Press Release

07/01/2004

CONSUMERS "WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE" WITH STREAMLINED LG COFFEEMAKER AND MICROWAVE OVEN

Newest Offering Delivers Convenience on Multiple Levels

Newest Offering Delivers Convenience on Multiple Levels

CHICAGO, IL (April 2, 2004) - LG Electronics, a leading global consumer products manufacturer and the number one global manufacturer of microwave ovens, unites two valuable appliances into one streamlined offering with its new Combination Coffeemaker and Microwave Oven. This unique unit, which features a one-liter coffeemaker and 1.2-cubic-foot microwave oven, is ideal for busy consumers looking to save time in the morning and space in the kitchen.

"With the Combination Coffeemaker and Microwave Oven, consumers can brew their coffee at a set time and keep it warm while heating breakfast up in the microwave, saving valuable minutes during the morning crunch," said Simon Kang, President, Home Appliance Division, LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. "And, because it combines two appliances into one compact unit, it also helps eliminate clutter on crowded countertops. Its all-around convenience makes it the perfect fit for consumers with tight schedules living in tight spaces."

The Combination Coffeemaker and Microwave Oven features the following:


  • 1200 watts power

  • 1.2 cubic feet with rounded cavity

  • Largest turntable size (14 �")

  • Two-line scroll display, which presents more information

  • One-liter, replaceable coffee carafe

  • Coffee timer with auto shut-off after one-hour brewing

  • Coffee temperature control (High: 82oC, Med: 74oC, Low: 64oC)

  • White, black, and stainless steel finishes

  • Sleek, compact design


The 1.2 Combination Coffee Maker and Microwave Oven will be also available in June, 2004, at the manufacturer's suggested retail price of $149.99 for the white and black finishes and $179.99 for stainless steel.

* Product specifications and pricing are subject to change

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (Korea Stock Exchange: 6657.KS) was established in'58 as the pioneer in the Korean consumer electronics market. The company is a major global force in electronics and information and communications products with more than 64,000 employees working in 76 overseas subsidiaries and marketing units around the world. With annual total revenues of more than US $16.9 billion (non-consolidated), LG Electronics comprises three main business companies: Digital Display & Media, Digital Appliance, Telecommunication Equipment & Handset.

The LG Digital Appliance Company is fast becoming the leader of the global home appliances industry, ranking No.1 in sales of air conditioners, microwave ovens, and canister vacuum cleaners. LG Electronics was the first company to commercialize a full line of Web-enabled home network appliances including refrigerators, washing machines, microwave ovens, and air conditioners, and is increasingly seen as a leader in premium appliances.

LG Electronics' goal is to enable the intelligent networking of digital products that will make consumers' lives better than ever. For more information, please visit www.lg.com

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Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
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Katy Hudnall
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
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