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Sep 19, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Akira Kadota, International PR Tel: +81-3-3578-1237 Fax: +81-3-3436-6766 Panasonic News Bureau Tel: +81-3-3542-6205 Fax: +81-3-3542-9018
Panasonic selected again for FTSE4Good Global Indexes
Panasonic - the leading brand by which Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is known - has once again been selected for the FTSE4Good Global Indexes, the major indexes for socially responsible investment (SRI). Panasonic has been a part of these indexes since their launch in 2001.
The FTSE4Good Global Indexes are SRI indexes developed by FTSE Group in England and Wales, well known for its creation and management of stock indexes, based on analysis of corporate performance in environmental affairs, human rights, countering bribery and other criteria.
Panasonic continues to contribute to the realization of sustainable society through its principle business as a "manufacturing-oriented company", by fulfilling its corporate social responsibility throughout the entire process of development, engineering design, production, material procurement, quality assurance, and after-sales services.
Best known for its Panasonic brand name, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of US$77.19 billion for the year ended March 31, 2007. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and New York (NYSE:MC) stock exchanges. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.