SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): April 1, 2015
Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
13115 Jess Pirtle Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77478
(address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On April 1, 2015, the Taiwan division of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Comprehensive Credit Line Contract and General Agreement (the “Credit Line Agreement”) with the Taipei branch of China Construction Bank (the “Bank”). The Credit Line Agreement provides a revolving credit line in an amount of up to USD$10 million. Borrowings under the Credit Line Agreement will be used for general corporate purposes and material purchases.
The Company’s Taiwan division may draw upon the Credit Line Agreement on a revolving basis from April 1, 2015 until April 1, 2016, subject to further Bank approval. Borrowings under the Credit Line Agreement are secured by a standby letter of credit issued by the China branch of the Bank under existing agreements between the Bank and the Company’s China subsidiary, Global Technology Inc. Borrowings under the Credit Line Agreement reduce the amounts available under such standby letter of credit and cannot exceed 97% of the amount of the standby letter of credit. The term of each draw shall not exceed 180 days, or 15 business days before the expiration of the underlying standby letter of credit. Depending on the nature of borrowings, interest may be charged by the Bank in advance or paid monthly. Borrowings under the Credit Line Agreement will bear interest at a rate not less than the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) plus 1.5%, for U.S. Dollar borrowings and at a rate of not less than the Taiwan Interbank Offered Rate (TAIBOR) plus 0.9% for New Taiwan Dollar borrowings.
The foregoing description of the Credit Line Agreement does not purport to be a complete statement of the parties’ rights and obligations under the Credit Line Agreement and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Comprehensive Credit Line Contract and General Agreement, dated April 1, 2015, and the Approval Notice of China Construction Bank, Taipei Branch, translations of which are attached as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.
Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information contained in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K with respect to the Credit Line Agreement is incorporated by reference herein and made a part hereof.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|10.1||Translation of Comprehensive Credit Line Contract and General Agreement, dated April 1, 2015, between Applied Optoelectronics, Inc., Taiwan Branch, and China Construction Bank, Taipei Branch|
|10.2||Translation of Approval Notice of China Construction Bank, Taipei Branch|
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.
|Date: April 7, 2015||APPLIED OPTOELECTRONICS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ David C. Kuo|
|Name||David C. Kuo,|
|Title:||General Counsel and Secretary|