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Philips Supports the Boston Marathon as the Sole Provider of Life-Saving Medical Devices
Date:4/18/2008

fact, more people die each year from SCA than from breast cancer, prostate cancer, AIDS, house fires, handguns and traffic accidents combined.

"The Boston Marathon is a prestigious race and Philips is proud to play a role in safeguarding the event," said Michael Miller, senior vice president of Cardiac Care for Philips Healthcare. "Many runners attempting this awesome feat will require medical care, and whether it involves vital signs monitoring or defibrillation in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, we believe that deploying HeartStart AEDs and ALS monitors will help to ensure that race day is a safe day for marathoners and spectators alike."

About Boston Athletic Association

Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of managing athletic events and promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A.'s Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon, and the organization manages other local events and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round running programs. Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock Financial Services.

About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a global leader in healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle, delivering people-centric, innovative products, services and solutions through the brand promise of "sense and simplicity". Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 134,200 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of $36.8 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2007, the company is a market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring systems, energy ef
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