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Publicatie datum 30 jul 2007 - 09:15
Statutaire naam Koninklijke Philips N.V.
Titel Philips brand value increases 15% in global Interbrand ranking of most valuable brands
Bericht July 30, 2007 PHILIPS BRAND VALUE INCREASES 15% IN GLOBAL INTERBRAND RANKING OF MOST VALUABLE BRANDS Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) announced today Philips was one of the ten fastest-growing brands in terms of total brand value in the 2007 ranking of the top-100 global brands as compiled by leading brand consultant Interbrand. In this year’s ranking, the total estimated value* of the Philips brand increased by 15% to USD 7.7 billion, from USD 6.7 billion in 2006. Following this fourth consecutive increase in brand value in the annual Interbrand ranking, Philips is now ranked the 42nd most valuable brand in the world, compared with place 48 last year. Andrea Ragnetti, Philips’ Chief Marketing Officer and member of the Board of Management, said “we are very proud that this year we increased for the fourth time in a row our ranking in the Interbrand top-100. This achievement is further proof that our commitment to delivering products and solutions to consumers and professionals that are easy to experience, advanced and designed around the customer is successfully working, with our brand promise “sense and simplicity” as an effective brand carrier.” Dr. Jürgen Häusler, CEO Interbrand Zintzmeyer & Lux, said that “Again the Philips brand value shows an impressive growth rate. The 15% increase in value not only reflects that investments in the brand paid off, but it also reveals that the brand's core messages resonate with customers. Philips not only talks about simplicity; it lives simplicity - through its focus on core activities and efficient operations Philips managed to simplify the organization and reduce costs, and through its focus on customers and their needs the brand signals that it makes a true effort to stay attractive for customers. We at Interbrand are confident that the brand is well positioned to reap the benefits of future opportunities.” In 2004, when Philips launched its “sense and simplicity” brand camp