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Panasonic Appoints Michael Moskowitz President, Panasonic Canada Inc.

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Panasonic Corporation of North America today announced its subsidiary, Panasonic Canada Inc., appointed Michael Moskowitz as President, effective April 1, 2013. Mr. Moskowitz replaces Ian Vatcher, who currently serves as President and will be retiring.

"We commend Ian for his leadership legacy of more than 30 years with Panasonic - a rarity in today's business climate - and for steering the company through challenging economic times and industry changes," said Joseph M. Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Panasonic Corporation of North America. "We welcome Michael's dynamic thinking, impressive industry knowledge and drive to continually innovate. He will be a strong leader in Panasonic's future strategy."

Mr. Moskowitz is currently Executive Vice President, leading the consumer and business divisions, including sales, marketing, supply chain and customer care.

He joined Panasonic Canada in August 2011, bringing more than 20 years of experience in leading growth companies in the consumer electronics, communications and technology industries.

"I'm excited at the challenge of working with a strong and energetic team to deliver products that create better experiences and smart solutions for consumers and businesses whether in the living room or boardroom," said Mr. Moskowitz. "Building on the strength of one of Canada's most reputable brands, we are well positioned to introduce new technologies and work with our customers to use our technology in ways that will create a positive impact."

Before coming to Panasonic, Mr. Moskowitz served as President and CEO of satellite radio operator XM Canada from 2008 until 2011.  Prior to XM Canada, he was President, Americas International of Palm where he managed Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean region.  Michael holds a B.A. from York University and an MBA from Dalhousie University. In 2003, Michael was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40, an award presented to exceptional Canadians under the age of 40, who are outstanding leaders in their chosen fields and who are shaping our country's future.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products for consumer, business and industrial use.  The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC), and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations.  Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's natural resources and protect our environment. For more information about Panasonic, please visit http://panasonic.com/

About Panasonic Canada Inc.
Panasonic products are marketed in Canada by Panasonic Canada Inc.  (PCI). PCI is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, one of the world's largest producers of electronic and electric products for consumer, business, and industrial use.  Consumers seeking more information on the company's products can call Panasonic's Customer Care Centre at 1-800-561-5505 or access Panasonic's home page at www.panasonic.ca.

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