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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 13, 2017

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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On December 13, 2017, GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a fifth amendment (the “Amendment”) to its Loan and Security Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Solar Senior Capital Ltd. (as successor-in-interest to General Electric Capital Corporation) and the financial institutions that are or become parties to the Agreement as lenders. Pursuant to the Amendment, the parties agreed to extend the interest-only period in respect of amounts borrowed by the Company under the Agreement (the “Interest-Only Period”) until August 1, 2018 and the final maturity date on which all of the Company’s loans, debts, obligations and other liabilities under the Agreement become due (the “Final Maturity Date”) until October 12, 2019. The Company may further extend the Interest-Only Period until January 1, 2019 and the Final Maturity Date until March 12, 2020, subject in each case to the satisfaction of certain financial conditions.
The foregoing description of the terms of the Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of such document, a copy of which will be filed in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), with portions omitted and filed separately with the SEC pursuant to a request for confidential treatment.

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

The information included in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is 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 14, 2017
/s/ Eric Stier
Eric Stier
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary