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Matsushita Electric Executes Own Share Repurchase
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE and PCX: MC), best known for its "Panasonic" and "National" brand products, today announced that it has purchased a portion of its own shares from the market in conformity with provisions of Article 210 of the Japanese Commercial Code.
Details of the share repurchase are as follows:1. Class of shares: Common stock
2. Period of purchase: Between October 31, 2002 and November 13, 2002
3. Aggregate purchase amount: 16,474,657,000 yen
4. Aggregate number of shares purchased: 13,000,000 shares
5. Method of purchase: Shares were purchased on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
|1)||The following are the resolutions that were approved at the ordinary general meeting of shareholders held on June 27, 2002:|
- Class of shares: Common stock
- Aggregate number of shares to be purchased: Up to 180 million shares
- Aggregate purchase amount: Up to 300 billion yen
- Aggregate purchase amount: 37,467,704,000 yen
- Aggregate number of shares purchased: 30,000,000 shares
Disclaimer Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934) about Matsushita and its group companies (the Matsushita Group). To the extent that statements in this press release do not relate to historical or current facts, they constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the current assumptions and beliefs of the Matsushita Group in light of the information currently available to them, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause the Matsushita Group's actual results, performance, achievements or financial position to be materially different from any future results, performance, achievements or financial position expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Matsushita undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements after the date of this press release. Investors are advised to consult any further disclosures by Matsushita in its subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and its other filings.
The risks, uncertainties and other factors referred to above include, but are not limited to, economic conditions, particularly consumer spending and corporate capital expenditures in the United States, Europe, Japan and other Asian countries; volatility in demand for electronic equipment and components from business and industrial customers, as well as consumers in many product and geographical markets; currency rate fluctuations, notably between the yen, the U.S. dollar, the euro, Asian currencies and other currencies in which the Matsushita Group operates businesses, or in which assets and liabilities of the Matsushita Group are denominated; the ability of the Matsushita Group to respond to rapid technological changes and changing consumer preferences with timely and cost-effective introductions of new products in markets that are highly competitive in terms of both price and technology; the ability of the Matsushita Group to realize expected benefits of various restructuring activities in its business and organization, including the business divisions/combinations with subsidiaries currently in progress; the ability of the Matsushita Group to achieve its business objectives through joint ventures and other collaborative agreements with other companies; the ability of the Matsushita Group to maintain competitive strength in many product and geographical areas; any changes in the Matsushita Group's financial and operational position or business environment due to its business restructuring; current and potential, direct and indirect trade restrictions imposed by other countries; and fluctuations in market prices of securities and other assets in which the Matsushita Group has holdings, as well as future changes or revisions to accounting policies or accounting rules.