Philips Singapore marks 60th anniversary by setting a new Singapore Record for the Largest Three-Legged Race

July 22, 2011

ONE FOR THE CAMERA: Philips employees set a new Singapore Record for the Largest Three-Legged Race – the most number of “3-legged” pairs to complete a 200-metre dash


Singapore – More than 800 Philips staff paired up and bound their legs together to compete in Singapore’s Largest Three-Legged Race, setting a new record for Singapore and making their way into the Singapore Book of Records. In all, 439 pairs of Philips employees participated in the race, where each pair had to complete a 200-metre dash. 

 

The feat was performed in celebration of Philips Singapore’s 60th anniversary, where the company has also pledged its commitment to making a difference in the community. Its goal is to raise more than $100,000 for three charities this year – Lighthouse School, Lions Befrienders, and Singapore Cheshire Home.

 

Fund-raising activities will be conducted over the next six months to help raise funds for the beneficiaries. In addition, Philips also donated one year’s supply of rice, totaling 4,500kg, to the Singapore Cheshire Home. This was raised during the Great Singapore Sale through Philips’ Family Rewards program.

 

For more information about Philips’ key milestones in Singapore and its 60th anniversary celebrations and activities, visit http://www.philips.com.sg/60thanniversary.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Lim Bee Hong
Corporate Communications
Tel: +65 6882 3267
Email: bee.hong.lim@philips.com

Bernadette Yuen
Fleishman-Hillard Singapore
Tel: +65 6424 6955
Email: bernadette.yuen@fleishman.com 

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About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity.” Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs about 117,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.3 billion in 2010, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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