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EX-99.1 - EXHIBIT 99.1 - ASTROTECH Corpc02243exv99w1.htm

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 14, 2010

Astrotech Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Washington   001-34426   91-1273737
(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)
401 Congress Ave. Suite 1650 Austin, Texas
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (512) 485-9530

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

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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 14, 2010, General (Ret.) Lance W. Lord notified Astrotech Corporation (“Astrotech”) of his intent to resign from the Board of Directors of Astrotech and as the Chief Executive Officer of Astrotech Space Operations. His resignation will become effective on June 18, 2010. General Lord’s resignation is not due to any disagreement with Astrotech on any matter relating to Astrotech’s operations, policies or practices.
At this time, the vacancy on the Board of Directors created by General Lord’s resignation is not expected to be filled until the next annual meeting. The role of Chief Executive Officer, Astrotech Space Operations, will remain open pending a review of internal and external candidates.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1          Press Release dated as of June 17, 2010




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.
  By:   /s/ Thomas B. Pickens, III   
    Name:   Thomas B. Pickens, III   
    Title:   Chairman of the Board and
Chief Executive Officer 
Date: June 17, 2010




Exhibit No.   Description
  Press Release dated as of June 17, 2010