Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 18, 2020


Desktop Metal, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-38835   83-2044042
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


63 Third Avenue

Burlington, Massachusetts

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


(978) 224-1244

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code


(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 class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which
Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   DM   New York Stock Exchange
Warrants to purchase one share of Class A common stock   DM.WS   New York Stock Exchange


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


On December 18, 2020, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Desktop Metal, Inc. (f/k/a Trine Acquisition Corp.) (the “Company”) increased the size of the Board to eleven directors and appointed Scott Dussault to serve as a member of the Board as a Class III Director. Mr. Dussault was also appointed to serve on the Audit Committee of the Board as its Chairman. Mr. Dussault will receive compensation in accordance with the Company’s compensation arrangements for non-employee directors. There was no arrangement or understanding pursuant to which Mr. Dussault was elected as a director. Mr. Dussault has also entered into the Company’s standard indemnification agreement for directors and officers.


On December 22, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing Mr. Dussault’s appointment to the Board (the “Press Release”). The Press Release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, except as expressly provided by specific reference in such a filing.


On December 18, 2020, the Compensation Committee of the Board awarded a cash bonus of $150,000 to Ric Fulop, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, in connection with his efforts related to the recent business combination with the Company and Desktop Metal Operating, Inc. (f/k/a Desktop Metal, Inc.).


Item 9.01.Financial Statement and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


99.1   Press release dated December 22, 2020.







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.


  Desktop Metal, Inc.
Date: December 22, 2020 By: /s/ Ric Fulop
  Name: Ric Fulop
  Title: Chief Executive Officer