SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Kuo David C

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O APPLIED OPTOELECTRONICS, INC.
13139 JESS PIRTLE BLVD.

(Street)
SUGAR LAND TX 77478

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
APPLIED OPTOELECTRONICS, INC. [ AAOI ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
General Counsel and Secretary
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
05/08/2017
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, $.001 par value 05/08/2017 S 1,389(1) D $60(2) 27,460 D
Common Stock, $.001 par value 05/09/2017 M 438 A $7.5 27,898 D
Common Stock, $.001 par value 05/09/2017 M 300 A $13.84 28,198 D
Common Stock, $.001 par value 05/09/2017 S 2,398 D $60(3) 25,800 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Incentive Stock Option (Right to Buy) $7.5 05/09/2017 M 438 (4) 01/18/2023 Common Stock $0.001 par 438 $0 0 D
Incentive Stock Option (Right to Buy) $13.84 05/09/2017 M 300 (5) 01/28/2024 Common Stock $0.001 par 300 $0 600 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The sales were effected pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by the Reporting Person on March 7, 2017.
2. The shares were sold in multiple transactions on May 8, 2017 at an actual sale price $60.00 per share. The price reported reflects the weighted average sale price for the transactions. The reporting person undertakes to provide upon request by the SEC staff, the issuer, or a security holder of the issuer, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price.
3. The shares were sold in multiple transactions on May 9, 2017 at an actual sale price $60.00 per share. The price reported reflects the weighted average sale price for the transactions. The reporting person undertakes to provide upon request by the SEC staff, the issuer, or a security holder of the issuer, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price.
4. Option fully vested.
5. The stock option grant vested as to 1/4th of the total number of shares on January 28, 2015 and thereafter vested and shall continue to vest as to 1/6th of the remainder of the shares in equal semiannual installments until all shares have vested.
/s/ David C. Kuo 05/10/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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