Osaka, Japan, December 8, 2011 -- Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC/TSE:6752, “Panasonic”) announced today that the Company has received notification of a European Commission (Commission) Decision imposing a fine on Panasonic of €7,668,000 for breach of EU competition law in connection with Panasonic's supply of refrigeration compressors into the EEA(European Economic Area).
The Commission has been investigating the supply of refrigeration compressors by several
compressor manufacturers, including Panasonic, and Panasonic has been fully cooperating
in the investigation.
Panasonic is carefully assessing the Commission's Decision. There shall be no material effect on the financial outlook for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012 as a result of this payment.
It is the policy of Panasonic to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including antitrust regulations. The Company takes this matter seriously and will make every effort to maintain the public’s confidence.
Panasonic Corporation 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 8.69 trillion yen (US$105
billion) for the year ended March 31, 2011. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo,
Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE:PC) stock exchanges. For more information on the
company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/
Akira Kadota (Japan)
Global Public Relations
Panasonic News Bureau (Japan)
Jim Reilly (U.S.)
Anne Guennewig (Europe)
Investor Relations Contacts:
Makoto Mihara (Japan)
Office Investor Relations
Yuko Iwatsu (U.S.)
Panasonic Finance (America), Inc.
Hiroko Carvell (Europe)
Panasonic Finance (Europe) plc