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12/28/2012

MAJOR LG PRODUCTS EARN CarbonFree® CERTIFICATION FOR 2013

Certifications Highlight Company’s Environmentally-Conscious Initiatives and Credentials

Certifications Highlight Company’s Environmentally-Conscious Initiatives and Credentials

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Dec. 28, 2012 LG Electronics (LG) announced that it has earned CarbonFree® certification for six new consumer electronics, mobile phone and home appliance products that will be highlighted at next month’s International CES® further validating the company’s global strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and develop products with an eye towards the environment.

According to LG Electronics President and Chief Technology Officer Skott Ahn, LG is proud to have achieved CarbonFree certification for key 2013 products across major categories by the Carbonfund.org Foundation, an organization leading the fight against global warming by helping individuals and businesses to reduce and offset their climate impact.

The latest LG products certified as CarbonFree include the Optimus G smartphone, OLED TV, washing machine, refrigerator, vacuum cleaner and computer monitor.   These products achieved certification after a comprehensive lifecycle analysis that determined the carbon footprint of each product throughout the whole manufacturing process, spanning manufacturing and shipment to usage and final disposal.   Carbonfund.org partner organization NSF Sustainability manages the CarbonFree offset program and assisted LG with this process.

“As a company that strives to be environmentally responsible, we have further strengthened our commitment to bringing energy-efficient products to market,” said Dr. Ahn. “I’ll be the first to admit that this is a marathon, not a sprint, and fortunately, we’re off to a great start.”

Under the CarbonFree Certified Product program, LG has offset the carbon footprint of the manufacturing of these products at no extra cost to the customer through the use of third-party verified carbon reduction projects.

The newest LG CarbonFree-certified products will be demonstrated at the 2013 International CES® (Booth #8204, Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center).  LG Electronics was the first in its industry, beginning in 2011, to distribute home appliances, solar panels and other consumer electronics that were part of the CarbonFree Certified Product Program.

Dr. Ahn said LG’s CarbonFree Certified Products represent another step in the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability and energy-efficient products and services, including a wide range of ENERGY STAR® -qualified appliances and electronics products.

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About LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative mobile phones, home entertainment products,  home appliances, and air conditioning systems and energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme.  LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

About Carbonfund.org Foundation

Carbonfund.org is a leading nonprofit climate solutions organization, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact and hasten our transition to a low-carbon economy. Carbonfund.org supports innovative renewable energy, energy efficiency and forestry projects globally that reduce carbon emissions and help people. Carbonfund.org has worked with over 2,000 corporate and nonprofit partners. More at www.carbonfund.org.

About NSF Sustainability

NSF Sustainability expertise in standards development, product, process and services certification, claims validation, life cycle assessment (LCA), product category rule (PCR) and environmental product declarations (EPD) services helps companies green their products, operations, systems and supply chains. Product assessments include testing and certification for sustainable products in the consumer and commercial marketplace.

CONTACTS:

LG Electronics USA

John I. Taylor      

(847) 941-8181

john.taylor@lge.com

Lisette Kwong

(212) 880-5222

lisette.kwong@lg-one.com

Carbonfund.org Foundation

Alterra Hetzel

(240) 247-0627

ahetzel@carbonfund.org

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