New President Named at SANYO North America Corporation

    SAN DIEGO, October 22 /CNW/ - SANYO North America Corporation today
announced that Masami Murata has been appointed as the company's new
president. The management change is part of an ongoing structural
transformation that was initiated globally during the second quarter of this

    Mr. Murata, a native of Fukuoka, Japan, has been an executive with SANYO
for over 33 years. He is expected to continue his role as president of SANYO
Energy (USA) Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO North America Corporation
based in Frisco, Texas. "I am deeply honored to be given this new assignment,"
Mr. Murata commented. "I look forward to working with all SANYO North America
employees, customers and suppliers to maximize our unique assets and

    In discussing the new executive assignment, Seiichiro Sano, president of
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd, noted that, "We will push forward as a company in
unison, and we will continue to pursue our restructuring efforts to become a
'Leading Provider of Environment- and Energy-Related products and services'".

    SANYO North America Corporation (SNA) is the corporate North America
regional headquarters for its parent company, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., which
is one of the global consumer electronics giants with consolidated sales of
$20 billion (FY ended March 31, 2007).

For further information:

For further information: SANYO North America Corporation Mr. Alan
Foster, 619-661-4860 Vice President, Corporate Communications Fax:

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