LG Electronics USA Selected As Official HDTV Provider For Republican Convention

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 Republican National Convention selected LG Electronics USA as "Official Digital Display and Electronics Provider" for the convention, which wrapped up last night.

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More than 900 LG displays, including LED HDTVs, Smart TVs and CINEMA 3D models, were seen throughout the convention by delegates, government officials, VIPs and media in Tampa for the August 27-30 event.

Under its agreement with Republican National Convention's Committee on Arrangements, LG has supplied displays that have been installed throughout the main convention venue, the Tampa Bay Times Forum, and the Tampa Convention Center, which served as workspace to support the estimated 15,000 media personnel in Tampa providing worldwide news coverage.

The LG flat-panel HDTVs, in seven screen sizes from 26- to 65-inch, kept delegates, journalists and other convention participants informed of convention activities and other news as they navigated the various convention venues for meetings, interviews and other activities.

"A presidential nominating convention is a high-activity event," said James Davis, convention communications director.  "Keeping delegates, media, party officials and other convention participants informed of activities on the convention floor, including schedule changes and other vital and late-breaking news is essential to a successful convention. Our partnership with LG means that cutting-edge display technologies helped us ensure that people had the most accurate and up-to-date information when they need it."

John I. Taylor, vice president of public affairs for LG Electronics USA, said, "LG is proud to be selected again as the brand of choice for the Republican Convention.  Our presence in Tampa demonstrates LG's position as a technology and policy leader in the United States."

About LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

About the 2012 Republican National Convention

The 2012 Republican National Convention was held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum from August 27-30, 2012.  Nearly 50,000 visitors came to the Tampa Bay area for the event, including delegates, alternate delegates, members of the media and other guests.  For more information about the 2012 Republican National Convention, please visit our website at www.GOPConvention2012.com, follow us on Twitter, @GOPconvention, or "Like" us on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/GOPconvention.

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