HIGHPOWER INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NASDAQ:HPJ) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

HIGHPOWER INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NASDAQ:HPJ) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

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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, RD 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 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 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 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


About HIGHPOWER INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NASDAQ:HPJ)

Highpower International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries (Ni-MH) and lithium batteries for both consumer and industrial applications. The Company operates through three segments: Lithium Batteries, Ni-MH Batteries and New Material. It has commenced over two production lines of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) and Lithium polymer rechargeable batteries for consumer applications, such as consumer electronic products, mobile devices and wireless communication products. It produces a line of batteries falling into two categories: Consumer Batteries, which are relative to ordinary nickel cadmium (Ni-Cad) rechargeable batteries, as well as their non-rechargeable counterparts, and Industrial Batteries, which are designed for electric bikes, power tools and electric toys. It produces A, AA and AAA sized batteries in blister packing, as well as chargers and battery packs.

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