- Mazda to assist car owners affected by the hurricane -

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 2, 2012

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Mazda North American Operations
(MNAO) today announced a $100,000 contribution to the American Red Cross to
support relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Additionally, The Mazda
Foundation (USA), Inc., Board of Trustees approved grants to the Flemington
Area Food Pantry and The Food Bank Network of Somerset County for $5,000 each.
These two area food banks serve the communities immediately surrounding
Mazda's Northeast Region Office, an area devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

"Hurricane Sandy has had a devastating impact on many people in the Northeast,
including our own employees, dealers and customers, so we're pleased to work
with the American Red Cross and local food banks to help those who have been
affected by the disaster," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO.

In addition, Mazda Capital Services (MCS)^1 has informed MNAO that it will
assist current customers in the areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy by
automatically waiving late fees on MCS auto loans and leases. This will give
MCS customers until the end of business on Monday, Nov. 5 to make a payment to
bring their accounts current and avoid fees. MCS customers who believe they
are in an area that has been impacted by Hurricane Sandy and who are having
trouble making a car payment, want to confirm eligibility for the late fee
waiver, or have any questions, can call Mazda Capital Services at
1-866-984-7718 (loan customers) or 1-866-984-7716 (lease customers).

For everyone in the high impact areas who have an insurance claim of damage or
loss to their current vehicle, MNAO is offering $500 cash towards the purchase
of a new Mazda. In addition, qualified customers have the option to defer
their first payment for 90 days from the contract date on the purchase of any
new Mazda financed under special financing offered by participating lenders.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and
oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda
vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 700
dealers.Operations in Mexico are managed byMazdaMotor de Mexico in
MexicoCity.For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and
b-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at

^1 Mazda Capital Services (MCS) is the program under which JPMorgan Chase
Bank, N.A. ("Chase") provides auto financing and account servicing to many
Mazda customers. The tradename "Mazda Capital Services," as well as Mazda, are
owned by Mazda Motor Corporation or its affiliates and are licensed to Chase.
MCS loan and lease accounts are owned by Chase. This announcement is issued
solely on behalf of Mazda North American Operations; Chase is a not a party
to, nor is it responsible for, the contents of this announcement.

SOURCE Mazda North American Operations

Contact: Nick Beard, +1-949-727-6567, or Eric Booth, +1-949-727-6144, both of
Mazda North American Operations
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