Jan 06, 2016

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Panasonic Signs Partnership to Deliver Visual Solutions For the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies;Panasonic Becomes Official Ceremony Partner for the First Time

Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has signed an agreement to become an "Official Ceremony Partner" with the Rio 2016 Olympic Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Rio 2016) and provide turnkey visual operations for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Ceremonies. Panasonic will provide more than 100 high brightness compact 20,000 lumen projectors (PT-DZ21K2), multiple Broadcast Grade 2-M/E Live Switchers (AV-HS6000 Series), and other visual equipment.

Panasonic, the Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category, will help to enhance the quality and excitement of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies by delivering impressive images to the audiences around the globe watching the world's greatest ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro.

Under the partnership, and utilizing Panasonic's state-of-art technologies and long term extensive Olympic Games experience, Panasonic will work closely with the Rio 2016 Ceremonies Department and the production company CC2016 (Ceremony Cariocas). Panasonic will be in charge of providing a turnkey visual solution, including projector system design, technical consultation, system installation, and onsite operation and maintenance of the visual systems for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"Panasonic is proud to become an 'Official Ceremony Partner' for the first time and support the Olympic Games Ceremonies, to create another successful era of Panasonic's contributions to the Olympic Movement. There is no doubt that Rio 2016 will present unique and spectacular Ceremonies and Panasonic's technology and engineers will help deliver a great experience of spectators inside the Maracana Stadium and for those watching from living rooms around the world," said Satoshi Takeyasu, Executive Officer of Panasonic.

"On Friday 5 August 2016 the world will be watching as thousands of performers and artistic contents bring to life the power and passion of Brazil's colorful heritage at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In a spectacular show designed by one of the most talented creative team on the planet, we will show the best of Brazilian culture and celebration to a global audience of billions. We are now proud to announce that Panasonic visual solutions will help to make our dreams a reality," said Sidney Levy, CEO of Rio 2016.

For the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Panasonic will also provide LED Large Screen Display Systems, Professional Sound Systems, Broadcasting Equipment, AV Security Camera Systems and TVs. Committed to "Sharing the Passion," Panasonic will deliver the excitement, passion and dynamic performance of the world's top athletes to spectators at the games, and to the viewers at home around the globe.

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, enterprise solutions and device industries. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates 468 subsidiaries and 94 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.715 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2015. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic: http://www.panasonic.com/global.

Official Worldwide Olympic Partner

Panasonic is proud to support the Olympic Movement - aimed at promoting world peace through sports - as an Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category for more than 25 years since The Olympic Partner (TOP) Program commenced for the Calgary Olympic Winter Games in 1988. Under the slogan of "Sharing the Passion," Panasonic will contribute to the success of the Olympic Games through its technology. Panasonic has already contracted the partnership with the International Olympic Committee through to the 2024 Olympic Games.

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