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Headquarters News

Nov 3, 2008

Panasonic Comments on Media Reports about Possible Purchase of its Stake in Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

Osaka, Japan, November 3, 2008 - Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic [NYSE symbol: PC]), best known for its Panasonic brand, commented on the current press reports in Japan about a possible purchase of its stake in Sanyo Co., Ltd.

This announcement was not made by Panasonic, and the company has not decided anything in regards to the purchase.

Media Contacts:

Akira Kadota (Japan)
International PR
(Tel: +81-3-3578-1237)
Panasonic News Bureau (Japan)
(Tel: +81-3-3542-6205)
Jim Reilly (U.S.)
(Tel: +1-201-392-6067)
Anne Guennewig (Europe)
(Tel: +49-611-235-457)

Investor Relations Contacts:

Kazuo Sasaki (Japan)
Investor Relations
(Tel: +81-6-6908-1121)
Yoichi Nagata (U.S.)
Panasonic Finance (America), Inc.
(Tel: +1-212-698-1362)
Hiroko Carvell (Europe)
Panasonic Finance (Europe) plc
(Tel: +44-20-7562-4400)
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