eneloop Batteries Available at Wal-Mart Stores Nationwide


National discount chain offers economical, recyclable and reusable battery

DALLAS - July 26, 2007 - Sanyo Energy (USA) Corporation, the world's largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, and GE Consumer and Industrial, have announced the GE/Sanyo eneloop battery is now available at Wal-Mart stores nationwide. The eneloop four-position charger includes four AA eneloop batteries and retails at Wal-Mart stores for $19.87. The eneloop battery can be found in the Wal-Mart digital camera department.

eneloop represents the next evolution in batteries, one where a rechargeable battery is used like an alkaline battery and is ready for use immediately after purchase. From the packaging to the battery design, eneloop is reusable with the capacity to be used again and again - up to 1000 times*.

eneloop battery features include:
o Reusable, recyclable and economical
o 1 eneloop is equivalent to 1,000 alkaline batteries*
o Ready to use right out of the package
o Long storage life makes eneloop the perfect "Store in the Drawer" battery - keeps 85% of initial charge after one year
o Superior performance - offers more usage per cycle and lower self-discharge than traditional NiMh rechargeable batteries

SANYO Energy created the eneloop battery as part of its "Think GAIA" vision and commitment to help preserve the environment by reducing waste while helping to conserve precious natural resources for future generations.

About SANYO Energy (USA) Corporation eneloop batteries

Developed by SANYO Energy (USA) Corporation, the world's largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, eneloop represents the next evolution in batteries. eneloop proposes a new lifestyle - one where a rechargeable battery is used like an alkaline battery and is ready for use immediately after purchase. Economical and environmentally conscious from the packaging to the battery design, eneloop is reusable with the capacity to be used again and again - up to 1000 times*. SANYO Energy created the eneloop battery as part of its "Think GAIA" vision and commitment to help preserve the environment by reducing waste while helping to conserve precious natural resources for future generations. A pioneer in bringing rechargeables to the market, SANYO Energy continues to improve the capabilities and efficiency of rechargeable batteries. For additional information, please visit eneloopusa.com.

About GE Consumer & Industrial

GE Consumer & Industrial spans the globe as an industry leader in major appliance, lighting and integrated industrial equipment, systems and services. Providing solutions for commercial, industrial and residential use in more than 100 countries, GE Consumer & Industrial uses innovative technologies and "ecomagination," a GE initiative to aggressively bring to market new technologies that help customers and consumers meet pressing environmental challenges, to deliver comfort, convenience and electrical protection and control. General Electric (NYSE: GE) brings imagination to work, selling products under the Monogram®, Profile(TM) GE®, Hotpoint®, Reveal®, Edison(TM) and Energy Smart(TM) consumer brands, and Entellisys(TM) industrial brand. For more information, consumers may visit www.ge.com.

*Estimate based on test results for battery life according to standard JIS C8708 (4.4.) Actual results may vary according to use.

For more information, please contact:
Kell Curtis, 817-703-5394
Kell@taylorcurtismedia.com

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