January 06, 2017

Samsung Electronics Pre-Earnings Guidance (2016.4Q)

On January 6, 2017, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KS005930, KS005935, SMSN, SMSD) (“SEC”) announced its earnings guidance for the fourth quarter of 2016.

- Consolidated Sales: Approximately 53 trillion Korean won
- Consolidated Operating Profit: Approximately 9.2 trillion Korean won

The above figures are estimates of consolidated earnings based on K-IFRS. Please note that Korean disclosure regulations do not allow earnings estimates to be provided as a range. Therefore, in compliance with such disclosure regulations, the above figures represent the median of the earnings estimate range, provided below.

- Sales: 52 ~ 54 trillion Korean won
- Operating Profit: 9.1 ~ 9.3 trillion Korean won

* The above information is provided for the convenience of our investors before the external audit on the
financial results of our headquarters, subsidiaries and affiliates is completed. The statements contained
herein include statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on
management’s current views, expectations and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those
expressed or implied in such statements. In addition to statements which are forward-looking by reason of
context, the words "may", "will", "should", "expects", "plans", "intends", "anticipates", "believes",
"estimates", "predicts", "potential", or "continue" and similar expressions identify forward-looking
statements. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from those in such statements due
to, without limitation, (i) general economic conditions, including in particular economic conditions in
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd’s (“SECL”) core businesses and core markets, (ii) performance of financial
markets, including emerging markets, and including market volatility, liquidity and credit events, (iii)
currency exchange rates, (iv) changing levels of competition, (v) changes in laws and regulations, (vi)
general competitive factors, in each case on a local, regional, national and/or global basis. The matters
discussed herein may also be affected by risks and uncertainties described from time to time in SECL’s
filings with the Korea Stock Exchange (KRX), FSS (Korea), and Samsung Website. Further information
about risks and uncertainties affecting Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is included throughout our most
recent annual and interim reports, as well as our most recent earnings release, which are available on
http://www.samsung.com/ir. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should
underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements of SECL may vary
materially from those described in the relevant forward-looking statement, and all such statements are
subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to be materially different from
those expressed herein. The company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

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