TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 31, 2017 -- 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 the completion of a sale of buildings and land at its Ningbo Pacific Cable Co. Ltd. (“Ningbo”) subsidiary in Ningbo City, China to a local private company for a cash purchase price of RMB 60.6 million, or approximately US$8.8 million.
The Company has identified certain accounting errors in the computation of its accrued liabilities for its North Asia region due to the application of inaccurate currency exchange rates used to estimate such liabilities. Based on the preliminary information relating to these errors, the Company currently estimates that as of December 31, 2015, 2014 and 2013, accrued liabilities were understated by $1.0 million, $1.4 million and $1.4 million, respectively, and retained earnings were overstated by $1.4 million, $1.4 million and $1.1 million, respectively. Based upon our preliminary review, the Company estimates that its exchange loss was overstated by $0.4 million and $0.1 million for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and understated by $0.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2013. Also, our preliminary review suggests that selling, general and administrative expenses were understated by $76 thousand, $84 thousand and $81 thousand for the years ended December 31, 2015, 2014 and 2013, respectively.
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 www.apwcc.com. Information on the Company's website or any other website does not constitute a portion of this release.
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