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Leading Mobile Phone Manufacturer Maintains the Number One Spot in Global CDMA Handset Sales for the Year

Leading Mobile Phone Manufacturer Maintains the Number One Spot in Global CDMA Handset Sales for the Year

SAN DIEGO, February 14, 2006 ---According to recently released mobile phone market share data from Strategy Analytic's Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, LG Electronics MobileComm, Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) has secured the number two ranking for sales of mobile phones in North America in 2005, selling just over 26 million handsets for the year.

In addition to increasing shipment market share in the North America to 17% in all technologies for 2005, LG increased its dominance in the global handset market, once again securing the number one spot for global CDMA sales for the year. Global CDMA sales for LG were 30.4 million units vaulting LG to nearly 21% market share worldwide.

"We are proud that LG secured the number two spot for phone shipments in North America.," said Juno Cho, president, LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A. Inc. "LG's CDMA sales have maintained strong momentum in the fourth quarter of 2005 and our steady expansion into the GSM market is being met with encouraging results. A testament to this tremendous growth is our relentless dedication as a company to offer consumers the most innovative and technologically advanced wireless communication devices that enhance their lifestyle."

Mr. Cho continued, "By securing both the number one spot in Global CDMA and the number two spot in all technologies in North America, LG is firmly positioned for future growth and industry leadership."
Highly successful LG CDMA models launched to-date in 2005 include the flagship EV-DO-capable VX8100 with MP3 capability, the MM535 1.3 megapixel camera phone, the PM-225 device and The V (VX9800). The V is the ultimate entertainment device that is EV-DO-capable with a 1.3 megapixel integrated camera and camcorder, full QWERTY keyboard, and MP3 player. Extremely popular GSM handsets launched this year include the EDGE-capable A7110 handset and the stylish and functional L1400i and C1300i models.

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About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics (KSE: 06657.KS) is a global leader in providing cutting-edge, convergent electronics, information and communications products designed to meet the diverse needs of fast-changing consumers. With consolidated sales of US$37.7 billion and overseas sales of US$ 32.6 billion (86% of total sales), LG Electronics employs more than 70,000 employees in 76 subsidiaries located in 39 countries and operates four business units including Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media.

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is the world's leading manufacturer of WCDMA (UMTS), CDMA and GSM handsets, and the fastest growing manufacturer of mobile phones worldwide. The company provides a total range of wired and wireless solutions, and is rapidly establishing a global presence as it cultivates international market share in 3G handsets.