June 27, 2005

Lenovo joins electronics product stewardship group

OTTAWA, ONT-Lenovo Canada has joined Electronics Product Stewardship Canada (EPSC), the electronics industry's voice for environmental stewardship in Canada. The company was officially welcomed as a member at EPSC's board of directors meeting on June 16 in Toronto. The addition of Lenovo brings EPSC's total current membership to 18, made up of the leading consumer electronics and information technology manufacturers. Formed through the acquisition of IBM's personal computing division, Lenovo is the world's third-largest personal computing company. The company develops, manufactures, and markets products such as ThinkPad notebooks, ThinkCentre PCs, and ThinkVision monitors. EPSC, a not-for-profit organization, was founded in 2003 by Electro-Federation Canada, (EFC) the Information Technology Association of Canada, (ITAC) and leading consumer electronics and information technology manufacturers. Governed by a board of directors, its current members include: Apple Canada, Brother International (Canada), Canon Canada, Dell Canada, Epson Canada, Hewlett-Packard (Canada), Hitachi Canada, IBM Canada, Lenovo (Canada), Lexmark Canada, LG Electronics Canada, Microsoft Canada, Panasonic Canada, Samsung Electronics Canada, Sharp Electronics of Canada, Sony of Canada, Thomson Multimedia and Toshiba of Canada. More information is available from : Jay Illingworth at EPSC, 613/238-4822, ext 225, E-mail jay@epsc.ca, Web site www.epsc.ca, or from Susan Taylor at Lenovo Canada, 905/316-3902, susant@ca.lenovo.com.

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