Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

February 24, 2010 13:44 ET

Samsung to Announce Sponsorship with International Paralympic Committee as Official Wireless Communications Equipment Provider

Captain of the Canadian National Ice Sledge Hockey Team and Samsung Athlete Ambassador Jean Labonte to join signing ceremony

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2010) - Media are invited to attend an important announcement with Mr. Gyehyun Kwon, Head of Worldwide Sports Marketing for Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). With the highly anticipated Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games beginning on March 12, 2010, Samsung will announce its sponsorship commitment to IPC.

Following the program, Mr. Gyehyun Kwon, Philip Craven and Jean Labonté, Captain of the Canadian National Ice Sledge Hockey Team will be available to speak with media.

WHAT: Samsung Signs on as Official Sponsor of the Paralympic Games
   
WHO: Gyehyun Kwon, Vice President and Head of Worldwide Sports Marketing, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee
Jean Labonté, Captain of the Canadian National Ice Sledge Hockey Team and member of Team Samsung
   
WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 2010
Media registration*:       9:30 am
Program begins:           10:00 am
   
WHERE:           British Columbia International Media Centre, Robson Square Plaza, Vancouver, BC
   
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Mr. Gyehyun Kwon of Samsung, Sir Philip Craven of IPC, and Jean Labonté, Captain of the Canadian National Ice Sledge Hockey Team and member of Team Samsung will be available for interviews.

About Samsung's Involvement in the Paralympic Games
Samsung is a Worldwide Partner of the IPC in the category 'Mobile Telecommunications'. The partnership was launched on the eve of the Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, which Samsung supported as an official Games Partner for the first time ever.

Samsung will announce on February 25th, 2010, an important extension of its involvement with the Paralympic Games, through which Samsung will support the IPC's efforts to communicate the inspiration and excitement of Paralympic sport to a wider audience around the world.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in telecommunication and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices in 61 countries, the company is recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands and a leading producer of mobile phones. For more information, please visit: www.samsung.com.

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