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Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI.OQ)

AAOI.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Chih-Hsiang Lin

56 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Stefan Murry

46 2014 Chief Financial Officer,Chief Strategy Officer

Hung-Lun Chang

55 2012 Senior Vice President - Optical Component Business Unit and North America General Manager

Shu-Hua Yeh

53 2012 Asia General Manager and Senior Vice President - Network Equipment Module Business Unit

David Kuo

36 2013 Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Richard Black

85 2001 Independent Director

Min-Chu Chen

68 2013 Independent Director

Alex Ignatiev

74 2013 Independent Director

Che-Wei Lin

55 2014 Independent Director

Alan Moore

58 2013 Independent Director

William Yeh

66 2000 Independent Director

Maria Riley

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Chih-Hsiang Lin

Dr. Chih-Hsiang Lin, Ph.D., is the Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Applied Optoelectronics Inc. He founded Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. in February 1997 and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since our inception. He currently serves as the Chairman of our Board, a position he has held since January 2014. He has served as a director on our Board since 1997, and he served as Chairman of our Board from May 2000 through September 2002, and again from June 2008 through October 2009. Since May 2015, Dr. Lin has served on the University of Missouri's founded Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. in February 1997 and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since our inception. He currently serves as the Chairman of our Board, a position he has held since January 2014. He has served as a director on our Board since 1997, and he served as Chairman of our Board from May 2000 through September 2002, and again from June 2008 through October 2009. Since May 2015, Dr. Lin has served on the University of Missouri's

Stefan Murry

Dr. Stefan J. Murry Ph.D., is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of the Company since August 2014. has He served as our Chief Financial Officer since August 2014. Previously, Dr. Murry served as our Chief Strategy Officer from December 2012, our Vice President of Sales and Marketing from June 2004 until December 2012, our Director of Sales and Marketing from January 2000 to June 2004 and as a Senior Engineer of Device Packaging from February 1997 to January 2000. He also previously served as Research Associate from 1991 to 1999 and Mission Control Specialist from 1992 to 1997 with the Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Murry has been issued multiple patents in the optoelectronics industry, as well as in various related and complimentary industries. Dr. Murry received BS and MS degrees in Physics and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston.

Hung-Lun Chang

Dr. Hung-Lun Chang, Ph.D., is the Senior Vice President - Optical Component Business Unit and North America General Manager of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. has served as our North America General Manager and Senior Vice President of Optical Component Business Unit since October 2012. Previously, Dr. Chang served as Vice President of our Optical Module Division from March 2005 until October 2012, our Director of Manufacturing from June 2002 to March 2004, and as our Deputy Packaging Manager from April 2001 to May 2002. Dr. Chang has held numerous positions in the optoelectronics industry throughout his career. His most recent position prior to joining us was Deputy Manager from 2000 to 2001 of the Optical Active Component Group at Hon-Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., which is based in Taiwan. He was also a researcher and project manager of the Optoelectronic Module Technology group at Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. from 1996 to 2000. Dr. Chang received a BS degree in Electrophysics and a Ph.D. in Electro-Optical Engineering from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.

Shu-Hua Yeh

Mr. Shu-Hua Yeh is the Asia General Manager and Senior Vice President - Network Equipment Module Business Unit of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. He has served as our Asia General Manager since February 2015 and as Senior Vice President of our Network Equipment Module Business Unit since November 2012. Previously, Mr. Yeh served as our General Manager of our Video Equipment Division of Global Technology Inc., our China subsidiary, since its acquisition by us in March 2006 and had served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from April 2002 until the acquisition. From May 1995 to April 2002, Mr. Yeh served as a Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Twoway CATV Technology Inc. Mr. Yeh received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Automatic Control Science from National Chung Shing University in Taiwan.

