Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that it has signed one of baseball's all-time hitting greats San Diego Padre Tony Gwynn as a celebrity spokesperson. Under terms of the agreement, Gwynn will appear at select telecommunications industry trade shows and Qualcomm corporate events as Qualcomm's celebrity spokesperson. In addition, Qualcomm will team up with the Gwynns' charitable foundation to help sponsor charitable events during the next year.
"Qualcomm is proud to be associated with Tony Gwynn," said Harvey White, president of Qualcomm. "Tony's continued excellence in baseball, personal values and commitment to the San Diego community make him an outstanding role model. Qualcomm shares Tony's commitment and looks forward to working with Tony and the entire Padres organization on philanthropic ventures."
"Qualcomm's values and commitment parallel my own," said Gwynn. "Their dedication to their customers and San Diego is evidenced by a variety of contributions, including the Qualcomm Kids program at Qualcomm Stadium."
The Qualcomm Kids program provides for sponsorship of 50 tickets for San Diego Padres and Chargers home games. Qualcomm distributes the tickets to local area organizations that support San Diego's youth.
During his 15-year career with the San Diego Padres, Gwynn has earned eight National League batting titles. Capturing the 1997 title last weekend gives Gwynn his fourth consecutive batting title.
Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communication systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the development of Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include the Eudora Pro™ electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial users worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.qualcomm.com.
Except for historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 29, 1996 and most recent Form 10-Qs.
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