SOURCE: Panasonic

January 25, 2008 18:33 ET

Robert Perry Joins Panasonic Consumer Electronics as Senior Vice President

SECAUCUS, NJ--(Marketwire - January 25, 2008) - Panasonic, the market leader in Plasma HDTVs, announced today the appointment of Robert A. Perry as Senior Vice President of Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company effective January 28. Perry will be responsible for product marketing strategy and implementation across Panasonic's acclaimed line of VIERA® Plasma and LCD HDTVs.

Mr. Perry brings to Panasonic extensive marketing and sales industry experience, primarily in the Consumer Electronics industry.

"Bob Perry's wealth of experience in Consumer Electronics marketing will be a tremendous asset to Panasonic as we continue to build market leadership for our VIERA flat panel HDTVs and brand," said Mr. Kitajima. "We are looking to Bob to help us drive strong marketing initiatives that will take Panasonic to new heights."

About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company

Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company (PCEC), a market and technology leader in High Definition television, is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (NYSE: MC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic's VIERA® is the official HDTV of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Information about Panasonic products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.