Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 12, 2017




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Delaware 001-34098 20-4062622
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)



Building A1, Luoshan Industrial Zone, Shanxia, Pinghu, Longgang, Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518111, China


(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (86) 755-89686238




(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 5.02   Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On June 12, 2017, Leo (Xing Qun) Liao, 38, was appointed as Chief Technology Officer of Highpower International, Inc. (the “Company”), effective immediately. Since 2003, Mr. Liao has served as an engineer, R&D Manager, Chief Engineer and Deputy General Manager of Shenzhen Highpower, and most recently, he served as the Head of the Company's Research institute and Shenzhen Highpower's General Manager. Mr. Liao received his Master and BA degrees in Central South University.


There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Liao and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed CTO and there are no family relationships between Mr. Liao and any executive officer or director of the Company. There have been no transactions between Mr Liao and the Company required to be reported pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Item 7.01   Regulation FD Disclosure.


On June 15, 2017, the Company issued a press release, which is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and the information therein is incorporated herein by reference.


The information furnished under this Item 7.01 and in Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing made by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


Item 9.01   Financial Statements and Exhibits.


  (d) Exhibits


Exhibit Number   Description
99.1   Press Release dated June 15, 2017







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: June 16, 2017 Highpower International, Inc.
  /s/    Sunny Pan
  By: Sunny Pan
  Its: Chief Financial Officer