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Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation's Thailand Subsidiary Receives Several Major Contracts for Telecommunications Cable

TAIPEI, July 28 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (OTC Bulletin Board: AWRCF) ("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 one of its Thai subsidiaries, Siam Fiber Optics, Co, Ltd. ("SFO"), has signed several major contracts with local companies and state-owned telecommunication companies for a total value of Baht 592 million (approximately $18.4 million). These contracts include:

A THB 185 million ($5.7 million) contract with Marubeni Thailand Co., Ltd. to deliver 5,650 km of fiber-optic cable over a seven-month period through October 2010;
A THB 121 million ($3.8 million) contract to deliver 2,794 km of fiber-optic cable to TOT Public Company Limited, a state-owned telecommunications company, which commenced in May 2010 and would run for four months; and
Two contracts from Thai Transmission Industry Co., Ltd. to provide 4,130 km ADSS & 4,324 km Dropwires of fiber-optic cables in an effort to link the telecommunication network for all the domestic universities in Thailand totaling THB 258 million (approximately $8.0 million) over approximately 14 months, the first of which commenced in January 2010.

Siam Fiber Optics Co., Ltd. is 60% owned by Charoong Thai Wire and Cable Co., the latter is 51% directly or indirectly owned by APWC. The other three non-controlling interest parties own rest of the 40% of Siam Fiber Optics Co., Ltd.

Asia Pacific Wire and Cable Corporation is pleased by the strong demand for the telecommunications products in Thailand and optimistic about experiencing a continued recovery in our business. These contracts represent a healthy pipeline and stable growth in our telecommunications-cable business. The Company expects to see continued strong demand for our wire and cable alongside the expansion of telecommunications and electrical infrastructure in the growing Asia-Pacific region.

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 http://www.apwcc.com . 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:

For more information, please contact:
Company Contact:
Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited
Mr. Frank Tseng, CFO
Phone: +886-2-2712-2558 ext. 66
Email: frank.tseng@apwcc.com
Web:   http://www.apwcc.com

 

Investor Relations Contact:
CCG Investor Relations
Mr. John Harmon, CFA, Senior Account Manager
Phone: +1-646-833-3424 (New York)
Email: john.harmon@ccgir.com
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