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May 24, 2002 in Social Responsibility News

Lawsuits related to Matters other than the Listed Securities

1. litigants

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (its overseas
corporations (SSI, SEA, SAS) included)

2. date on the lawsuit filed

  (or receipt date of the duplicate)

3. title of lawsuit
Infringement of Patent

4. competent court
The US District Court of the District of


5. value of damage sought by


  - paid-in capital
at the end of the

    previous fiscal year(KRW)

  - ration to paid-in

6. purpose of and reasons for
the lawsuit
Matsushita claims that Samsung Electronics

has infringed its three patented technologies relating to DRAM.

7. proposed action plan
-Samsung will present evidence to the Court
that it has long employed the technologies Matsushita alleges belong to
itself even

before it patented such technologies,

making a case that the patents granted to

Matsushita should be null and void.

-Samsung Electronics also will try to settle

this case out of court through negotiations

with Matsushita.

8. total assets at the end of
the previous

  fiscal year(KRW)

9. others
-Under the US Laws and Regulations, date
 of lawsuit filed (item No.2) is the date when Samsung Electronics
presented its Waiver of Service of Summons to the US District

Court of the District of New Jersey.

-Under the US Laws and Regulations, even

though Matsushita claims $300 million (KRW390 billion) in damages, the
Court will set

damages, if any, when it enters a judgement on this case.

-Announcement will be made immediately

after the Court enters a judgement or

settlement is made between Samsung and


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