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Samsung to Donate $3 Million to Hurricane Sandy Relief

  Samsung to Donate $3 Million to Hurricane Sandy Relief

    NJ-Based U.S. Headquarters Announces Financial Contribution to Support
                          Recovery Across the Region

Business Wire

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. -- November 05, 2012

Samsung Electronics North America today announced that it will provide $3
million to support residents of East Coast communities affected by Hurricane
Sandy.Samsung pledged $3 million to the American Red Cross through ABC
Television’s ‘Day of Giving,’ with viewer donations being matched on a
dollar-for-dollar basis up to $3 million.In addition, the company is matching
employee donations to help with rebuilding and recovery efforts.

“New Jersey has been home to Samsung’s U.S. headquarters since we established
our business here in 1982 and our region has been the hardest hit by this
disaster,” said Y.K. Kim, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics North
America.“Samsung’s first priority has been to ensure the safety and security
of our U.S. employees and their families.Now it is important that we provide
assistance to our neighbors.”

Samsung’s cash donations will provide immediate and direct assistance to those
in greatest need. The company seeks to provide support now and during the
recovery period in the weeks and months to come.

About Samsung North America

Samsung North America, based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is an arm of Samsung
Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning
consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as
well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American brand management including
Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Telecommunications America, LP,
Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc., and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a
result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, Samsung is one of
the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked
#9 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands,” and named as one of
Fast Company’s “Top 10” Consumer Electronics Companies of 2012. For more
information, please visit www.samsung.com. You can also Fan Samsung on
www.facebook.com/SamsungUSA or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.

Contact:

Samsung Electronics America
Lauren Restuccia
Tel: 201-329-7281
lrestuccia@sea.samsung.com
or
Weber Shandwick
Mollie Leiser
Tel: 212-445-8142
SamsungNAHQ@webershandwick.com
 
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