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SEIKO Corporation of America Press Release

Seiko Signs Hope Solo:
U.S. Women’s Soccer Goalkeeper and Olympic Gold Medalist
Solo to Represent Fall 2012 Seiko Sportura and Coutura Collections

Mahwah, NJ (March 2012) – Seiko Corporation of America is proud to announce the appointment of US Women’s Soccer Goalkeeper and Olympic Champion Hope Solo as the world-renowned watchmaker’s newest Brand Ambassador.

Embodying a coveted persona of both strength and elegance, Solo is best known for her commitment and passion as starting goalkeeper for the United States Women’s National Team since 2005, as well as her stellar performance in the 2008 Summer Olympics making her a gold medalist, followed by the 2011 World Cup, after which she became known as a true national hero. Solo will support Seiko’s stunning Ladies’ Sportura and Coutura collections to be released this fall.

“I look for a watch that truly matches my lifestyle and is a subtle, unconventionally beautiful accent to my everyday style,” says Solo, who is represented by Wasserman Media Group. “A watch that is sporty yet elegant that I can wear from day into night is what I feel both beautiful and comfortable in, and the new additions to the Seiko Sportura and Coutura collections encompass all of those qualities. I am honored to become a new member of the Seiko family as Brand Ambassador, sharing the same philosophy as Seiko in life of pure dedication to perfection.”
“We are pleased to welcome Hope Solo to the Seiko team as Brand Ambassador for our new stunning Sportura and Coutura collections for women to be released this fall,” says Mr. Ken Hagiwara, President and CEO of Seiko Corporation of America. “Ms. Solo shows a unique and commendable passion for strength and dedication to perfection that embodies the essence of Seiko. We look forward to working with her.”

Hope Solo is widely considered the best goalkeeper in the world. She has been the starter for the United States Women’s National Team since 2005 and is well-known for her performance in the 2011 World Cup, where she was awarded the Golden Glove by FIFA as the tournament’s top goalkeeper. She was also the starting goalkeeper for the United States in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing where the US women’s team won the gold medal. Hope was named US Soccer Player of the Year in 2009 and is a two-time WPS All Star. When not playing soccer, Hope loves traveling the world and giving back through charitable outreach. Hope also participated as a contestant on the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars. She joins fellow soccer icon Landon Donovan in Seiko’s brand ambassador family.

Media Inquiries: Kathleen Dugan, Seiko Public Relations
201.529.7959 / kdugan@seikousa.com

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