August 19, 2011

Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Announces Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- 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 that the Company will hold its annual general meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting") on Friday, October 7, 2011 at the principal executive offices of the Company.

The time and location of the Meeting are as follows:

    Date:        Friday, October 7, 2011
                  9:00 p.m. (Taipei time) /9:00 a.m. (Eastern
    Time:         Daylight Time /New York time)
                  132 Min-Sheng East Road, Section 3, Room B, 7th
    Location:     Fl., Taipei, 105 Taiwan, ROC

The Meeting is being held for the purposes below, and additional details will be provided in the Notice of Meeting and related proxy statement that will be provided to shareholders.

  1. To approve the total number of directorships and to reserve certain casual vacancies, which vacancies may be filled by the Board of Directors of the Company in the future;
  2. To elect the directors of the Company;
  3. To approve the compensation of the directors of the Company;
  4. To approve the reappointment of Ernst &Young as the independent auditor of the Company for the 2011 fiscal year;
  5. To consider such other matters as may be appropriately brought before the Shareholders;
  6. To report on the Company's performance in 2010 and financial results for the first six months of 2011; and
  7. To conduct a Question and Answer session with the Shareholders.

The record date for shareholders wishing to participate in the Meeting is August 29, 2011. All shareholders of record as of that date shall be entitled to one vote per share on all matters put to shareholders at the Meeting, all as more fully described in the Notice of Meeting and related proxy statement that will be provided to shareholders of record.

Shareholders not able to attend the Meeting in person will be invited to participate by conference telephone by dialing into the Meeting on one of the conference call-in numbers that will be provided in the Notice of Meeting.

About Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation

Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of telecommunications and power cable and enameled wire products in the Asia Pacific region, primarily in Singapore, Thailand, Australia and China. For more information on APWCC, visit Information on the Company's Web site or any other Web site does not constitute a portion of this release.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of the Company and its subsidiary companies. These forward looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes", "expects" or similar expressions. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website ( All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or to persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors other than as required under the securities laws. The Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

                             Investor Relations
    Company Contact:         Contact:
    Asia Pacific Wire &
     Cable Corporation       CCG Investor
     Limited                 Relations
                             Mr. John Harmon,
                             CFA, Sr. Account
    Mr. Frank Tseng, CFO     Manager
    Phone:                   Phone: +86 (10)
     +886-2-2712-2558        6561-6886 ext. 807
     Ext. 66                 (Beijing)
    E-mail:                  E-mail:
     [email protected]   [email protected] 

SOURCE Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited