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LG Electronics Canada

June 23, 2009 15:48 ET

LG Electronics Canada: Canadian Texters Will Compete for $25,000 in Cash and Prizes

New details revealed as competitors prepare for 2nd Annual LG Canadian Texting Championship in Toronto

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - Today LG Electronics Canada announced further details about the 2nd Annual LG Canadian Texting Championship finals, to be held in Toronto on Monday, June 29th. The LG Texting Championship finals will take place at Canada's busiest intersections Yonge-Dundas Square, and will provide texting champion hopefuls one final opportunity to take the stage for a chance to win up to $25,000 in cash and prizes.

After two months of preliminary trials, Facebook competitions and online battles, more than 20,000 Canadians have registered for their spot in the final competition. All but one of the final contestants have been selected, including two regional qualifiers chosen from British Columbia, the Midwest Region, Ontario and the Eastern Region. One walk-on spot will be determined the morning of the event. Yonge-Dundas Square will be outfitted with a Texting Arcade, where contenders can compete between 9:00-11:45am to take that final spot as well as other prizes, which will be handed out throughout the day.

Bell Mobility, Fido, Koodo, Rogers and TELUS will also be onsite to support the growing phenomena of texting. Players can choose to compete on one of LG's large selection of full QWERTY phones, which includes the LG Dare, LG Keybo, LG Reveal, LG Rumour or LG Voyager handset. New to the line-up this year is the LG Neon, LG Rumour 2 and LG Xenon. For more information on carrier availability, please visit www.lg.ca/texting.

At noon, the event itself will begin, hosted by the World's Sexiest Comedian, Nicole Arbour. Arbour, who also hosted last year's event, will bring her trademark style and wry hilarity to the competition. Also featured at the event will be fashions by Joe Fresh. Additionally, the LG Canadian Texting Championship will wrap up with a live performance by electro-pop band, The New Cities.

"This year's LG Canadian Texting Championship is gearing up to be an incredibly exciting event. The combination of the texting competition with the high calibre of performers we have lined up is superb," said Pat Button, Vice-President, Mobile, LG Electronics Canada. "Canadians have shown us how much they love to text. As Canada's leading QWERTY phone provider, LG wants to give them a chance to win $25,000 in cash and prizes for doing something they already love to do every day. This is one event you'll want to mark in your calendars-you won't want to miss it."

The LG Canadian Texting Championship is free and open to the general public. The event kicked off in Toronto on March 16, 2009 at the Eaton Centre. From there, the regional qualifying tournaments continued around the country, returning to Toronto on June 29, 2009 where finalists will compete for up to $25,000 in cash and prizes, including a $5,000 trip for two from Canada's largest student leisure travel company Breakaway Tours and a sleek Tissot watch.

For more information including the competition's official rules, please visit www.lg.ca/texting.

About LG Electronics, Inc.

The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in electronics, information and communications products, with more than 82,000 employees working in 77 countries around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more than US $40 billion. LG Canada is comprised of four business units - Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment and Business Solutions and has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and home appliances. For more information please visit www.lg.ca.

About The New Cities

The New Cities are a Montreal-based high-voltage electro-pop band signed to Sony Music Entertainment Canada. Their debut album "Lost In City Lights" was released on May 5th, 2009, and their first single "Dead End Countdown" is currently a top ten pop radio hit. For more information on The New Cities, please visit www.thenewcities.com.

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