Mazda President and CEO Takashi Yamanouchi Receives Order of the

Mazda President and CEO Takashi Yamanouchi Receives Order of the Aztec Eagle
President of the United Mexican States bestows the country's highest honor 
Hiroshima, Japan, Apr 10, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Mazda Motor Corporation
today announced that Representative Director and Chairman of the Board,
President and CEO, Takashi Yamanouchi has been awarded the Order of the Aztec
Eagle. The order is the highest decoration bestowed upon foreign citizens by
the government of the United Mexican States. Mexican President, His Excellency
Enrique Pena Nieto, presented the award at a ceremony held today at the Embassy
of Mexico in Tokyo. 
Takashi Yamanouchi said at the ceremony, "It is a great honor to receive
the prestigious Order of the Aztec Eagle award. Mazda's new plant in
Mexico is due to start operations in the fourth quarter of fiscal year ending
March 2014 and construction is progressing smoothly. Our hope is that the
people who will work at the plant will come to understand Mazda's approach
to making cars and work for the company with pride. Furthermore, Mazda is fully
committed to becoming a good corporate citizen in Mexico and creating
opportunities to interact with people in the local community. Moving forward,
we will continue our efforts to contribute to the economic growth of both
Mexico and Japan and further strengthen the amicable relationship between the
two countries." 
Mazda entered the Mexican market in 2005 and sold 25,454 vehicles in the
country in 2012, giving it a market share of 2.6 percent. Total sales of Mazda
vehicles in Mexico had reached approximately 150,000 units as of February 2013.
The plant currently under construction in Mexico will be one of Mazda's
major production facilities and will produce the Mazda2 (Mazda Demio in Japan),
Mazda3 (Mazda Axela) among other models. At the start of operations production
capacity will be 140,000 units per year. This will be increased to 230,000
units annually in the fiscal year ending March 2016. 
About Mazda 
Mazda Motor Corporation (TSE: 7261) started manufacturing tools in 1929 and
soon branched out into production of trucks for commercial use. In the early
1960s, Mazda launched its first passenger car models and began developing
rotary engines. Still headquartered in Hiroshima in western Japan, Mazda today
ranks as one of Japan's leading automakers, and exports cars to the United
States and Europe for over 30 years. For more information, please visit 
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