIVE

(Street)
PLAINVIEW NY 11803

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
VEECO INSTRUMENTS INC [ VECO ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
SVP & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/14/2024
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Unit (1) 03/14/2024 A 12,250 (2) (2) common stock 12,250 $0 12,250 D
Performance Based Restricted Stock Unit (3) 03/14/2024 A 22,750 (3) (3) common stock 22,750 $0 22,750 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of Veeco common stock.
2. These restricted stock units (RSUs) were acquired pursuant to an award under the Veeco Instruments 2019 Stock Incentive Plan and are subject to certain restrictions. These restrictions will lapse with respect to 1/3 of such RSUs on each of the first, second and third anniversaries of the date of grant. Vested shares of Veeco common stock will be delivered to the reporting person on the vesting date.
3. On March 14, 2024, the reporting person was granted the contingent right to receive 22,750 performance-based restricted stock units ("PRSUs"). This contingent right is subject to the reporting person's continued service with the Company and the achievement of three-year performance criteria, which is based on the Company's total shareholder return relative to other companies in the Russell 2000 as specified in the award agreement (the "Criteria"). Each PRSU represents the contingent right to receive one share of Veeco common stock. The award, if earned, could range from 50% to 200% of the granted PRSUs based on the achievement of the Criteria. If the Criteria are not achieved, the award will be forfeited. Subject to having been earned, vested shares will be delivered to the reporting person on the date specified in the award agreement, but in no case earlier than the third anniversary of the grant date.
/s/ Kirk W. Mackey, Attorney-in-Fact 03/18/2024
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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