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Philips notifies financial authorities of increase in shares held


Friday, September 08, 2006

Amsterdam, The Netherlands– Today, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) notified the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten or ‘AFM’) that the company’s holding in Philips shares has exceeded 5 percent of Philips’ total outstanding shares. Philips informed the AFM in accordance with Dutch law, which states that shareholders are to inform the AFM whenever their shareholding in a Dutch listed company exceeds the 5 percent threshold.

As of the close of business on September 7, 2006, Philips held approximately 61.5 million Philips shares, or approximately 5.0 percent of the company’s outstanding shares. On July 17, 2006, Philips announced the start of a EUR 1.5 billion share repurchase program for capital reduction purposes.

About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is one of the world’s biggest electronics companies and Europe’s largest, with sales of EUR 30.4 billion in 2005. With activities in the three interlocking domains of healthcare, lifestyle and technology and 158,000 employees in more than 60 countries, it has market leadership positions in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring, color television sets, electric shavers, lighting and silicon system solutions. News from Philips is located at

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