Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Commences Share Repurchase Program

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (Nasdaq:APWC) ("APWC" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of wire and cable products for the telecommunications and electric-power industries in selected Asia-Pacific markets, today announced the commencement of its previously announced share repurchase program.

On October 5, 2012, the Company announced the approval of a share repurchase program, pursuant to which the Company is authorized to repurchase up to $2 million worth of its common shares over the next 12 months. The Company has retained a financial advisor as manager of the share repurchase program, which will be conducted in accordance with Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

The Company expects to implement this share repurchase program in a manner consistent with market conditions and the interest of its shareholders. The common shares may be repurchased on the open market, in privately negotiated transactions, in block trades or otherwise. The timing and the extent of any purchases will depend upon market conditions, the trading price of the common shares and other factors, and subject to the restrictions relating to volume, price and timing under applicable laws and regulations.

The share repurchase program will be funded from existing cash on hand and cash generated from operations. As of September 30, 2012, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $66.7 million. The Company currently has approximately 13.8 million shares outstanding. The Company is not obligated to repurchase any particular amount of shares during any period and may choose to suspend or discontinue the share repurchase program at any time.

About Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation

Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation is principally engaged in the manufacture and distribution of telecommunications (copper and fiber optic) and power cable and enameled wire products in the Asia Pacific region, primarily in Thailand, China, Singapore and Australia. The Company manufactures and distributes its own wire and cable products and also distributes wire and cable products ("Distributed Products") manufactured by its principal shareholder, Pacific Electric Wire & Cable Company, a Taiwanese company ("PEWC"). The Company also provides project engineering services in the supply, delivery and installation ("SDI") of power cables to certain of its customers. For more information on the Company, visit Information on the Company's Web site or any other Web site does not constitute a portion of this release.

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CONTACT: Company Contact: Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited Mr. Frank Tseng, CFO Phone: +886-2-2712-2558 ext. 66 Email: Web: Investor Relations Contact: MZ Group Mr. Scott Powell, Senior Vice President Phone: +1-212-301-7130 Email: Web: Pacific Wire & Cable