Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. Announces Date of Report of First Quarter 2014 Results and Payment of Quarterly Dividend and Change of CEO
SHENZHEN, China, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. ("Nam Tai" or the "Company") (NYSE: NTE) today announced the date of release of its first quarter results and payment of its quarterly dividend and change of CEO.
First Quarter Results
The release of Nam Tai's first quarter financial results for the period ended March 31, 2014 will be on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:00 a.m. (EDT).
Nam Tai announced the record date for the Company's second quarter cash dividend of $0.02 per common share will be on March 31, 2014 and the dividend payment date will be on April 17, 2014.
Change of Personnel
Nam Tai also announced that Mr. Wang Lu Ping ("Mr. Wang") has resigned as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company effective on March 1, 2014 due to personal reasons together with the transformation of core business. The Company confirms that Mr. Wang's departure was voluntary and amicable, and there was no dispute between Mr. Wang and the Company. Upon the resignation of Mr. Wang as the CEO, Mr. Liu Pi Hao ("Mr. Liu") was appointed as the CEO (Acting) of the Company effective on the same date.
Mr. Liu has been with Nam Tai for over 14 years and prior to his appointment as the CEO (Acting), most recently served as the Vice Chief Executive Officer of the Company's Shenzhen Manufacturing Facilities.
The management of the Company considers that such change of personnel has no impact on the Company and believes that Mr. Liu is capable of acting the role of CEO (Acting) effectively.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND FACTORS THAT COULD CAUSE OUR SHARE PRICE TO DECLINE
Certain statements included in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "plan", "seek" or "believe". These forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, may include projections of our future financial performance based on our growth strategies and anticipated trends in our business. These statements are only predictions based on our current expectations about future events. There are important factors that could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance, or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activities, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, a deterioration of the markets for the Company's customers' products and the global economy as a whole, which could negatively impact the Company's revenue and the ability of the Company's customers to confirm prior orders or pay for the Company's products; the financial resources and credit rating of Company's customers under the current global recession; the effects that current credit and market conditions could have on the liquidity and financial condition of our customers and suppliers, including any impact on their ability to meet their contractual obligations; the sufficiency of the Company's cash position and other sources of liquidity to operate its business; the negative effects of increased competition pressure on the Company's revenues and margins; component quality or shortage, whether or not cause by customers change in specifications, delay in the Company's ability to obtain all requisite permits and approvals from relevant government authorities in relation to the redevelopment of two parcels of property in Gushu, Shenzhen, and Guangming, Shenzhen, respectively, and the successfully redevelopment of the two parcels; continued inflation and appreciation of the Renminbi against the US dollar; rising labor costs in China and changes in the labor supply and labor relations our ability to win business; the negative effect of the litigation faced by the Company. In particular, you should consider the risks outlined under the heading "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and in our Current Report filed from time to time on Form 6-K. The Company's decision to continue dividend payments in 2014 does not necessarily mean that dividend payments will continue thereafter. Whether future dividends will be declared depend upon the Company's future growth and earnings, of which there can be no assurance, as well as the Company's cash flow needs for further expansion. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that cash dividends on the Company's common shares will be declared beyond those declared for 2014, what amount that dividends may be or whether such dividends, once declared for a specific period, will continue for any future period, or at all, Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance, or achievements. You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. These forward-looking statements apply only as of the date of this press release and the subsequent investors conference call; as such, they should not be unduly relied upon as circumstances change. Except as required by law, we are not obligated, and we undertake no obligation, to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements that might reflect events or circumstance occurring after the date of this release or those that might reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
ABOUT NAM TAI ELECTRONICS, INC.
Up to the complete cessation of our electronic manufacturing and design services business around April 2014, we continue to be an electronics manufacturing and design services provider to a select group of the world's leading OEMs of telecommunications, consumer electronic and automotive products. Through our electronics manufacturing services operations, we manufacture electronic components and subassemblies, i.e. LCD modules and FPCAs. These components are used in numerous electronic products, including smartphones, tablets, automotive, laptop computers, digital cameras, electronic toys, handheld video game devices, and entertainment devices. We also manufacture finished products, including mobile phone accessories, home entertainment products and educational products. We assist our OEM customers in the design and development of their products and furnish full turnkey manufacturing services that utilize advanced manufacturing processes and production technologies.
Upon the cessation of our LCM manufacturing business around April 2014, we will focus our efforts on redeveloping two parcels of property in Gushu, Shenzen, and Guangming, Shenzhen, respectively, by converting these two parcels into high-end commercial complexes. Subsequently, we believe our principal income will be derived from the rental income from the commercial complexes and our core business will be transformed from electronic manufacturing and design services to property development and management.
Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. is a corporation registered in the British Virgin Islands and listed on the New York Stock Exchange (Symbol "NTE"). All the Company's operations are located in the People's Republic of China.
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