SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6764)(US: SANYY) is one of the world's major consumer electronics companies. Leading the way in innovations that expand the scope of multimedia product technology, SANYO continues to advance business enterprise development supplying world-class electronic products to satisfy rapidly evolving markets. SANYO's businesses cover a broad range of multimedia and information systems, home appliances, commercial equipment, electronic devices, batteries and other products. SANYO's net sales in the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2003, amounted to 2,182.6 billion yen (US$18,188 million). The SANYO group is truly an international organization, comprising 84 manufacturing companies, 37 sales companies and 39 other companies worldwide.