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AFOP Announces Preliminary Results With Increased Revenue And Profits, And First Quarter Conference Call Invitation

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 1, 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 its preliminary sales for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. These results are subject to change as a result of final management review and closing adjustments for the quarter ending on March 31, 2013.

For the 1 st quarter of 2013, the Company expects to report sales around $12.2 million, which represents 15% year over year growth. With strong demands from AFOP customers, the Company expects to deliver another 15% growth in the coming quarter. Profits and profit margins will increase as well.

A more detailed review of first quarter financial results as well as the outlook for the second quarter of 2013 will be provided, when the complete first quarter results are discussed on a conference call at 1:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) on April 23, 2013. To participate in AFOP's conference call, please call 877-675-3572 at least ten minutes prior to the call in order for the operator to connect you. The confirmation number for the call is 31645147. AFOP will also provide a live webcast of its first quarter 2013 conference call at AFOP's website: www.afop.com. The webcast replay will be available on AFOP's website 90 minutes after the live conference call.

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 interconnect systems, couplers and splitters, thin film CWDM and DWDM components and modules, optical attenuators, and micro-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 http://www.afop.com.

The Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5578

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements as to our expectations regarding future revenue levels and profits and the time periods thereof 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, 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, 2012. 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.

CONTACT: Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc.
         Helen Chan, 408-720-3288
         Email: hchan@afop.com

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