David Kuo

Mr. David C. Kuo is the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. has He served as our Vice President and General Counsel since August 2013 and as our Corporate Secretary since November 2012. Previously, Mr. Kuo served as our Assistant General Counsel from May 2009 until August 2013, and as our Asia Legal Manager from January 2011 until August 2013. Mr. Kuo holds a JD from South Texas College of Law and a BBA degree in Real Estate from Baylor University.

Richard Black

Mr. Richard B. Black is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director on our Board since August 2001. Since 1983, he has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ECRM, Incorporated, a worldwide supplier of laser based imaging equipment. From 2014 to 2017, he also served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of CRON-ECRM LLC, a worldwide supplier of laser based imaging equipment. Mr. Black served as a director and Chairman of the audit committee of Alliance Fiber Optics Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFOP) from 2002 until its acquisition by Corning in 2016. He serves as a director of TREX Enterprises, Inc., a defense technology company, a position he has held since 2000. Mr. Black has served as trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton since 1990, and became its Vice Chairman in 2006, and Trustee Emeritus since 2012. He has served as a trustee of the American Indian College Fund, Beloit College, Bard College. At the University of Chicago, he serves on the Dean's Council for the Physical Sciences Division and on the Board of Governors of the University's Smart Museum. Mr. Black received a BS degree in Engineering from Texas A&M University, an MBA from Harvard University and an honorary Ph.D. from Beloit College. The Board believes that Mr. Black is qualified to serve as a director based on his extensive business and financial management and leadership experience, and his service on other private company and publicly-held company's boards of directors as both a chief executive officer and chairman of the audit committee. He brings to the Board expertise in the fields of accounting and internal controls.

Min-Chu Chen

Dr. Min-Chu Chen, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director on our Board since February 2013. Since 2003, he has served as a director of Seth Nanotechnology Inc., a nanotechnology patent portfolio company owning more than 10 patents in fullerene derivatives and related application technologies. Since September 2016, he has served as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Shandong SicerKline Advanced Material Co., Ltd., a surface-etched silicon carbide and alumina mini-whisker manufacturing plant for ceramic applications. Since April 2014, he has served as a director of Harbin NeoTek Medical Devices Co., Ltd. Since January 2012, he has served as an executive director of FGel Nanotek, Inc., a food and beverage additive company based on nanotechnology. Since November 2011, he has served as the Asia Pacific Director for U.S. Flow Control Group Pte. Ltd., a petroleum equipment manufacturer and services company. Since May 2010, he has served as executive director of C&C International Services, Inc., a petrochemical equipment services and marketing company. Since 2001, he has been a partner and member of the board of directors of EverRich Capital Inc., a financial consulting company. From September 2008 to April 2010, Dr. Chen served as the Chief Executive Officer of SilverPAC, Inc., a consumer electronics business, and from March 1994 to June 2002, Dr. Chen served as a board member of PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI). Dr. Chen received a Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering from Oregon State University. The Board believes that Dr. Chen is qualified to serve as a director based on his business management experience, his service on other private company boards of directors and his prior service on the board of a publicly-held company.

Alex Ignatiev

Dr. Alex Ignatiev, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director on our Board since February 2013, and previously served as a director on our Board of directors from June 2008 to October 2009 and from May 2001 to August 2002. From 2005 until 2017 he served as a director of the Center for Advanced Materials at the University of Houston and has served since 2010 as the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen professor of physics, chemistry and electrical and computer engineering at the University of Houston. Dr. Ignatiev is now Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Houston. From March 2013 to September 2015, Dr. Ignatiev served as the Chief Science Officer of Smart Grid Intelligent Management, Inc., which develops operating systems and alternative energy source integration. Since February 2009, he has served as the Chief Technology Officer of Quarius Technologies, LP, a renewable energy company. Since February 2006, he has served as a vice president and Chief Technology Officer at Nano EnerTex, Inc., a nanomaterials company. Since December 2017, he has served as Chief Technology Officer of Lunar Resources, Inc., which develops functional thin materials in the vacuum of space. Since May 2002, he has served as the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Science Officer of Metal Oxide Technologies, LLC, which develops, manufactures and sells superconducting wire. Dr. Ignatiev also has been elected to the International Academy of Astronautics and to the Kazakhstan National Academy of Sciences, and was awarded Russian American of the Year in 2015. Dr. Ignatiev received a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Cornell University. The Board believes that Dr. Ignatiev is qualified to serve as a director based on his business management experience, broad technology knowledge and industry experience and his past service on our Board.

