SOURCE: Worldwide Energy & Manufacturing USA, Inc.

Worldwide Energy & Manufacturing USA, Inc.

May 04, 2011 16:15 ET

Worldwide Energy & Manufacturing USA, Inc. Provides Update on Filing of Annual Report

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - Worldwide Energy & Manufacturing USA, Inc. (OTCBB: WEMUE) ("Worldwide" or the "Company"), a rapidly growing supplier of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules under the 'Amerisolar' brand, today provided an update on its delay in filing its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.

The Company had previously filed an extension notification with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its audited annual financials for the period ended December 31, 2010 that were due on March 31, 2011. The delay in filing its Form 10-K is due to the review of agreements concerning the transfer of 48.9% ownership of the Company's subsidiary, Worldwide Energy & Manufacturer (Nantong) Co., Ltd. ("Nantong") that could affect reported 2010 financial results. As previously described in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, the Company had been in negotiations with the Solar Division management team regarding the transfer of equity ownership of Nantong. In 2010 and 2011, the Company signed certain agreements concerning the transfer of 48.9% ownership of Nantong to the management of Nantong. The Company's audit committee is currently conducting an independent review of the transaction.

"As a result of our current review, we regret that we have been delayed in filing our Annual Report on Form 10-K," said Jeff Watson, President and CEO of Worldwide Energy & Manufacturing USA, Inc. "However, we want to reassure our shareholders that we are currently working diligently to resolve this issue and look forward to filing our Annual Report on Form 10-K as soon as practicable."

About Worldwide Energy & Manufacturing USA, Inc.

Worldwide Energy & Manufacturing USA, Inc., headquartered in South San Francisco, California with manufacturing facilities in China, is a rapidly growing manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules under the 'Amerisolar' brand. Founded in 1993, the Company sells its products primarily to clients in Europe, North America and Asia. The Company also operates several subsidiaries in the People's Republic of China (PRC) that provide mechanical, electronic and fiber optic products manufacturing. For more information about Worldwide Energy & Manufacturing USA, please visit its website at http://www.wwmusa.com.

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