Epson Announces Sponsorship Deal with the Football Association of Singapore

- SINGAPORE, August 28, 2013 -

Epson, one of the world's largest manufacturers of computer printers and projectors, today announced a three-year sponsorship worth S$1 million with the Football Association of Singapore (FAS). The partnership was launched at the Jalan Besar Stadium today, with FAS President, Zainudin Nordin, Epson Singapore Managing Director, Koichi Endo, and several national players in attendance.

The agreement, which starts immediately, sees Epson supply FAS with its imaging and printing equipment throughout all of FAS' training facilities, including the Jalan Besar Stadium. This includes two recently installed, large display projectors at the Jalan Besar Stadium to enhance the match-day experience for football fans.

"Youth development has been an important area of focus for our CSR efforts and sponsorships in this region; and football, which builds confidence and teamwork in young people, is an ideal platform for our involvement," says Koichi Endo, Managing Director of Epson Singapore, which is also the Southeast Asian headquarters of the company. "Therefore we are deeply honoured and grateful for this opportunity to assist in funding and applying our innovations to support the FAS in cultivating football excellence and nurturing Singapore's next generation of footballers," he concludes.

FAS President, Zainudin Nordin, is delighted at the unveiling of this new partnership: "I am thrilled to welcome Epson aboard our football family. Epson is known worldwide for its commitment to excellence and innovation. This partnership will help us both fulfil this vision."

"I am pleased that coaches, players, as well as fans will benefit from this partnership. At FAS, we aim to provide the best environment possible to develop our young talents, and this partnership with Epson will help us do just do that. Epson has a long history of involvement with football, for example with the Asian Football Confederation and Manchester United, and we hope this experience will be able to assist our young talents in their pursuit of international football excellence."

The sponsorship agreement takes effect from August 2013 to 2016.


About Epson
Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 68,000 employees in 96 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.
http://global.epson.com/

About Football Association of Singapore
The Football Association of Singapore is responsible for developing and advancing the game at all levels. Providing a structure for the game to flourish and governing the running of football in Singapore, the FAS also ensures that the Laws of the Game are adhered to, from the professional S.League to amateur leagues.
Organising and running league and cup competitions, the stewardship of international teams, the establishment of a youth development, women's football, refereeing and coaching frameworks are some of the affairs of the FAS. Mass participation and the appeal that crosses divides makes football the most popular sport in Singapore
http://www.fas.org.sg/