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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 14, 2021




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:


       Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


       Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


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       Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


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. ☐ 











Item 1.02 Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (the “Company”) previously reported in its Current Report on Form 8-K dated, April 22, 2020, that the Company executed a promissory note on April 17, 2020, in the principal amount of $6,228,895.00 as part of the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP Loan”) administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (the "SBA") and authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The Company applied for the PPP Loan, through its financial institution Truist Bank (the “Lender”).


On June 14, 2021, the Company received notification from the Lender that the SBA approved the Company’s PPP Loan forgiveness application for the entire PPP Loan balance of $6,228,895.00 leaving the Company with a remaining PPP Loan balance of zero.












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: June 17, 2021











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