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BRIEF-Universal Electronics Announces Corporate Restructuring To Drive Shareholder Value

Feb 6 (Reuters) - Universal Electronics Inc:

* UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS ANNOUNCES CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING TO DRIVE SHAREHOLDER VALUE

* UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC - EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2019, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER LOU HUGHES STEPPED DOWN TO EXPLORE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES.

* UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC - RELOCATING TWO OF ITS REGIONAL OFFICES

* UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC - RELOCATING ITS CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS FROM SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA TO SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

* UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC - UEI IS ACTIVELY UPGRADING ITS MANUFACTURING FOOTPRINT OUTSIDE CHINA

* UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS - HUGHES WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE IN PART-TIME CAPACITY AS ADVISOR TO CEO TO ENSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION OF HIS COO DUTIES.

* UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS - TO OFFSET IMPACT OF HIGHER US TARIFFS FOR PRODUCTS MADE IN CHINA, CO ACTIVELY MOVING PRODUCTION TO UEM, IN MEXICO

* UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS - MOVING REGIONAL ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP, SUPPLY CHAIN AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT FUNCTIONS OUT OF HONG KONG OFFICES TO UEI FACILITIES IN PANYU, SHUZOU

* UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS - ACTIVELY MOVING PRODUCTION TO UEM, ITS EXPANDED FACILITY IN MEXICO, AND TO NEW CONTRACT MANUFACTURING PARTNER IN PHILIPPINES

* UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC - UEI ANTICIPATES COMPLETING TRANSITIONS OUTSIDE CHINA TRANSITIONS IN FIRST HALF OF 2019

* UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC - JOSEPH MIKETO HAS RE-JOINED COMPANY AS SVP, MANUFACTURING AND OPERATIONS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: