Siemens giving back, to help find a cure

    Siemens annual golf tournament raises $85,000, bringing 12-year total to

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 5 /CNW/ - At its 12th Annual Siemens Corporate
Charity Golf Classic, Siemens in Canada extended their long-term support for
the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF) by raising $85,000, bringing
the 12-year total to $735,000. The annual event was held at Lionhead Golf &
Country Club on September 12th, and 152 golfers, made up of Siemens' employees
and their customers from various market segments, enjoyed a wonderful day,
through Siemens Caring Hands program. The event was also supported by former
NHL greats, Peter Mahovlich, Brad Park, Yvan Cournoyer, Paul Henderson and
Darryl Sittler, who has been attending the event for the past eight years.
Broadcaster Jim Ralph did an outstanding job as emcee of the event, and was a
hit with the audience with his player interviews and humourous delivery.
    "This annual event is very important to Siemens, as it allows us to give,
just a little bit back - as we feel it is our responsibility to do so," said
Guenther Scholz, President & CEO of Siemens Canada. "The art of giving is a
way for us to return the goodwill we feel in the places we work, and we are
honoured to be a part some great causes, such as the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation, as we continue our corporate citizenship in various communities
across Canada."
    Ken Read, former leader of the 'Crazy Canucks' who has been playing in
the tournament for the past 11 years, spoke on behalf CCFF, thanking Siemens
for their continued efforts in helping provide much needed support. "When I
first participated in this tournament in 1996, the median age of survival for
a child with Cystic Fibrosis in Canada was 33 years. Today, thanks in part to
excellent research, the median age of survival has risen to 37 years of age",
said Read. "Siemens has been a great friend to the CCFF and through their
support, I am sure that we will someday soon reach our ultimate goal of
finding an effective control, or better yet, an outright cure for CF."

    About CF and the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    Cystic fibrosis, which affects the lungs and the digestive system, is the
most common, fatal, genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young
adults. In the digestive tract, CF blocks the absorption of adequate nutrients
from food. In the lungs, the effects of the disease are most devastating; and
with time, respiratory problems become increasingly severe. Ultimately, most
CF deaths are due to lung disease.
    The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a Canada-wide health charity,
with 50 volunteer chapters, that funds CF research and care. In 2007, the
Foundation is supporting more than 50 research projects, which are exploring
all aspects of the CF puzzle; from investigating new methods of fighting
infection and inflammation in the lungs, to finding new therapies that target
the basic defect at a cellular level. For more information, visit

    About Siemens in Canada

    Siemens is one of the largest and most diversified companies in the
world, providing innovations in areas such as automation and control, power,
transportation, medical, information and communications, and lighting. In
Canada, Siemens is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, with more than 7,500
employees located in 76 offices and seven major manufacturing facilities.
Sales for fiscal 2006 were $2.3 billion.

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on the
beliefs of Siemens Canada Limited management. The words "anticipate,"
"believe," "estimate," "forecast," "expect," "intend," "plan," "should," and
"project," are used to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements
reflect the company's current views with respect to future events and are
subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual
results to be materially different, among others, changes in general economic
and business conditions, changes in currency exchange rate and interest rates,
introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or
services and changes in business strategy. Actual results many vary materially
from those projected here. Siemens Canada Limited does not intend or assume
any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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For further information:

For further information: DL Leslie, Corporate Communications, Siemens
Canada Limited, Tel: (905) 819-5926, Fax: (905) 819-5793, e-mail:; Christine McCarthy, Executive Director, Toronto,
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Tel: (416) 932-3900 x225, Fax: (416)
932-3010, e-mail:

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