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Presenting Sponsor Grand Central Terminal Kaleidoscope Light Show; Sharp makes donation to The HOPE Program to launch the Green Collar Project

Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) reveals a groundbreaking tower of AQUOS® Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) televisions — the AQUOS Experience — in Grand Central Terminal, New York City's treasured landmark. As presenting sponsor of the Grand Central Terminal Kaleidoscope Light Show, Sharp designed the AQUOS Experience, which will be on display throughout the month of December enhancing the holiday atmosphere in the terminal. As part of this initiative, Sharp will be making a significant donation to The HOPE Program, a charity that equips its participants with the skills they need to find, keep, and advance in jobs. With Sharp's donation, The HOPE Program will be able to launch the "Green Collar Project," a new program to help people find green collar jobs in an environmental field. This will not only allow participants to become economically self sufficient, but will also help preserve the environment.

"As a world leader in solar power and in energy-saving LCD TVs, the Green Collar Project aligns well with Sharp's core vision of creating energy-saving and energy-creating products. This project reinforces Sharp's commitment to helping the environment and maintaining a cleaner and safer planet," said Daisuke Koshima, CEO & Chairman of the Board, SEC.

The AQUOS Experience will stand a staggering 26 feet (8 meter) high on the bridge between the Main Concourse of Grand Central Terminal and Vanderbilt Hall. The structure will consist of 43 Sharp AQUOS LCD TVs in varying sizes, ranging from 19-inch screen class (18 ½" diagonal) through 52-inch screen class (52 1/32" diagonal), that form the shape of a tree. Video content, created by Fujisankei Communications International, will run in two to three minute vignettes, creating uniform scenic imagery that spans the height and width of the structure.

The Grand Central terminal illuminated

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