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Wednesday 25 August, 1999

Koninklijke Philips

Joint Ventures Senior Apptmnt

25 August 1999

Ron Wirahadiraksa appointed CFO of LG.Philips LCD

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands announces that Mr.Ron
Wirahadiraska, currently Chief Financial Officer of Philips Flat Display Systems
(headquartered in San Jose, USA), a business group of Philips Components, has
been appointed Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President and
Representative Director of LG. Philips LCD Inc.

LG. Philips LCD is a 50/50 joint venture between LG Electronics Inc., and Royal 
Philips Electronics.  Mr Wirahadiraska will be based in Seoul, South Korea.

For further information please contact:

Philips Media Relations
Jeremy Cohen, tel: +31 20 5977213, email:

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