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Aug 6, 2008

Matsushita Electric Executes Own Share Repurchase

Osaka, Japan, August 6, 2008 -- Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (MEI [NYSE symbol: MC]), best known for its Panasonic brand, announced that it has repurchased a portion of its own shares from the market in conformity with provisions of Article 459, Paragraph 1, Item 1 of the Company Law of Japan.

Details of the share repurchase are as follows:

1. Class of shares: Common stock
2. Period of repurchase: Between July 30, 2008 and August 6, 2008
3. Aggregate number of shares repurchased: 6,470,000 shares
4. Aggregate repurchase amount: 14,999,155,000 yen
5. Method of repurchase: Shares were repurchased on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

(Reference 1)
1) The following details were resolved at the Board of Directors meeting held on April 28, 2008:
  ・Class of shares: Common stock
・Aggregate number of repurchasable shares: Up to 50 million shares
・Aggregate repurchase amount: Up to 100 billion yen
・Period of repurchase: From April 30, 2008 to late March 2009
2) Cumulative total of shares repurchased since the April 28, 2008 Board of Directors resolution through today:
  ・Aggregate number of shares repurchased: 29,634,000 shares
・Aggregate repurchase amount: 69,996,935,000 yen

(Reference 2)

  The number of shares issued and treasury stock as of June 30, 2008:
・Total number of shares issued (excluding treasury stock): 2,084,173,536 shares
・Treasury stock: 368,879,961 shares

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