Che-Wei Lin

Mr. Che-Wei Lin is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director on our Board since January 2014, and previously served as a director on our Board from December 2006 to October 2009. Since November 2007, Mr. Lin has served as the President of ASMedia Technology Inc., a chipset manufacturer. Since November 2009, Mr. Lin has also served as the Corporate Vice President of the Motherboard Business Unit of the Open Platform Business Group of ASUSTek Computer Inc., a computer hardware and electronics company. Mr. Lin was employed at VIA Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of integrated circuits and motherboard chipsets, from 1993 to 2007 in various positions, including President of the Desktop Platform Business Unit, Vice President of the System Platform Division and Vice President of OEM and Chipset Product Marketing. Mr. Lin received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Fu Jen University in Taiwan and a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri. The Board believes that Mr. Lin is qualified to serve as a director based on his business and financial management and leadership experience and his years of service on our Board.

Alan Moore

Mr. Alan D. Moore is an Independent Director of the Company since March 2013. He has served as a director on our Board since March 2013. Since 1995, he has served as the President of Red Oak Capital, a private equity-venture capital company. From 2007 to December 2017, Mr. Moore served as a Manager of Silver Tree Fund II Management, LLC, a real estate investment fund. From 1999 to 2016, Mr. Moore co-founded and served as the Treasurer of Silver Tree Partners, Inc., a real estate development and investment company. From March 1998 to October 1999, Mr. Moore served as the Chief Financial Officer of Window on Wall Street (sold to Trade Station Group, Inc. in 1999). Previously, Mr. Moore was a co-founder and served as the Chief Financial Officer of Fossil, Inc. from 1985 to 1995 (NASDAQ: FOSL). Mr. Moore received a MS degree in Accounting and a BA degree in Business Control Systems from the University of North Texas. The Board believes that Mr. Moore is qualified to serve as a director based on his extensive background in business and financial management and his role as co-founder of a publicly-held company.

William Yeh

Mr. William H. Yeh is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director on our Board of directors since May 2000. Since 1997, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Golden Star Management, Inc., a real estate investment and management company. He served as the Vice Chairman of Central Bancorp, Inc. (the holding company of United Central Bank, now Hanmi Bank) from 1997 to 2014. He currently serves as an Advisor of Hanmi Bank for the Texas region. Mr. Yeh received a BS degree from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan and a MS degree from University of Houston—Clear Lake. The Board believes that Mr. Yeh is qualified to serve as a director based on his business and financial management and leadership experience and his years of service on our Board.

Maria Riley

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Chih-Hsiang Lin

4,705,500

Stefan Murry

1,213,920

Hung-Lun Chang

1,208,890

Shu-Hua Yeh

1,261,270

David Kuo

710,898

Richard Black

175,344

Min-Chu Chen

167,344

Alex Ignatiev

161,721

Che-Wei Lin

158,721

Alan Moore

161,721

William Yeh

169,665

Maria Riley

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As Of  31 Dec 2018

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Chih-Hsiang Lin

220,000 5,613,700

Stefan Murry

7,800 285,748

Hung-Lun Chang

27,610 1,506,040

Shu-Hua Yeh

31,000 498,820

David Kuo

806 25,297

Richard Black

0 0

Min-Chu Chen

0 0

Alex Ignatiev

0 0

Che-Wei Lin

0 0

Alan Moore

0 0

William Yeh

0 0

Maria Riley

0 0