Happy 50th Birthday, Cassette!

  Happy 50th Birthday, Cassette!

  Philips, the innovator behind Compact Cassette technology, celebrates the
                  cassette’s golden anniversary #cassette50

Business Wire

ANDOVER, Mass. -- September 13, 2013

Today, Philips, the innovator behind Compact Cassette technology, celebrates
the cassette’s golden anniversary.

The Cassette Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary (Photo: Business Wire)

The Cassette Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary (Photo: Business Wire)

As a company rooted in continuing our commitment tomeaningful innovation, few
inventions have been as culturally meaningful in the last 50 years as the
compact cassette. It provided a portable and inexpensive way to capture
moments in time and ultimately, helped shape the music industry, popular
culture, politics, and the way we live today.

For more information, including the history of the cassette, it’s impact on
popular culture, archived photos and advertisements, visit www.cassette50.com

About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being
company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in
the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the
Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs
approximately 116,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100
countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home
healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications,
as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is
located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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Contact:

Philips North America
Lea Armstrong, +1-978-659-3467
Public and Media Relations
lea.armstrong@philips.com