Form 8-K








Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 28, 2007


American Superconductor Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)



Delaware   0-19672   04-2959321

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


Two Technology Drive, Westborough, MA   01581
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (508) 836-4200


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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


As previously reported on June 14, 2007, Thomas M. Rosa, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of American Superconductor Corporation (the “Company”), notified the Company that he will be resigning effective July 9, 2007 to pursue other business opportunities.

On June 28, 2007, the Company and Mr. Rosa entered into a Transition Agreement pursuant to which Mr. Rosa’s employment with the Company shall terminate on July 9, 2007 (the “Resignation Date”).

The Transition Agreement provides that Mr. Rosa will receive the following severance benefits upon his resignation from the Company:



42 weeks of base salary continuation.



If Mr. Rosa elects to enroll in and continue his medical/dental insurance through COBRA, the Company shall pay the Company portion of his monthly premium payments for 42 weeks or until he obtains other employment, whichever occurs first.

Under the terms of the Transition Agreement, Mr. Rosa has agreed to make himself available to advise and consult with the Company, to assist in the transition to a new Chief Financial Officer, for up to 80 hours during the first eight weeks after he leaves the Company.

The foregoing summary of the Transition Agreement, is qualified in its entirety by the text of the Transition Agreement, which is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 10.1.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Transition Agreement, dated June 28, 2007, between Thomas M. Rosa and American Superconductor Corporation.

See the Exhibit Index attached to this Report, which is 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.


Date: July 2, 2007   By:  

/s/ Gregory J. Yurek

    Gregory J. Yurek
    President and Chief Executive Officer





Exhibit No.   


10.1    Transition Agreement, dated June 28, 2007, between Thomas M. Rosa and American Superconductor Corporation.