TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) (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: (1) the Company will convene its 2020 Annual General Meeting on September 18, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. New York time at its headquarters located at Room B, 15th Floor, No. 77, Section 2, Dunhua South Road, Taipei, 106, Taiwan and (2) the Company has procured a US$6,000,000 secured loan from its majority shareholder, Pacific Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd. (“PEWC”).
The loan is a straight loan, has a one year term, carries a 3% interest rate, and is secured by a pledge of the Company’s 98.3% ownership stake in Sigma Cable Company (Private) Limited (“Sigma Cable”). The use of proceeds from the loan provided by PEWC will be applied to fund capital expenditures and working capital needs of the Company’s business projects, and for other corporate purposes, as determined from time to time. The Company has several projects in the pipeline, including, but not limited to, the acquisition of new machinery for the Company’s operation in China, the purchase of a new warehouse in Australia, and the execution of S$200M in supply, delivery and installation (SDI) projects in Singapore awarded to Sigma Cable last year. The proceeds may be used to fund the subsidiaries who undertake these projects and are short of working capital.
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 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 manufactured by its principal shareholder, Pacific Electric Wire & Cable Company, a Taiwanese company. The Company also provides project engineering services in the supply, delivery and installation (“SDI”) of power cables to certain of its customers.
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