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27 May 2004
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General Electric signs partnership with Beijing 2008

General Electric (GE), a diversified technology, media and financial services company, has signed a partnership agreement with the Beijing Organising Committee for the XXIX Olympic Games (BOCOG). Officials from General Electric, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and BOCOG celebrated this partnership yesterday in Beijing, as well as GE’s eight-year Worldwide Olympic Sponsorship beginning 1 January 2005.

Wide range of products and services
As a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Games, GE will have the opportunity to provide a wide range of products and services for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad from 8 to 24 August 2008. Many of these products and services are critical to the success of the Games, and include energy power generation and distribution systems, security equipment and systems, water treatment facilities and services, portable structures, and lighting fixtures and systems. GE also becomes a Sponsor of the Chinese Olympic Committee.

Spirit of the Olympic Games
“GE shares the competitive spirit and global unity that the Olympic Games exemplify,” said Jeff Immelt, Chairman & CEO of GE. “We are proud to be a Worldwide Olympic Partner, and we are especially excited to be able to support BOCOG achieve its goals of hosting a green and high-tech Olympic Games. GE has made significant investments in China, and we are committed to leveraging our technology and innovation to prepare Beijing for the best Games ever.”

Strengthening the relationship
Yuan Weimin, Executive President of BOCOG said, “With this ceremony, the relationship between the IOC, BOCOG and GE will become closer and deeper. BOCOG looks forward to strengthening its relationship with GE as Beijing develops its infrastructure and prepares for the Olympic Games.”

Highly successful corporation
Hein Verbruggen, Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Beijing Olympic Games added: “GE is a global leader, a highly successful corporation but one committed to being a good corporate citizen and one committed to the ideals and values of the Olympic Movement.”

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