has been named Energy Star Partner of the Year for its outstanding effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by making and promoting energy-efficient products. The company will receive its award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., March 2, 2004.

ENERGY STAR spokesperson Richard Karney said, “OSRAM SYLVANIA demonstrates a commitment to energy conservation and environmental awareness by designing and manufacturing a wide range of innovative, energy-efficient lighting products. OSRAM SYLVANIA continues to lead the effort to educate the public about reducing the use of energy and protecting the environment.”

Charlie Jerabek, president and CEO of OSRAM SYLVANIA said, "Customers want products that provide value. When you combine the value of energy efficient lighting with the reduced impact on the environment, you have a win-win situation. The ENERGY STAR program offers a platform on which to educate the public about the combined value of saving energy and protecting the environment. We are proud to be recognized with this honor.”

"The ENERGY STAR program would not be such a success without the commitment of partners like SYLVANIA," said Kathleen Hogan, director of EPA Climate Protection Partnerships Division.

Headquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American lighting operation of OSRAM GmbH, the second-largest lighting and materials enterprise in the world, serving customers in more than 140 countries. The company manufactures and markets a wide range of lighting products, including automotive, electronic and magnetic ballasts, and precision materials and components for industrial and commercial users, original equipment manufacturers and consumers, sold primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, but also under the OSRAM brand. OSRAM SYLVANIA also offers lighting systems installation and maintenance services. For further information, please refer to www.sylvania.com.

ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce air pollution through increased energy efficiency. Today, with assistance from the Department of Energy, the ENERGY STAR program offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 7,000 organizations have become ENERGY STAR partners and are committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).