LG Electronics Named 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year

          LG Electronics Named 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year

EPA Recognizes LG for Protecting Environment through Manufacturing, Promoting
Energy-Efficient Products for a Second Consecutive Year

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --LG Electronics, a global technology
leader in consumer electronics and home appliances, has been named 2013 ENERGY
STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This is the second year in a row that LG has earned this coveted award for its
efforts to manufacture and promote energy-efficient products to consumers.

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"Environmental sustainability is a core principle for LG. As a long-time
ENERGY STAR partner, LG is committed to delivering innovative energy efficient
products to the market as quickly as possible and helping educate consumers on
how ENERGY STAR products can save them both energy and money," said Wayne
Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics USA. "We are extremely honored to be
recognized by the EPA as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and look forward
to continuing our industry leadership role through our environmental
initiatives."

The 2013 Partner of the Year Awards are given to manufacturers and retailers
that successfully promote and deliver ENERGY STAR qualified products, saving
consumers money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Award winners are
selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY
STAR program. LG's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in
Washington, D.C. on March 26.

2012 LG ENERGY STAR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Over the last 20 years, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and
businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented
more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, according to
the EPA.

In 2012, LG increased its total number of products available for sale in the
United States that earned the ENERGY STAR Label – the government-backed symbol
of energy efficiency – by more than 140 percent and increased its total sales
of ENERGY STAR qualified products by more than 15 percent, compared with
2011.

LG also embraced the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient program, the groundbreaking
new EPA initiative that recognizes the most energy-efficient products in their
categories among those that have earned the ENERGY STAR label. More than 60 LG
products – including the most refrigerators and washing machines in the
industry –  earned this coveted recognition for 2012. American consumers
purchased more than 1 million LG products awarded the 2012 Most Efficient
designation.

LG also invested in programs designed to change consumer behaviors, activities
driving increased sales of ENERGY STAR-qualified products and enhanced
employee and sales training, and technology leadership.

In 2012, LG reached more than a billion consumers with a nationwide public
education and community outreach campaign about ENERGY STAR, designed tohelp
consumers change behaviors. A key component of this effort was LG's support
of EPA's new Team ENERGY STAR campaign — a Lorax-themed educational initiative
designed to engage youth to get involved in cutting their energy use at home.
The company collaborated with EPA and DoSomething.org on the "Team ENERGY STAR
Challenge," in which nearly 500  youth submitted energy-saving stories for a
chance to win prizes from LG.

SAVING ENERGY THROUGH INNOVATION

LG offered consumers nearly 1,000 ENERGY STAR qualified models in 2012 across
consumer electronics, home appliances and commercial air conditioning systems.

As a company that thrives on innovation and is committed to enhancing
consumers' lives, LG strives to develop the most energy efficient products
possible, while ensuring that consumers don't have to sacrifice performance or
style. Examples of energy efficient products that LG introduced in 2012
include:

  oMega-Capacity TurboWash™ Washer: Recognized as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient
    2012, this washer is the industry's largest capacity washing machine*
    designed to save consumers a full 20 minutes per load** – addressing
    American consumers' desires for saving time and energy.
  oFrench-Door Refrigerator: Received the top rating by a leading consumer
    magazine for its features as well as being recognized as ENERGY STAR Most
    Efficient 2012 due to the design of its linear compressor.
  o3D Smart TVs: Earned the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2012 designation by
    combining smart energy-saving features such as Intelligent Sensors and
    power-saving modes with a cinema-quality 3D experience and the advanced
    interactivity of LG Smart TV.

BRINGING ENERGY EFFICIENCY TO LG'S OPERATIONS

LG's ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition is in line with other LG
sustainability initiatives, including LG's corporate campus project in
Englewood Cliffs as its new state-of-the-art North American headquarters
designed to be a showcase for environmentally friendly design, promoting
energy efficiency, water conservation and reducing carbon emissions.

The new green corporate campus is expected to be certified under the EPA's
ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings Program, and LG is aspiring to achieve LEED
Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The new
headquarters is also integral to helping LG achieve its industry-leading
pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its U.S. operations by 50
percent by 2020 (from a 2007 baseline).

About LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North
American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and
technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile
communications. LG Electronics, a proud 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year,
sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile
phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and
solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good"
marketing theme. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

About ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992
as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and
consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect
the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY
STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes,
and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit
www.energystar.govor call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

*Model WM8000. Based on ENERGY STAR qualified, front load residential washers
as published by the DOE January 30, 2013 and manufacturers' published
specifications.

**20 minute savings based on AHAM HLW-1-2010 test protocol, Cotton / Normal or
comparable cycle at default settings, 8lb load, front load washer only.
Excludes other LG manufactured products. Excludes quick wash or other
comparable cycles intended for small lightly soiled loads only.

SOURCE LG Electronics USA, Inc.

Website: http://www.energystar.gov
Website: http://www.lg.com
Contact: John Taylor, +1-847-828-2777, john.taylor@lge.com, Alyssa Goldfarb,
+1-202-729-4077, alyssa.goldfarb@ogilvy.com
 
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