Asia Pacific Wire and Cable Suspends $2.0 Million Share Repurchase Program

TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 25, 2013 (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 the Asia-Pacific region, today announced that the Company's Board of Directors voted to suspend its share buyback program due to in market conditions and the increase in the trading price of the Company's Common Shares over the past four months.

The Company's Board of Directors plans to consider the possibility of resuming the Share Repurchase Program after the release of the Company's 2012 financial results, the Board's consideration of likely Q1 results and prospects for the balance of 2013, taking into account also the Company's cash needs for planned expansions and the Board's consideration of overall market trends and conditions.

The Company remains committed to provide value to its shareholders and has planned a visit to the US to meet with current and prospective shareholders May 7-10, 2013. Please contact John Mattio at MZ Group if you are interested in meeting management during this non-deal roadshow.

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 E-mail: Investor Relations Contact: MZ North America John Mattio, SVP Tel: +1-212-301-7130 Email: www.mzgroup.usSource:Asia Pacific Wire & Cable