6-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 6-K

 

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13a-16 OR 15d-16

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of February 2022

Commission File Number: 001-40007

 

 

Atotech Limited

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

 

 

William Street, West Bromwich

West Midlands, B70 0BG

United Kingdom

(Address of principal executive office)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

Form 20-F  ☒             Form 40-F  ☐

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):  ☐

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7):  ☐

 

 

 


Effective January 31, 2022, Brian Bernasek, a member of the board of directors (the “Board”) of Atotech Limited (the “Company”), has resigned from the Board and from the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board.

Effective February 1, 2022, the Board has appointed Klaus-Günter Vennemann as a director of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee of the Board. The Board has determined that Mr. Vennemann is an independent director within the meaning of the New York Stock Exchange listing standards.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Vennemann and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as a director. There are no family relationships between Mr. Vennemann and any other member of the Board or member of the Company’s senior management.

Mr. Vennemann will have the same director indemnification arrangement as do the Company’s other directors, the form of agreement for which was filed with the SEC on March 4, 2021 as Exhibit 4.16 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F. Mr. Vennemann will be eligible to participate in the compensation arrangements and programs that are established for the Company’s non-employee directors, as in effect from time to time.

On February 4, 2022, the Company issued a press release regarding the matter discussed in this Report of Foreign Private Issuer on Form 6-K. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

Exhibits

 

Exhibit
Number

  

Description

99.1    Press Release, dated February 4, 2022, issued by Atotech Limited.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: February 4, 2022

 

Atotech Limited
By:  

/s/ Peter Frauenknecht

Name:   Peter Frauenknecht
Title:   Chief Financial Officer
EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

LOGO

Atotech Names Klaus-Günter Vennemann to Board of Directors; Brian Bernasek Resigns As Director

Berlin, February 04, 2022 – Atotech (NYSE: ATC), a leading specialty chemicals technology company and a market leader in advanced electroplating solutions, announced today that Brian Bernasek, a member of the company’s Board of Directors, has resigned as a director as of January 31, 2022.

The Board has appointed Klaus-Günter Vennemann as a Director and a member of the Board’s Audit Committee, effective February 1, 2022.

Mr. Vennemann is a management consultant and a member of the Supervisory Board of Rheinmetall since 2016. He was previously the CEO of the General Lighting business unit of OSRAM AG.

The Board has determined that Mr. Vennemann is an independent director within the meaning of the New York Stock Exchange listing standards.

About Atotech

Atotech is a leading specialty chemicals technology company and a market leader in advanced electroplating solutions. Atotech delivers chemistry, equipment, software, and services for innovative technology applications through an integrated systems-and-solutions approach. Atotech solutions are used in a wide variety of end-markets, including smartphones and other consumer electronics, communications infrastructure, and computing, as well as in numerous industrial and consumer applications such as automotive, heavy machinery, and household appliances.

Atotech, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, is a team of 4,000 experts in over 40 countries generating annual revenues of $1.2 billion (2020). Atotech has manufacturing operations across Europe, the Americas, and Asia. With its well-established innovative strength and industry-leading global TechCenter network, Atotech delivers pioneering solutions combined with unparalleled on-site support for over 9,000 customers worldwide. For more information about Atotech, please visit us at atotech.com.

Contacts:

Media relations:

Susanne Richter

+49 30 349 85 418

press@atotech.com

Investor relations:

Todd Fogarty

Kekst CNC

todd.fogarty@kekstcnc.com

 

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