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): June 8, 2018
Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
|(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)
(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 2018 annual meeting of stockholders on June 8, 2018. Holders of an aggregate of 19,537,903 shares of the Company’s common stock at the close of business on April 13, 2018 were entitled to vote at the meeting, of which 15,130,427 or 77.44%, 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|
|William H. Yeh||4,749,817||854,924||9,525,686|
Proposal 2: Ratification of the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018.
Proposal 3: To approve, on an advisory basis, our executive compensation, or the say-on-pay vote.
Proposal 4: To approve, on an advisory basis, the frequency of future advisory votes on our executive compensation, or the say-on-frequency vote.
In accordance with the stockholders’ recommendation, the Company has determined that it will continue to hold an advisory vote on the compensation of its named executive officers every year, until the next stockholder advisory vote on the frequency of the advisory vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.
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 Vice President
Date: June 8, 2018