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Press Release

11/30/2007

LG Statement Correcting Recent Media Coverage

LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, has confirmed that the recent accidental death of a 33-year old construction worker in Korea had no connection to the company's handset or battery, in contrast to previous media coverage.

LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, has confirmed that the recent accidental death of a 33-year old construction worker in Korea had no connection to the company's handset or battery, in contrast to previous media coverage.

The victim's colleague, who was also the first witness, has been charged with manslaughter. The suspect confessed to the police that he had unintentionally hit the victim with a 15-ton hydraulic drill rig while driving in reverse, and that this was the cause of death. The initial false statement by the suspect was an attempt to cover up his actions, and led to the unfair assumption by the media and the general public that an LG product was somehow the cause of this tragedy. This undeservedly damaged the company's reputation for more than a day. Last night, the police reported the true nature of the incident, and this morning they requested an arrest warrant for the victim's colleague.

LG rigorously tests all the products not only for functionality and design, but safety as well. The company had earlier reaffirmed that the lithium-ion polymer batteries used in LG handsets had been approved for consumer use by a number of independent testing agencies.
As a responsible company, LG is fully committed to providing the best products with uncompromising quality under all circumstances.

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