It is a great honour and pleasure for me to meet and speak to you in this online space.
I would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm Samsung Electronics' commitment to its guiding principles -- providing new value to our customers, and shareholders, and realising a richer and more vibrant future for communities around the world. Samsung's commitment remains steadfast even in the face of the turbulent business conditions we witness today. Samsung is now making bold investments in technology development and innovative products and services to bring this future one step closer to reality.
Upon announcing Vision 2020 last year we strengthened our global competitiveness which allowed us to post the highest sales and profits and become an undisputed leader in electronics. Our steady ascent in brand value has placed us shoulder to shoulder with the most trusted global companies.
This remarkable accomplishment could not have been possible without your strong interest and support, and for this, I would like to thank you deeply on behalf of everyone at Samsung. We look forward to many more years of doing our best to serve you as our customers, shareholders, and stakeholders.
2009 was also special for Samsung as it marked the 40th anniversary of the company's founding, as well as for the announcement of a new vision: "Inspire the World, Create the Future." Through this vision, Samsung is charging towards $400 billion in revenue in 2020. Everyone at Samsung is working hard to realise this goal.
Samsung is dedicated to being a globally respected company and a trusted corporate citizen-- one that delivers new value through continuous innovation, and that fulfils its responsibility to the communities and stakeholders that have enabled it to succeed.
I hope we can count on your continuous support and encouragement in the future.