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[June 12, 2013]

Samsung Dryer Receives the 2013 ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--

Samsung (News - Alert) Electronics America, Inc., America's fastest growing appliance brand1, today announced that its DV457 clothes dryer has been awarded the 2013 ENERGY STAR (News - Alert)® Emerging Technology Award for advanced dryers. EPA's ENERGY STAR program is the trusted source for energy-efficient product labeling and consumer education, and this award recognizes products that are at the forefront of energy conservation and climate protection. This marks the first time that a clothes dryer has received this honor.

EPA's Peter Banwell, Director of Product Marketing, presents Samsung's Dean Brindle, Director of Lau ...

EPA's Peter Banwell, Director of Product Marketing, presents Samsung's Dean Brindle, Director of Laundry, with the 2013 ENERGY STAR(R) Emerging Technology Award for advanced dryers. (Photo: Business Wire)

"Eco-efficient appliances are a must-have, and families want all of their appliances to play a role in reducing their impact on the environment," said Kevin Dexter, senior vice president of home appliances sales and marketing, Samsung Electronics America. "Samsung is honored to be the first home appliance manufacturer to receive this honor for a dryer as we continue to push the envelope to deliver more and more energy-conscious appliances."

The Samsung DV457 uses 36 percent less energy than conventional models - which can translate to as much as $635 in electricity and 9,000 lbs of CO2 emissions saved over the life of the product2. When combined with its matching clothes washer, the WF457, the Smart Grid-ready laundry pair can save up to $3,978 in lifetime energy savings3, representing the most energy efficient laundry pair in the industry.

"Over the past decade we have seen collective progress with energy efficiency across all appliance categories, except clothes dryers--but today that all changes," says EPA's Peter Banwell, Director of Product Marketing. "EPA is pleased that Samsung has designed a dryer that meets EPA's difficult to reach efficiency targets. We look forward to working with Samsung to promote this award-winning product, which will save consumers energy and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions."

In addition to its energy efficiency, the Samsung WF457 and DV457 laundry pair also combines superior fabric care performance and smart features to significantly streamline the laundry process. Both feature Samsung's exclusive Smart Control system, which allows consumers to stay connected to wash and dry cycles without having to remain close by the machine. Consumers can - via a wireless router and a smart phone application - monitor cycle selections, remaining time and finishing alerts. Consumers can also remotely start or pause the appliances so families no longer need to run back and forth from the laundry room trying to estimate when the load is done. Samsung's Smart Care system makes user manuals obsolete by quickly diagnosing washer and dryer issues and sending alerts to consumers' smart phones.

Samsung's WF457 and DV457 are as beautiful as they are efficient. The appliances themselves are stylish with details that match even the most discerning tastes, and they feature the industry's largest 8-inch color LCD touch screen for easy and intuitive cycle selection. All of that combined with its Vibration Reduction Technology (VRT) make them worthy of a second-floor laundry room.

The Samsung WF457 washer and DV457 dryer are available now at retailers nationwide with an MSRP starting at $1,499.

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About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S and America's fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more of the award-winning products you love with Samsung, please visit

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE (News - Alert) systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion.

1 According to Traqline 2012 data
2 11 years based on DOE standards
3 11 years based on DOE standards

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