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): March 12, 2009
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
1625 Sharp Point Drive, Fort Collins, Colorado   80525
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (970) 221-4670
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On March 12, 2009, Advanced Energy Industries, Inc (the Company) announced that in response to the continued weakness of the current business environment, the Company was implementing further reorganization of its structure to reflect changes in anticipated levels of business. The actions are being taken both to further reduce costs of operations and to streamline the organization going forward.
The Company will reduce approximately 22 percent of its global workforce through reductions-in-force and begin implementation of the restructuring actions this quarter. The actions are expected to be complete by the second quarter of 2009 and the Company expects to record severance pay expenses of approximately $2.5 million, which will result in cash expenditures primarily recorded in the current and next quarter. The full text of the Company’s press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
  (d)   The following exhibit is furnished pursuant to Item 7.01:
  99.1   Press release dated March 12, 2009 by Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.



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.
  Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
Date: March 12, 2009  /s/Lawrence D. Firestone    
  Lawrence D. Firestone   
  Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer   



Exhibit No.   Description
  Press release dated March 12, 2009 by Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.