AFOP Announced the Sale of Stock by Its Founder & CEO for the Benefit of the Peter & Mary Chang Foundation

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| Source: Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:AFOP), an innovative supplier of fiber optic components, subsystems and integrated modules for the optical network equipment market, today announced that, on May 1, 2014, its founder and CEO, Peter Chang, sold two hundred thousand shares of AFOP stock held by The Peter & Mary Chang Foundation through a 10b5-1 plan. The Peter & Mary Chang Foundation was established by Peter Chang and his wife, Mary Chang, to make donations to organizations for religious, charitable, scientific, or educational purposes.

In addition, the Company is pleased to announce that AFOP was listed as an IBD50 by Investor's Business Daily, which published an article on AFOP recently with the title of "From Piece Parts To Integrated Modules, AFOP Thrives". Please use the following link to access the article: http://news.investors.com/management-managing-for-success/042514-698482-ceo-peter-chang-founded-built-afop.htm

About AFOP

Founded in 1995, Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of high performance fiber optic components and integrated modules. AFOP's products are used by leading and emerging communications equipment manufacturers to deliver optical networking systems to the long-haul, enterprise, data center, metropolitan and last mile access segments of the communications network. AFOP offers a broad product line of passive optical components including interconnect systems, splitters, thin film CWDM and DWDM components and modules, and optical attenuators. AFOP is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with manufacturing and product development capabilities in the United States, Taiwan and China. AFOP's website is located at http://www.afop.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements as to our expectations regarding our business prospects, demand for our products and sources of demand, and our expectations for growth in the fiber optic industry, are forward looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to general economic conditions and trends, trends in demand for bandwidth, the impact of competitive products and pricing, timely introduction of new technologies, timely design acceptance by our customers, the acceptance of new products and technologies by our customers, customer demand for our products, the timing of customer orders, loss of key customers or customer orders, our ability to ramp new products into volume production, the mix of products sold and product pricing, the costs associated with running our operations, industry-wide shifts in supply and demand for optical components and modules, industry overcapacity and demand for bandwidth, the success of cost control initiatives, our ability to obtain and maintain operational efficiencies, financial stability in foreign markets, and other risks detailed from time to time in our SEC reports, including AFOP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. AFOP disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc.
Keting Lin, IR Associate
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