Siemens' giving receives non-stop smiles

    Siemens lends support for the Easter Seal Society

    TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - The true joys in life are often best reflected
in the smiles on children's faces and so too was the case when Siemens Canada
hosted 16 families at a recent Toronto Blue Jay's baseball game at the Rogers'
Centre in Toronto. As one of their official charities of record, Siemens
hosted over 60 people, including Easter Seals kids, their friends and
families, and employees and volunteers from The Easter Seal Society, Ontario.
    "This event has been such a wonderful experience for me and the reaction
from the kids and feedback from the parents has been overwhelming," said
Guenther Scholz, President & CEO of Siemens Canada. "We feel very fortunate to
be able to support Easter Seals and the smiles on the faces of the children,
says it all. Everyone from Siemens had a great time meeting the families and
getting to know the kids."
    Through the Siemens Caring Hands program, Siemens Canada identifies and
supports a select group of charities to focus their efforts in providing
meaningful support in terms of experience and memories.
    "What Siemens is doing here tonight is great for the kids and is a night
they won't soon forget. For many, this is their very first baseball game.
Events such as this, are really a nice treat and are important for the family
members too," said Shane Pospisil, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of
Easter Seals.

    About Easter Seals

    Since 1922, 85 years ago, The Easter Seal Society has been assisting
children and young adults with physical disabilities to address life's
challenges and achieve personal goals. Today, families rely on Easter Seals to
help purchase expensive equipment needed for mobility and communication,
provide opportunities for participation in recreational programs, send kids to
specialized summer camps, provide access to information and resources.

    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:; Barb Saunders, Communications Coordinator, The Easter
Seal Society, Ontario, Tel: (416) 421-8377, ext 326, Fax: (416) 696-1035,

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