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Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

CURRENT REPORT

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 1, 2017

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(970) 221-4670
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 8.01 Other Events

On November 1, 2017, the Board of Directors of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (the “Company”) approved an extension to its share repurchase program announced on September 16, 2015. The share repurchase program was set to expire on March 15, 2018 and has now been extended to December 31, 2019. As of November 1, 2017, the Company had $75.0 million remaining for the authorized repurchase of shares of common stock of the Company. Repurchases under the program may be made from time-to-time in the public or private markets, through block trades, Rule 10b5-1 trading plans or other available means and may include the use of derivative contracts and structured and accelerated share repurchase agreements, all in accordance with applicable securities and other laws, including the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. There is no minimum number of shares to be repurchased under the program, and the program may be suspended or discontinued at any time.

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including forward-looking statements regarding the repurchase program. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, risks relating to the Company’s ability to implement and make appropriate, timely and beneficial decisions as to when, how and if to purchase shares under the repurchase program; and other risks described in the Company’s filings with the SEC.

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 thereunto duly authorized.


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