KYOCERA Wireless and Venezuelan Baseball Team Los Tigres de Aragua Announce Sponsorship Agreement
Caracas, (October 25, 2006) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones and devices, announced today that it has established a sponsorship agreement with the professional Venezuelan baseball team Los Tigres de Aragua. The agreement, which is for the 2006-2007 Venezuelan baseball season, includes the semi-finals, round robin and playoffs; should the team make it to any of these rounds.
"For Kyocera Wireless, as a company strongly committed to social development, it is extremely important to support activities that are meaningful to the country, such as baseball, a favorite sport of Venezuelans. We are particularly proud to sponsor the outstanding Tigres de Aragua," said Julio Jordan, Country Manager of Kyocera Wireless in Venezuela.
The agreement, signed through Cosmocolor C.A., provides for the team's caps to bear the Kyocera name and logo on the back, placement of promotional rotating billboards at home base at the José Pérez Colmenares stadium in Maracay, as well as lighted access at four doors of the stadium. It also specifies six 20-second rotating commercials to be aired by Auténtica 107.5 FM radio, as well as an additional six 30-second rotating commercials on TRV television, during peak hours from Monday to Sunday.
In addition, under the agreement, the Kyocera brand will appear at least once on the stadium's electronic billboard during each game played on the team's home field.
Venezuela represents the largest Latin American market for Kyocera Wireless, a company that has successfully positioned numerous advanced wireless devices in the national market over the past four years. Kyocera currently works with two of the leading cell phone operators and offers a portfolio of more than 12 CDMA mobile telephones in the country. Kyocera has furthermore successfully positioned itself as one of the most widely accepted manufacturing companies in the high-speed wireless Internet access market, with its EVDO products such as the Slider Jet phone and the Kyocera Passport wireless card.
About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is one of the leading suppliers of innovative mobile accessories and devices with CDMA technology for consumers all over the world. Kyocera Wireless adheres to the company's belief in the beauty of simplicity and works to make the wireless experience as simple and intuitive as humanly possible. The company is exclusively owned by Kyocera International Inc., which acquired the CDMA mobile phone business from QUALCOMM® Inc. in February, 2000. Located in San Diego, California, the company is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified and has won many local, state, and federal awards for its innovative, environmentally-friendly manufacturing and recycling practices. The company began selling products in Latin America in 2001. For further information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com/latin.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), the parent company and worldwide head office of Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these manufactured materials with metals and plastics through engineering, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunication equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copying machines, mobile phones, solar energy systems, and industrial ceramics. For the year ending March 31st, 2006, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately 10 billion US dollars (1,181,489 million yen) with a net profit of approximately 596 million US dollars (69,696 million yen).
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