Panasonic Supports Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013

               Panasonic Supports Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013

PR Newswire

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., April 29, 2013

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As part of its efforts
to help ensure a sustainable planet, Panasonic is sponsoring, participating in
and providing support for an international exchange of the latest ideas on
sustainability through a dialog among the environmental community and
enterprise leaders at Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013, which opens today and
runs to May 1.

Panasonic executives including Joseph M. Taylor, Chairman and CEO, Panasonic
Corporation of North America, Jim Doyle, President of Panasonic Eco Solutions
North America and Paul Margis, CEO of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, will
participate in sessions with other industry leaders to discuss the future of
transportation, sustainable and green building practices and how
sustainability drives innovation. The intent is for businesses to share ideas
and collaborate on approaches to improving corporate sustainability, energy,
smart cities and promoting investment in future economies. 

"Panasonic has long seen sustainability practices as central to our business
strategy and we have worked to embed them in our global business operations
since the 1970s, detailing our environmental performance as a key part of our
disclosures in the company's annual report," said Joseph M. Taylor, Chairman &
CEO of Panasonic Corporation of North America. "Sustainability, especially as
it relates to renewable energy, is also  an increasingly important element in
the company's business transformation here in North America and I expect that
trend to continue. Our energy solution strategy is to provide integrated
solutions to create, store, save and manage energy. We have a very broad range
of technology from solar panels to lighting controls to high-capacity energy
storage batteries, to apply to solutions for our enterprise customers."

At last year's Fortune Brainstorm Green, the company announced the
establishment of Panasonic Eco Solutions North America, a unit that focuses on
the design, implementation and financing of renewable energy and energy
efficiency projects in the U.S. and Canada. Panasonic Eco Solutions has also
created a strategic relationship with Coronal Management, LLC, for the
formation of a new company to provide financing for distributed generation
solar systems. Since its establishment one year ago, Panasonic Eco Solutions
North America has undertaken solar energy generation projects for the Conrad
G. Hilton Foundation, leading retail property owner and developer Macerich
Company, the University of Colorado at Boulder and others.

Panasonic is also showing its commitment to engineering a more sustainable
world with the construction of a state-of-the-art North American headquarters
in Newark, NJ. Adjacent to the largest public transit hub in northern New
Jersey, it is a model of environmental responsibility. The building is
designed to be LEED Gold Certified and the interior Panasonic space to be LEED
Platinum Certified. Speaking of the company's relocation to his city, Newark's
Mayor Cory A. Booker put it this way: "Panasonic's investment in Newark is
like an ignition switch for our city. They're bringing life to a part of our
city that badly needs it and putting Newark on the map as a magnet for smart
green design."

About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad
line of digital and other electronics products and solutions to meet consumer,
business and industrial needs. The company is the principal North American
subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation, and the hub of
Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In
the 2012 Interbrand Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the Panasonic
brand jumped four spots to number six:

SOURCE Panasonic

Contact: Dan Unger (Panasonic), 201-392-4571,; or
Blayne Murphy (Cohn & Wolfe), 212-798-9763,
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