Asia Pacific Wire and Cable Suspends $2.0 Million Share Repurchase Program

Asia Pacific Wire and Cable Suspends $2.0 Million Share Repurchase Program

TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 that the
Company's Board of Directors voted to suspend its share buyback program due to
in market conditions and the increase in the trading price of the Company's
Common Shares over the past four months.

The Company's Board of Directors plans to consider the possibility of resuming
the Share Repurchase Program after the release of the Company's 2012 financial
results, the Board's consideration of likely Q1 results and prospects for the
balance of 2013, taking into account also the Company's cash needs for planned
expansions and the Board's consideration of overall market trends and
conditions.

The Company remains committed to provide value to its shareholders and has
planned a visit to the US to meet with current and prospective shareholders
May 7-10, 2013. Please contact John Mattio at MZ Group if you are interested
in meeting management during this non-deal roadshow.

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
http://www.apwcc.com. 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
Company, its business, 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 (www.sec.gov). 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.

CONTACT: Company Contact:
         Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited
         Mr. Frank Tseng, CFO
         Phone: +886-2-2712-2558 ext. 66
         E-mail: frank.tseng@apwcc.com
         www.apwcc.com
        
         Investor Relations Contact:
         MZ North America
         John Mattio, SVP
         Tel: +1-212-301-7130
         Email: john.mattio@mzgroup.us
         www.mzgroup.us
 
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