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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 4, 2020




Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-36083 76-0533927
(State of Incorporation) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


13139 Jess Pirtle Blvd.

Sugar Land, TX 77478

(address of principal executive offices and zip code)


(281) 295-1800

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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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 registered
Common Stock, Par value $0.001 AAOI NASDAQ Global Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐ 













This Form 8-K/A (“Amendment No. 1”) is being filed solely to update the results of the shareholder votes presented under Item 5.07 in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 4, 2020 (“Original Form 8-K”) to correct the numbers of shares reported as voting for and against Proposal 3. For purposes of clarity, this Amendment No. 1 amends and restates Item 5.07 of the Original Form 8-K in its entirety. No other changes are being made to the Original Form 8-K, and this Amendment has not been updated to reflect events occurring subsequent to the filing of the Original Form 8-K.


Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 4, 2020. Holders of an aggregate of 20,253,879 shares of the Company’s common stock at the close of business on April 9, 2020 were entitled to vote at the meeting, of which 14,823,757 or 73.18%, of the eligible shares were represented in person or by proxy. The matters voted upon at the meeting and the results of those votes were as follows:


Proposal 1: Election of Class I Directors

    Votes For   Votes Withheld   Broker Non-Votes
Che-Wei Lin   4,380,775   2,087,574   8,355,408
Elizabeth Loboa   6,201,210   267,139   8,355,408


Proposal 2: Ratification of the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.


Votes For


Votes Against


Votes Abstaining

13,682,617   548,931   592,209


Proposal 3: To approve, on an advisory basis, our executive compensation, or the say-on-pay vote.

Votes For


Votes Against

  Votes Abstaining  

Broker Non-Votes

2,857,246   3,518,601   92,502   8,355,408








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.



  Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
  By:  /s/ DAVID C. KUO
    David C. Kuo
General Counsel and Secretary


Date:  April 23, 2021











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