Kuraray America, Inc. Donates to Hurricane Sandy Efforts

  Kuraray America, Inc. Donates to Hurricane Sandy Efforts

Business Wire

PASADENA, Texas -- November 20, 2012

Kuraray America, Inc. announced today it is donating $1,000 to assist in
Hurricane Sandy relief efforts through the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and
Industry of New York. The Chamber contributed $250,000 to the Mayor’s Fund to
Advance New York City as well as an additional $250,000 to AmeriCares in order
to provide support for the New Jersey and Long Island areas that have been

Kuraray America, Inc. employs approximately 20 people in their Manhattan
office, with many employees impacted directly by Hurricane Sandy.

George Avdey, President and CEO of Kuraray America, Inc., said on the tragedy,
“As those affected by Hurricane Sandy continue to rebuild, Kuraray Americas,
alongside the Japanese Chamber of Congress, wants to support organizations
that will make a difference in the lives of those affected. With this
donation, we hope to support the rebuilding efforts of not only the community
but also our co-workers, customers and suppliers.”

About Kuraray

Kuraray Co., Ltd. is a world leader in specialty chemicals and functional
materials, delivering products and solutions to sectors ranging from the
automotive industry to food packaging. Kuraray is committed to our customers
and is driven to develop products that ensure quality and value while
differentiating our customer from competition. Kuraray has offices located
around the world with the corporate headquarters located in Tokyo, Japan.

For media inquiries please contact Deborah Kleinen:
Deborah.kleinen@kuraray.com, 2625 Bay Area Blvd. Suite 600, Houston TX 77058,
phone 713.495.7303.


Kuraray America, Inc.
Deborah Kleinen, 713.495.7303
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