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): May 29, 2015



Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-36083 76-0533927
(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)


(281) 295-1800

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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


Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2015 annual meeting of stockholders on May 29, 2015. Holders of an aggregate of 14,910,240 shares of the Company’s common stock at the close of business on April 6, 2015 were entitled to vote at the meeting, of which 12,140,822, or 81.42%, 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 II Directors


    Votes For   Votes Against   Votes Withheld   Broker Non-Votes
William Yeh   6,166,445   0   11,621   5,962,756
Alex Ignatiev   5,735,963   0   442,103   5,962,756


Proposal 2: Ratification of the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015


Votes For


Votes Against


Votes Abstaining

12,132,006   594   8,222







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
General Counsel and Vice President


Date: June 1, 2015