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) June 22, 2020

Commission file number: 001-31822
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

3950 South Country Club Road, Suite 470, Tucson, Arizona 85714
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(520) 365-3100
(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 classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per shareAXDXThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
(The Nasdaq Capital Market)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

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

On June 22, 2020, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. (the “Company”) granted the following restricted stock units and performance stock units to named executive officer Jack Phillips of the Company under the Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. 2012 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan.

NameRestricted Stock Units (1)Performance Stock Units (2)
Jack Phillips, President and Chief Executive Officer186,48095,530

(1) The restricted stock units will vest in equal annual amounts on each anniversary of the grant date over three years, beginning on June 22, 2021 and ending on June 22, 2023. Upon vesting, Mr. Phillips will receive a number of shares of common stock equal to the number of restricted stock units that have vested.

(2) The performance stock units will vest in whole upon the Company’s achievement of an annual revenue target if such target is achieved no later than 2022. If the annual revenue target is not achieved by 2022, the performance stock units will forfeit. Each vested performance stock unit will be settled in one share of the Company’s common stock.


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.
/s/ Steve Reichling
Steve Reichling
Chief Financial Officer