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SAMSUNG Electronics Named 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., March 1, 2012 – Samsung Electronics has been named 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in the Product Manufacturing Category by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). By offering 960 ENERGY STAR-qualified models across multiple product categories, including more televisions than all other consumer electronics brands, Samsung was selected out of the 20,000 participating ENERGY STAR organizations for its outstanding contributions in ongoing employee, retailer, and distributor training programs, as well as consumer education campaigns, recycling efforts, and labeling practices.

“Samsung is honored to be selected as ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year because this prestigious award underscores our corporate commitment to sustainability,” said Yangkyu (Y.K.) Kim, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America. “Under our global Planet First initiative, we are working to manage our operations sustainably while developing not only the most innovative technology, but also the most energy efficient products. The four Eco-Design and Sustainability Awards we received from the Consumer Electronics Association earlier this year, together with this strong recognition from the EPA is appreciated as validation of the hard work and dedication of Samsung people around the world.”

Building on its multi-year partnership with the EPA, Samsung actively promoted “Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR.” The company encouraged consumers to pledge small, yet important, steps to fight global climate change at Samsung events including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the World Cyber Games, and at Boys & Girls Club of America events. Over the past 20 years, American families and businesses have saved nearly $230 billion on utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equal to that from more than 350 million vehicles with help from ENERGY STAR.

“As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ENERGY STAR program, EPA is proud to recognize Samsung with the 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Product Manufacturer Award,” said Lisa P. Jackson, EPA Administrator. “Samsung and all our ENERGY STAR award winners truly demonstrate how the leadership and commitment from EPA’s partners has made a difference in the lives of Americans since 1992 saving them billions of dollars in energy costs and improving the health of our families, the planet, and our future.”

A proud ENERGY STAR partner since 1996, 2012 is the fourth consecutive year Samsung has been honored for providing its customers with energy-efficient products that have reduced consumption and helped consumers save on their energy costs. In addition to being named 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in the Product Manufacturing, we have been recognized in past years as follows:

2011 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Product Manufacturer Award

2010 Energy Star Award for Excellence in Energy Star Promotion

2009 Energy Star Award for Excellence in Energy Star Labeling

Samsung will formally accept the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition at the upcoming award ceremony Washington, D.C. on March 15, 2012, which marks the 20th anniversary of ENERGY STAR. For more information about Samsung’s sustainability efforts, visit www.samsung.com/green.


About Samsung Electronics North America
Samsung Electronics North America (NAHQ), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is an arm of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American brand management including Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc., and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, Samsung is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #17 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands,” and named as one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies of 2011.” For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. You can also Fan Samsung on www.facebook.com/SamsungUSA or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.


About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. About 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).


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