Samsung Announces Donation to Saku Koivu Foundation

    Company supports efforts to improve cancer and trauma care in Montreal

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 12 /CNW/ - Saku has become synonymous with the word
survival in Montreal and since beating cancer, he has been working hard to
ensure that world-class cancer treatment and trauma facilities are available
at the Montreal General Hospital. Samsung Electronics Canada, a long-time
supporter of sports and the Montreal Canadiens, is pleased to support the
team's captain by making a significant donation to the Saku Koivu Foundation.
    "Samsung salutes Saku's efforts, not only to overcome his illness, but to
ensure that others suffering from cancer or trauma can attain the treatment
they need in Montreal," said Benjamin Lee, President of Samsung Electronics
Canada. "Saku is truly an inspiration and Samsung is honoured to support him
in his ongoing efforts to ensure the city has top-notch facilities."
    Two years ago, the Saku Koivu Foundation helped raise $2.5 million to
acquire the first PET/CT in Montreal, located at the Montreal General
    "After receiving excellent cancer care from all the doctors, nurses and
support staff at The General, I remain committed to ensuring that future
patients have access to the most current treatment technologies and
facilities," said Koivu. "With this generous support from Samsung, we're one
large step closer to reaching our goal for this year."
    This year, the Saku Koivu Foundation is again committed to raising
$750,000 for the Montreal General Hospital. $300,000 will be allocated
specifically for the Injury Prevention Initiative and the Trauma Special Care
Unit, and additional funds raised will help upgrade the cancer care equipment
at the hospital, and provide financial support to families of patients from
outside the Montreal area.

    About the Saku Koivu Foundation
    The Saku Koivu Foundation is committed to support the McGill University
Health Centre (MUHC), a comprehensive academic health institution with an
international reputation for excellence in clinical programs, research and
teaching. Through the funds donated to the institution, the Foundation
supports the goal of the MUHC to provide patient care based on the most
advanced knowledge in the health care field, and to contribute to the
development of new knowledge.

    About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
    Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. (SECA), a wholly owned subsidiary of
Samsung Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning digital
consumer electronics, information systems, telecommunications and home
appliance products.
    SECA upholds Samsung's mission to provide consumers with innovative
digital convergence products that possess exceptional technology, quality,
features, performance and value. The company oversees the Canadian operations
of Samsung's Consumer Electronics division, IT division, Home Appliance
division and Wireless Terminals division.
    Samsung has been a global TOP sponsor of the Olympic Games since 1997 and
has been a presenting sponsor of the Olympic Torch Relay since 2004. The
company is currently the exclusive consumer electronics international
marketing partner of Hockey Canada and the official HDTV supplier for the NFL
in Canada. Through Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope charity, Samsung helps
athletes and celebrities raise funds for their respective charities, including
the Wayne Gretzky Foundation in Canada.
    For customer service inquiries, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG
(1-800-726-7864), and for more information, please visit

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For further information: Melanie Dulos, APEX Public Relations,
1-866-924-4442 ext. 254,

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