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									             LG Electronics Selects GXS to Support Global ERP and B2B Consolidation
    Multi-National Korean Electronics Manufacturer Leverages GXS Trading Grid® for EDI and XML-Based
                                  Integration with Customers and Suppliers

SEOUL, Korea and GAITHERSBURG, Md. — July 16, 2008 — GXS, a leading provider of business-to-business
(B2B) e-commerce solutions, today announced that LG Electronics, a global leader and technology innovator in
consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications, has chosen GXS Trading Grid® to consolidate and
centralize its interactions with more than 200 global trading partners. The move is part of a broader LG strategy to reduce
complexity in its supply chain operations by centralizing its geographically-dispersed enterprise resource planning (ERP)
systems in Europe, the United States, South America and Asia-Pacific at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea and to
centralize its B2B e-commerce functions onto a unified global platform.

LG reported revenues of $44B in 2007 from four business units - Mobile Communications, Digital Appliances, Digital
Display and Digital Media. As a leader in the highly competitive consumer electronics sector, LG’s success depends
upon its ability to coordinate supply chain activities and share real-time information with a network of contract
manufacturers, third party logistics providers and consumer electronics retailers around the world. GXS Trading Grid
supports a broad range of e-commerce standards (e.g., EDI, XML, KEDIFACT, RosettaNet and AS2) and extensive
global reach throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas. Consolidation of B2B transactions onto a single vendor, GXS,
provides LG’s IT organization with centralized operations in Korea to support its trading partners based in more than 70

“Since 2001 GXS has consistently provided LG Electronics with reliable and effective B2B integration services,” said
SunYoung (Sarah) Oh, assistant manager, Information Strategy Team of LG Electronics. “As we’ve grown as a company
in the last 50 years, so has the complexity of our supply chain. Reducing that complexity was as important to our
company as ensuring global integration capabilities and increasing real-time visibility into our trading partner network.
GXS is the only B2B integration vendor we have found that can easily support all three of these initiatives.”

Prior to consolidating with GXS, LG Electronics used multiple B2B e-commerce providers that were managed
independently by local B2B centers distributed around the world. The use of multiple vendors led to duplicate processes
and inconsistent capabilities, complicating LG’s efforts to manage its trading partner network. Furthermore, the
company was slow to respond to trading partner needs and incurred higher costs because of duplicate traffic and an
inability to leverage its total transaction volume to reduce its overall B2B e-commerce costs.
“Through its move to consolidate its ERP systems and B2B networks, LG is standing as an example of how a truly
global company can operate efficiently and effectively,” said Raymond Teh, vice president of Asia Pacific for GXS,
“Many companies operate in geographic silos when it comes to their trading partner networks and as a result, they have
no idea of the scope of their networks and cannot gain real-time visibility into activities. The consolidation of LG’s ERP
systems will give the company a competitive advantage in the marketplace. As a global B2B provider with a local
presence in Korea and throughout Asia Pacific, GXS is well positioned to help other multi-national corporations based in
Asia, and anywhere in the world, consolidate their B2B e-commerce networks.”

GXS Trading Grid is a global B2B e-commerce and integration platform that supports the creation and adoption of on-
demand supply chain management solutions for companies of any size. As the world’s largest electronic business
community, GXS Trading Grid is used by more than 30,000 customers to exchange goods and services, gain visibility
into global logistics operations and to synchronize product data. Trading Grid helps customers automate global trading
communities by shielding complexity from rapidly changing standards, eliminating manual and duplicative processes
and enabling the highest levels of B2B integration and collaboration.

About LG Electronics
Established in 1958, LG Electronics, Inc. (LG) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics,
home appliances and mobile communications, employing more than 82,000 people working in over 114 operations
including 82 subsidiaries around the world. With 2007 global sales of USD 44 billion, LG is comprised of four business
units - Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media. LG is the world's leading
producer of Mobile handsets, air conditioners, front-loading washing machines, optical storage products, DVD players,
flat panel TVs and home theater systems.

About GXS
GXS is a leading global provider of B2B e-commerce solutions that simplify and enhance business process integration
and collaboration among trading partners. Organizations worldwide, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500,
leverage the on-demand services on GXS Trading Grid® to extend supply chain networks, optimize product launches,
automate warehouse receiving, manage electronic payments and gain supply chain visibility. GXS Managed Services,
GXS’ B2B outsourcing solution, empowers customers with the expertise, technical infrastructure and program support to
conduct B2B e-commerce with trading partners globally.
Based in Gaithersburg, Md., GXS has an extensive global network and has local offices in the Americas, Europe and
Asia-Pacific regions. GXS can be found on the Web at www.gxs.com.


Media Contacts:
Allison Tobin                            Jane Cheng                               Shahed Ahmed
GXS Global Media Relations       or      GXS, Asia-Pacific Marketing      or      Merritt Group (for GXS)
+1 (301) 340-4988                        +852 (2884) 6029                         +1 (703) 390-1515
allison.tobin@gxs.com                    jane.cheng@gxs.com                       ahmed@merrittgrp.com

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