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Spansion Recognized as Distinguished Corporate Citizen in Energy Management

Last Updated: October 24, 2008

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov 24, 2008 --

Spansion Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSN), the world's largest pure-play provider of Flash memory solutions, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary in Thailand has been honored with the 2008 Prime Minister of Industry Award. The award recognizes Spansion Thailand as a "Distinguished Corporate Citizen" in the category of Energy Management.

With today's announcement, Spansion Thailand has now achieved accolades in all five categories of the award for "Safety Management" in 1996, "Quality Management" in 1997, "Environmental Quality Preservation" in 1998, and "Productivity" in 1998 and 2007. The awards are hosted by the Thailand Ministry of Industry and judged by professionals in each of the five categories, consisting of experts, consultants, industry representatives, and university professors. Judges assess the participants through documentation, presentations and site reviews, based on implementation of energy policy, structure and responsibilities, energy management planning, energy operational controlling, energy index monitoring and expected energy controlling, as well as management review.

"It is a pleasure to be recognized as a leader in energy conservation and management," said Ajit Manocha, executive vice president of Worldwide Operations. "Thanks to the initiative of our employees, we are finding innovative ways to reduce our energy consumption in all areas of the company to help reduce environmental and fiscal impacts. This award further validates our commitment to operational excellence and continuous improvements."

The honor has led Spansion Thailand to share methodologies and expertise with other businesses. By working with associate organizations, such as the Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Industry, Spansion Thailand provides best practices to relevant audiences on energy management, criteria to win energy awards, and total employee participation in energy programs.

The award was presented to Spansion Thailand by the former Prime Minster of Thailand, Mr. Samak Sudaravej, during a ceremony at the Government House.

About Spansion

Spansion is a leading Flash memory solutions provider, dedicated to enabling, storing and protecting digital content in wireless, automotive, networking and consumer electronics applications. Spansion, previously a joint venture of AMD and Fujitsu, is the largest company in the world dedicated exclusively to designing, developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and licensing Flash memory solutions. For more information, visit

Spansion(R), the Spansion logo, MirrorBit(R), MirrorBit(R) Eclipse(TM), ORNAND(TM), ORNAND2(TM), HD-SIM(TM), Spansion(R) EcoRAM(TM) and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Spansion LLC in the U.S. and other countries. Other names used are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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