Daimler provides two million euros for victims
|||Initial immediate action in the form of cash donation|
|||Additional activities to follow, possibly in the form of material supplies|
Stuttgart/Tokyo/Kawasaki – Daimler AG is providing two million euros as immediate aid for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The donation is intended to support the disaster relief and aid actions in the northeast of the country. Further activities will follow this initial immediate action, possibly including the provision of material supplies.
Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG: “The consequences of the earthquake in Japan are still hard to comprehend. This is all the more reason for us to demonstrate our active solidarity with the people affected by making this donation.”
Daimler has approximately 13,000 employees in Japan through its subsidiaries Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), Mercedes-Benz Japan (MBJ), as well as Daimler Financial Services. In addition, Daimler has long-standing retail and cooperation partners in Japan, including Nissan.
The donation is to be made available as financial support for the aid organizations on the spot. The final selection will take place in the next few days.
Dr. Albert Kirchmann, MFTBC President & CEO, and Mr. Nicholas Speeks, MBJ President & CEO, jointly said: “We have nothing but the greatest respect and admiration for the discipline and courage with which the Japanese government and the Japanese people are facing the appalling challenges now upon them. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Mercedes-Benz Japan, and Daimler Financial Services Japan stand in complete solidarity with the Japanese people, and are committed to contributing to the effort to overcome this historic crisis for the nation of Japan.”Further information on Daimler is available on the Internet:
www.media.daimler.com and www.daimler.com