AFOP Announces Special Stockholder Meeting on October 21, 2013

AFOP Announces Special Stockholder Meeting on October 21, 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 30, 2013 (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 it will hold a special stockholder
meeting on October 21, 2013.

The purpose of the Special Meeting is to consider and to vote on three
proposals: to increase the number of shares of authorized Common Stock from
20,000,000 to 100,000,000 shares, to increase by 900,000 the number of shares
available for issuance under the 2000 Stock Incentive Plan, and to adjourn the
special meeting, if necessary, to solicit additional proxies in the event
there are insufficient votes at the time of the special meeting to approve one
or both of the other proposals.

Peter Chang, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "With our
record financial performance and upcoming 2 for 1 stock split, we believe the
approval of these proposals will help support business growth and serve our
stockholders' interests."

A proxy statement and proxy will be sent to stockholders of record as of
September 5, 2013, the record date for the special meeting. The proxy
materials contain important information about the proposals; stockholders are
urged to read the materials carefully before deciding how to vote.

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, metropolitan and last mile access segments of
the communications network. AFOP offers a broad product line of passive
optical components including connectivity systems, couplers and splitters,
thin filmCWDM and DWDM components and modules, optical attenuators,
andmicro-optics devices. 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

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth
in this press release, including statements as to our expectations regarding
the expectation that approval of the proposals will help support the growth of
the company's business and serve the interests of stockholders and other
factors that may contribute to these benefits 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 bandwith, 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,
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 bandwith, 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 quarterly report on Form 10-Q for
the quarter ended June 30, 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.

         Acting Chief Financial Officer
         Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc.
         Phone: 408-736-6900 x168

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