Form 8-K AQUANTIA CORP For: Dec 07

December 13, 2017 6:04 AM










Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 7, 2017 



(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter) 








(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)




105 E. Tasman Drive

San Jose, California





(Address of Principal Executive Offices)




(Zip Code)


(408) 238-8300

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 1.01    Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On December 7, 2017, Aquantia Corp., (the “Company) entered into an Office and R&D Lease (the “Lease”) with Paul Erickson, Trustee of the H.C. and R.C. Merritt Trust and Century Urban Tasman, LLC.  The Lease is for approximately 66,943 rentable square feet of space located at 91 East Tasman Drive, San Jose, California 95134 (the “Premises”). The Premises will become the Company’s corporate headquarters.

The Lease will commence on April 1, 2018 and will expire on March 31, 2024. Monthly base rent payments due under the Lease for the Premises will be $74,000 per month based on 40,000 square feet of space for the first 30 months and increase to $131,386.68 per month based on 66,943 square feet starting on the 31st month.  The monthly base rent payments are subject to annual increases of 3.0% during the term of the Lease and the first nine months of the monthly base rent payments are fully abated. The Company is also responsible for certain other costs under the Lease, including operating, property taxes and certain repair and maintenance obligations approximately at $0.44 per square feet per month.  In addition, the Lease provides for a total of $534,715 in allowance for certain identified fixture, furniture, equipment and leaseholder improvement expenditures included in the Lease, as well as an option to a one-time additional tenant improvement selected by the Company, up to $400,000.  If the Company exercises the right to this additional tenant improvement, the monthly base rent payment will increase by $3,555.68 for the duration of the Lease.

The foregoing description of the Lease does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Lease, a copy of which the Company expects to file with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2017.

Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth above under Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.




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: December 12, 2017









/s/ Mark Voll





Mark Voll





Chief Financial Officer




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