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Philips to hold extraordinary general meeting of shareholders on October 25, 2006 to cancel repurchased shares


Monday, September 11, 2006

Amsterdam, The Netherlands– Today, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) announced it will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM) on Wednesday, October 25, at Philips’ headquarters in Amsterdam. At the EGM, Philips will request that shareholders approve cancellation of shares.

On July 17, 2006, Philips announced the start of a EUR 1.5 billion share repurchase program, which at that time the company expected would take 18 months to complete. Philips now intends to complete this share repurchase program by the end of 2006. The EUR 1.5 billion share repurchase program represents part of EUR 4 billion that Philips indicated it would return to shareholders through a combination of dividends and share repurchases by the end of 2007, as part of an announcement on August 3, 2006, that Philips would sell an 80.1% stake in its Semiconductors business for EUR 6.4 billion.

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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