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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 28, 2019



(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)






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of Incorporation)

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4949 Hedgcoxe Road, Suite 200, Plano, TX 


(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


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Common Stock, Par Value $0.66 2/3




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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On October 28, 2019, Diodes Incorporated (“Diodes”) issued a press release announcing that Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation (“LSC”), a Taiwan-based supplier of “green” power-related discrete and analog semiconductor devices, held a Special Meeting of Shareholders on October 25, 2019 during which the proposed acquisition by Diodes and the associated Share Swap Agreement (“Agreement”) were approved.

LSC entered into an Agreement with Diodes under which Diodes, through an indirect 100% owned subsidiary established in Taiwan, will conduct a share swap transaction. At the effective date of the transaction, each issued and outstanding share of LSC stock will be converted into the right to receive TWD 42.50 in cash, or approximately $1.39 USD, as of October 28, 2019 without interest. The aggregate consideration of the transaction will be approximately $435 million.  The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.  It is expected to close in April 2020.  Diodes expects to fund the purchase price of the acquisition primarily with proceeds from a new financing arrangement co-led by Bank of America, PNC Bank and Wells Fargo Securities.

A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to the report.

The press release provided in Exhibit 99.1, contains forward looking statements that are intended to be within the safe harbor provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.




Exhibit No.







Press release dated October 28, 2019



Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).




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.







Dated: October 29, 2019










/s/ Brett R. Whitmire





Brett R. Whitmire





Chief Financial Officer