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Samsung Electronics America Inc. Names Jai Hoon Kim as President of Its Information Technology Division.

IRVINE, Calif. -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced Jai Hoon ("JH") Kim has been appointed to president of Samsung's Information Technology Division, which is based in Irvine, Calif.

Kim's career with Samsung has spanned more than 20 years and has provided him with vast knowledge of international marketing and global management, as well as proven strategic leadership working closely with research and development to develop, plan and foster growth for new products. Kim was most recently vice president of strategic marketing for displays, Samsung Electronics, Inc. in Korea, where he spent six years. Kim will now be responsible for overseeing all product sales and marketing and operational activities in the U.S. for Samsung's award-winning line of Information Technology products.

Park has been leading Samsung's IT division as president for two years and will now apply his expertise in a global role, focusing on product planning and strategic marketing for Samsung's monitor and projector products as well as a variety of other technologies for Samsung Electronics, Inc. based in Korea. With over 25 years of experience with Samsung, Park has held key roles in strategic planning and leading sales and marketing efforts both in the U.S. and internationally. Prior to being named President of Samsung's Information Technology Division in the U.S., Park held the position of President, Samsung Electronics Latin America, from 2001 to 2005. Based in Panama, Park led Samsung in the Central America, Andean and Caribbean markets, composed of more than 30 countries.

"This reorganization of our top management marks another step forward for Samsung in achieving global leadership in the electronics industry," said Jong-Yong Yun, vice chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. "Mr. Kim and Mr. Park each offer an extensive amount of experience, strength and vision that is required of these roles and we anticipate each of them will make unique and successful contributions to the divisions they will lead."

About Samsung Electronics America Information Technology Division

Samsung's Information Technology Division (ITD) markets a complete line of award-winning LCD Monitor products, including professional large format LCD and Plasma displays. ITD also markets an award-winning line of color and monochrome laser printers and multifunction devices, video security systems and the family of Samsung Q1 Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers (UMPC). Samsung ITD is committed to supporting the needs of its channel partners in the professional, commercial, corporate, and SOHO markets. Based in Irvine, California, ITD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). The SEA organization oversees the North American operations of Samsung, including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information or call 1-800-SAMSUNG for more information.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 90 offices in 51 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
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