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Editorial Contacts William Pritchard Panasonic 201-348-7182 pritchardw@panasonic.com Maria Vargas EPA 202-564-7711 vargas.maria@epa.gov Kalia Farrell Panasonic 201-392-6159 farrellk@panasonic.com...

PANASONIC HONORED BY EPA FOR LEADERSHIP IN NATIONAL ENERGY STAR PROMOTION WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2004) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honored Panasonic for its leading role in promoting the Energy Star program in the EPA's 2003 Home Electronics Holiday Campaign. As a campaign participant and long-time Energy Star partner, Panasonic included a special insert inside the packaging of more than 1.4 million Panasonic products sold in the U.S last November and December. The inserts were designed to educate consumers about the Energy Star program and thank them for making a sound purchase decision toward energy-efficient electronic products. The Energy Star National Product Campaign Award was presented to Panasonic by Kathleen Hogan, Director, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, EPA, in an awards ceremony at the Capital Hilton. Accepting on behalf of Panasonic was David Thompson, director of the Corporate Environmental Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America (Panasonic). "Panasonic continually demonstrates commitment to energy efficiency and conservation through the Energy Star initiatives," said Mark Sharp, group manager of Panasonic's Corporate Environmental Department. "The Energy Star Home Electronics Holiday Campaign gave us a great opportunity to encourage Americans to look for Energy Star qualified products as they shop for the holidays. We are proud to say Panasonic offers more than 455 product models that meet or exceed Energy Star performance levels. Consumers who choose Energy Star-labeled products help prevent global warming and promote cleaner air without sacrificing quality and performance." According to the EPA, the typical household can save up to 30 percent on its energy bills, or about $400 a year, by choosing ENERGY STAR-qualified products....

Panasonic's Energy Star-qualified products include televisions, VCRs, TV/VCR combination units, DVD players, audio receivers, mini-component systems, cordless telephones, copiers, printers, scanners, room air conditioners and compact fluorescent lamps. No other consumer electronics manufacturer offers as diverse a line of Energy Star-qualifying products. As part of the 2003 Energy Star Home Electronics Holiday Campaign, Panasonic ...

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