Honda Pledges $500,000 to Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief

  Honda Pledges $500,000 to Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Business Wire

TORRANCE, Calif. -- November 01, 2012

In the wake of devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, American Honda today
announced a pledge of $500,000 to the American Red Cross - Disaster Relief
Fund, for use during humanitarian relief and recovery efforts in areas
affected by the storm.

“This giant storm hit many areas particularly hard, and Honda wants to support
the many individuals and families devastated by the hurricane’s impact,” said
Tetsuo Iwamura, president and chief executive officer of American Honda Motor
Co., Inc., and chief operating officer of Honda’s North American region. “As
we have in responding to past natural disasters, supporting the Red Cross is
an effective way to quickly reach the front lines.”

The Honda donation consists of cash as well as Honda products including
portable generators and water pumps for use in the relief and rebuilding
efforts. A special company fund will match its associates’ personal
contributions to the Red Cross on a dollar-for-dollar basis at various Honda
companies.

American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is working with the American Red Cross to
establish online channels that will facilitate donations from Honda and Acura
automobile dealers, Honda motorcycle and power equipment dealers, customers,
suppliers and others interested in supporting the Hurricane Sandy relief
effort through the Red Cross. The online channels will be available within 24
hours.

This donation represents the collective contribution of the Honda family of
companies and its associates in the U.S. and Canada, which consists of sales,
manufacturing, finance and research and development operations, with more than
33,000 associates. Contributions from Honda’s operations in Canada will be
made to the Canadian Red Cross.

In addition, Honda Financial Services is instituting a number of measures to
provide relief to customers directly affected by the storm, including
temporary adjustments to policies on fee payments, late credit bureau
reporting, extensions of loan payments, waivers of late charges and other
services when appropriate.

Honda has been in close communication with the Red Cross regarding its need
for material and equipment. The company has a longstanding relationship with
the Red Cross and has supported the emergency relief organization in previous
disaster relief efforts through cash, product and in-kind donations.

The American Red Cross name and emblem are used with its permission, which in
no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product,
service, company, opinion or political position. For more information about
the Red Cross, please visit www.redcross.org.

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Contact:

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Jeffrey A. Smith, 310-783-7837
 
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