AGC Appoints Luís Figo as Official Ambassador for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Glass Roof for Player Benches

  AGC Appoints Luís Figo as Official Ambassador for 2014 FIFA World Cup
  Brazil™ Glass Roof for Player Benches

Business Wire

TOKYO & SAO PAULO -- April 9, 2014

AGC, a world-leading supplier of glass, chemicals, ceramics and other
high-tech materials and components, today announced the appointment of Luís
Figo as the ambassador of its official glass roof for player benches for the
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The company also launched today its campaign
website (http://get-benched.com), featuring the Portuguese football legend.

Mr. Figo champions the online campaign for AGC's glass roof (Photo: Business
Wire)

Mr. Figo champions the online campaign for AGC's glass roof (Photo: Business
Wire)

“I’m thrilled to be appointed as the captain of this campaign to promote this
unprecedented project designed to bring new-found excitement and drama to fans
and players alike at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™”, said Luís Figo. “I am
eagerly awaiting the unveiling of this glass roof for player benches scheduled
for April 23^rd in Brazil”.

Known as a member of Portugal’s “Golden Generation”, Luís Figo has enjoyed an
illustrious career in which he was named 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year,
and won the UEFA Champions League in 2002 with Real Madrid, among many other
notable achievements. After retiring from professional football in 2009, he
has been serving as Chairman of the  Luís Figo Foundation, dedicated to
helping children and disadvantaged youth. Figo also serves as Director and
Global Ambassador of Dream Football, an internet-based talent scouting
program.

“Luís Figo is an internationally renowned superhero whose attractive
performances have long captivated a global audience”, says Kazuhiko Ishimura,
President & CEO of AGC. “In our products, we hope to convey the same
characteristics and qualities found in his global endeavors and contributions,
and for this reason, we chose Mr. Figo to be our ambassador.”

About the AGC Group

The AGC Group, with Tokyo-based Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. at its core, is a
world-leading supplier of flat, automotive and display glass, chemicals and
other high-tech materials and components. Drawing on more than a century of
technical innovation, the AGC Group has developed world-class expertise in
fields including glass, fluorine chemistry and ceramics technologies. The
group employs some 50,000 people worldwide and generates annual sales of
approximately 13 billion USD through business in about 30 countries. For more
information, please visit www.agc-group.com.

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Contact:

Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (AGC)
Junichi Kobayashi
General Manager
Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Tomoko Komazaki (Ms.), +81-3-3218-5603
info-pr@agc.co.jp
 
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