UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549



FORM 8-K


CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (date of earliest event reported):
September 12, 2017


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

Delaware
000-30205
36-4324765
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification)


870 Commons Drive, Aurora, Illinois
60504
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
   
   
(630) 375-6631
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
   
   
Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 8.01   Other Events.
On September 12, 2017, Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (the "Company") issued a press release entitled "Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend" announcing that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on the Company's common stock, which would represent an annualized rate of $0.80 per share.  The record date for the quarterly cash dividend will be the close of business on September 25, 2017, and the payable date for the quarterly cash dividend will be on or about October 30, 2017.  The declaration and payment of future dividends is subject to the discretion and determination of the Company's Board of Directors and management, based on a variety of factors, and the program may be suspended, terminated or modified at any time for any reason.


Item 9.01   Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)
Exhibits
   
99.1
Press release, dated September 12, 2017, entitled "Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend."


SIGNATURE

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.


   
CABOT MICROELECTRONICS CORPORATION
 
   
[Registrant]
 
       
Date: September 12, 2017
By:
/s/ WILLIAM S. JOHNSON
 
   
William S. Johnson
 
   
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
   
[Principal Financial Officer]
 




EXHIBIT INDEX
Exhibit
Number
 
Description
99.1
 
Press release, dated September 12, 2017, entitled "Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend."

EXHIBIT 99.1

PRESS RELEASE



             Contact:
             Trisha Tuntland
             Director of Investor Relations
             Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
             (630) 499-2600

CABOT MICROELECTRONICS CORPORATION
DECLARES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND

Aurora, IL, September 12, 2017 – Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (Nasdaq: CCMP), the world's leading supplier of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing slurries and second largest CMP pads supplier to the semiconductor industry, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share ($0.80 per share on an annualized basis) on the company's common stock. The dividend will be payable on or about October 30, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 25, 2017.

ABOUT CABOT MICROELECTRONICS CORPORATION
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is the world's leading supplier of CMP polishing slurries and second largest CMP pads supplier to the semiconductor industry. The company's products play a critical role in the production of advanced semiconductor devices, helping to enable the manufacture of smaller, faster and more complex devices by its customers. The company's mission is to create value by delivering high-performing and innovative solutions that solve its customers' challenges. The company has approximately 1,150 employees on a global basis. For more information about Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, visit www.cabotcmp.com or contact Trisha Tuntland, Director of Investor Relations at 630-499-2600.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
This news release may include statements that constitute "forward looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities regulations. These forward-looking statements include statements related to: future sales and operating results; growth or contraction, and trends in the industry and markets in which the company participates; the company's management; various economic or political factors and international or national events; regulatory or legislative activity; product performance; the generation, protection and acquisition of intellectual property, and litigation related to such intellectual property; new product introductions; development of new products, technologies and markets; the company's supply chain; the financial conditions of the company's customers; natural disasters; the acquisition of, investment in, or collaboration with other entities; uses and investment of the company's cash balance, including dividends and share repurchases, which may be suspended, terminated or modified at any time for any reason, based on a variety of factors; financing facilities and related debt, payment of principal and interest, and compliance with covenants and other terms; the company's capital structure; the company's current or future tax rate; and the operation of facilities by Cabot Microelectronics Corporation. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, including those described from time to time in Cabot Microelectronics' filings with the SEC, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described by these forward-looking statements. In particular, see "Risk Factors" in the company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 and in the company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016, both filed with the SEC. Cabot Microelectronics assumes no obligation to update this forward-looking information.