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): September 21, 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 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On September 21, 2018, Global Technology, Inc. ( “Global Technology”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc., entered into a five-year revolving credit line agreement, totaling 129,000,000 RMB (the “Credit Line”) and a security agreement (the “Security Agreement”), with China Construction Bank Co., Ltd., in Ningbo, China (the “Bank”). Borrowing under the Credit Line will be used for general corporate and capital investment purposes.
Global Technology may draw upon the Credit Line between September 21, 2018 and September 17, 2023; however, the amount of available credit under the Credit Line may be reduced by the Bank without notice to Global Technology and may be decreased due to changes in Chinese government regulations. 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 Security Agreement. The agreements for the Credit Line and Security Agreement also contain rights and obligations, representations and warranties, and events of default applicable to the Global Technology that are customary for agreements of this type.
The foregoing description of the Credit Line and Security Agreement do 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 Maximum Loan (Credit Line) Contract and Security Agreement, English translations of which are attached as Exhibit 10.1 and 10.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are 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 Amendment is incorporated by reference herein and made a part hereof.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|10.1||Translation of the Maximum Loan (Credit Line) Agreement, dated September 21, 2018, between Global Technology, Inc. and China Construction Bank Co., Ltd.|
|10.2||Translation of the Security Agreement, dated September 21, 2018, between Global Technology, Inc. and China Construction Bank Co., Ltd.|
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: September 27, 2018||APPLIED OPTOELECTRONICS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ David C. Kuo|
|Name||David C. Kuo,|
|Title:||General Counsel and Secretary|