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Qwest And SANYO Launch Pink Wireless Phone To Benefit The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

DENVER, June 9, 2006 - Starting today, wireless phone users can help raise funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer by purchasing a new pink wireless phone from Qwest Communications International Inc (NYSE: Q) and SANYO (NASDAQ: SANYY). Ten percent of all retail sales of the phone through October will be donated to the Komen Foundation up to a maximum donation of $100,000. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

These stylish and fun phones by Qwest and SANYO are now available at all 100 Qwest retail locations in Qwest's 14-state service area. In addition to Qwest retail locations, the new phones will be sold at Qwest call centers and online at

"A key to our success at the Komen Foundation is that we collaborate with a variety of organizations to provide creative ways for people to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer," said Cindy Schneible, vice president of cause-related marketing and sponsorship at the Komen Foundation. "We are proud to have the opportunity to partner with Qwest and SANYO to allow wireless phone users to make a bold statement about breast cancer awareness and a valuable contribution to breast cancer research and community outreach programs."

Today's debut of the SANYO pink phone with Qwest Wireless® also kicks off a series of efforts to raise funds and awareness for the Komen Foundation and breast cancer. Pink phones and breast cancer awareness materials will accompany Qwest's mobile marketing team to more than 200 community events, fairs and activities throughout 2006 and will reach an estimated 25 million people. Qwest employees in select cities also will participate in local Komen Race for the Cure® events between now and the end of October.

"This is the pink phone with a heart," said Teresa Taylor, Qwest's executive vice president and chief human resources officer. "We are proud to work with SANYO to advance this important cause, and we hope our pink phones become another symbol of the Komen Foundation's important work in our community."

In addition to its sophisticated pink and silver design, the phone offers the latest features and technology, including dual LCD displays, a built-in camera, walkie-talkie-style communication, wireless download capabilities and SANYO's high-quality external speaker phone.

"The SANYO pink phone with Qwest Wireless® represents hope for all who have been affected by breast cancer including friends and families," said Andy Kodera, senior vice president and general manager of SANYO Fisher Company's Wireless Communications Division. "The research and outreach programs that will benefit from the funds raised by the sale of the phone will help future generations as well. We're proud to work with the community, Qwest and the Komen Foundation to help raise awareness and funds for this important cause."

Qwest and SANYO will release two additional pink phones later this summer.

About the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation:
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. Today, the Foundation is an international organization with a network of more than 75,000 volunteers working through local affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure® to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. A global leader in the fight against breast cancer, the Foundation fulfills its mission through support of innovative breast cancer research giants, meritorious awards and educational, scientific and community outreach programs around the world. Through fiscal year 2005, the Komen Foundation, together with its Affiliate Network, corporate partners and generous donors, has invested $630 million in breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. For more information on breast health or breast cancer, please visit the Komen Foundation's Web site at or call the Foundation's National Toll-Free Breast Care Helpline at 1.800.I'M AWARE®

About Qwest 
Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading 
provider of high-speed Internet, data, video and voice services. With nearly 40,000 employees, Qwest 
is committed to the "Spirit of Service" and providing world-class services that exceed customers' 
expectations for quality, value and reliability. For more information, please visit the Qwest Web site at

About SANYO 
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a $20 billion manufacturer and distributor of consumer electronics and 
commercial equipment, including multimedia and telecommunication products. SANYO Fisher 
Company (a division of SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.), 
based in Chatsworth, California markets PCS phones, audio systems, portable and mobile electronics, 
televisions, dictation devices, digital camera/camcorder combinations, home appliances, LCD 
projectors, security video equipment and air conditioning systems. 
SANYO was recently ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Wireless Mobile Phones, Three 
Times in a Row, Tied in 2005" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 U.S. Wireless Mobile Phone 
Evaluation StudySM - Volume 1*. For more information, visit SANYO Wireless Communications online 


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