TOKYO, March 13 Japan's Toshiba Corp is
seeking to extend its Tuesday deadline for submitting official
third-quarter earnings due to disagreements with auditors over
issues at its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse, sources familiar
with the matter said.
The earnings have already been postponed once - a month ago
- so that Toshiba it could probe potential problems at
Westinghouse. They are set to contain a $6.3 billion writedown
for the nuclear unit.
The TVs-to-construction conglomerate is in talks with
financial regulators for an extension, one of the sources told
Reuters on Monday. The sources declined to be identified as they
are not authorised to speak to media.
Toshiba declined to comment.
If it fails to gain approval for an extension, it has a new
deadline of March 27 to file or it could face a delisting.
(Reporting by Taro Fuse; Additional reporting by Taiga Uranaka;
Writing by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)