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Jan 27, 2010

Panasonic Awarded SAM Gold Class Distinction in Sustainability for Two Consecutive Years

Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Corporation has been awarded the SAM Gold Class distinction for two consecutive years by SAM (Sustainable Asset Management), one of the world's most highly recognized asset management companies for sustainability investments.

Every year, SAM researches on companies' with strong CSR initiatives and performances based on economic, environmental and social dimensions. From approximately 2,500 of the world's largest companies with excellent CSR activities, SAM awards Gold Class, Silver Class, and Bronze Class recognitions to outstanding performers. Out of 392 sustainability leaders, 97 companies have been awarded Gold Class recognitions this year. In particular, Panasonic has been evaluated highly in the areas of operational eco-efficiency, risk management, and labor practices.

Panasonic's aspiration for global excellence encompasses two simultaneous goals: sustainable management through manufacturing and CSR excellence in contributing to a sustainable society.

For more information about CSR recognition of Panasonic by external companies, please refer to the following URL.
http://panasonic.net/csr/recognition/index.html#ac-djsi

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 7.77 trillion yen (US$78.4 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2009. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE: PC) stock exchanges. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net.

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Akira Kadota, International PR
Panasonic Corporation
Tel: 03-6403-3040 Fax: 03-3436-6766
Panasonic News Bureau
Tel: 03-3542-6205 Fax: 03-3542-9018
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