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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): January 6, 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:


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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. ☐ 











Item 1.01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On January 6, 2021, Global Technology, Inc. (“Global Technology”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. entered into a security agreement and a three-year credit line agreement, totaling 150,000,000 RMB (collectively, the “Credit Line”) with China Zheshang Bank Co., Ltd., in Ningbo City, China (the “Bank”). The Credit Line terminates and replaces the credit facilities between Global Technology and the Bank previously executed on June 21, 2019. Borrowing under the Credit Line will be used by Global Technology for general corporate and capital investment purposes.


Global Technology may draw upon the Credit Line between January 6, 2021 and January 5, 2024 (the “Credit Period”). During the Credit Period, Global Technology may request to draw upon the Credit Line on an as-needed basis; however, draws under the Credit Line may become due and repayable to the Bank at the Bank’s discretion due to changes in Chinese government regulations and/or changes in Global Technology’s financial and operational condition. Each draw will bear interest equal to the Bank’s commercial banking interest rate effective on the day of the applicable draw.


Global Technology’s obligations under the Credit Line will be secured by real property owned by Global Technology and mortgaged to the Bank under the terms of the Maximum Mortgage Contract. The Credit Line contains rights and obligations, representations and warranties, and events of default applicable to Global Technology that are customary for agreements of this type.


The foregoing description of the Credit Line does not purport to be a complete statement of the parties’ rights and obligations under the agreements and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the English translations of the Maximum Loan Contract and Maximum Mortgage Contract which are attached as Exhibit 10.1 and 10.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated by reference herein.



Item 1.02 Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.


The information as set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into Item 1.02.



Item 2.03

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


The information as set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into Item 2.03.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


10.1 Translation of the Maximum Loan Contract, between Global Technology, Inc. and China Zheshang Bank Co., Ltd, dated January 6, 2021.
10.2 Translation of the Maximum Mortgage Contract, between Global Technology, Inc. and China Zheshang Bank Co., Ltd, dated January 6, 2021.
104 Cover Page Interactive File (the cover page tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document).








Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company 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:  January 11, 2021